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(Many Paths)

An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


May 18, 2002 - Issue 61


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by Vicki Lockard from various sources


Cool Links Penguin


Bird Cam 2002
We at Xcel Energy are pleased to bring you multiple opportunities to watch the growth and development of peregrine falcons. This year, three of our power plant nest boxes are equipped with cameras:

It's that time of year. Whether you're camping at powwows, campgrounds, or your special place, here are some tips to make it even more enjoyable.

Pete's Family Camping Site
We are a family of 4 that began camping in 1995. My wife and I camp with our two daughters ages 10 and 13. Our camping experiences have been centered around "Family Campgrounds", that usually offer some activities and amenities. We have yet to do any hard-core wilderness camping, perhaps soon now that the girls are getting older. Our camping outings are a mix of camping as we travel and simple weekends away from home, including 1 or 2 mom and dad only outings. We have decided to stay with tenting as opposed to a pop-up or something more closely resembling a house on wheels.


Family Camping
The sight of crisp stars on a moonless night and the flicker of campfires. The smell of campfires, coffee perking by the fire, bacon frying in the morning. The sound of your children laughing and having fun playing with the "little things in life." These are a few of the things camping is made of.
Have you already tried family camping, only to run into a few rough spots? Have you been wanting to family camp but haven't quite known where to start? If so, this is the place for you!

Camping Tips for Parents
When I was a kid, camping preparations in my family meant throwing a few blankets and pillows into the back of the van. Sometimes we threw in a change of clothes. Then we were off into "the wild blue yonder." Though exciting, our camping trips were very difficult at times (especially in bad weather). But your family camp outs needn't be so difficult. Camping can be fun as well as exciting if you prepare properly. Here are a few camping tips from a veteran camper to start you on your way.

Camp Recipes was created in 2000 as a place for people to share recipes with others interested in outdoor cooking.


If you are interested in camping in U.S. or want to take a baby or child camping, this is the spot for you! The camping info here is not for the hard-core enthusiast. This is for the family on a road trip and focuses on easy access to camping, supplies, and short hikes (under 10 miles).

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Students And Teachers Against Racism announces their new website that offers insight into the Native American perspective to teachers and educators.


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