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Read this excerpt from "Best of the Internet," which lists the top resources for topics as diverse as camping, hot wheels, and antivirus software. Enjoy!
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Shop here for hiking, camping, climbing, cycling, paddling, fly-fishing, snow skiing, and running gear. Whichever outdoor activity interests you, you can find all the gear you need at this site. Attractive and well-organized site makes it easy to find equipment and supplies.

Benz Campground Directory


An extensive campgrounds and camping directory for the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Links to other pertinent sites.

Camp Channel



Looking for a summer camp for your child? Then tune in to the Camp Channel. Here, you can search through a huge database of summer camps by theme and geographical location. Covers camps in the United States and all over the world. Visit the Camp Store for links to other sites that sell camping gear. Very attractive site, easy to navigate.

Campground Directory



Find a campground or RV park quickly and easily using the searchable directory or pull-down menus. Special kids area is full of activities to keep kids busy on long trips, and includes safety tips and campfire recipes.

The Camping Source


The place on the Internet to find anything that has to do with camping: clothes, recipes, tents, backpacks, equipment for sale, trailers, RV shows, RV dealers, RV classifieds, weather, links, and more!



Besides descriptions of Coleman products you can buy online, you'll find advice on how to prepare for a camping trip, how to set up camp, where to go, how to cook meals in the great outdoors, and more.


America's Roof


View a map of the United States or the world to identify the highest points in the world that you might want to hike. In addition to helping you find places to hike, this site helps you catch up on hiking news and register online for upcoming events.

GORP—Great Outdoor Recreation Page


Find trails, vacations, books, and more at this comprehensive site. Online discussions about hiking-related topics, news, and equipment-selection tips help to keep you informed about hiking and the great outdoors. Links to retail merchants where you can buy equipment, books, and maps. Pop-up ads can become a little annoying, but except for that slight drawback, this is an excellent site. On your first visit to this site, you'll quickly realize why it's the best of the best.

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