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Dutch Oven Cooking 2: Basic Meals - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


A dutch oven makes campfire cooking easy! This video, the second of a series of 3, demonstrates some basic 1-pot meals: chicken stew, beef stew and a pot of beans. For more information about Texas state parks, including free dutch oven cooking classes, visit www.LifesBetterOutside.org.

Dutch Oven Cooking 1: Intro - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


Spice up your next camping trip with dutch oven cooking. This video, the first of a series of 3, introduces you to dutch oven cooking and how to care for your oven. For more information about Texas state parks, including free dutch oven cooking classes, visit www.LifesBetterOutside.org.

Dutch Oven Cooking 3: Gourmet Meals - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


You won't believe what you can cook in a dutch oven! Jazz up your campfire meals with quiche lorraine, cornish game hen and peach cobbler. This video, the third of a series of 3, demonstrates how. For more information about Texas state parks, including free dutch oven cooking classes, visit www.LifesBetterOutside.org.

Introduction to Geocaching - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


Get the basics of geocaching, an outdoor treasure hunt that's fun for all ages https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/parks/things-to-do/geocaching/. Learn how to geocache!

Why Leaves Change Color (Photosynthesis) - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


Find out why leaves change their colors in the Autumn and how weather influences the color change. Two popular spots to see fall foliage in Texas are Lost Maples State Natural Area and McKittrick Canyon in Guadalupe Mountains National Park. For more information, visit http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/lost_maples/ and http://www.nps.gov/archive/gumo/gumo/mckittrick.htm

Tent Revival: The Texas Outdoor Family Program - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


Many modern families have lost touch with the great outdoors and all it has to offer, but the Texas Outdoor Family program is here to help--getting folks with little to no camping experience outside for some weekend fun. To learn more about the Texas Outdoor Family program or to sign up for a future outing, visit: http://www.tpwd.texas.gov/tof

Garner State Park, A Fuentes Family Fourth-Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


Garner State Park, A Fuentes Family Fourth Garner State Park is full of visitors all summer long, but the holiday weekends are especially busy. Meet a group of family and friends that have been dealing with the crowds on the Fourth of July at Garner for 19 straight years, and have loved every minute of it. From 2009. Watch the Texas Parks & Wildlife television show on the Texas PBS stations. www.tpwd.state.tx.us/tv

Fun Ways to Cool Off this Summer - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


Don't let the hot Texas summers keep you trapped indoors. Here are ways you can have fun outside and stay cool at the same time. It'll cost a lot less than running your air conditioner full blast! For more information on outdoor fun, visit http://lifesbetteroutside.tpwd.state.tx.us/

Texas Outdoor Family Workshops - Texas Parks and Wildlife


Learn how to camp with Texas Parks and Wildlife's Texas Outdoor Family workshops. No equipment or experience necessary! The workshops are hosted at state parks throughout Texas. To find a workshop near you, visit http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/learning/bof/

Outdoor Clubbing - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


Outdoor adventure clubs are gaining popularity around the state. See how these clubs are bringing together all kinds of folks with an interest in the outdoors.

Home on the Road: RV Camping | 1988 Throwback


In 1988 Made in Texas television joined recreational vehicle aficionados on an RV camping tour of Texas. For these ‘winter Texans’ time in the Rio Grande Valley means bird-watching, campfires, making new friends, and just plain having fun. Watch the Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS television show, http://www.tpwd.texas.gov

Leave No Trace


Leave No Trace is a set of principles to help guide you through a positive outdoor experience. Join Lindsey Davis as she shows you the simple things you can do, like planning ahead and properly preparing for your visit, discarding your trash, securing your food, and respecting wildlife. Watch the Texas Parks & Wildlife television show on the Texas PBS stations. www.tpwd.state.tx.us/tv

Campfire Tips


Tips on building campfires. More information about Texas state parks at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/

Tips for Outdoor Photography - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


To find spots to take photos, visit http://lifesbetteroutside.tpwd.state.tx.us/

State Park Volunteer Vacation - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


Volunteers come from all across the country to put in a week's worth of hard labor building trails at Longhorn Cavern State Park...just because they want to. http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/involved/volunteer/spdest/

TX Outdoor Family Tent Revival (2 min) - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


Interested in exploring the great outdoors with your family, but not sure how to start? The Texas Outdoor Family program is here to help. Learn about the program and see a list of upcoming events at: http://www.texasstateparks.org/tof

Breaking Aspergers Through Geocaching - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


It can be a debilitating health disorder for many people. Asperger syndrome, part of the autism spectrum, primarily affects one's social life, but one woman discovered a way to break through her disorder through Geocaching, a sort of treasure hunt in the outdoors using just a smart phone or GPS device. Texas Parks and Wildlife is offering Geocache 101 workshops in state parks across Texas. Since she got started in 2010, Toni has found more than 7,000 caches. To find Geocache 101 workshops in state parks near you, or for more information on Texas State Parks Geocache Challenge, visit http://texasstateparks.org/geocache