A happy camper always has a satisfying tummy! Just because you are in the wilderness, in the middle of nowhere, does not mean that you cannot have great tasty food.
Cooking at the campsite seem to be like a difficult – even daunting – task, with the limited kitchen equipment and only a campfire or at most a small grill as heat source. But, the rewards of a delicious, warm meal make it all worth it.
You might love these tips so much that you will be making them even when you are not at the campsite!
Maybe you are planning to sell your camper. Or, looking for a new one to go on a new adventure with. Or, about to seal a deal for your secondhand RV. Either way, you must ask yourself, “How much is my camper worth?”
There are various ways to research camper prices, which we will explore below. A combination of a couple sources, and some knowledge on the current market wherever you are selling or buying, will help in arming yourself with knowledge and will ensure that you get the best deals, make well-informed choices, and offer fair prices, too.
If I was to go camping and could only bring ONE tool, the choice is easy. Without any second thoughts, I would definitely bring a knife. One simple tool can cut twigs and kindling for campfires; trim rope for tent pitching and other things you have to do for setting up camp; it can cut and peel vegetables, fruits, meat, cheese, bread; open packages; simple hunting or sniping fishing line; and, in dire cases, for self-defense. camping.
Love the great outdoors? Thinking of going camping? There is one thing that you need – the best car camping tent. It can provide you with temporary shelter while in the campsite. It can provide you with peace of mind and a comfortable sleep. However, this will only be the case if you choose the right one.
If you have no idea which one to choose, keep on reading. I will share with you what I know and hopefully, this will help you to make a well-informed decision.
I have always wanted to build a log cabin. As a child in fifth grade I literally dreamed of going to a remote wooded wilderness and carving a cabin from the woods and living off the land. Needless to say that has just been a childhood fantasy until recently. Last spring I bought a Logmaster portable sawmill as an investment to use dring retirement. It had to be fabricated and that took about 4 months. During this time I purchased a tree shear for may skid loader, an old international log truck, a Logasol planer molder and some additional related equipement.
The log cabin idea was in the back of my mind as I bought the equipement, but mostly I was looking at it just as an investment business. After 4 months, I finally got the sawmill. It is sweet. I did a couple of custom sawing jobs, then started cutting wood for a shed in my spare time. Everything worked as advertised.Continue reading
Overnight camping is fun, especially to children. This outdoor activity spurs excitement and delight to the young ones. Moreover, it also trains them to be dependent and reliable. They learn a lot of things while they are outdoor, which they could not get into their classrooms or in front of their computers. In the US, conducting an overnight summer camp for kids is easy, thanks to the variety of camping sites available.
From woodland to lakes, the choices you have for a children’s summer camping in the US are virtually unlimited. Most of these campsites are safe and conducive for any outdoor activities for kids. Furthermore, these places can contain the playful spirits of your children, which the urban life can't offer.
Here are some of the best locations in the US you can bring your kids for an exhilarating overnight summer camp. Take note that they are not in particular order.
Food is definitely a necessity when hiking – it is necessary to keep up much needed energy and strength – if you have ever hiked on an empty stomach, I feel for you! However, we often fall back on just the basics when we think of what food to bring on our trip. So, the next time you are preparing for a your big camping adventure, keep in mind these delicious choices which are the best food to take camping.
These are easy to pack, energy-rich, and delicious, too. Just because you are in the wild doesn’t mean your taste for good food has to be left at home. You can actually eat healthy, hearty, and yummy food anywhere you are, whether you’re climbing the mountains or exploring lush forests – and you don’t even have to break out the campstove!
It is almost pumpkin spice latte season! With the autumn leaves turning red and winter just around the corner, the weather is already getting much colder.
Temperatures will definitely drop at the campsite and in the mountains at night, so be sure you know how to stay warm in a tent.
This can spell the difference between enjoying another great camping trip and having a terrible – even dangerous – experience.
While body heat is a tried and tested method, not everyone has a cuddle buddy! So, here is how you can DIY the coziest tent ever, that will ensure you will stay warm all night.
First things first, pick a good spot to pitch your tent. Make sure it’s higher up – at least 50 feet above the valley floor – because cold air settles at the bottom. Choose a spot that is protected from the cold wind and rain, too.
Use some kitchen chemistry to conquer the cold! These DIY hand warmers mix vinegar and baking soda to generate heat… because, science.
To reuse, suspend the bag of sodium acetate in boiling water until the sodium acetate re-liquifies, then let it cool. When you need to warm up, add another crystal to activate.
How does it work? Sodium acetate has a super high freezing point, which makes it cool in liquid form. But, a single acetate crystal will trigger a chemical reaction that will freeze the liquid to solid – and will make it release enough energy to heat up the bag up to 136ºF!
You can tuck these heat packs into your pocket for some instant warmth or hold on to them for some extra heat while you sleep. Be sure your bag is sealed well. You can even try double-bagging to make sure the liquid doesn’t accidentally seep out.
For this nifty camping hack, find some large stones around your campsite – 5 to 15 pound rocks will work best. While cooking your dinner or having s’mores, throw your big rocks into your campfire and let them sit for about an hour.
After the campfire burns out, take them out – be careful! – and let them cool down a bit.
When they are cool enough to handle (still exercise caution though, as they will be very warm), wrap them in towels. Place these warm packages at the foot of your sleeping bag, or in the middle of your tent. You’ll be nice and toasty all night!
Take note of some of these very important tips on staying warm:
Spending a lot of time on the road can have its benefits – different scenery everyday, beautiful sunrises and sunsets through the frame of your windshield, and all the amazing adventures that come with road trips. But, especially on a long haul trip, it’s easy to get homesick. The solution? Build a truck camper and take your home on the road with you!
Nothing can beat a drink of water and a salty bite of beef jerky to give you a boost of energy when you take a pitstop in the middle of a long hike. If you’re a constant snacker like me, having smoked meats in your pack is a reassurance that you won’t go hungry in the wilderness.
But, what’s worse than running out of food while camping? Getting sick while camping. So, be sure to read this before you munch!