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sleeping - snore, snort or hiss
If anyone has told you that you snore, you probably do to one extent or another. Be a courteous camper & ask if their are any 'light sleepers' setting up a tent next to you. Just cuz you sleep like a log, doesn't mean everyone else does. Peace & quiet is what most of us desire at camp. Making tent distance is always the best solution. Snore Strips can help in certain situations.
 
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OUTDOOR CHICKS
If you are the kinda girly girl who needs her cosmetics everyday to survive, try to keep the face paint to a bare minimum in the outdoors.
Lipstick & eye liner are the 2 items that will pack easy. Less is better for you & the people waiting on you in the morning. See more in the Female Section.
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belching
Admit it, everyone loves a good burp. It feels good to your body. The 'louder the better' in certain circles of friends. You are out in the wild & this is the time to cut loose. It's time to break free & forget most table manners, unless of course, you are camping with your grandma. Just make sure your breath is not any indictaion of what's going on inside your sad stomach. Bring some mints & mouthwash.
 
body odor
Make sure you don't forget that under arm deodorant or all your camping pals will be avoiding you & your vehicle. Jump in a cold creek if it gets too unbearable. Plenty travel size brands of anti-perspirant are available at Target, Walmart, Sav-On or Rite Aid. And this is no time to start experimenting with new brands. Go with what you know works.
 
 
passing gas
Do yourself & others a favor, if you are known for your toxic smells, then don't share a tent with someone. You may end up loosing friends over this problem, if you subject them to it more than a few times. Good old farting & farting noises....Most camp outs wouldn't be the same without it. Guys seem to love this kinda humor & attention when doing male bonding with others. Most girls will find it unbearable if the joke repeats one too many times.
 
Watch you diet on camp outs for beans, chili & milk products -- if you have a new romantic interest in your life & wanna make a good impression. BeanO could possibly help in certain bad situations.
camp clean

Everyone has their own version of what clean is. Push your limits, be prepared for bathing near a creek, or soaking in a hot springs, whatever nature throws your way. Just make sure to enjoy!
Look under our Skin page for tips on keeping yourself clean while spending large amounts of time outdoors.


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If you are a fanatic about your new LLBean clothing, you may wanna invest in some emergency stain remover wipes. Just in case the mustard spurts, you sit in the fresh green grass, or spill some red wine.

vehicle cleanliness

Let's face it folks.. people are more likely to be your passenger if you have a clean car. If you have, CD cases, books, maps, GPS, cell phone, cords plus week old fast food cups floating about on the floorboard, chances are freinds will have trouble finding a place for their feet.



If you would like to start off your road trip feeling good about your travels, then start with your car. Spend an extra hour, cleaning or straighten up that thing you will be living in out of -- for the next few weeks. And check your fluids, wiper blades, etc. Duh!
 
Check out the SUV, Must have Maps & BackRoads pages.
safety & injury
We hope that safety is part of you camping habits. Everyone should have basic safety items in their camping gear: emergency blanket, flashlights, whistle, water, and the first aid kit. See Skin for more on ointments.

Sore feet? Try something new for a change. Hiking boots getting old? Put a new spring in your step with some Sport Soles.


Winter in California, Snow Towns Sledding Weekend, Rural Relocation Historic Towns

I R L

in real life


Total Escape is California, off the beaten path

Giant TreesAncient Sequoia, the largest living trees on earth, are burning in wildfires and falling over from severe winds. From the Kern River to Yosemite National Park, we are witnessing epic changes in our cherished Sequoia groves. Giants that have stood the test of time, for thousands of years - right here on the West Coast - are now vulnerable to our changing weather patterns. The droughts, the bark beetles, more lightning, bigger fires, and stronger winds. Coastal redwoods and Joshua trees have also been impacted by recent wildfires. If you haven't already, go see and experience these monumental trees, while they are still around.



#totalescape

Rural California Directory: Now that you've found this independent California resource, you can discover more local destinations online. Find your own rural place, a homestead way up in the hills. Or discover that perfect spot for summer vacation, a hidden Sequoia grove, the best waterfall ever, the secret alpine fishing lake or maybe, just a bike rental shop in the forest. We list it here, all outdoors, all local. Travel the back roads of the west, on the cheap. Camp year round, without the fees, from Baja to Shasta. Find secluded spots. Historic, independent inns to remote yurt resorts, yoga weekends to primitive hot springs, RV resorts, or dispersed camp sites. Hiking trails, kayaking lakes, fishing streams, gold mines and ghost towns, and all the topographic maps to go with.



winter camping



all local: updated monthly

ancient: 24 years online!

We're still here, thousands of pages and decades later. Way outside the city limits, beyond the county line. No wifi, no smart meters, no gaming addictions, no traffic lights, no city noise. Rural living in California still exist. Hike on the weekends, bike to work, boating mid-week, we have you covered for destinations. Find a new creekside camp spot, a waterfall, trailhead or an ancient lava cave. Total Escape - Two whole decades online. Not quite obsolete.

Craving the Wild? Before the tweets, the constant memes and paralysis of our current culture, DanaMite started this travel web site way back in 1996. Catchy phrases like, FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) did not yet exist.


Total Escape features abundant real photos of real places. Secluded destinations, camping and lodging, examining the best back roads, side routes, the topo maps (to get you out there). Locals-only travel tips, gear reviews, festivals and events. This unique travel site is updated every month, for the past 24 years!

Juicy content specific only to California. Focusing on outdoor destinations, small towns and budget-minded travel since 1996, we've recreated the weekend getaway - without the crowds. Escape the matrix, the city life, the traffic jams and learn how to avoid the tourist traps. Drive on past the factory outlet malls and the water slides, we've got much more to show you. Way out there, on the back roads, and in the backcountry.

Wilderness in California - more nature, less people.

hike. bike. ski. sled.


Site Founder

camp diva DanaMite

Who is DanaMite?
About

archives, online history

Archives
Local Road Trips

guided camping tours

Guided Trips
California A-Z

small towns, rural calif

Small Towns

Explore the Site


California Hotels
Lodging

historic inns, lodges, indie motels

California Camping
Recreation

outdoor activities, leisure, tours

California Scenic Drives
Journey

travel tips, scenic drives, weather links

Rural California
Destinations

back roads, small towns, wilderness


California Gear
Gear Shop

outdoor equipment, tools, survival gear

Outdoor Maps California
Map Store

state atlas, camping maps topographic

Social Media Pages
Social Links

find us on social media, on occasion

California Wilderness
Outside

blog articles, outdoors in california





Customized Search


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