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.
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