Magazine article Sunset

Open House

Magazine article Sunset

Open House

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More camping tips from readers Re: "Sunset Goes Camping," May. We have an essential item to add to your "Don't leave home without 'em" list (page 124): flour tortillas. We serve every meal on tortillas, using them as plates. Then we eat them too-no mess, no litter problem.

-Kathy Shea Craig, CO

Your list excluded one of the most important items: a first-aid kit.

-Loren Rings San Jose

We always have s'mores with apple slices rather than graham crackers. We replace the graham crackers with two slices of apple (core removed) and put in traditional chocolate squares and roasted marshmallow.

-Jon and Vicky Wilson Concord, CA

After a recent day of skiing, we sat around the firepit toasting marshmallows for a batch of s'mores when Marly, my 6-year-old daughter, said, "Dad, can I have a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup instead of a chocolate bar?" That's how the s'Marly was invented. After a little experimentation, we found it best to set the packaged peanut butter cup on a warm rock to soften it up before it is placed on the graham cracker.

-Rockne Schatz San Rafael, CA

The photo entitled "The perfect family campsite" (page 121) shows a pretty site, but my concern is safety. …

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