Camping

5 Reasons to Use a Hammock Instead of a Tent When Camping

5 Reasons to Use a Hammock Instead of a Tent When Camping

June 08, 2017

Congratulations! You are about to hit the road and go camping. You probably already have a car or truck stuffed full of gear to make your trip memorable. One of these items is probably a tent. If you are planning on bringing a tent to use for sleeping during your trip, that's okay! However, keep in mind that more and more folks are switching to hammocks. You can check out some of the reasons why below!   Lightweight One of the biggest advantages of using a hammock over a tent on your camping trip is weight. A simple backpacking tent can easily weigh several pounds. A traditional tent can w... Read More

Everything You Know About Poison Oak/Ivy/Sumac is Wrong [Infographic]

Everything You Know About Poison Oak/Ivy/Sumac is Wrong [Infographic]

April 27, 2016

  Anyone who has suffered from a bad poison oak, ivy or sumac rash can share in a strong desire to keep it from ever happening again. Unfortunately, many of the common beliefs about what causes the rash and how to avoid it are wrong. Breaking through the myths and understanding a few key items will keep you itch free. The most important part is understanding what causes the rash (its a highly potent oil called Urushiol), how to effectively remove the oil and what medications actually work. The infographic below summarizes all these important facts and more. Read on to learn how to avoid poi... Read More

This Brilliant Camping Hack Makes A Campfire That Lasts Hours With Just One Log

This Brilliant Camping Hack Makes A Campfire That Lasts Hours With Just One Log

February 22, 2016

A good campfire is a sign of a true camper. However, starting and maintaining a solid fire takes a bit of skill. A great way to make the task much easier is to set yourself up for success ahead of time with a Swedish Torch. A good camper always comes prepared and this article will show you exactly how to do it. A Swedish Torch uses one medium sized log to create a campfire that lasts for hours. The Swedish Torch can also be used as a stovetop to cook anything you want. We spent some time experimenting and found the best way to make and start a Swedish Torch and are passing the wisdom down ... Read More

9 Gadgets that Make Car Camping Easier and More Fun

9 Gadgets that Make Car Camping Easier and More Fun

January 27, 2016

Enjoying the outdoors doesn't mean you have to rough it. These gadgets will keep you comfortable and provide endless fun at your campsite-home away from home. Solar Powered Lights - courtesy of Field and StreamPlace solar powered lights near your tent stakes so you don't trip over the lines at night. You can buy them for under $4 each when you buy in bulk and they have a ton of other uses around the campsite. Folding Table - courtesy of WiredBring this beautiful bamboo table with you and eat like a king. The Snowpeak Single-Action Table folds flat and easily fits in the trunk of you... Read More