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
Store chaos happens a few times a year. People getting mad queuing up outside stores, big glass doors getting shoved hastily, alarm bells ringing, store staff getting a good pushing and screaming, and people fighting over goods are the common scene on big sale events like Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Boxing Day and even iPhone launches. These events happen only once a year, so people literally lose their wits when the even day comes.
I mean, how can you not go crazy for it when you can amass goods you’ve been planning to buy for so long at a tremendous discount? I’m naturally a cheapskate, and for me, sale events mean A LOT OF HOARDING AND SAVINGS. The only thing you need to do is wait, wait, wait.Continue reading
You’re done purchasing a camping tent and all the necessary kits and now, you’re off to your most-awaited weekend getaway. So what’s the next step? Before meeting the great outdoors, you should first learn how to pitch your tent correctly.
Pitching a tent is an essential skill that every camper and outdoor enthusiast should know. Maybe you’re thinking, “it’s darn easy to pitch a tent!”. If you’re a first-time camper and you plan to bring a huge tent, I’m telling you – IT IS NOT.
Aside from the fact that you’ll likely sweat profusely for a good 30 minutes to 1 hour of reading the instruction manual that comes with the tent and incessantly shifting from one corner of the tent to another, you’ll also be surprised (and disappointed) that the tent you worked so hard for isn’t sturdy enough and wouldn’t stand a chance against the wind.Continue reading
For the minimalist outdoor enthusiasts out there who are constantly in search of sheer and pristine nature, you can add the 21,106-acre Minnewaska State Park Preserve on your bucket list! The preserve opened just a few years back and currently, it continues to amaze tourists and campers from around the world.
The spectacular preservation area is a popular recreational place for New Yorkers. It features three major mountain lakes and is situated on the Shawangunk Mountain Ridge which stands at 2000 feet above sea level. It’s surrounded by a rugged terrain and dense forest.
Aside from the scenic views of the preserve, it also offers a hefty 50 miles of hiking trails, carriage roads for bikers, boating activities, deer hunting areas (seasonal), bird watching areas, diving and swimming areas, and recreational winter activities such as snowshoeing and skiing. The preserve is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts!Continue reading
Have you been to an enormously isolated lake surrounded by acres of dense woodlands where you can set your tent up, kill time with new activities or just be lazy all day? That’s what you’ll feel at the Cranberry Lake Campground in New York. Yes, it’s just around New York! The campground is located at Cranberry Lake Village in Adirondacks, North of New York. The lake is one of the largest remote areas remaining in the state.
The Cranberry Lake Campground is surprisingly just a portion of the whole Cranberry Lake. There’s the Cranberry Lake Wild Forest, the Five Pond Wilderness Area, the Clifton Town Beach, and finally, the Cranberry Lake Campground. All of these areas are accessible to tourists and locals. What sets the campground apart from its neighboring recreational areas are the cheap and clean amenities as well as the privacy it offers to its visitors.
If you’re one who loves to do aquatic leisure activities, the 55-mile shoreline the lake boasts is for you. You can spend your time swimming, fishing, canoeing, water skiing, sail boating, or just observing the graceful ducks migrating and inhabiting the lake all day long.
Not only is the place perfect for water activities, but it’s also an excellent area for hiking, biking, hunting, camping, and picnicking courtesy of the park’s unbroken and seemingly “forever wild” forest preserve.Continue reading
This article may be not the typical informative article you always find in this blog. However, the big issue we’ll tackle in a little while is something of utmost relevance to the nation, especially during this time.
Citizens must stand up for their rights, for the protection of the country, for the safety of people and its inhabitants, and for himself. It’s not true that citizens like us are no match against seemingly invulnerable oligarchs and abusive figures of authority because our combined sympathies and voices will overthrow any leader.
But what feasible thing can we do to voice out our opinions? One thing is to unite in a protest. Many do not believe in the power of protest. They even deem it as a waste of time. But when leaders and individuals occupying high positions take notice of the citizen’s outcries and struggles through protesters, everyone benefits. Always remember that real power lies within the hands of the citizens.Continue reading
If you’ve experienced camping out during a cold season, you know how difficult it is to keep warm. No matter how many layers you put on, it never seems to keep your body warm. Even eating outside the tent is somewhat burdening.
As a camper, we have to eat to replenish all the energy we’ve lost from our laborious day activities. Through decades of camping, I grew tired of the usual canned goods and sandwiches that we campers usually bring because they’re light and easy to cook.
Firstly, their taste is monotonous, and secondly, they can’t warm our bodies up. Why settle for readily available foods like that when you can make a truly satisfying, body-warming and tasty food like the Dutch Oven Chili Nachos?
Maybe you’re thinking “Why is this woman so obsessed with Mexican food?” because most of the recipes I posted on this blog are mostly Mexican (don’t worry I’ll create more non-Mexican camping recipes in the future).
Partly yes, I’m slightly obsessed, but when you’re camping, you‘ll realize how convenient it is to cook (or pre-cook) Mexican food. And one more thing... Mexican food’s great! Don’t you agree?Continue reading
The United States of America is a country sprawling with greenery, lush mountains, pristine waters, and montane forests. You’ll never run out of places to camp! ... except in New York City.
One such state that is rich in recreational areas would be Oregon. The first instinct of campers and nature lovers like us is to escape the city whenever we have a chance. Do you want to be transported to a magnificent nature paradise? Go to Oregon.
There are many campsites along the Rogue River in Oregon but if you’re looking for an excellent and uncrowded one, you should go to the Natural Bridge Campground in Oregon.
Oregon is a far from New York. If you look at the map, you’ll find them at the opposite ends. It’s a very diverse state because of the various nationalities and tribes that inhabited the land years ago.
Oregon was ranked as one of the most populated states in the US in the past decade, but its breath-taking landscapes are still as beautiful and untouched as when I first set foot in it when I was just a little girl.Continue reading