Resources for Adventurers from Kam of Campfire Chic

I thought it would be helpful to have a central place for helpful links to what I use to make Campfire Chic “go”. I’ll be using this resource page to share the not-so-secrets to what I use for blogging, business, adventures, and more.

This list will continue to grow as Campfire Chic grows.

Adventures on the Cheap - Campfire Chic

  • Recreation.gov and Reserve America: I use Recreation.gov and Reserve America to book campgrounds for our trips. You can get spots in National Parks, State Parks, and everything in between on these sites. It is nice to have my reservations in one place and to get photos of most campsites – I like to know if there is shade or if I need to bring my own. 
  • Sierra Trading Post: If you are looking for deals on clothing, gear, and even food, for your next adventure, Sierra Trading Post probably has what you need. They even sell homegoods. Subscribe to their newsletter and/or follow on Twitter for discounts, you never know when you’ll get a great deal! Get $10 your first order when you register here.
  • Fabletics: Fabletics is currently my go-to website for buying activewear online. I’m an ambassador (Fabletics Master) and I really like the products and feel that the prices are what Campfire Chic readers are looking for when trying something for the first time. Be sure to stay signed up for the newsletters to get your monthly reminder to check out your new “looks”.
  • The Clymb: This is a flash sale site with deals up to 70% off of the brands you know and trust. Shipping is pretty quick, and there are deals on adventures, too. You’ll see brands like Columbia, Terramar, Stonewear Designs, Nike, and more on this site.
  • Active Gear Up: Similar to The Clymb, Active Gear Up is a flash sale site with an emphasis on running, triathalons, and cycling. You’ll be able to find some good deals on camping and other outdoor activities, but most of the deals are focused toward endurance sports. Members get an extra discount, so it pays to sign up. You’ll find brands like Giant, Smartwool, Keen Footwear, and Suunto on this site.

 

Blogging and Small Business Resources from Kam of Campfire Chic

  • WordPress: The #1 Blog Publishing Platform. I use WordPress for this blog, and Amy and I use WordPress for 30 Days of Lists. Get the self-hosted WordPress for full customization and functionality.
  • The THESIS Theme: This is the WordPress theme and framework that the Campfire Chic blog runs on. Thesis promises out-of-box search engine optimization, faster page load times, maximum readability to engage and hold reader’s attention, and point-and-click design and font controls.
  • MailChimp – I use MailChimp for my mailing list. There are free options and with the new drag-and-drop functionality, it’s super easy to use. You can manage multiple mailing lists on one account and there are lots of options of the types of programs you can run.
  • E-Junkie: This is the shopping cart I use to sell my ebook, Simple SEO for Creatives Scorecard, and the 30 Days of Lists registrations. It’s compatible with Paypal, Google Checkout, and other checkout options. It’s pretty easy to use and has a built in (very, very basic) affiliate program for your products. I run my affiliate program through E-junkie.
  • Paypal.com: Paypal is just ok for selling stuff, but since a lot of people use it and clients and pay with a check through it, it’s kind of like working with the Devil you know rather than some other random entity.

Disclosure:  Please note that some of the links on this page are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase.  Please understand that I have experience with all of these companies, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something.  Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.

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