Our family’s obsession with camping (primarily tent camping) began nearly 40 years ago with the “original” 2 crazy campers – my parents.  They instilled in me a love of the outdoors, a desire to camp and the gift of experiencing the slower, simpler form of vacationing.

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As I am now grown and married, this love for camping has also been ingrained in my husband.  Our camping has changed some over the years, now especially with small children, but it is still our favorite thing to do.  We have learned many tips and tricks – most of them learned the hard way by trial and error! – and we hope to pass on this desire for amazing outdoor adventures to our children and the generations to come.

We hope you enjoy our ramblings about hilarious stories, terrible mishaps, campfire cooking, family time and adventures outside.

– Jenny

We are a fun, adventuring family in Southwest Missouri. Loving life,  living simply, and helping others find the fun in their camping stories is  our aim on this site. If you have any great stories and want a chance to share, please feel free. While we’ve had our shares of misadventures in the campsite, most of the time we have fun and relax. We hope you can too!

– SamRoaring River Folk