5 Tips For An Enjoyable Weekend

It's hard to believe that the final summer holiday is already here!...more

The Not-So Cuddly Brown Bear and the Breathe Right Strips

  I grew up in the country, and...more

Camping with kids. Don't be afraid.

I have a very clear memory of my first camping trip. Neither of my parents had any previous experience, but they packed their enthusiasm and our brand new family tent, and away we went. We found a campground just outside town and pitched our tent.Well, I guess we should go for a hike, my dad said. So we left for a trek, while my mom stayed behind to make dinner....more


So, we get down to Undisclosed and the house is not demolished yet. What a surprise we had to find that our sewer had been capped off. Hello, mcD’s.. We are here for breakfast, using free wi-fi and the facilities. It just goes to show you that you can’t appreciate something until it is gone. Yes, I know it’s not forever,but I miss my bathroom  ...more

Camping food

Everyone has a different take on camping food. For a while, I thought we should only cook over the fire. This was not popular with the chef, DH, so we bought a camp stove and grill. This made life a bit easier. Now, with the travel trailer, we can even microwave food if needed. The last post talked about necessities of what to pack. Now, I wanted to share a couple of recipes we use each time we camp.There is the foil packet dinner I shared awhile back here....more

Earthy Camping

  Tis the season to be camping.  I know in our area temperatures are reaching 110 and the only way to escape it is to retreat to the mountains or the coast.  Since rooms can be pricey on a whim try the next best thing "Camping"  I know that there are bugs and critters as well as toilets far to far away after your morning coffee.  But camping can still be enjoyable when you prepare properly and take into consideration that we don't ...more

Camping Packing List

Recently, I was asked if I had a packing list for camping. I didn’t, but thought it was a great idea. Even though my family and I have been camping for a number of years, I just never made a list and I have forgotten items. Here is the list that I came up with for camping....more

Always Be Prepared Like A Girl Scout

This weekend I went deep into the wilderness and it inspired me to think about being more prepared for situations in desolate areas.  Here are some things I'm going to add to my kit:...more

7 Reasons to Take Your Kids Backpacking