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Poetry and Pancakes

12/23/2010 | Cook

When John Horton was growing up, he loved two things: being a cowboy and cooking. His cooking prowess, however, often became the target of jokes from other kids. “One day, one of the kids is teasin’ me about being a sissy because I could cook,” he recalled. “But then my aunt got ahold of him. […]

Where To Eat Along Route 66

12/22/2010 | KOA

America was young, and the urge to explore ran high. And in 1921, an amendment to the Federal Aid Road Act was passed, requiring the establishment of an interconnected state highway system. The most famous of those was Route 66, the 2400-mile trail running from Chicago to Los Angeles and winding through small towns throughout […]

Stuff You Gotta Have: The Swiss Army Knife

12/22/2010 | KOA

What would you include in your own Swiss Army Knife? Our campers have a few ideas. Odds are you have one. Or had one. Or really wished you had one when you needed to tighten a screw, open a bottle of wine or pull out a sliver while you were camping. The perfect tool for […]

Stuff We Gotta Have! The Coleman Quad Lantern

12/20/2010 | KOA

View a larger version of this video here The Coleman LED Quad Lantern separates into 4 smaller units that are easily rechargeable. Nike did it for shoes. Starbucks did it for coffee. Facebook did it for sharing information. Each has taken something old school—and revolutionized the way we think of it. They’re the names we […]


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Stuff You Gotta Have: Great Coffee

12/20/2010 | KOA

The percolator: classic coffee goodness! If you’ve read this month’s article about the things that campers won’t leave home without, you know the number one response from our Facebook fans was this: coffee. And they’re pretty darned specific about the way they want to make it. The Perks of Coffee Some, like Michael Lundy, go […]

Top Camping Must Haves

12/20/2010 | KOA

What do KOA campers love about their outdoor adventures? Getting away from the hustle and bustle of their day-to-day lives, having a chance to enjoy some fresh air and sunshine and doing things a little out of the ordinary, like hanging out at the pool, jumping on huge pillows or just laughing with other campers. […]