Camping

Shake your way to a healthy campfire snack

NEWS – If smores give you a bellyache and fire-cooked hot dogs don’t please your palate, check out the Traditional Shake and Pop Outdoor Popcorn Popper from Wabash Valley Farms for your next campfire snack. My son and co-reviewer, Mason, just like his grandfather, needs a daily dose of popcorn. In fact, these guys opt …

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The SHIFTPOD lets you camp (glamp) in style and ease

NEWS – I’ve never been camping because bugs, no showers, no flushing toilets, dirt, bugs, and bugs. But if I were ever to cross that activity off my bucket list, I’d consider it if I had one of these ultracool SHIFTPODs to sleep in. The SHIFTPOD looks like an Airstream camper and a tent had …

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Rescue GoCLIP Yellow Jacket and Mosquito Repellent review

REVIEW – When enjoying the outdoors it is almost inevitable that you will have to deal with the biting and stinging pests with whom we share the outdoors. There are many options that may be tried to combat these flying and crawling menaces, but they all have their disadvantages. The Mosquito GoCLIP and Yellowjacket Repellent …

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Start your next campfire with a pull of string

NEWS – Campers, hikers, and other outdoor warriors know that it’s important to have the basic survival skills and gear when they are on their adventures. Water, food, shelter, and fire are probably the four main things you need. But if you’re not in the same category as someone who signs up for the show …

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Bear Bowl is a cooking pot that fits in your pocket

NEWS – Backpackers and hikers will be interested in learning more about the Bear Bowl which is a cooking vessel that folds down into a pocket friendly package for easy light weight and minimal carry. The Bear Bowl comes in three sizes that range from 32 ounce capacity for the Baby Bear Blue size, up …

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Outdoor Vitals Rhyolite Lightweight 45L backpack review

REVIEW – Camp Palawopec, in the rolling hills of Brown County, Indiana, is my son Mason’s happy place. But he’s had gear issues the last two summers, so this year he’s trying the Outdoor Vitals Rhyolite Lightweight internal frame 45L backpack. Mason’s first year at camp, a sneaky raccoon unzipped his large canvas duffel and …

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Stay toasty warm on your next camping trip with the Alice heated sleeping blanket

Winter in the southern United States is an unpredictable season.  For example, temperatures were in the upper 70s a couple weeks ago, and this week we had snow and ice and temperatures in the low 30s.  You never know what to expect weather-wise, which can make it difficult for those outdoorsy-types who camp year round. …

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Survival Hax 6″ Fire Starter Flint Review

Do you know what the Ten Essentials for the Outdoors are?  From the Boy Scout Handbook, it includes a pocketknife, first aid kit, extra clothing, rain gear, water bottle, flashlight, trail food, matches/fire starters, sun protection and map/compass.  Let’s take a look at starting a fire with a flint. What is it? A 6″ fire-starting …

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This camping cot has its own tent

The Kamp-Rite Oversize Tent Cot can serve as a chair, elevated cot (11″ above the ground), and one-person sleeping tent.  During the day, the Kamp-Rite serves as a chair or a lounge.  When it’s time to sleep, you can quickly raise the heavy-duty 210d tent with mesh doors and tape-sealed rain fly to keep you …

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