About Me

My name is Lara Burnside, and I wanted to introduce myself and tell you a little bit about me and why I set up this hiking and camping gear website. Basically, I just love to travel!

I grew up on a lake in Minnesota, and as a child I always enjoyed swimming and walking through the woods near our house. I also have fond memories of family camping vacations, and I even loved it when my parents just set up the tent in our backyard so that we could spend the night in it! I remember staying up late on a clear night and staring up at the stars, looking for shooting stars (well, shooting stars or UFO's...both were very exciting to me!).

Now that I am married and a mother of four children, I still enjoy spending time outdoors with my family and taking them on vacations. I want my kids to have fond memories of family camping trips, too.

Hiking and camping are activities that families can enjoy doing together, and they do not have to cost much money at all. In fact, my family didn't have a lot of money and as a child, many of our family trips involved staying at campgrounds and sleeping in either our old family camper or a large canvas tent.

I wanted to be able to provide information so that others who would like to be able to enjoy the great outdoors with their loved ones can find tips on which equipment is the best to use, where to visit, and camping recipes to use while on their trips.

Just one more thing...

I am always interested in improving my site, and I would love your help! Please feel free to contribute your own hiking or camping story here (or find some good camping trip ideas here) or you can share a favorite camping recipe here.

After learning how to build websites with the help of a company called Solo Build It!, or SBI! (I had only a very vague notion of how it all worked up until a very short time ago), I now have more free time to spend with my family. Solo Build It! taught me everything I needed to do in order to set up a site that gets found online. In a nutshell, SBI! gives you all the tools you need to design your own website - and create an income from home - by writing about any topic at all that you are interested in. If you would like to learn more about how this is possible, you can

read more about me and my SBI! story here.

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