8 Apps that Make for a Super Camping and Hiking Experience

8 Apps that Make for a Super Camping and Hiking Experience

Share List As much as I like to disconnect, sometimes you just have to be connected. In the world that we live in now, it is almost dangerous not to have some sorta instant media. So I’ve decided to take advantage and use it to help make my outdoor experiences great! I was actually surprised to find how many apps there were for the outdoor enthusiast. There are apps for GPS, camping lists, mapping your hikes, picking your camp site…

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Can You Love Glamping Without Being a Camping Cheater

Can You Love Glamping Without Being a Camping Cheater

Share List According to Oxford Dictionary, they add about 1000 new words to the dictionary each year. So when the word “Glamping” showed up, I was curious about the definition. According to Oxford the definition of Glamping is “A form on camping involving accommodation and facilities more luxurious that those associated with traditional camping.” WHAT………. That seems like cheating to me. Oxford Dictionary defines Camping as “The activity of spending a holiday living in a tent.” Just the other night…

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Sunshine Blogger Award Nomination

Sunshine Blogger Award Nomination

Share List Sometimes when you least expect it but most need it Karma throws some love your way. After a hard day of stressing over my newest blog post, I open a message from  a wonderful blogger, a world away, nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Apostolia from Simply Apostolia  had emailed me with this nomination. “I’m sending this e-mail to you because I was recently nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award, and I had to nominate 11 other…

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How to Talk with a Potty Mouth to Mother Nature

How to Talk with a Potty Mouth to Mother Nature

Share List Beware…This post is full of Potty Mouth…. One of the biggest questions or concerns that most newbie campers have is what to do when nature calls. For those who have never taken comfort behind a tree, the idea can seem daunting, uncomfortable or just plain yuck. For many this could be the only think keeping them from a great experience. So lets start at the bottom…hehe… and realize that the big pink elephant in the room is that…

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How to Have Fun Playing with Your Camping Food!

How to Have Fun Playing with Your Camping Food!

Share List When it comes time to eat around at the camp ground you can usually find me at the camp kitchen, with my recipes, getting our aluminium foil packet ready or stirring the dutch oven soup or even making coffee to go with our omelettes first thing in the morning. Understandable, this is where you’d find most moms with kids. But just because your camping, it doesn’t mean the you have to have food that comes in a freeze…

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Awesome Gifts for the Mom who Loves to be One with Nature

Awesome Gifts for the Mom who Loves to be One with Nature

Share List Mothers day is just around the corner. It’s a day when we celebrate all the wonderful things mom does for us. If your mom is the outdoorsy type she’s probably not the chocolate and flowers type unless it comes in a protein bar and wild flowers….. I thought I’d put together a list of gift ideas for mom that will have her ready for those summer hikes and camping trips. KAVU Women’s Zippit Bag Adjustable rope shoulder strap,…

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Here Comes the Dutch Man with His Oven’s

Here Comes the Dutch Man with His Oven’s

Share List Camping is a way that we can step back in time and visit our ancestors. We unplug and become self-sufficient and primitive. It allows us to relate and imagine what being a pioneer on the trail could have been like. Sleeping under the stars, cooking over an open campfire while spending quality uninterrupted time with or family….Relaxing Cooking outdoors is one thing that hasn’t changed to much over the years. Cast Iron, open flames and grills are still…

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The Helinox Camp Chair. For the End of a Day of Inspiration

The Helinox Camp Chair. For the End of a Day of Inspiration

Share List After a long day of hiking your feet are sore your back hurts all ya want to do is sit down and enjoy the campfire with a cup of coffee. Thinking of sitting on a rock makes me want to pack my gear back up and head for the car. So I set out to find a hiking chair. When looking I took into account weight, size, material, ease, comfort and stability. I finally settled on the Helinox…

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How To Get The Family Letterboxing

How To Get The Family Letterboxing

Share List A few years back, talking to one of the boys teachers, she told me that a way for her family to get outside was they went Letterboxing. Well I’m always on the lookout for new and exciting things for the family to do so I had her explain.    Letterboxing is a treasure hunts of sorts. People leave boxes hidden in the woods or various places, then leave clues to the box’s whereabouts on a website. The fun…

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How Do You Plan on Celebrating Earth Day?

How Do You Plan on Celebrating Earth Day?

Share List This year Earth Day is April 22nd. This year’s campaign is all about environmental & climate literacy. According to the web-sight that means: “We need to build a global citizenry fluent in the concepts of climate change and aware of its unprecedented threat to our planet. We need to empower everyone with the knowledge to inspire action in defense of environmental protection. Environmental and climate literacy is the engine not only for creating green voters and advancing environmental and…

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