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Destination: Camping 101 – July 13

 Camping 101

There’s nothing like a camping trip for the whole family… including the pet.  Our show on July 13th was packed with tips and tools for a camping trip.

Click below to listen to the show.

Kim Hatcher – Georgia State Parks – Segment one

Winton Porter – Mountain Crossings – Blood Mountain – Segment two

Winton Porter – Mountain Crossings – Blood Mountain – Segment three

Joel Cline – Camping World Atlanta – Segment four


Destination:  Camping 101 

July 13, 2013 on WDUN AM 550   from 2-3pm

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Tent, backpacks, sleeping bag, a couple of flashlights and batteries…. check, check and double check that packing list.  Sounds like you are packing for a camping trip.  A great idea for the whole family and the family pet can come along too!  Camping today is not just for the the guys fly fishing trip.  There is roughing it to luxury and everything in between.

Our Camping 101 show will help get you ready for a camping trip filled with many opportunities to create great memories!

We’ll talk about all things camping and answer some of your questions:

What should I bring along
How do I prepare
Will I need to be prepared to hike or walk while camping
Are there different rules for hiking/camping vs. camping
What about cooking, how do I plan my meals
How do I protect myself from wildlife and insects
Do different destinations require different planning
What should I have on my packing list
Can you recommend a list of essential items to purchase and bring
Where can I find the equipment I need for camping
What options are there are camp structures?  Tents, pop-up, RVs

And, our guests will provide lots more information to have you packed and ready to go… camping!

Our guests are:

Kim HatcherKim Hatcher

Kim Hatcher has handled media relations for Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites since 1993.  She grew up in Smyrna, Ga. and earned her journalism degree from the University of Georgia.  She and her husband Harris live in Cobb County.  They both enjoy camping, hiking, kayaking and exploring the great outdoors.  Kim is a member of the Public Relations Society of America.

Georgia’s State Parks & Historic Sites are operated by the Department of Natural Resources.  They offer a wide range of outdoor recreation and education, while preserving Georgia’s most treasured natural and cultural resources. For more information about Georgia Campsites visit their website or telephone them:   or   1-800-864-7275.


feature-100-WPorter-1-pan_5620Winton Porter

Winton Porter has been promoting and supporting activities in the great outdoors for most of his life.  At 21 he opened his own business producing hiking sticks for retailers throughout the southeast.  He has managed the operations of REI in several cities around the US.
But, the story literally really started when at 35 he converted his 401K into a great business opportunity and purchased a hiking supply store  in North Georgia.

When Winton purchased the store at the southern end of the Appalachian Trail he combined his lifelong love of the outdoors, natural born storyteller and businessman.  Now called the Guru of the Appalachian Trail, he is a helping hand to weary hikers at Mountain Crossings.  He has been telling the stories of hikers lives and adventures since then.  And, if you would love to hear some of those stories…..and he has lots of them, listen to our show on Saturday where he will share some of those stories from his book Just Passing Thru.

1c9a7c5Joel Cline

Joel Cline is the General Manager of Camping World RV Sales of Atlanta in Oakwood, where the nation’s largest retailer of RV supplies, accessories, services and new & used RVs sells top quality products and accessories for novice to experienced campers.
Camping World in Oakwood is located at 4696 Smithson Blvd.  And you can find them online at


Co-hosting with me on Saturday will be Doc Bill with Sapelo Island Birdhouses and Ida Creal with Global Sun and Fun Travel.

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