Yes! Another weekend camping session! Don’t you just love weekends spent with nature? It’s so refreshing. It’s a great way to unwind with your closest friends or family!
Sometimes I feel torn on where to spend my weekend. Should I spend it to rest, binge, and drink a couple of beers on the couch or go out and camp with friends? You know what? You can do both. Camping is not only meant to reconnect with nature, but also to unwind as well.
Personally, camping takes my stress and worries away, and it clears my mind of all things that we people deem as essential but is actually trivial to the core.
A night of drinking in the great outdoors is the normal picture when the sun sets on the campsite. A few barbecues and a great many cans of beer is all you’ll need to have a merry night. Of course, a few drinking card games will break the ice.Continue reading
Have you ever camped on a rainy day? Have you experienced a flooding at the bottom of your tent during that day? Are you traumatized and didn’t want to go out and camp again? I did, too. In my early camping days, I solely relied on tarpaulin-like fly sheets to protect my little collapsible house.
I thought it’s just the one thing I need to protect me rain or shine, but on that fateful rainy evening, my tent started to flood, along with my stuff. It’s one of the worst camping days of my life. After that incident, I learned about a tarp under the tent or a “tent tarp” and a “tent footprint”.
A tarp laid on top of your tent is a “flysheet” while a “tent tarp” and a “tent footprint” are basically cloths laid underneath your tent to preserve the life of your expensive outdoor house and to also make you feel comfortable too.Continue reading
Are you tired of rushing to a shaded area and sitting your ass out in the cold while doing your thing? Or worse, walking for miles away from the campsite just to use the outdoor bathroom?
Good news! Your misery ends right now. A portable camping toilet is all you need for a sound night’s sleep. It’ll also be very handy for children and elderly individuals. Not only can it be used for camping, but for other outdoor and home use too. As for me, I used it to potty train my kid.
It is a wonderful tool, people. It has unlimited uses and honestly, it’s a life-saver. When mother nature calls you out in the wilderness, you don’t have to be anxious of deciding where to dump it if you have a portable camping toilet.Continue reading
Have you ever felt that anxious strong call of Mother Nature while you’re out camping, hunting, or doing any other outdoor activities?
Perhaps you've felt the urge to pee or take a dump outside, but sadly, as you frolic to and fro while keeping that relaxed breathing because, you know, it might explode then and there if you succumb to the feeling, you realize that there are no toilet rooms everywhere in the area. GREAT! Just great!Continue reading
Have you ever been addicted to the sweet tangy taste of an apple pie combined with a crispy melt-in-your-mouth crust, warming your insides on a chilly fall night? That’s what the Dutch oven apple cobbler tastes like.
Traditionally, it is a fall recipe that is served steaming hot from the oven as meal desserts. It became a famous camping dessert because it’s one of the few desserts you can cook on site.Continue reading
For starters, a camper’s food list includes a variety of food types – fresh food, dry food, canned food, bread loaves, biscuits and chips, canned beverages, spreads, and sometimes, a few spices. Most of the food we bring are light, not prone to spoilage, and has a nutritive value.
Your body needs all the nutrients it can get from the food you brought because camping is a strenuous activity – setting up the tent and lying cozily in the campfire is just the small picture. The bigger picture includes walking on seemingly endless trails, getting lost in the wildlife, steep trekking hills, and finding a place to camp.
Supposing you are a newbie at camping and you don’t have a portable camping stove, the basic food items enumerated below will surely get you through your camping trip.
Suggested quantity for 1pax/day
One 9 Oz. pack
2 pcs (or pre-cut it into thin strips)
Two 1.31 oz boxes (smallest size)
Whole wheat bread/bagels
1 loaf wheat bread/ 1 bag of bagels
4 pcs / 2 pcs
2 cans (either tuna or sardines or both)
3-4 liters or one 5000-ml water bottle
Two 500-ml bottles
2 cans of beer
(A suggested quantity of food items sufficient for one individual per day.)Continue reading
Air bed or air mattresses have given us campers the absolute comfort in harsh and unfriendly mountains. They are the reason why we can sleep soundly at chilly camping nights with unknown beasts and mosquitoes lurking around.
Aside from its camping purposes, I also frequently use it at home, especially as a spare bed when my little boy invites his friends for a sleepover. It’s a multi-purpose thing. It served me well, and I love it so much!
When I noticed that it’s deflating alarmingly quicker than before after just a few hours of use, I knew there was an air leakage happening. I can’t just bid farewell to my good friend, so I started thinking of ways to find the hole and save the mattress.
After a tiring day of looking for that irritating leak, I finally found out the leak source in my air mattress. It’s so small! That’s the reason why I had such a hard time trying different methods in finding it.Continue reading
“If you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one…”
- Luke 22:36 NIV
Most people cringe at the sight of a gun, rifle or other firearms. Yes, these things were meant to kill (of course not a person for goodness’ sake!) and protect. Shooting is also a recognized sport around the world.
For hunters like us, a rifle is the only way to put a 100-pound beast down. You cannot hunt without a trusted rifle by your side as if you can kill a beast with your bare hands, let alone a dagger.
Most importantly, hunting (for me) is far less atrocious than commercial farming of animals.
In hunting, we learn to stalk and trace the animal for as long as a month’s time and kill it with one clean, painful shot whereas, in industrial farming, they cram the animals in filthy cages and subject them to torture.
Now I’m not justifying the act, I’m only explaining my side.Continue reading
In my early hunting days, my father used to tell me that there is nothing worse than getting all geared up and seize any creature in the wild while seeing your tactical vest falling off even before your search kicks off.
He shared that the hunters’ lack of knowledge in choosing and purchasing the right vest is probably one of the few, biggest impasse in the hunting world.
Thanks to my dad, my first mission to finding the right tactical vest wasn’t as confusing and arduous as I have expected it to be. Under his guidance, I learned how versatility and affordability in picking the best vest go hand in hand with some of its most prized features.Continue reading
As a hunting fanatic (I have hunted countless times) and an outdoor enthusiast, I have always been fascinated with hunting deer and does (female deer). Every time I catch one, it feels like the first time.
That excitement and adrenaline rush – it’s really a burning passion inside me. And then a fellow hunter asked me “what does deer meat taste like?”.
Though I like hunting A LOT, I have never thought of trying deer meat. Like, why on Earth would I do that? There’s chicken, pork, and beef meat everywhere! deer meat doesn’t look appetizing to me. The sight of a dead deer is unappealing to a normal person, how much more of a cooked carcass of that dead creature, right?