With humidity comes the possibility of mildew and that is something that can damage your camping equipment. We’ve seen a few remedies that may help you stave off the problem of too much moisture and will share some of them in hopes they help you. [Read more…]
Your camping gear works hard for you and over time can really take a beating. You can extend the life of most of your gear with a good maintenance and cleaning system. One of the best ways to do this is to thoroughly clean and dry your gear as soon as you get home and before you pack it all away. Putting it away dirty can lead to mold, mildew, and weakened areas in your tent, backpacks, and sleeping bags. [Read more…]
The best time to clean your cast iron is when it is still hot and you should never use soap or anything abrasive such as steel wool.
The easiest method of cleaning your cast iron is to boil some water at the same time you are making dinner. When you are finished cooking in your cast iron pan, pour some boiling water in. Use a rubber coated spatula to slowly stir and scrape any remaining bits of food of the bottom of the pan. [Read more…]
Sleeping bags are among the most important requirements when you are planning a camping vacation. The obvious advantage of having an efficient sleeping bag is that you can sleep comfortably at night and wake up fresh the next morning and isn’t that what a vacation is all about? Rest and relaxation. An ideal bag for a relaxing sleep should be one which is durable, versatile and comfortable to sleep in. [Read more…]
Flavor is a very personal thing and some campers like to really turn up the volume on the flavor of their food while others like theirs slightly more mild. Dry rubs are a way of adding flavor before you cook food on the grill and, of course, everyone has one they think is the best. [Read more…]
When you’re camping with your family you’ll find you have more time to spend on things that you’re just too busy for when you’re home. It’s a great opportunity to teach your kids some of the things you know. Some things they will enjoy learning about. [Read more…]
Camping is that time of year when you get to spend time with the people who matter most. You don’t have to set an alarm and you can stay up late. There are many exciting things to do with children when you go camping and one of them is creating a treasure hunt. If this sounds like something you and your children would enjoy, use the following tips to help you set up a fun adventure. [Read more…]
Your camping kids will be asking for popsicles all day long as they run and play with their friends in the summer sun. You may not want them to have all the sugar and corn syrup that go into the ones you buy at the store and would rather make your own. You can make popsicles that they will like and you will feel good about. Some ideas are listed below. [Read more…]
Have you recently been to a grocery store and priced a box of energy bars? If you are outraged at the high price that is required for a few energy bars then you may want to consider making your own at home. In fact, not only will this save you money but it will be a great opportunity to spend some time with your children as they help you put together a variety of recipes customized to their tastes. [Read more…]
Blisters on the feet are one of the most common problems for hikers. Improper caring for the feet and lack of hiking experience are the major causes for this condition. Blisters can be caused due to heat, grit, or moisture. Heat is generated when the foot is rubbing against the sock.