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Camp Fire Recipe: Marshmallow, Caramel, and Strawberry Kebabs

Nothing beats roasting marshmallows over a fire but……..when you have kids you want to also have something healthy.  In doing so, this recipe came to me.  It is a great Read more

Tips for Tent Camping in Winds

Though people are generally advised to not go camping in windy weathers, there are some individuals/ families who prefer it that way. The general caution against camping in wind is issued because of the uncertain nature of the wilds in winds. Show More Summary

Planning to Buy a New Backpack: Pointers to Making the Right Decision

Selecting the right backpack can appear to be a difficult task for a lot of individuals. But getting the right backpack is critical to draw the maximum benefits from it. The pack has to be the right size, because misappropriations of any sort will create problems. Show More Summary

The Shorts--Blind Date with the Desert

"My first few days in Moab's red rock desert were like a blind date where everything went wrong," writes Hilary Oliver. "For one, it was August. My metal aviator sunglasses got so hot in the sun that I couldn't smile or they'd burn my cheeks." Four years later, Hilary and the desert got a second chance at their botched first encounter. Show More Summary

Camp Fire Recipe: Dinner in a Can

5 days agoHobbies / Camping : Go Camping

Boy, dinner in a can sounds like a dream but it really is not.  Yes, you can fix dinner in a can and it goes beyond heating something in a Read more

Improve your Footwork While Climbing with these 7 Amazing Tips

There is a considerable amount of technique that goes into climbing, irrespective of whether it’s being done recreationally, competitively, or as a part of a trade. The ability to place oneself on the rocks with proper judgement and pulling oneself through will not do one much good if the footwork is lacking. Show More Summary

Expert Tips and Suggestions for Fly Fishing Enthusiasts

Fly fishing is the angling pattern of fishing, where the fisher uses an artificial “fly” to catch fish. The imposed prey or the ‘fly’ is hold onto position using a reel, fly rod, and special weighted line. This holding technique is a...Show More Summary

7 Types of Camping Showers

When you are going out for a fun trip of camping which includes hunting, hiking, trekking and the likes, it is essential to carry all the accessories that help you to maintain your hygiene and well-being. Along with your essential clothing, footwear and bedding, it is essential to carry the appropriate camping shower equipment with you. Show More Summary

Planning for a Family Camping Trip- Tips to Prepare your Kids for Tent Sleeping

Sleeping in a tent on a camping trip or under some other circumstances can be difficult to adjust to, for even adults. Considering this, it is important for most parent and caregivers to prepare their kids properly when they are expected to spend the night in a tent. Show More Summary

Camp Fire Recipe: Cold-Brewed Coffee

Nothing beats a good cup of coffee in the morning but there are times that a cold brew is in order.  First, if you feel that you are not going Read more

Camp Fire Recipe: Chicken Stew Foil Packets

Foil packet meals have been around for years.  They are easy to make, clean up is simple, and best of all they taste good.  Below is an easy foil packet Read more

How to Clean and Maintain Cast Iron Cookware

Cast iron cookware is a staple to any camping trip.  It keeps you from eating out of cans and allows one to cook real home cooked meals.  But as good Read more

How to Signal when you Cannot get a Signal

Yes, I know this is a unique title but let me tell you a story that answers any questions you may have.  Ok, I was on a Boy Scout trip Read more

The Threshold Moment

When Kevin Fedarko stepped through the door of the O.A.R.S. boathouse in Flagstaff, AZ, he didn't realize he had crossed a figurative threshold as well as a literal one. Kevin had planned on rafting the Grand Canyon for a wilderness medicine course. Show More Summary

Featured Outdoor Blogger: Ken from Big Grey Rocks

Your name: Ken Schmaltz Your blog: Big Grey Rocks What is your favorite outdoor activity? Anything that gets me above the treeline. Ever since I scrambled up Heart Mountain at the age of 11, nothing has been able to compare to that feeling of being on top of the world. Any favorite places for your [...]Show More Summary

Clearance Sale on Great Outdoors Shoes at Zappos!

Need some new shoes for Spring camping/hiking, or just getting outdoors? Zappos has some great deals. The pair I’m currently wearing came from Zappos and I really like them. Here are some of the clearance items. Get them now they???re going fast! The North Face Hedgehog Guide GTX (Dune Beige/Electro Coral Orange) Women’s Shoes – [...]Show More Summary

Science of Spring Hummingbird Migration

Spring is here, and depending on where you are, you’ve probably started seeing hummingbirds in your area. While you’re getting ready to get out your feeders, how about stopping to learn a bit about the science of Hummingbird migration? Most people know that birds fly south for the winter so that they can acquire an [...]Show More Summary

Book Review: Cooking On A Stick: Campfire Recipes for Kids

Tired of the same old campfire recipes? Then you will want to check out “Cooking On a Stick: Campfire Recipes for Kids”. This book is full of great ideas to break away from the traditional s’mores and donuts for breakfast. We have tried several of these recipes and they were a hit. Moose Lips? Who [...]Show More Summary

Family Fishing in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Looking for a fun family outdoors trip in Pigeon Forge? Try fishing at Big Rock Dude Ranch in Pigeon Forge, TN! I have been to Pigeon Forge and also to Gatlinburg several times and while the go-carts and shopping is fun it’s nice to do something different. We did spend a couple of days going [...]Show More Summary

Vapur Anti-Bottle Gear Review

The Vapur Anti-Bottle is just that: It’s a bottle that folds up, unlike a normal bottle. I was lucky enough to be given a sample of their 0.5 liter anti-bottle for review. My thoughts about thew Vapur Anti-Bottle are below. These bottles are awesome to keep around. They don’t take a lot of space in [...]Show More Summary

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