Dogs and Doughboys

Tweet Pin It This year on our annual camping trip I was sitting with my young friend by the fire making doughboys and discussing why some people like dogs and some don’t.  She’s a huge fan of dogs and told me she likes them so much because they are soft and cuddly and always like […]

Camping with Thermo-electric Generation (Powered SmartPhones)

Tweet Pin It While camping over Memorial Day this year, I witnessed several people complaining about their SmartPhones (iPhones, etc.) and having to sit around the bathroom trying to get even to 20% charge. Last year Alicia and I had to coordinate who had the chargers and cables to plug in our iPhones so that […]

How to Easily Grill Corn on the Campfire

Tweet Pin It This year Ellie & Christor were old enough to actually help us plan for our annual camping trip, including participating in meal planning. They declared that they were going to make pancakes, and since I know that Ellie is perfectly capable of making pancakes at home by herself, that sounded great to me.  She […]

Camping With Friends

Tweet Pin It We love to camp.  We’ve been camping every Memorial Day weekend with the same group of friends since long before we were married. Conveniently, some of our very good friends have children similar in age to ours, which has made continuing to have family outings together easy. Many of these outings have inspired […]

Camping Desserts: Apple Crumble

Tweet Pin It We love to camp.  We’ve been camping with a group of friends for years. In fact, it’s the group of friends that Alicia used to camp and rock climb with back in high school. Before any of us had kids we used to go for hiking trips where we would camp at […]

Is Your Gear Ready? Prepping for Camping

Tweet Pin It We love to go camping!  If you’re a regular reader of our blog you’ve probably picked up on this already, given the number of posts we’ve done about camping.  How often we camp depends on a number of things, but we have an annual camping trip with friends that we look forward […]

Green Your Vacation – Go Camping!

Tweet Pin It An active campfire should always have an adult in attendance. We have always enjoyed camping,  long before being green was so important to us, we went on an annual camping trip with friends.  In fact, some of my oldest friends date back to high school when I belonged to an Explorer Post […]

Greening Your Camping – Getting Started

Tweet Pin It Camping is a low impact and low cost way to vacation either by yourself or with your friends and family.   We find that it is a good way to spend several days of quality time with friends that is not horribly expensive. There are a lot of green websites that talk about […]

Natural Mosquito Bite Relief – What Works and What Doesn’t Work

Tweet Pin It During our camping trip last summer I got an excessive number of mosquito bites on my legs, upwards of 25 on each leg. The main thing I learned from that was that it’s important to use a reasonable amount of bug spray, especially when it’s hot out and you’re wearing shorts. Around […]

Greening your Camping – Reusable Utensils

Tweet Pin It Camping is one of those times when you commune with nature, so why would you be less environmentally conscious when camping than at home?  Unfortunately, a number of people use disposable plasticware while camping and then throw it away or worse, burn it in the fire.  People argue about the health implications […]