Since 1892, the Sierra Club has been working to protect communities, wild places, and the planet itself. We are the largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States. Join our group and learn how you can explore, enjoy, and protect our planet. This group serves the North Alabama region.


Basic Tent Camping Equipment and Procedures

     Have you been wanting to do some tent camping but didn't know what equipment to get or how to get started? Come join us Thursday, April 28 at the next meeting of the North Alabama Sierra Club to learn all about it. Frazier Douglass will present several practical tips and suggestions for families that want to enhance their overall comfort and enjoyment of tent camping trips to developed state and federal campgrounds.  Many of these suggestions are based on over 50 years of tent camping experience and cannot be found in any other camping book. Some suggestions add important details for well-known generalizations while other suggestions correct popular misconceptions. In addition, the program will present several photographs of basic tent camping campsites and demonstrate equipment and procedures that are not described in any other book. The program will also explain how Alabama State Parks compare with other state parks in the Eastern United States.

     Frazier Douglass was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama and currently lives in Madison, Alabama. Since the age of twenty, he has been an avid tent camper—at first for economic reasons but later for enjoyment— and has camped in about 150 public campgrounds located primarily in the southeastern and Midwestern United States. He has also visited another 150 campgrounds located throughout the eastern states.  He has authored four books about tent camping, posts videos to his Modern Tent Camping YouTube channel, and maintains a website

     The meeting starts at 6:00pm and will be in the training room of the National Children’s Advocacy Center at 210 Pratt Avenue. This is at the corner of Pratt and Meridian streets. Meetings are open to everyone. Come join us!