Month: June 2014

Kid Friendly Backpacking Meals

I’m a picky eater. This I have come to accept. Coming up with meals at home is in and of itself a challenge, let alone when I’m camping and further more on a backpacking trip. Therefore, while most can choose from a fine selection of Backpacker’s Panty or Mountain House for their weekend backpacking meals, I’ve got to get […] Read more…

Ticks: The Dos and Don’ts

With the increase in tick activity all over the country, it’s particularly important to know what to do when you get one. Types of Ticks There are many different species of ticks, so we’re going to deal with the basics. The laymen’s speak involves 2 generalized types of tick: Deer ticks, and Dog ticks. Deer ticks […] Read more…

My 10 Favorite Camping Accessories

Ah camping…the smells and sights of the outdoors. Sitting by a fire each night, hiking or paddling each day, and showering, well, very seldomly. Many of us camp because we want to get away from it all. We want to turn off the electronics, and shut ourselves off from society for a bit. We want […] Read more…

Where the Buffalo Roam: Yellowstone National Park

Geographically, Yellowstone National Park spans mostly through Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. It was founded in 1872, and since then has developed a reputation for its access to wildlife, geysers, and stunning scenic views. Yellowstone covers a whopping 3,400+ square miles (3x the size of Rhode Island), and encompasses a network of trails, lakes, and rivers, all […] Read more…

Our Trip to Outdoor Retailer 2013

If being the buyer for the camping category just meant that I sat at my desk staring at my computer and looking at reports all day, then I don’t think I could do it. Luckily for me, while there’s always plenty of reports, numbers and spreadsheets to go over, there’s also plenty of days spent […] Read more…

Glamour Camping

How does camping with a full mattress set up, 400 thread count bedding, down comforter, rugs, lighting and full bathroom set up sound, crazy right? Well, not so fast, there is a new trend in camping called glamour camping where all this comes to fruition. For those looking for the not so ordinary camping experience Shelter-Co, […] Read more…

My First Time Backpacking

Adventure time with Jack Flannel and Charlie Tomahawk Day 1 Just last week I embarked on an adventure, an adventure where I didn’t really know what to expect. I have always enjoyed camping but my first time backpacking was a whole new adventure. I and three other close friends, and a dog named Codah (husky) […] Read more…