I recently discovered the concept of making a backpacking checklist that you lay down as a mat and put your items on top. This method has so many benefits! Plus it is an excuse to get a little crafty. Making a Tyvek Backpacking Mat I had a sheet of Tyvek house wrap lying around that…Continue reading DIY Checklist Mat for Backpacking Gear
Tent Camping for Beginners: The Basics
I’ve had many people reach out to ask me how to get started tent camping. Here are some things to know to get you started!
How to Make Coffee while Camping
I love coffee. I wish I could drink it at Gilmore Girls levels, but alas I am limited to my cup or two in the morning, and a mid-afternoon half-cup if I’m really dragging. But camping coffee is special. There’s nothing better than waking up to fresh air and sunshine and a perfectly brewed cup…Continue reading How to Make Coffee while Camping
How to Go Backpacking with Kids
Well, I did it! I took my son backpacking for the first time. Surprisingly, it was also my first time backpacking. You’d think that an avid camper and hiker like myself who has done almost every type of camping would have made that happen in the last 32 years, but nope. Until now!
Staying Clean While Camping
I joke about being a sweat monster or mud beast, but one thing that I think turns a lot of people off to camping is that they are unhappy when they feel dirty. We can take care of that! I want to help make the outdoors more fun for everyone, so here is my advice…Continue reading Staying Clean While Camping