Tagged: Hints and Tips

C’mon Baby Light My Fire (or, How Do You Light Yours?)

Just to manage expectations – if you want detailed instructions on how to make and light a campfire mosey on over to YouTube – there are hundreds of videos that’ll give you ideas. Here I’m just going to chat about fire lighters, share some fire making tips, and mention the tools we use when car […]

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Packing for car camping – we are organized!

Chrysler Town and Country Minivan packed full of car camping gear

When we first started car camping we quickly discovered it paid to be a bit organized. Our first ever car camping trip included a diversion to buy a couple of camp chairs because we’d left ours at home in the garage. Now we have back backing gear, the way we approach car camping has changed, but it still pays to be organized. This post gives a few tips for new car campers and seasoned backpackers alike.

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What to do when lost in the woods – 1946 Forest Service flyer

“What to do when lost in the woods” is the title of a 1946 Forest Service flyer. When I read the title on Twitter and I was immediately intrigued. I wondered what long-lost gems I might learn, and I wondered if there’d be any out-of-date ideas I could chuckle at. So I followed the links and eventually found the original text

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