How to Easily Start a Fire With Wet Wood After Rain

How to Easily Start a Fire With Wet Wood After Rain

One of my least favorite camping activities is starting a fire with wet wood. Starting a fire with damp wood isn’t great either.  Starting a fire with wet wood can be a challenging task, but it’s not impossible. Knowing how to do so may come in handy in emergency situations when dry wood is scarce, such as after a…

How to Properly Dispose of Dirty Dishwater When Camping

How to Properly Dispose of Dirty Dishwater When Camping

Eating great food while camping is always a good time, but then you need to know how to dispose of dishwater when camping. There’s nothing quite like roasting marshmallows over the fire or cooking up some fireside chili. The problem arises when it’s time to wash dishes in the great outdoors.  We’ll cover some basics,…

Can You Safely Use a Propane Camping Stove Indoors?

Can You Safely Use a Propane Camping Stove Indoors?

Camping stoves are a fantastic way to cook food fast while exploring the great outdoors. Their portability and convenience make them a must-have item for campers and backpackers alike.  But what about when you’re stuck indoors during inclement weather, or want to have a hot meal when your gas stove is broken?  Can you use…

Are Hiking Boots Really Necessary? When to Not Wear Them

Are Hiking Boots Really Necessary? When to Not Wear Them

My answer to the question “Are hiking boots really necessary?” is yes. If you’re actually hiking and not just going on day hikes or taking a nature walk, wearing hiking boots is necessary.  Hiking boots do provide better support and protection for the feet and ankles, especially on rough terrain. Most hiking boots are also…

Camping In A Thunderstorm: 5 Ways to Keep Your Family Safe

Camping In A Thunderstorm: 5 Ways to Keep Your Family Safe

Being prepared for camping during a thunderstorm is a major step in our family’s camping routine. Here, we’ll talk about camping in a thunderstorm, including how to minimize risk, stay safe, and still have fun. Camping is a family-friendly activity for all ages, but it isn’t without risk. Here in Minnesota, the weather forecast is…