Camping

Portable Solar Panels for Camping

Camping is a lot of fun, but in the 21st century it is hard for many of us to go without our electronic gadgets. We know that the batteries will never last for the whole trip, and we therefore fret about being without our electronic gizmos while we are out in the woods. Luckily, there is a smart … [Read More...]

The American Boys' Handybook of Camp-Lore and Woodcraft

Camp Like a Boy Scout, From the Art of Manliness

I'm a big fan of the Art of Manliness blog and over the years they've posted a few camping related articles. I also like history and old books so their post titled, "How to Get Ready for a Camping Trip Like an Old School Boy Scout" with excerpts from a boy's handy book circa 1920 caught my eye. I … [Read More...]

Win Cutter Insect Repellents

Cutter Insect Repellent Giveaway

This giveaway is sponsored by Cutter. They provided a bundle of products for us to use and review and are providing one of our readers with a fabulous bundle too! Are you ready to go camping? Grab your tent and food. We'll supply the bug spray. Thanks to Cutter, we're giving away $55 worth of … [Read More...]

Guys Go Camping: Tips for Camping on a Slope

Tips for Camping on a Slope

While it is easiest to camp on flat ground, sometimes camping on sloped ground is inevitable. Sloped ground, embankments, hills, and mountainous terrain are not the friendliest areas for camping, but with a few tips and tricks, you can make the most of the angled ground and still enjoy … [Read More...]

Gear

Carheart Knit Hat

The Two Most Important Winter Camping Accessories

Winter camping is awesome. The stillness and starkness of the world around you during the cold months can lead you to a deep sense of awe and inspiration. There's just something so profound about sitting on the shore of your favorite lake while nature has wound-down to a slow creep. There are … [Read More...]

Food

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Orange Chicken Breasts – A slightly non-conformist, yet delicious dutch oven dish.

One of the best ways to make any dish stand out is not to overpower it with too much of a contrasting flavor – that’s what amateurs do. Instead, just add a “pinch” of it in your dish, enough to get your guest intrigued enough by this combination to ask you for the recipe. (Trust […]

By REI.

The Art and Science of S’mores

There’s one snack that has been forever etched on the American psyche when camping comes to mind. The S’more, a delectable treat combining the richness of chocolate, the fluffy whiteness of a marshmallow and the course graininess of graham crackers. REI’s infographic shows us that good S’more construction is more than haphazard.  

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Camp Beverages

An essential part of any camp packing list is a stock of beverages to stay hydrated during your stay outdoors. Packing beverages can be difficult, because liquids require a large amount of space to store. If your campsite has clean, running water, you can pack beverage powders and eliminate the need to transport liquids. If […]

How To

By blythe83

Building a Swimming Hole Rope Swing

I had every intention of writing an epic article on creating your very own rope swing for launching yourself and friends into your favorite swimming hole. But, looks like the folks over at Wenger already posted a detailed discussion on constructing such a swinging good time. So without further ado… please continue reading over at […]

By REI.

The Art and Science of S’mores

There’s one snack that has been forever etched on the American psyche when camping comes to mind. The S’more, a delectable treat combining the richness of chocolate, the fluffy whiteness of a marshmallow and the course graininess of graham crackers. REI’s infographic shows us that good S’more construction is more than haphazard.  

Corn Chips as a Fire Starter

Well you can put this into the interesting and cool category. Using Doritos as a fire starter, Steve Miller shows us how.

Field & Stream.

Defend Your Toilet Paper

What’s the number one rule of camping? Bring TP! I always bring a few rolls and it never fails they get squished or soaked by spilled beverages. Field & Stream reader Mark A. Clark shared this TP protector idea last year. Just brilliant.

Biographies

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Lloyd Anderson: Founder of REI

Lloyd Alva Anderson was born in Roy, Pierce County, Washington August 4th, 1902 on his uncles dairy, to parents of Canadian and Scottish ancestry, John and Marry Anderson. Growing up he would chop wood and worked in a creamery. He obtained his BS in electrical engineering in 1924 and began amateur climbing as a young […]

Thomas Hiram Holding

Thomas Hiram Holding: Father of Modern Camping

Thomas Hiram Holding was, in 1908, the worlds leading proponent and practitioner of camping. It seams strange to me now to think that there was a time when humans didn’t camp for enjoyment. But up until the late 1800s people camped out of necessity not sport. Oh sure there were folks who camped while undertaking […]

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