Camping is one of the most rewarding and peaceful things you can do after a long week of work or household chores. It is definitely my favorite thing to do, especially when my husband and two sons come with me.
The problem is that often times, people don’t think about camping as time for relaxation because they think it is really uncomfortable and that they’d end up in more pain or more stressed out than if they had just stayed at home.
While it is true that sleeping on the ground for a long period of time can cause neck and back pains or even headaches, there is a nifty little item I like to bring with me to avoid this:a backpacking pillow.
Having the best backpacking pillow can make all the difference in comfort (and happiness) during your trips. Best of all is that most of them are really affordable and not that difficult to select.Read More
Are you ready to take your outdoor adventures to the next level? Or are you looking to try out and improve your survival skills? If so, you need a great set of tools to help you with that. One of the tools you should have is a hatchet.
Today, we’re going to talk about what a hatchet is and some of the qualities to look for when selecting the best camping hatchet. Read on to find the best hatchet for you!
We all have that active, outdoorsy friend who constantly bugs us to go on a camping trip with them every time a long weekend comes by. Then after their relentless pestering, you finally cave and give in - oh why not.
Now, you’re on the horns of a dilemma trying to figure out what to do and desperately searching for a list of camper must haves to bring with you on your first adventure.
Luckily for you, I so happen to be “that friend” in my group of friends and in my family, so I present my list of nine things every good camper needs, not just for your first, but every adventure you embark on.Read More
I love my sleep. My life has a tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know
Just like the writer himself, I love my sleep – with no exceptions. I love my sleep even more after a camping or backpacking day.
There’s nothing better and more satisfying than to dive into my sleeping bag after a long and tiring hike and have some quiet, restful sleep under the stars – that is if my sons don’t insist on staying up and playing with them!
But lately, I’ve been hearing a lot of debate about that beloved backpacker’s best friend. And that is the debate of the quilt vs sleeping bag. Should you use the traditional type of sleeping bags? Or this thing called a quilt?
It’s been an on going debate, but curious, I decided to take a dip into the topic myself.Read More
Have you ever seen a questionably placed fruit in the middle nowhere in the woods? What about an odd looking creature that makes you think about what other odd creatures roam the forest?
Doesn’t it make you wonder what some of the strange things found in the woods are and what kind of secrets are hiding behind those thick, blanket of trees?
The forest can be a wonderfully magical place. After all, a lot of fairy tales and folklore start in the woods. But it also holds a lot of promise and it gives us a glimpse of just how magical, beautiful, and strange our lovely planet is.
A lot of people have their shares of stories of things they’ve seen in the forest while they were out hiking or camping. It’s true that we can’t deny all the creepy stories and scary things found by hikers and backpackers, but there are other awesome things that can be found as well.
At one point, I even found something so curious and so intriguing myself – but you’ll have to read till the end to find out one of the most amazing things I’ve come across while I was out hiking with my boys.Read More