There’s no doubt in my mind that camping is one of the best things you can do to relax and have fun, whether on your own, with friends, or with family. It definitely is my favorite thing to do – after loving my family, of course!
But through my many years of sleeping in the wilderness, I’ve discovered the one thing people often struggle with: setting up a tent. Yes, it’s true; you can end up spending hours trying to figure out how to set up a tent, especially if you’re new.
Luckily, companies have started to develop what is known as the “pop-up” tent, or the “instant” tent, and taking the time to find the best pop up tent will save you from the struggles of setting up your tent.
Whether you’re camping on the beach or in the forests, I’ve got you covered with my list of the top five best pop up tents that you can easily find on Amazon.Read More
When I go out camping, a lot of the times my friends and other people ask me how I manage to make meals for my family without having to resort to those instant, freeze-dried meals.
Don’t get me wrong – freeze dried meals can be a real lifesaver, and sometimes your only means for food, especially when you are out on extended or multi-day camping trips.
But for general camping use, I have one little secret – I use the best camping cookware I can find. That way, I am able to give my husbands and two sons a warm and fresh “home cooked” meal, even when we’re out on the trail.
This is especially true when we go car camping since I have the freedom to bring more gear, more food options, and all my heavy-duty cookware.Read More
Do you love your hiking boots? I do. But sometimes, they don’t always feel comfortable especially during long hikes. No matter how hard I try, I can't find hiking boots that fit just right.
I’m sure it’s the same with you. It can be difficult to find a pair of hiking boots or hiking shoes that fit correctly without any problems. It’s even harder to know how to lace hiking boots properly.
They may feel fine at first, but then 30 minutes later, your toes start aching, your foot begins to feel tight, or you start getting blisters because your heels keep slipping.
Over the years, I’ve learned different techniques to go around this problem to help make both my hiking boots and my low-cut shoes fit better and more comfortab. The secret? The shoelaces.
Today, we will go through five basic techniques to properly tie your hiking boots. If you read until the end, you’ll see a way to combine these techniques to create a custom way of lacing!Read More
Hammock camping is a great way to enjoy and experience nature. Usually, when you think of camping, you visualize a tent and a sleeping bag. But if you’re looking for a new and different kind of experience, you can try a hammock.
Although, hammocks can be quite a tricky thing to set up. Often times, they need practice along with the right tools and equipment to get ready. One of the components of a hammock that is very important, is a whoopie sling.
Today, that’s what we’re going to talk about – how to make a whoopie sling using only five tools. But the secret is actually it only takes two tools since the other three can be optional.Read More
Music is a great way to enhance any experience. It can affect your mood, help you concentrate while studying, or give you a burst of energy when hiking through those lovely backcountry trails or breathtaking mountains.
On those days when my husband or kids don’t want to come on a hike, I find myself reaching for my iPod instead, which is filled with all kinds of hiking songs to keep me company while I’m out on the trail.
Over the years I’ve amassed a pretty diverse playlist filled with songs (both classic and new) that I find heighten my hiking experiences. I’ve chosen 11 of my favorite songs to share with you today, so check them out!Read More