Car Camping Checklist

If you love camping but still want to enjoy the many comforts of home, car camping could be for you! Camping for the first time with kids? Don’t like “roughing” it? Want to sleep on an air mattress and have ice in a cooler? There’s a good chance car camping is for you. Regardless of whether…

Backpacking Checklist

Whether you’re preparing for your first backpacking trip or it’s just been awhile since you hit the trail, here’s an easy-to-follow checklist to help you get ready! Depending on your destination, you may not need everything on this list. Be sure to tailor your clothing needs to your environment and check the forecast before heading…

10 Must-Have Camping And Hiking Essentials

If you’re an avid camper or hiker, you might be familiar with the Ten Essentials. Originally created in the 1930s by The Mountaineers, the purpose of the Ten Essentials is to help people stay safe and be prepared for any situation in the wild. The Mountaineers have continued to update this list, and today they…

3 Tasty Campfire Pancake Recipes To Celebrate National Pancake Day

Today is National Pancake Day! Ready to celebrate this delicious holiday in the great outdoors? Here are 3 amazing campfire pancake recipes you need to try today (and everyday, because pancakes never get old). Mason Jar Pancakes If you’re a pancake purist, these classic pancakes are for you. What makes these great? You prepare the…

The Art of Cast Iron Cooking

When it comes to campfire cooking, cast iron is one of the most popular tools used by campers. While dutch ovens are often the top choice due to their versatility, other cast iron pans, such as a skillet, are also handy to have. How to Clean and Care For Cast Iron First things first. How…

Include the Outdoors in Your Holiday Festivities

Whether you’re heading out of state to spend the holidays with extended family, hosting guests at your house, or traveling a couple of hours to spend the weekend with your in-laws, the stress of the holidays might be starting to settle in. While this is generally a happy time of year spent with family and…

5 Things To Leave At Home On Your Next RV Trip

Do you find yourself overpacking on RV trips? RVs might be big, but that doesn’t mean every inch of available space needs to be stuffed full. It can be scary leaving home without some of what you might consider “essentials” in your everyday life, but your wallet (and your adventurous spirit) will thank you. Here…

Car Camping 101: Don’t Knock It ‘Til You Try It

Hardcore backpackers may cringe at the term “car camping,” but there’s no shame in being comfortable. If you’re just getting into camping or prefer more of a hassle-free getaway, car camping could be right up your alley. Car camping generally refers to a campsite or campground where you’re able to pull the car right into…

Camp Kitchen Checklist

If you’re new to car camping or if it’s just been awhile since you last set out on an outdoor getaway, packing can be overwhelming. Once you’ve gotten all of your tent, sleeping bags, and other gear packed up and ready to go, it’s time to focus on the kitchen and food. There’s nothing better…

14 Handy Uses For Duct Tape While Camping

Duct tape. Don’t leave home without it. While duct tape may not be the first “essential” item on your camping checklist, this versatile roll of tape can work wonders at the campsite. Whether you need to patch something, perform first-aid, or make a tool, you will be happy you brought along this handy little helper….

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Jessica is a freelance writer. She resides in Minnesota with her husband, daughter dog, and 4 cats. In her free time she enjoys reading, traveling, and hiking.