Learn how to make your own backpacking meals at home to save money but still get nutritious foods on the trail that are super-light to carry. In this guide we use both a dehydrator and purchased freeze-dried foods to create some great meals.
Knowing what knot to tie is a useful skill in the home or garden, or when fishing or camping. How to tie reef(square), bowline, sheet bend and figure-of-eight knots.
Primitive camping with a cochlear implant can be a challenging experience. Campers must prepare for a lack of electricity, weather, storage of small parts, and the potential for broken processor compo
Do you suffer from painfully cold fingers and toes in cold weather? Here are some gadgets that will keep your feet and hands warm-as-toast this winter.
Tent camping is a serious option when visiting Kruger National Park. It is relatively inexpensive and well catered for in all Camps in Kruger.
Do you like camping solo? I'm sure you've heard all of the stigmas, but sometimes nature just keeps calling. Here are tips on how to stay safe and be prepared while enjoying everything nature has to offer.
Camping with kids can be a lot of fun for the entire family, but only if the needs of the children are kept in mind. Some suggestions to make the trip a good one for all.
It can be tough figuring out your camping essentials and a little luxury doesn't hurt. These suggestions will help you decide what you need to bring.
You have not been camping for ages, and you don't have a waterproof tent. You could buy one, but waterproofing and old tent is so cheap that there is no point. How can you waterproof an old tent?
Campground hosting allows RVers to enjoy extended time at beautiful locations like the Cape Hatteras National Seashore and other National Parks. Full time RVers stretch their budgets and perform a service by volunteering as campground hosts. How to become a campground host,funny stories from RVing campground hosts.
We'd been eyeing the Solo Stove for months and finally decided to use a couple of REI gift cards to cover some of the $300 price. This is what we think after several enjoyable campfire sessions with our own Solo.
Backcountry Edge is a legit site for discount outdoor gear. Read my review of buying outdoor gear from Backcountry Edge's website.
Big Bend is tough, rugged, diverse, mostly untouched, a bit intimidating, yet inviting, hosting a variety of wildlife. It lets you escape from routine to the experiences of a lifetime.
Wondering "Should I go camping alone?" or "Is it safe to camp alone?" Camping alone can be both safe and enjoyable—here's how to do it right.
Planning a camping trip? Here are some valuable camping safety tips to think about before and during your camping trip. List of things to pack for safe camping as well as tips on campfire safety, pet safety, food and water safety are included.
Have you ever sat around the campfire and wished that the flames were more exciting and colorful almost like a rainbow.
Regardless of what you call it, a mountain, hobo, or pudgie pie, it's an essential part of camp or picnic cooking--especially with so many recipe options. Perfect for every meal. Simple & fun!
This is an overview of camping at Grover Hot Springs in California. This article talks about its natural beauty and the ecological reasons why this beauty exists.
An account with pictures of a 4-day hike from Cuzco to Machu Picchu via the Inca Trail (Camino Inca).
Campground restrooms are used by a lot of people, and often have some very common problems. A smart camper can get around these problems once they are made aware of how to handle them.
Vegetarian foods to cook while camping that are easy to make and delicious. Recipes for grilled vegetables, nachos, spaghetti, chili, beans, rice, quesadillas, and more.
After traveling on a motorcycle and camping for over 30 years, I've learned a few things about what to take when motorcycle camping. I hope my list is helpful.
Typical travel after retirement can deplete your retirement savings quickly! This lifetime membership assures your travels never end!
Primitive and awesome, Ta Dung Lake nature reserve is an ideal place for camping and sightseeing. Let's pack up and go!
Roan Mountain State Park in Tennessee is a perfect location for people who love to fish or hike. An access point to the Appalachian Trail exists less than 10 miles from the park.
Camping may seem a bit daunting to a first timer, but this guide should put you at ease with a wealth of information about sleeping in the great outdoors.
In March 2017 we camped in Yingde, a historical city in the north of Guangdong Province, China. The city is on the Beijiang River, a tributary of the Pearl River. Wonderful for camping and hiking!
Nothing in this world is free anymore, right? Wrong! Did you know there are thousands of free places to camp all over the world? All you have to do is know how to find and use them!
A survival knife will be all you need on camping trips and in survival situations, but an axe can make light work of gathering firewood and making shelter. But how to choose the right one for you?
There are five campsites on the island of Sao Miguel in the Azores. Two of the campsites are free all year round and the other three are low cost (about ten Euros in total a night for two people and a small tent). Here is a brief guide to the camp sites, their facilities and nearby attractions.
Some of the most beautiful, scenic and natural sites to camp are also full of wildlife. If you play it safe, there is absolutely no reason not to camp in bear country.
Practical tips on how to sail around the world for free. If you're interested in sailing, free travel, and adventure, find tips for your next adventure travel experience here.
Staying warm while camping or sleeping in winter weather can be easy. Learn how to choose the right sleeping pad, sleeping bag, and clothing as well as some quick tricks to keep warm.
When you get together with family and friends, it is the food that brings out the fun for the event. Here you'll find pie iron recipes for home or camping, plus a how-to video.
What does a person wear to go camping? There are several things to consider before you start packing.
Yellowstone National Park hosted nearly 3.7 million visitors last year. When you have had enough of the crowds and are ready to enjoy a little breathing room, follow me...
It seems like everyone loves camping except me. I hate sleeping on the ground, living without bathrooms, the grit, the grime... Read on for the Top 3 reasons why I hate camping.
Starting a campfire for your first time can be daunting, but it is actually much easier than you think. Here are some tips and tricks that I have picked up along the way and learned from watching survivalist shows and by doing it myself.
Camping with very young children can be a rewarding experience with the proper preparation and a few helpful tricks to make the adventure a little easier!
Don't know what to get the outdoor lover in your life? Check out these gift ideas for outdoor enthusiasts. Whether they're into backpacking, hiking or camping, you'll find an awesome and thoughtful gift!
When traveling on a motorcycle, we love to camp along the way. When riding and breaking camp every day, you just can't beat a 60 second tent. This is one piece of equipment I would not do without.
Children can be safely taught the basics of building a campfire, indoors with no flames, and have fun doing so.
What glamping is, and how it is done, for example in the Adirondacks, the Poconos, and southern California.
First aid is not the same as fixing booboos. Campers and backpackers need toolkits for both purposes.
What to take tent camping to make your camping holiday comfortable with a minimum of excess junk. Make a list of supplies ahead of time.
Trying to keep children busy camping can be a challenge. Here are 5 activities for children to stay busy while camping.
Tips for individuals, families, and scouts and other groups to reduce their impact on the environment while on camping trips.
Despite its location in the deserts of the American Southwest, Arizona has a surprising number of beautiful lakes. The lakes are the result of the numerous dams found on many of the state’s rivers. Like dams elsewhere these dams were...
Going on a hiking trip, visiting the mountains, or working the summer as a camp staff; wilderness first aid kits are a must. Keep safety first and incidents small with these must haves in your first aid kit.
Assateague Island, where the beautiful wild ponies roam, offers a wonderful seaside camping experience.
The best camping list for you is the one made just for your camping trip. This example of a master checklist is broken down into mini-lists for different parts of your trip: campsite gear, personal gear, family gear, food, and specialty items.
First Landing State Park is a fantastic way to experience the beach. The park is relatively secluded from the busy ocean front and allows guests to experience the natural beauty of the Virginia coastline. A visit can be as laid back or adventurous as you choose to make it.
There are many reasons why people pay more to rent a site in some facilities than others. Knowing what they are can help travelers save money and have better vacation experiences.
Created by the flooding of several tiny villages in the 1950s, the Long Sault Parkway has become a favourite summer spot for campers from all over Eastern Canada.
Nestled amid the temperate rain forest of Northern California on a triangular-shaped peninsula that juts into the ocean is Patrick's Point. This gorgeous California state park is a frugal, fun vacation destination.
Need outdoor camping games to play with your kids that don't involve a phone or a lot of planning? Here's five ideas for keeping your kids from getting bored in the great outdoors.
Whether you are renting an RV for a family vacation or an experienced RV, you will want to select the best RV campground. Here are features of the best RV campgrounds and tips on how to select the best campground for your camping style.
Try this biscuit and gravy breakfast hack while camping! It's delicious and such a treat when glamping.
The Victorians introduced the idea of recreational camping as a healthy activity. Influential naturalists, the concept of leisure, and new technologies made the American camp out wildly popular.
Do you hate camping, but get stuck going anyway? Do people look at you like you're crazy if you tell them you don't particularly enjoy sleeping on rocks? Then this hub is for you!
Have you ever considered making your own Lavender Insect Repellent? If not then step this way as I show you some easy chemical free recipes you can make which include other essential oils such as Eucalyptus, Lemongrass and Clove oil. These natural bug repellents are very effective in preventing insect bites such as mosquitoes, horseflies and gnats for all the family.
Preparing to take a baby camping for the first time can be a little overwhelming. I offer tips to make it a little easier, so you can pass on your love of the great outdoors from babyhood and on!
Read about the best RV and camping parks to stay at while visiting beautiful Whidbey Island, Washington, along with other activities and awesome photos of the area.
Make it harder for bears to find an easy meal by packing all of your camping food into a bear-resistant container.
If you are looking for an inexpensive family vacation try camping. This article offers tips for camping on a budget while still having fun. Get ready for outdoor adventure with a camping equipment list and instructions for making foil dinners.
An unbiased real-world review of three proven tents I own and use: Guide Gear's Tee Pee Tent, the Kelty Parthenon Tent, and Coleman's Red Canyon Tent.
That small tear or rip in a tent can quickly become a larger problem; however, it really is easy to repair, even on the trail.
RV camping in Death Valley National Park offers many beautiful views, interesting history and unique natural areas. Visit in the winter for balmy temperatures and sunny days. See Badwater, 282 feet below sea level, the Harmony Borax Mines of 20-Mule Team fame and the unique behive Charcoal Kilns. RV campground information and 29 photographs of Death Valley are included.
Glamping or luxury camping in an Airstream offers the outdoor experience, but with a shower, toilet and a comfy bed. Campfires, grilling over the fire, lawn games, board games and the Autocamp activities make Autocamp a super-relaxing vacation.
Cook an omelet in a freezer bag for a delicious camping breakfast with minimal clean up and maximum taste.
The Cackleberry Farmer hits the road again, this time from Murgon to Nanango (SE Queensland, Australia) with a stop at Broadwater on the way home.