two people building a campfire

Easy Campfire Starting Technique

With summer in full swing, the timing has never been better to enjoy a night around a campfire. The flames of a roaring fire can inspire storytelling, great conversations, music, and memories you’ll treasure forever – not to mention a way to cook your delicious camping food. However, if you’re a first time camper, you might not know where to …

camping with dogs in the wilderness

Tips and Advice When Camping With Dogs

As a proud dog owner ourselves, we know how important it is to share many of our special moments with our four-legged pals. From our experience, most dogs are just as excited as us humans to be able to bond with nature in the great outdoors. Even so, you’ll want to take some precautions and plan out your trip accordingly …

Glamping Ideas for Your Next Camping Trip

Glamping, otherwise known as “glamorous camping,” is the new way many campers are choosing to spend their time outdoors. As the name implies, glamping is camping with an emphasis on comfort and luxury. With glamping, you can now experience the outdoors without having to sacrifice your normal way living. Frankly, most people are not willing to make that sacrifice but …

cooking skewers for camping meals made ahead of time

10 Easy Make Ahead Meals for Camping Trips

Let’s face it, when you’re out enjoying nature with your camping buddies, hot dogs cooked over a campfire can taste just as good as a dinner from a five star restaurant. That is, until you’ve gone camping with someone who has taken the time and effort to really plan out some meals for starving campers. Food is often an afterthought …

Stack of Firewood

How Much Firewood to Bring for Camping?

Hanging out around a bright-burning campfire is one of the pinnacles of a great camping trip experience. You might decide to keep a campfire going all night while you sleep or just long enough to tell a few spooky tales before you turn in to your tents. In either case, you’ll want to have a good estimate of how much …

campers cooking with foods that don't require refrigeration

57 Camping Food Ideas With No Refrigeration Required

Just about every camper lugs a cooler around filled with ice to keep the food cold and fresh. In fact, it’s so common that you might think it’s impossible to go camping without one. While a cooler does make it easy to keep your food from spoiling, there are plenty of other food options that you can choose that don’t …

Two hands holding mugs on a hike stopping for food

Best Hiking Food Ideas for Long and Short Hikes

Planning the perfect hiking trip is done by thoughtfully browsing different websites filled with beautiful pictures and descriptions that can take up to several days. However, once the perfect hike is set for the following weekend, the foods you decide to bring range from forgotten packaged foods sitting in the cupboards or a quick trip to the gas station food …

Camping equipment and supplies laid out on a table along with a camping checklist

The Camping Checklist with Everything You Might Need

There are few moments in life better than pulling off the road to find that perfect campsite. You see the perfectly secluded area complete with a soft landing for your tents, a gorgeous view overlooking the lake, and just you and your camping crew. What could be better? As you take in a giant lung full of the fresh, mountain air, …