A Beginner’s Guide to Camping

beginners guide to camping

Have you ever thought about why so many people enjoy sleeping outside instead of in their own beds? Camping can be a relaxing way to get away from the stresses of everyday life, connect with nature, and enjoy the simpler side of life. For people who have never been camping before, the thought of tent […]

Fun Things to Do When Camping: Exciting Outdoor Adventures

fun things to do while campaing

Ever wonder what makes a camping trip truly memorable? Enjoying the fresh air and natural beauty, camping offers many fun things to do outside. All campers, whether first-timers or veterans, can find something fun. There are lots of fun things to do when you go camping, like hiking and stargazing. The goal is to merge […]

How to Bank a Fire

how to bank a fire while camping

Have you ever wondered how campers manage to keep their fires smoldering all night without constantly tending to them? One of the oldest ways to keep a fire going is to “bank” it. This works especially well while hiking or camping. It’s all about keeping your fire alive and ready without burning through precious fuel. This […]

Best Hikes in Shenandoah National Park I Love

Shenandoah National Park

It seems like just yesterday that I went on my first hike in Shenandoah National Park. It was truly magical to see the sun rise over the Shenandoah Valley. Friends and different hiking blogs told me that the best trails in Shenandoah National Park lived up to the hype, and they did. As the sky […]

Tick-Free Trails: How to Avoid Ticks While Hiking

How to Avoid Ticks While Hiking

I went on a hike in the beautiful Shenandoah National Park over the weekend last summer. The air smelled like pine, the sky was clear, and the trail was calling. But about halfway through my hike, I felt a painful pinch on my leg. A tick was already digging in when I rolled up my […]

PrimaLoft vs Down – Which is Right For You?

PrimaLoft jacket and carrying a down sleeping bag

Choosing the right insulation for your hiking and camping gear is very important. Let’s talk about PrimaLoft vs Down. I’ve often wondered which is better, and I bet you have too. So, let’s break it down together. Understanding Insulation Materials What is PrimaLoft? PrimaLoft is a synthetic insulation material. The U.S. Army developed PrimaLoft in […]

The Best Hiking in Missouri

stunning waterfall in missouri

It seems like yesterday when I hiked for the first time in Missouri. I put on my boots on a cool fall morning and headed into the untamed Ozarks. A sea of autumnal red, orange, and gold leaves encircled me as I set out on my journey. I discovered a hidden stream here and a […]

How to Fix a Tent Zipper – Step-by-Step Guide

how to fix a tent zipper

Have you ever been camping and suddenly found your tent zipper stuck? A lot of people who like being outside have this problem, but most don’t know how easy it is to fix. This guide will show you the steps you need to take to quickly and easily fix a tent zipper so you can […]