What Does Dry Camping Mean?

What is Dry Camping? Dry Camping is also known amongst campers as Independent Parking or Boondocking. Is when a Campervan is purposely parked away from hookups and basic utilities. The positive aspects of Dry Camping may be privacy and a closer to nature experience. But it also requires more preparation, experience, and confidence in your … Read more

What Is The Longest Lasting Food For Survival

A camping buddy of mine, Dave, recently came back from a trip to British Columbia. His crew ran into a bit of a snowstorm. Luckily for them, they came across a log cabin that erected near Bear Lake, for such situations. The cabin was full of expired food, which the crew ended up leaving alone. … Read more

Is Hiking A Sport

If youwatch or compete in sport and also enjoying a bit of hiking, you may wondering ‘Is Hiking A Sport’? Simply put, hiking is not a sport for many reasons, with the main one being that hiking is a recreational activity and not a competitive event. But there are many ways to make hiking more … Read more

Can You Sleep in a Car with the Windows Closed?

In full disclosure, i have slept in many styles of cars and vans before and not just overnight. Ive even slept in a boot, in fact first night experimenting on sleeping in a car and if it was possible was sleeping in the boot compartment. Although I dont suggest sleeping in the boot, its also … Read more

Are Doc Martens Good For Hiking

Docs have truly transcended their punk rock origins. Doc Marten boots are arguably the most popular and iconic shoes worldwide. In Melbourne, where I’m based. I see the stylish Doc Martens being worn by a diverse audience. From students, musicians, baristas, office workers and lawyers. We have covered the topic of Converse and if Chuck’s … Read more

Foot Appeal. Are Timberlands Good For Hiking Updated For 2022

Are Timberlands Good for Hiking? The fact that this question is so popular shows the enduring recognition of the Timberland brand by a loyal and mainstream consumer base.  Simply put, are Timberlands good for hiking? The answer is; certain styles of Timberlands are good for hiking.  Those who see Timberlands as a fashion label rather … Read more

Can You Wear Steel Toe Boots For Hiking?

You’ve probably heard of hiking boot brands such as Merrell, Teva, Keen, La Sportiva, and Timbaland, to name a few. But did you know most of these hiking footwear companies also offer a Steel Cap hiking boot? So if you are a curious hiker like me, you are probably asking yourself, “can you hike in … Read more

How To Cook Camping Rice Easily

There’s nothing better than a wholesome bowl of camping rice by the campfire along with your flame-grilled vege’s and meat. Not to mention that it’s a great energy source, reasonably lightweight, has a decent shelf-life and fills you up.  There are several ways that you can cook rice when you’re camping, and in this article, … Read more

How To Start A Fire With Wet Wood

The weather will never be perfect each time you’re tasked with creating a campfire. From personal experience, there has always been some time of moisture, dew, or downpour of rain that can determine the difficulty of my campfire building. If you have ever tried to start a fire in the rain, you know how difficult … Read more

How To Keep A Fire Pit Going For As Long As You Want It

It used to amaze me how my grandfather could keep a fire going for days straight without ever having to restart it. Of course, as kids, we just got used to the 24/7 campfire smouldering quietly during the day and transforming into a raging fire at night. But, almost like how you expect water to … Read more

How To Shower While Camping

Why showering while camping is important Picture this, you’ve been hiking for a few days, and the weather has not been that bad. You haven’t been sweating or doing any physical activities, so you decide to skip on that day’s shower. Besides, along the way, you may have decided to have a dry shower or … Read more

10 Glorious Camping String Lights, LED, Solar And Battery

If you’re going on a family vacation, it’s important to create memories together. So why not do something that will make the experience more enjoyable? Campsite lighting is an easy way of doing just that! With all the excellent camping string lights available on the market today – from vibrant colors and sparkles for childrens’ … Read more

What Is The Best Overall SwissGear Backpack Of 2022

SwissGear has more to offer than the Swiss Army knife that they are so commonly known for. They are also always up to date on the latest in luggage trends. They combine these trends with the best technology and brilliant design elements to create the best backpacks, travel bags, and suitcases. In this article we … Read more

Is It Better To Wear Shorts Or Pants For Hiking?

If you are a beginner who is just getting into hiking, you are probably wondering what kind of hiking clothes you should be wearing. Is it okay to wear shorts while hiking or is it best to stick with pants? This article is going to explain to you whether or not you should invest in … Read more

6 Easy Tips On How To Clean Herschel Bag

The Herschel Backpack is extremely popular and well-known among people who enjoy a sleek, minimalist style backpack. If you own one, you are probably wondering what the best way to clean the bag is. This article will talk about a few tips that will make cleaning your backpack a breeze. You should always check the … Read more

Reviewing The Best Zip Together Sleeping Bags Of 2022

Sleeping bags are an essential part of tent camping, but they do not make it very easy to snuggle up next to our loved ones at night. Luckily, there are sleeping bags on the market that you can zip together to create one large sleeping bag. Zip together sleeping bags are a type of double … Read more

Best Kayak Roof Rack for Cars Without Rails in 2020

Why is a Kayak roof rack that doesn’t need rails beneficial? Kayaking is enjoyable, especially when you own your own and don’t have to rent them anywhere. When you own your kayak or kayaks, you will need to have a safe way to transport it between your home and where you plan to kayak. You … Read more

Best Collapsible Wood Burning Backpacking Stove in 2022

When you are out in the wilderness, the importance of hot food and drinks cannot be overestimated. They will fuel your body and allow you to take full advantage of your trip. You may have considered Butane as a solution, but in this article, I hope to convince you of the benefits of choosing a … Read more

Backpack Zipper Stuck? Here Are 4 Working Fixes You Can Try.

Backpacks are supposed to keep your valuables safe during a hike. But what happens when the zipper gets stuck? If you can’t open your backpack, you cannot access the very valuables you need for your trip. But if you try to force the zipper open, you could destroy it, making it all but impossible to … Read more

How To Go Winter Cold Camping With Dog’s – A Guide

I like winter camping a great deal, and I frequently am out there when the weather is down at temperatures way below 30 degrees, which is seen as acceptable as the definition of cold weather camping trip. Anyway, I digress what I wanted to know was whether it was safe and humane to take my … Read more

Reviewing The Best And Safest Camping Heaters Of 2022

Sleeping outdoors with the scent of pine trees, with snow-capped mountains as a backdrop, can be amazing, but however beautiful the surroundings are, spending a cold night in cold or freezing temperatures can take away all the pleasure. In this review, we look at various ways that the cold can be tackled. Is it safe … Read more

Our Guide On: How To Make Coffee While Camping

The question of how to make coffee while camping haunts most avid campers and for good reason. There is nothing more invigorating than waking up in the great outdoors and watching the sunrise. But you cannot rely on that wonderful sight alone to get you going on a cold morning. I can’t count the number … Read more

Dont Throw It Out: How To Clean Windbreaker Jacket Easily

I want to talk a little bit about washing your rain jacket correctly because I made a big mistake here, and I think it’d be beneficial to share my experience. The Windbreaker jacket that I have been using for three years now is the Outdoor Research Helium Two. I’ve been using this Jacket almost every weekend … Read more

How Long Will Ice Last In A Cooler? Answered!

I was asked this question the other day, “How Long Will Ice Last In A Cooler?” It seemed a pretty simple question at first glance, but then I realized that there were many different variables to consider when I looked at it more carefully. Firstly to answer the question…How long will ice last? If you … Read more

Reviewing The Suisse Sport Adventurer Sleeping Bag In 2022

How much you get out of a camping trip will depend to a great deal on your energy levels. Getting a restful sleep will start your day far better than a wakeful night, where you cannot get comfortable. The Suisse Sport Adventurer Mummy Sleeping Bag is an excellent investment in a good night’s sleep, or … Read more

Reviewing The Best Shade and Comfort Canopy Chairs

I went camping last weekend. Foolishly I took just one fold-up chair that dated from the eighties. It was smaller than I remembered, it can’t be me that’s grown. It offered no shade, so I didn’t sit there long and went back inside the tent. It made me think I needed a canopy chair for … Read more

Best Battery Operated Blankets For Camping Reviewed For 2022

Sleeping in an RV can sometimes get pretty chilly. It can spoil the camping experience if you let it. A much better plan is to invest in a battery-powered blanket that will keep you stay warm throughout those cold nights. We did some research, and we found these recommended products fr you to consider. Sadly, … Read more

How Long Does It Take To Float Down The Mississippi River?

The Mississippi River is 2,350 miles from its source to the Gulf of Mexico, and the second-longest river in North America. To communities along the river, it provides lifeblood to their communities, and for the 80 to 100 people who kayak the entire length each year, it offers a challenge. So, how long does it … Read more

Camping Hacks: What Meat Does Not Need Refrigeration?

Refrigerated meat is a recent innovation. Before the widespread availability of refrigerators, a variety of methods were used to preserve meat. The ancient Egyptians would use salt to keep their foods. Applying salt to the meat draws the moisture (which causes bacteria) out of the meat. The answer to the question about what meat does … Read more

So How Much Do Pop-Up Campers Weigh? Our Findings.

Now is a great time to buy pop up campers. They have changed so drastically over the years, taking advantage of advancements in technology to deliver the sort of efficiency and comfort that will appeal to both amateurs and professional campers. This is an important question that can affect the layout and attributes of your … Read more

So What Do Lizards Eat In The Wild? Types And Diets Uncovered.

Did you know that there is an incredible 5,000 species of lizards known to exist and they are found almost everywhere, except Antarctica (give them time). Because they live in such a wide variety of locations, what lizards eat and their diet can vary depending on their site. Common Lizard Foods Insects There are between … Read more

Best IFAK aka Individual First Aid Kits in 2022 – Round Up

I do quite a bit of traveling. You can find me hiking up mountains and cycling through jungles. It is exhilarating, but it is also dangerous. Fortunately, I never travel alone. Most of my companions have some first aid training, and I always thought that, regardless of the situation we encountered, that training would serve … Read more

So What is an Awl, A Camping Tool Or A Sewing Accessory?

About five years ago, my partner and I, at the time, decided to combine our love of backpacking and travel gear with creativity and construction. So on that particular day, we decided that the best way to express this was through an Etsy shop. Here we would sell hand made leather and canvas backpacking gear. … Read more

Is Polyester Warm Enough For Blizzard Camping? Clothes Debate.

The inclusion of synthetic Polyester in camping gear is very much the industry standard since the 1950’s outdoor gear has moved toward the use of robust, lightweight, and affordable materials. A trend that has been historically associated with the fashion industry. So is polyester warm? Sure it’s a cheap and lightweight material but how does … Read more

Has Zero Breeze Overcome It’s Criticism?

I never expected to find myself looking at the Zero Breeze. Camping is supposed to be a rough experience, one that pits you against nature. I was more than happy to tough it out. But then my young ones decided to join me on a trip, and everything changed. I remember the night vividly. The … Read more

Reviewed: The Best Tents With Screen Porch Of 2022

You have probably dismissed everyone that has ever claimed to sell to you one of the best tents with a screen porch. You’re not alone. The first time we went camping, we thought that any ordinary tent would do. But then we got to the camping ground, and things got messy. There was plenty of … Read more

Constructing An Insulated Tent That Shames A Log Cabin Home

Insulation works in two ways. You can either trap heat or cold, depending on the situation. When tent camping, most experts use insulation to stay warm. Most campers also rely solely on the heat their bodies produce to fight the cold. The notion sounds ridiculous, but things make sense once you realize that the energy … Read more

The Best Instant Tents For The Money Of 2022

Nothing is more frustrating than setting up a campsite for your family. I can tell you from experience that you are always watching the clock, waiting for that moment when you can finally sit back and enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors. But sometimes things don’t always go as you plan. The last time … Read more

How to Find a Hole in Air Your Mattress Fast With These Steps

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 will need extra attention and care to avoid punctures … Read more

How To Use Saffron Without Wasting The Spice.

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 from a supermarket, you likely received Saffron threads. But many people like myself, buy the spice on recommendations and still need to … Read more

Tasty Protein Rich Pemmican Recipes You Can Try Today

I am far from a Gordon Ramsey level of making Michelin level Pemmican bars. But after a few months of making the snack, I feel like I’ve improved at refining and following my recipe. My Pemmican recipes are tasty enough to be eaten on hiking trips. This is without having to drink a gallon of … Read more