Camping in Cold Weather: Expert Tips for Tent Camping, Backpacking, and RV Camping

Camping in cold weather can be a lot of fun, but it’s important to be prepared so you don’t end up freezing your eyebrows off…literally! So if you’re a cold weather camping newbie, don’t worry! We’ve got you covered. In this blog post, we will discuss a bunch of tips for camping in the cold. Whether you’re camping in a tent, backpacking through the woods, or RV camping, these tips will help keep you warm, comfortable, and with all body parts still unfrozen. So put on your parka and snow … Read more

Solo Stove Lite Review | Best Wood-Burning Backpacking Stove?

solo stove lite review

If you love to backpack and want an efficient way to cook without the hassle of fuel canisters, you’ll LOVE the Solo Stove Lite. Yes, it’s true. Fuel canister stoves are faster.  And it’s also true that some canister stoves are smaller.  So does the Solo Stove Lite still deserve a place in your backpack? Is it really worth it? You might be surprised at what this little wood-burning stove is capable of…I KNOW I was! So I want to share my first-hand experience with the Solo Stove Lite. And … Read more

25 Tips to Make Backpacking With Kids a Breeze!

If you’re starting to plan your first overnight backpacking trip with your kid, then let me save you a TON of time and share what I’ve learned ! We just finished a 3 day, 2 night backpacking trip with our 6 year old, so it’s all super fresh! In celebration of my son’s 6th birthday and my husband’s 33rd, we wanted to try to summit Symmetry Spire in Grand Teton National Park. Thankfully we did already have a bit of gear since my husband grew up backpacking, but it was … Read more

9 Essential Backpacking Safety Tips | Stay Safe While Hiking

Backpacking is usually a fairly safe outdoor activity. But it’s still important that even experienced hikers follow backpacking safety best practices.  Don’t underestimate how fast a few bad decisions and some poor planning can put you in an “uncomfortable” situation. That’s why it’s important to follow these 9 tips for staying safe while on the trail.  Do that and you’ll really enjoy your next hiking trip, instead of letting it turn into your personal reenactment of Man vs. Wild.  9 Tips for Staying Safe While Backpacking 1. Have a Checklist … Read more

10 Best Camping Pillows for RVing, Backpacking & Tenting |

Here are some of the best camping pillows you can buy today so “roughing it” doesn’t have to be so rough.  Just because you’re camping doesn’t mean you have to eat bugs and sleep with your head on a rock. In fact, there are more ways than ever to make your next camping trip a little more comfortable. One of the best places to start is with one of these top camping pillows. From plush pillows for car and RV camping to ultralight inflatable backpacking pillows, there’s something here for … Read more

6 Simple Backpacking Recipe Ideas + How To Create Your Own!

“Hard work should be rewarded by good food.” – Ken Follett Backpacking is hard work. After a day of trapesing up and down a mountainside carrying what seems like a mountain of gear, you’ll be thankful you planned some simple backpacking recipes.  The last thing you need is to set up camp and sit down to a mediocre meal of funny-tasting protein bars and trail mix that’s just basically peanuts, raisins, and a single tiny piece of chocolate at the bottom of the bag.  Wouldn’t it be better to enjoy … Read more

Your Ultimate Backpacking Kitchen Guide – Gear, Food + FREE Checklist

Friends don’t let friends go hiking with just trail mix. Sure, you could survive an overnight hiking trip with an assortment of peanuts, raisins, and tiny pieces of chocolate. But let’s take your backpacking kitchen to the next level with this camp kitchen guide. After reading my guide (and downloading the FREE backpacking trip checklist) you’ll be able to go from “roughing it” with nuts and granola bars to actually enjoying some warm, tasty meals after a hard day on the trail – without having to carry an extra backpack … Read more

How to Purify Water While Camping & Backpacking | Complete Guide

In wine there is wisdom. In beer there is freedom. And in water… there is bacteria.  Sadly, while camping and backpacking we can’t survive just on wine and beer. That’s why we need to figure out how to filter and purify water while backpacking.  Sure you can try to carry all the water you need, but water gets really heavy, really fast. A gallon of water weighs a little over eight pounds and you’ll need almost a gallon of water a day while backpacking. That means if you’re going on … Read more

Backpacking 101 | 7 Tips for Conquering Your First Backpacking Trip

So, you’ve got RV camping down. Tent camping at a campground is easy-peasy. Now it’s time to expand your horizons, hit the trails, and conquer your first backpacking trip!  It can be a little nerve-wracking the first time you venture away from the security of your over-packed minivan. But all campers and outdoor lovers should at some point in their lives go on a genuine, overnight hiking trip. Nothing quite compares to exploring the outdoors with just you and your trusty backpack.  In some aspects, backpacking is similar to RV … Read more

Campsite Critters – *Funnest* New Campground Trend (+Printable Inserts)

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As a mom of three kids, I just *have* to share this fun emerging trend for campground camping – hiding and finding Campsite Critters! There’s a Facebook group for it as well as more and more people participating by the day – so keep reading to see how you can get involved! What are Campsite Critters? Campsite Critters are small cute animal toys (usually with a note!) hidden around campsites for kids to find. If you have kids, then you KNOW how hyped up finding something like this will make … Read more