Janine's Story

Fancy Camping

Janine Pettit and her girl camper crew go camping in style - good china, fancy wine glasses and silverware, fresh flowers and beautiful table settings.

Favorite Girl Camper Steak Marinade by Janine


  • 1/2 cup of good olive oil
  • 1/2 cup of soy sauce
  • Lots of freshly chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of cornstarch


1. Place the olive oil, soy sauce, and garlic in a heavy-duty plastic bag and sift in the cornstarch making sure it gets distributed. 2. Place your steak in the bag and get all the air out so the marinade sits on the steak. Place bag in the fridge. (I like to do this first thing in the morning so when I get back from hiking it has been marinating all day.) 3. Take the steak out a half-hour before you put it on the grill. Don’t wipe the marinade off. The cornstarch will cook and create a delicious crust on the outside of the steak. 4. I love to serve this with ripe avocados that have been cut in half and placed on the grill, and grilled corn on the cob!

There’s nothing you need to do to be a girl camper other than having the attitude of ‘I want to go places and I want to do things.’
Janine Pettit | Girl Camper
Janine Pettit

Girl Camper

Janine Pettit

Janine Pettit is a lifelong lover of camping who took a 25 year sabbatical when she married a “resort” type guy! She discovered that camping was still in the cards for her when she stumbled onto an article about a women’s outdoor adventure group that travels around the country in RVs, meeting new friends, checking off bucket list adventures and doing things she had only dreamed of. Janine has become an Ambassador for the Girl Camping movement and encourages women to go places and do things in her blog and podcast.

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Teardrop Trailer

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Teardrop Trailer
Teardrop Trailer Lounge, Cook, Sleep

Lounge, Cook, Sleep

The bench seating teardrop trailers is often used for couch space, seating for meals, and converts to a bed for sleeping. Basic kitchens are standard in teardrops.

Teardrop Trailer Roomy


Despite their exterior appearance, there is plenty of room to stretch out, cook, and sleep.


Teardrop Trailers

Teardrop Trailers

  • Sleeps 2-3 people
  • Light-weight, can be towed with a family car, minivan or SUV
  • Basic bathroom amenities
  • Basic kitchen amenities
  • Can be stored in a garage