5 Guidelines for Memorial Day

Memorial Day is almost here and it’s time to start planning on where to celebrate the weekend. All across the country, campers, hikers and paddlers alike recognize Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial start of camping season. While we’re all excited about finally spending our weekends in the woods, Memorial Day Weekend happens to bring […] Read more…

Gear for the Girl

So, recently I moved in with my girlfriend. Everything is going well, and it’s very exciting. The only downside is she doesn’t understand why on earth I have a literal room full of gear. She’s not a huge camper/backpacker, doesn’t really climb and has only been paddling a few times. Fortunately, she is very outdoorsy; […] Read more…

Popcorn Trailsnacks

One of my favorite trail snacks is popcorn. It’s easy to carry, easy to make and highly snackable. The Basics Making popcorn on the trail is easy. Go out and buy the raw kernels. Not that stuff that comes in the bags, you want the real thing. Pack as many as you want in a […] Read more…

The Hobo Dinner

Hobo Dinners are great. They’re quick, easy, and even great for kids. They require a solid bed of coals, so make sure you build a good campfire before getting starting. While the fire is burning, you’ll need to prep your ingredients. Generally speaking, you’ll need some large sheets of aluminum foil, meat, veggies, and spices. […] Read more…

Kids Ask Questions About Camping

Yesterday, for national Bring Your Child to Work Day, we asked the office children what they wanted to know about camping. Ranged from ages 4-13 years old, here’s what they came up with: 1. How cold will I be? Kids run like little furnaces. They burn energy quickly and tend to stay pretty warm. It’s a […] Read more…

Music Mash-Up: Trail Music

The debate about “trail music” never seems to end. I’m not going to get too far into it, but I’ll give you my preference. If I’m hiking or paddling with someone else, no music; if I’m hiking or paddling by myself, yes music, but only one ear bud. I don’t want to totally drown out […] Read more…

How to Travel with a Pack

Flying a backpack full with gear is probably the single scariest thing that I do when I’m travelling. I don’t worry about the steep cliffs, the scary bears or those creepy spiders. For me, my biggest fear is arriving at my destination and finding that my backpack is somehow stolen, damaged or missing. Airports are […] Read more…

5 Essential Items for Summer Camp

Spring is in the air which means that summer camp is right around the corner. Whether your little camper is a first timer or you’ve been sending them off for seasons in a row, it’s time to start thinking about what gear they’re going to need. Here’s 5 quick items that will ensure a successful […] Read more…

Adding the Comfort of Home to your Camping Equipment

There’s nothing quite like a little comfort from home. When you’re on the trail for a while it’s always a nice touch to add a little comfort from home to your drab bag of camping equipment. As far as what to bring, everyone’s preference is different, but always unique and interesting. I don’t carry a […] Read more…

Spring is Here: New Camping Gear

With spring right around the corner, it’s time to get excited about sleeping outside again. What makes this spring different than the past is that there happens to be new camping gear on the market that has caught my eye so I’m getting ready to make a fairly sizable investment to upgrade my camping style. The […] Read more…

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