Camp Food Preparation Tips 2

Camp Food Preparation Tips
You are excited about your upcoming backpacking trip, but struggling with the food preparation. You would rather be planning the route instead of the food. Backpacking food calls for considerable preparation. A menu must be decided, the food purchased, ingredients dehydrated, quantities carefully measured, the meals rationed, sealed into plastic bags, and labeled with cooking ...

How to pick a good campsite 2

How to pick a good campsite
Land Features Inaccessibility to the Location: If you want to enjoy a peaceful camping experience, you have to get at least a mile away from any roads or parking lots. Doing so will eliminate any vehicle camping sites, which is best if you want a natural wilderness experience. Statistically, you will be much safer when camping away from parking ...

Top 4 Useful Knots 2

Top 4 Useful Knots
Here are 4 knots you need to know – especially if you participate in outdoor activities such as backpacking, boating, climbing, and caving. Knot tying is a useful skill for various applications, from securing gear to saving a life. These four are particularly useful and easy to learn!   1. Bowline Knot The bowline received ...

Feeling Grimy? Grab Dr. Bronners Soap 1

Feeling Grimy? Grab Dr. Bronners Soap
Grubby fingers? Foul breath? Food bits stuck in your teeth? Soiled Dishes? Backpacking without soap can leave you feeling uncomfortable and grimy.  Dr Bronner’s 18-in-1 organic hemp castile soap solves all these problems.  We love this stuff – it is naturally scented, completely organic, biodegradable, highly concentrated, and serves a multitude of uses. Use Sparingly ...

Flash & Bang in the Outdoors

Flash & Bang in the Outdoors
Lightning is a spectacular weather phenomenon, and I have been reminded of its awesome power during the afternoon storms here in North Carolina. Last week we were starting out a hike at the 6,000 feet altitude in the Mount Mitchell mountain range when a storm quickly formed. Luckily, we were able to quickly walk down to ...

Backpacking with Olive Oil

Backpacking with Olive Oil
Olive Oil is an excellent choice to take when backpacking. Not only is it healthy and contain a high calorie per ounce weight ratio, but it also has a multitude of non-cooking purposes. In cooking, it can be used in place of butter to provide additional flavor and calorie in foods such as soups, pasta, rice, and ...