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.
Have you ever had a numbing thirst for cold water while hiking in the middle of nowhere on a humid day? Perhaps all campers had this experience. Well, we can’t bring our fridge to camp, so the least we can do is to scout for the best camping cooler to bring with us outdoors.
When you need something to keep your fresh meat, foods, and drinks (and booze) cool and dry for more than just day at camp, it’s time to get yourself a camping cooler.
Camping coolers are designed to withstand the elements of the outdoors and to keep your food fresh longer for days on end. They're very durable, waterproof, weatherproof, animal proof, and will stay intact against bump, thumps, and drops. Most importantly, camping coolers are easy to carry. Who would want to hand-carry an old, heavy cooler to camp, right?Continue reading
Hey there! Are you living in California? Do you have camper friends living in “Golden State”? If so, perhaps you or they’ve heard of the Joshua Tree National Park.
The park features a lot of campsites, but the most scenic and best campground in the Joshua Tree National Park is the Hidden Valley Campground.Continue reading
The White Horse Lake Campground is an extremely popular fishing destination. It lies 19 miles southeast of Williams, in northern Arizona. Also, it’s just an hour’s drive away from the Grand Canyon National Park's south rim, and is surrounded by the diverse scenery of Kaibab National Forest.
The adjacent forest reserve is sprawling with stunning sceneries, pristine dams and also offers exciting activities such as hiking, swimming, and mountain biking.
The lake, a product of years of geological process, sits at an elevation of 6,600 feet. The lake is popular for anglers and fishing newbies. Rainbow trouts, brown trouts and channel catfish are abundant in the lake. Aside from fishing, the lake is also ideal for boating. In fact, there are more families frequenting the lake on weekends to kayak than anglers seeking out to fish.
On the other hand, the campground within the lake lies within a dense forest with plenty of open areas. There are 90 individual campsites in the area with essential amenities such as picnic tables, campfire rings, barbecue grills, and tent pads.
The place is also great for company outings due to its large campsite which can accommodate as much as 60 people. For small groups, there are campsites for 5-6 people, and also there are a lot of single tent sites within the campground. RVs are also permitted in the campground.Continue reading
Have you had problems with sloppy and shaky tents though you’re quite sure you drilled your tent stakes into its proper places? Perhaps it’s time you switch to heavy-duty tent stakes.
Nine times out of ten, I would replace manufacturer-supplied tent stakes that come with the backpacking or camping tent set that I purchased. Mostly, they’re too short, too heavy, and can’t burrow deep enough when staked against rocky soils.
In camping, we don’t readily know what type of soil we’re going to set our tents up against so you can’t really depend on the ability of your tent stakes to drill through all kinds of soil, especially when the stakes seem to thin and wire-like.Continue reading
Tired and beaten from traversing long and winding trails all day long? Refuel with food! Need pots and pans for that savory dinner? No problem. We’ve got the best backpacking cookware for you!
Every human needs to eat, but every backpacker needs to eat MORE. Of course, with all the activities we do and the places we explore on foot, we should have enough energy to sustain our bodies.
Have you been backpacking for long or are you a newbie to the outdoors? If you’re a seasoned backpacker, perhaps you’re reading this article to scout for the best backpacking cookware to replace your old one.
If you’re a newbie to backpacking, you’re lucky to have come across this awesome piece (yeah, self-proclaimed) because you’ll definitely need a backpacking cookware sooner or later, you just don’t know it.Continue reading
Are you a fan of long naps and extended periods of sleep? But you also love to explore and bask in the outdoors? Mate, get yourself a backpacking pillow from our list, The Best Backpacking Pillow of 2017!
Most novice backpackers ask - Have you ever used a backpacking pillow? Why would you need a backpacking pillow? Can I just use my travel pillow? My answer: YES, you’ll need a backpacking pillow if you want to have a nighttime as good as when you are at the comforts of your home. I once thought that bringing pillows are too luxurious for camping, but when backpacking pillows sprung, I knew I had to get one.
Perhaps you’re wondering what sets a backpacking pillow apart from the usual travel pillow and what’s so special about it. We’ll try to answer your questions about backpacking pillows, and the best part is we’ll give you a round-up of the best backpacking pillows out there, how about that?Continue reading
Have you had any problems hauling big gear into your pop-up camper or your car? The easiest solution to the problem campers like us frequently face is a pop-up camper roof rack.
If you’re a fan (okay, or a reader) of my blog, you know very well that I’m an avid camper and I’ve been doing it for decades now. Oftentimes, I’d stumble upon trails leading to pristine lakes and rivers and I just can’t contain my desire to tread through the peaceful waters with a kayak.
Sometimes, when I take my family to campgrounds on nearby lakes, I get so disappointed by the lack of boat or kayak rentals of the facility. How will you not be disappointed when there’s a perfectly good lake standing in front of you, and you can’t even make use of it?
A healthy and easy to cook dinner is all we need to get us through our camping nights, aside from (occasional) high-calorie quesadillas and Dutch oven chili nachos, which are both fairly easy to cook too.
The grilled salmon with veggies camping recipe is a sure way to provide you and your family/friends with a healthy, nutritious meal. Also, salmon has got to be one of the best-tasting fish meats in the world. Most importantly, they’re easy and fast to cook – 20 minutes tops!Continue reading
Going out to camp in a humid day? The sunny weather looks great because we all hate chilly nights and we don’t have to worry about insulation and the extra job of keeping the tent warm.
Yes, it’s all good until we resign to our tents to rest and we can’t stop sweating. It’s like hell inside the tent! Have anyone experienced this? It ruins the supposedly “chill camping trip”. What we’re missing is a camping fan. Worry not because we’re here to give you a review of the Best Camping Fans of 2017!
I should’ve added a camping fan to my camping checklist a long time ago. It’s perfect for cooling down after long hikes and other sure-sweat activities, and most importantly, camping fans make a good night’s sleep!Continue reading