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Tips for fall camping in Texas By Julie Tereshchuk

Fall in Texas is a fabulous time to enjoy the outdoor spaces this great state is so blessed with. Whether you’re a first-timer, or an old-hand; a camping singleton or planning a sprawling family reunion, these tips are sure to help you make the most of your trip. Photography courtesy Kammok

Keep warm after the sun goes down with a cozy sleeping bag.

tips Find a camp spot near water. Even in the fall, Texas is always prime for a sunset rope swing, midnight dip, or morning paddle. Check out Inks Lake or Guadalupe State Park. To keep away from critters that crawl and slither, sleep off the ground. Try hammock camping between two trees, or two weight bearing poles. Looking for the perfect hammock? We recommend the Roo Camping Hammock from Kammok, an Austin-based outdoor gear company specializing in high performance elevated camp gear. Use it for camping, at home on the porch, track meets—wherever you want to hang loose. We guarantee the kids will love it.

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Keep warm after the sun goes down with a cozy sleeping bag.

Get out west and lay under the stars. When they say the stars at night are big and bright… they aren’t kidding. Big Bend is one of the darkest places in the nation, giving you a front row seat at the milky way in all of its glory. Keep warm. Once the sun dips beneath the horizon, Texas is surprisingly chilly. Check out the award-winning Thylacine Sleep System from Kammok, winner of Outside Magazine’s Gear of the Year Award in the sleeping bag category. With a sleeping bag and liner, this sleeping bag adjusts to your weather conditions, keeping you toasty all night long. Don’t settle for hot dogs. Pre-cut your veggies, marinate your meat, bring a camp stove, and have fajitas around a campfire. Sleeping in the wilderness should come at no sacrifice to a proper camp meal!

Don’t sacrifice tasty food while you’re camping. Plan ahead and you could easily be eating delicious fajitas.

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