Planning a trip to the back country? Before you head out to that campsite, consider making a camping checklist that you can use every time you’re getting ready for your next adventure. A little advanced planning will make your camping trip safer, more comfortable and more enjoyable. You can use the list over and over,Continue Reading Camping Checklist: What kind of Camper are You?
Sounds easy doesn’t it? Gather some wood and build a fire. If you’ve ever arrived at your campsite on a dreary, rain-soaked day, you know how hard it can be to get a fire going. Even though the outside of the wood may be wet, the inside of larger pieces is probably dry. So bringContinue Reading How to Build a Campfire
How to dine outdoors in style. While the minimalist is content to rehydrate a pouch of freeze dried food , the gear-oriented camper enjoys hearty, camp-cooked meals. There is a variety of easy-to-prepare camping foods available, but many people like cooking from scratch in the outdoors. So, a more elaborate camping stove is required something with more than oneContinue Reading Campfire Dining
If you are planning on hiking, you will need a backpack, compass, travel guide, map, suitable shoes, extra socks and a hat. Another indispensable piece of camping gear is the multifunction pocket knife. These handy little tools often include: Screwdriver flat head and Phillips Bottle opener Can opener Corkscrew Scissors Tweezers Awl One or twoContinue Reading More Essential Campsite Equipment
Be sure to bring several camping flashlights, lanterns and plenty of extra batteries. A lantern or two will cast some welcome light in camp. Your lamps can be run on your own power (crank lanterns), run on a battery, kerosene or propane. For propane or kerosene lanterns be sure to have some extra mantles onContinue Reading Campsite Lighting
Imagine: A clear moonless light in the outdoors. The stars twinkle and shine above, the fire crackles and a soft breeze gently ruffles the trees. The quiet and solitude of the wilderness surrounds you as you bank the fire, put away the dinner dishes and get ready to turn in for the night. Your tentContinue Reading Choosing a Tent That’s Best For You!
A good backpack can make or break your outdoor adventures. Before purchasing one for use on your next expedition, here’s some information a backpacker should consider: Primary use Pack design Weight Size Frame type Construction Materials Cost Fitting your Backpack Finding your pack size Suspension system Primary use of your pack: Day trip, overnight hike,Continue Reading Selecting The Right Backpack
Backpacks come in a variety of types depending on your use for them. Short-term hiking packs are generally light packs designed for comfort because of the expected time duration of wearing it on your back. Backpacks, typically used for school, are usually roomy but without a lot of emphasis on long-term comfort as it is mostlyContinue Reading Purchase A Backpack