Using a Compass

    A compass is a very valuable camping tool especially if you plan on doing some hiking too. However, it’s important that you learn how to use the compass effectively. Nearly everyone knows that the compass... 


    Leave no Trace Camping

    The growing awareness of humankind’s impact, or footprint, on our global ecology has lead to a strong trend in camping that’s simply called “Leave no Trace camping” As the name implies, the idea... 


    Choosing Camping Gear

    So you have decided to join the countless other Americans who are camping this year but you need some help in choosing what to take with you. This site features some of the types of camping gear that you... 


    Choosing a Campsite

    You’ve arrived at the campground or forest where you plan to spend your trip. There’s tons of stuff to pull out of the car and transport to a site, but the question remains where to set up? Choosing... 


    Camping: The Camp Kitchen

    Ok, I admit it. I like to take nearly my whole kitchen with me into the great outdoors so long as I don’t have to hike everything into a campground. Why? Quite simply the great outdoors makes for hungry... 


    Camping with Pets

    For many people their pet is a treasured part of the family without whom a vacation just wouldn’t be the same. But camping offers a very unique set of circumstances that could prove dangerous to a pet,... 


    Camping with Kids

    Camping with adults is far different than having know how about camping with children, be they yours or the children of fellow campers. There are a lot of very positive lessons that children can learn... 


    Camping Tents – Choosing & Care

    For some people camping means a pop up camper on wheels with all the comforts of home. For others it means tenting it, but even tents can be large and well equipped, some even being designed to offer several... 


    Camping: Avoiding wild animals

    If you’re like our family, going on an annual camping and hiking trip is something to which everyone looks forward. However, there are precautions that even experienced campers should take to avoid... 


    Grizzly Bear Viewing Adventures in Alaska

    Ever thought about the Huge Kodiaks, or going to visit one for an adventure vacation. There is no time like the present for taking advantage of this years salmon run and the Grizzly bears that appear with... 


    Black Bear Safety

    Bears have lived in the United States for literally hundreds of years,. In the Northern states  Grizzly are common while in the remainder of the United states there are black bears which are, while more... 


    Preventing Poison Ivy/Poison Oak

    Every year literally thousands of people come in contact with poison ivy, and poison oak, while hiking, biking and walking. I’ve  personally had poison ivy rash on my face, to the point that one... 


    Putting Out Your Campfire

    By the very nature of what it is, and what it can do, I think that putting out your fire deserves its own article, just as much, if not more than actually building one. Having served for years as a nationally... 


    How To Lay a Campfire

    So you want a campfire, but this is new territory. You’ve never so much as collected the wood, never mind laid and built the fire. All is not lost.. Its essentially common sense but a few things... 


    How to Cook Camping Meals

    Not everyone has a good grasp of camping, and what it means to live outdoors, in a tent for- several days and some folks find it int-imidating to think about trying to prepare a meal in that fashion. Frankly,... 


    Miniature Gas Grills

    Camping is becoming a bigger hobby for many more people than it used to be, with the urge to get back to basics biting most of  us at one time or another, even if we’re complete amateurs at the... 


    Camp Cook Stoves

    When you’re off to the great outdoors, there are a few things you’re going to need and one of those is something to cook with, if you, like we do, prefer to find a camping spot where there... 


    Camping Lanterns

    Camping is a ball to take part in, but there are a few things you’re going to need to take with you aside from the tent and sleeping bags that some newcomers to the sport or craft just don’t... 


    Winter Camping and Gear, Pt 1,

    I am the proud possessor of an insane sister, (everyone needs one) who shares my penchant for camping in wintertime, a thing which no one else particularly cares for in my immediate family.. Camping... 


    Losing Your Way and Surviving

    If you are a hunter or a hiker, particularly in the deeper, more dense woodlands and forests of the north, invariably at some point in time you are going to get turned around and not know exactly where...