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Camping As A Frugal Vacation

For a very cheap vacation when you've just married and young, why don't you go camping in your own state. Buy a tent when the season is over and borrow fishing poles or buy them at flea markets.


There are lots of things to do free at beautiful state parks. Buy yourself a cheap cooler and take your own foods. Save ketchup packs and such from restaurants. Use paper towels that are sturdy to bath with instead of wash cloths. Tie grocery store bags to a tree to use as a temporary clothes line. You can also use old strips of cloth. Save samples of soaps and such to take to bathe with.

Through the year, put pennies in a jar or whatever you can afford. You've got your gas money to go. I wish I would've thought of it years ago. Yeah, I'm creative now!

By Ruth

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June 25, 20040 found this helpful

My husband the Boy Scout would suggest you invest in a non-scented soap (like Ivory) instead of scented soap samples which will attract the bugs. Also look for heavy plastic dishes and cups that go on clearance at the end of the summer.


It takes just a few minutes to wash them, but is less expensive than paper products. If you are at a carnival or something where someone is giving away free frisbees, these make great dishes as well.

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