A watch isn’t merely an accessory for hikers – it’s not only capable of showing the time and date. As a matter of fact, the best hiking watches provide crucial information for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts through the addition of navigation sensors and other features.
With the advent of modern technology came the hiking watches. These practical watches feature an altimeter, a barometer, GPS, and a compass, to name a few. Some can even give an accurate measure of our average speeds, navigation, weather forecast, and calories we burned.
Being uncomfortably hot, rolling from one side to the other of the camping cot just to get a sleeping position with the most air, and sweating profusely every step of the way are some of the worst camping moments you’ll ever experience. If you’re at your wit’s end and you can’t think of solutions for staying cool while camping, don’t worry because we’ll lay out every single solution we have in mind for you.
Do you fancy carrying a boot knife? If so, you know very well that the term “boot knife” corresponds to the obvious.. a slim blade knife designed to be carried in the boot.
A boot knife or fondly called as the “gambler’s dagger” is a small, double-edged sharp blade that is usually carried or strapped inside a boot. The blade measures 3 to 5 inches and is concealed by a protective sheath before latching inside the boot through the sheath clip.
Boot knives are used for self-defense and for braving the harsh elements of the great outdoors such as wild animals and tall grasses when camping, fishing, trekking, or hunting.
Not only can a boot knife provide protection, but it also comes in handy for doing simple tasks such as opening cans, chopping pieces of wood for fire, cutting off stubborn roots when setting the tent up, and many more. In essence, a boot knife is an indispensable tool for survival in the wilderness.Continue reading
The best waterproof backpack is the one travel companion you should have whether you’re planning an epic day-long hike, a weekend campsite bumming, or a week-long trek through dense forests and off-the-beaten paths. It’s also ideal for beach bumming and basically all forms of travelling.
I think a waterproof bag is the one bag all campers and non-campers alike should have. This decade is pretty much dominated by waterproof backpacks and for a good reason too.
They’re ultra-lightweight, do have a huge carrying capacity, expandable, very durable, and simple. Waterproof backpacks are particularly useful to travellers because going lightweight is the norm for an effortless wandering.
A large number of things on Earth are debatable these days - iPhone vs. Samsung (I’m pro-iPhone), whether or not pineapple goes with pizza (definitely!), tablets vs. textbooks (books, definitely. Old school’s the best), etc.
You see, these are easy topics, ones you can think over for a day. But hard ones like going vegan, legalization of marijuana, the right to abortion, and hammocks vs. tents will get your brains all worked out particularly hammocks vs. tents. The phrase alone stumped me.
Do you sleep on a nice camping cot whenever you camp? Or do you still put a sleeping bag on the ground and sleep in it? Out with the old, in with the new - The best camping cots of 2017!
The mere thought of another camping night makes me thrilled and excited. But my excitement all goes down the drain when I think of the gears and things I need to pack for the event. I need to pack my clothes, camping tent, portable toilet, camping lantern, sleeping bag, camping pillow, food, and fluids. Oh, bringing the heavy stuff kills my excitement further!Continue reading
Are you looking forward to magnificent views and untouched nature? Then you can’t go wrong with Letchworth State Park. Going to this park to camp is like stepping into a wonderful dream! It has been dubbed as the “Grand Canyon of the East” and the best park in New York by USA Today.
The park secured the top spot in USA Today’s competition last 2015 against 6,000 parks across the USA. With all the rankings and great reviews this park garnered, I didn’t have second thoughts in choosing this park for my college reunion.Continue reading
Have you ever camped out on a hot, summer day? Or worse, you’re quite accustomed to the terrible sweating brought by a humid climate everytime you go camping? Well, don’t despair and just let the heat ruin your supposedly good night’s sleep because you can always make unpleasant situations better – Yes, by getting yourself a camping tent air conditioner.
A camping tent air conditioner is a cost-effective solution for camping during the warm parts of the year. It makes a big difference in tent camping when all you want to do is chill at home just to enjoy the cool air of your A/C. Camping tent air conditioners come in a compact design yet they deliver powerful breeze of cold air. But since they remove both heat and humidity from the interiors of the tent, they consume electricity thus the need for a campsite with a power source.
However, don't’ expect the tent air conditioner to be as cold as the one in your house because, err,' it’s not just possible with all the minute pores of the tent.
Hearing the wonderful word “pizza” makes me crave for that oh-so-cheesy and meaty crust every time. It is sooo delectable! Fortunately, I’ll be demonstrating how to make a Dutch oven pizza for camping in this article.
Okay, so I’m not sure if I just wanted to share with you our Dutch oven pizza recipe for your future reference or if I’m just really craving for it right now and I thought I’d put it into writing to add to my blog. Well, I guess both works! Hehe.
The Dutch oven pizza recipe is a favorite of campers and non-campers alike. I mean, who doesn’t go crazy for pizza? Although at first, you'll ask “how the hell can I make pizza outdoors without any oven?”
Of course, you can! Remember, any type of pizza or dishes you make at home, you can certainly recreate with a Dutch oven. Name a dish or even a warm dessert, the Dutch oven can surely cook it.
So I made this recipe numerous times, usually when I’m with my family because they all love pizza. Of course, you can still cook it for yourself if you’re riding solo or enjoy with your camping buddies. Pizza’s great anytime and anywhere especially out in the great outdoors. The Dutch oven pizza’s easy to prepare and cook. It will get consumed pretty fast by starving campers too.
If you’re reading this blog for a while now, you’ll observe that almost all our camping dishes are cooked in a Dutch oven. Dutch ovens are the most versatile cookware that is ideal for camping. The mighty oven has a ton of uses – it cooks, braises, bakes, boils, steams, and everything.
If you cook a lot of different dishes on camp, you better bring a Dutch oven with you. Did I mention how good an apple cobbler tastes when baked in a Dutch oven? That’s why you need to get yourself the best Dutch oven to bring to camp.
These cast-iron pots with legs are slow-cooking, big, and distribute heat evenly within the food, so it cuts the cooking time in half. Of course, you’ll also need to consider your heat source to determine the cooking duration.