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…]
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…]
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.