Are maple seeds edible

Squirrell eating maple seeds edible in winter

Let’s Eat! Are The Beloved Maple Seeds Edible? Maples seeds are edible and the benefits that come from consuming the maple seed include proteins, vitamins, minerals and oils including Omega 3, 6 and 9. Please consult your doctor and bushman before you even think about stuffing your stomach full of raw maple seeds! You have […]

Best Tent Cot Double Reviewed for 2020

Camper happily lying on tent cot offgroun in two person tent in summer campground

Want To Feel As Rested Outdoors As You Would At Home? The term Tent Cot can sometimes be a little confusing in that different types of products carry this name but vary considerably in their function and complexity. We will use an all-embracing definition that includes a simple double camping bed, a double camping bed […]

What Colors Attracts Mosquitoes? The Light and Dark of it All.

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A Colour a Day Keeps the Mosquito Away Have you ever wondered why mosquitoes seem to avoid a select few of your friends? Meanwhile, you’ve resigned to get bitten and always carrying your trusty lemon-scented roll-on repellent. Today there are so many home remedies out there that it’s confusing to know what works and what […]

Do I Need a Tarp Under my Tent?

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Why Put a Tarp Under a Tent Camping appeals to many because of its simplicity. You buy a tent, a sleeping bag, maybe a backpack and your good to go. But the more you go camping, the more you start to realize nuances you can implement that greatly improves the comfort of your camping experience. […]

Why Glamping Makes Camping Great Again

Thailand glamping retreat in summer

Glamorous Camping Is Now A Mainstream Thing People started using the term Glamping back in 2005. But, the word did not enter into the Oxford English Dictionary until 2016. On a recent trip, a friend and I were introduced to the phrase Glamping. We both agreed upon hearing of the hybrid word for the first […]

The North Face Logo

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The North Face Logo It was not until I moved to the colder state of Victoria did I notice the premium apparel brand of The North Face. Sure the company existed online and in select stores in and around Sydney. But growing up with consistent beach weather was the perfect environment never to have to […]

Solo Camping for Women

Young woman solo camping cooking snacks on campfire, on beach in front of cream coloured tent

Solo Camping for Women Is becoming an increasingly popular activity. Some use camping to disrupt their busy connected lifestyles. Others seem to enjoy the serenity of nature and use it to rouse creativity. I go solo camping as a woman because I enjoy different challenges and especially when I feel that I’m becoming complacent with […]

Backpacking With Dogs

Female hiker and husky dog taking a rest on lookout during hike

Backpacking With Dogs There’s nothing more enjoyable than seeing my dog’s reaction when I ask him if he wants to go for a trail day hike. Before I’m even able to utter half of the question, he (Oscar) is halfway out the door. His failed attempt at standing on hind legs, his tail wagging a […]

How to Find a Hole in Air Your Mattress

Camper carries blue air mattress fully pumped to tent out in the wilderness

How to Find a Leak in an Air Mattress For a slightly extra premium, an air mattress is a great addition when camping to improve sleep quality and spinal support.  It will provide more sleeping comfort than your average rollup foam matt. It also offers the convenience of being compressible for easy stowing. But, it […]

How To Use Saffron

Three seated framers harvest red Saffron threads amongst a table of purple flowers

How To Use Saffron? Everything You Need To Know About It? So what is it and what do you use saffron for? Saffron has a reputation for being the most expensive spice in the world. It is a small reddish round spice derived from the purple flower of Crocus Sativus. If you have purchased Saffron […]

How to Store and Preserve Wild Mushrooms

Freshly picked wild mushrooms different colours in white container

In Australia, we have an Iconic advertisement that simply states that Mushrooms are ‘Meat’ for vegetarians, and this does ring true to the amount of flavour, filling and moreish characters it shares with the food.