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Summer is nearly here, and you know what that means: camping! If you are like us, camping is the best part of summer, especially when you have a list of awesome camping hacks that help you to make the most of your trip.

Whether you take your RV or you love to rough it in a tent, living the easy life without the everyday hustle and bustle is something that you just can’t help but look forward to.

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Mindfulness is defined as the quality of being conscious or aware of something. It’s a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations.

So, how can you use mindfulness in your day to day? Easy. If you get anxiety in car rides or rush hour traffic, you take a moment (where it is safe to do so) and touch something right next to you. Some people take objects with them they can use to focus on. The steering wheel is a great focus object. 

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It is well known that the Amish community has a knack for self-sufficiency, both temporally and spiritually. They raise and grow their own food and teach their children to live off the land and be self-sufficient. Since they don’t watch television or use any type of electric devices, they get to decide what goes into their children's’ minds.  

The Amish save money by not paying phone bills, buying gas, hiring carpenters, or even needing groceries in most cases. Cutting these bills and changing the way you do things—if you’re able—can save you money and teach your kids to be more self-sufficient in life.

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Another idea is to set up camping right outside your home. This way the electronics are not so much of a distraction and you are outdoors. The same activities can be done as listed above. Remember lighting will need to be managed to help kids get indoors safely to go to the bathroom, shower, and brush their teeth.

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Most of these tips will work well for your home or business. You should have safety measures in place for both, along with a back up plan in case anything goes awry. For example, you can board up your windows at your business, but also having a motion sensing camera inside is wise in case intruders get through the boards. Do not assume one layer of protection alone will work. Have a plan B.

In order for opportunists to strike your home or business they simply need the time and desire to do something, make it difficult for them to use this opportunity to take from you and your family.

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