Wet Weather Camping with Kids

Rainy weather, even minor thunderstorms, do not have to interfere with your family's camping plans. By following the simple tips below, you can make your camping experience safer and more enjoyable for everyone, rain or shine: Shelter Make sure your tent has proven itself rain-worthy. If the tent is new, hose it down in the backyard several days before your trip and … [Read more...]

What’s an Adventure Journal?

When I began hiking, I started keeping a "hiking / adventure journal". By documenting the date, time, location, distance travelled, weather conditions, and other notable features of each of our hikes in the journal, we have created a useful resource for planning future adventures. Even the details of your most memorable outdoor adventures will begin to fade with time. By … [Read more...]

Summer Camping Tips

Many outdoors enthusiasts find the prospect of putting outdoor recreation activities on hold during the summer months unacceptable. The extremely high temperatures and humidity of the season, however, can make outdoor activities downright unbearable. Fret not! There are some options besides not camping during the seasonal extremes in your area. Here are a few ideas on … [Read more...]

First Aid Essentials

While most mishaps in the outdoors are not life-threatening, any injury – even one as simple as a blister – can quickly ruin an outing. A properly stocked first-aid kit, coupled with a firm grasp of how to use each item, should be standard equipment for any outdoors enthusiast. Pre-packaged first-aid kits are available from reputable sources such as REI.com for as little as … [Read more...]