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…]
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…]
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.
Camping stoves come in quite a few varieties and many people have their favorites. If you’re considering purchasing a new stove, or your first stove, these are some things to think about. [Read more…]
Start with a clean container. I like an ice tea jar or a mason jar to make lemonade in. Choose your favorite lemonade base and make your lemonade using fresh chilled water.
Leave a bit of room to add in some extra treats so that you can have a delicious and uniquely flavored lemonade. [Read more…]
Anytime you are outside, you are exposed to a number of insects. Whether you are on a camping trip, having a party at the beach, enjoying a barbecue or having a drink on your patio, you are at the mercy of the insects in the area. Many insects cause illnesses that can be detrimental to your health and well-being. Because of this, you will want to have an insect repellant to help keep you safe while outdoors. Unfortunately, most insect repellents contain chemicals that can be dangerous to your health. If you want to protect yourself from insects without the dangers associated with chemical insect repellents, try some of these effective homemade insect repellents. [Read more…]
Your clothing is your first and best line of defense from the sun and it’s hurtful UV rays is the clothing you wear. That’s simple, as they directly and physically block and/or absorb any radiation before it hits your skin. So, when you go out camping, the best prevention from sun damage is having the right clothing for sun protection. [Read more…]
Most people use an effective sunscreen to protect themselves and their families from the sun’s harmful UV rays. However, what they don’t know is that their pets also need sunscreen to protect them from the harmful rays of the sun. [Read more…]