Three Things You Need to Make the Perfect Camp Breakfast

Three Things You Need to Make the Perfect Camp Breakfast

Camp Breakfast Camp cooking is somewhat of an art. When the right person in camp does the cooking, the meal can seem like one of the best you have ever tasted. Breakfast is no exception, as a great camp breakfast will rank right up there with your favorite breakfast restaurant or omelet bar. If you want to cook the perfect camp meal to start the day, here are three things you’ll need to make it happen. Camp Stove Nothing is quite as important to a great camp breakfast than just the right camp stove. If you’re happy with instant breakfast that can be made by adding some freeze-dried ingredients to a pan of boiling water, a tiny, backpacking-type stove will be fine for your purposes.

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5 Oregon State Parks That Offer Cabin and Yurt Camping

5 Oregon State Parks That Offer Cabin and Yurt Camping

Yurts & Cabins: A dilemma Portlanders face every winter is the desire to camp and spend time outdoors in cold weather. Frosty temperatures, substantial snowpack, and unpredictable weather conspire to keep us home. Fortunately, there are many cabins and yurts around Portland that offer an appealing alternative to pitching tents in rainstorms and wind gusts. Yurts are domed tents with electricity, wooden floors, locked doors, beds, tables, chairs, lighting, and a covered porch. Staples along the Oregon Coast, where numerous state parks rent yurts year-round. The structures can now also be found in Central and Eastern Oregon. Cabins, meanwhile, offer year-round camping in cozy, wooden structures, most with lights, electrical outlets, covered porches, beds, and dining tables. Yurts and cabins are popular among outdoors-loving Oregonians.

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4 Rookie Mistakes Made by First-Time Backpackers

4 Rookie Mistakes Made by First-Time Backpackers

Rookie Mistakes Rookie Mistakes – “Where is it? It has to be here somewhere.” I was standing in a parking lot in Yellowstone National Park staring at a mess of gear strewn across the pavement. “Where’s the rainfly for the tent?” One thousand miles away in my apartment in Dana Point, Calif., that’s where it was. Because I didn’t double-check all of my gear before I departed, I didn’t realize the rainfly was in a stuff sack in my closet. So, during a 70-mile journey through the soaking Yellowstone backcountry, I struggled. Each evening I had to fold and shape a rectangular blue tarp into a dome-shaped fly. The word “origami” comes to mind. Although this wasn’t my first backpacking trip, my failure to thoroughly

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RV Guide for New Travelers – Top Five

RV Guide for New Travelers - Top Five

RV Guide: RV Guide: Are you looking to hit the road and spend retirement enjoying the RV lifestyle? Maybe you want to rent an RV to take your family on the vacation they will never forget? Recreational vehicles are a great way to reconnect with nature while maintaining some of the luxuries of home. To help ensure your maiden voyage doesn’t end up like the Griswold’s, Jane from Outdoorsy.com shares five hacks for RV travelers. RV travel is one of the best ways to get out, see the world and experience it in a way that simply cannot be duplicated through more traditional travel options. Not only do you have the chance to travel wherever you want at your own pace, but you can also

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A Guide To Campfire Safety

A Guide To Campfire Safety

Campfire Safety: After two months of exceptional drought this fall, forests across the Southeast were like a tinderbox. “When the leaves started falling, we had no rain to wet them down,” said Tennessee State Park Ranger Stuart Carroll. “If we get periodic rain, the leaves capture the water and help the soil stay moist. But, this year, the rain just seemed to shut off, and we had this incredible load of leaves, limbs and brush.” Due to lighting strikes and blazes started by people, hundreds of forest fires ignited in November, burning 119,000 acres from Alabama to Virginia. In Gatlinburg, Tenn., fires claimed the lives of 14 people. Additionally, nearly 20,000 acres burned in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Several states, including Tennessee, issued burn

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Hot Cocktail Recipes for Warming Up Your Winter Adventures

Hot Cocktail Recipes for Warming Up Your Winter Adventures

Hot Cocktail Recipes: Getting quality outdoor time during the winter can come with a few sacrifices, but a delicious cocktail need not be one of them. That’s why we’ve hand-picked six hot cocktail recipes that can be made at home or in the outdoors. These drinks are sure to warm the fingertips and elevate the spirits of those who play in cold temperatures. We recruited professional NYC bartender with a General Certificate in Distilling, Ryan Herzog, to curate these recipes for a variety of winter adventures. 1. Italian Coffee The perfect powder day cocktail. Jenna Herzog A close cousin to Irish coffee, this Italian variation calls for bittersweet amaro to add depth and spirit to your daily brew. Try it: instead of your usual morning

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Wild Beach Hike – nCamp Gear + WildTribe

Wild Beach Hike - nCamp Gear + WildTribe

Brew espresso-style coffee wherever the trail may lead you… Beach Hike: As the sun sets, providing a soft glow across the beach, @andygibson.photog pours a well-deserved brew for the team. We always approach a project like this with a simple ethos. To get outdoors, create & have fun while doing it. Fueled from the warm coffee & the buzz from another great adventure, the team thinks about hiking back across the beach. Our partners in New Zealand, WildTribe, took the nCamp Kitchen to Go – 5pc bundle on a wild beach hike and captured the function of this bundle in a gorgeous landscape.

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5 Ways to Beat the Cold on Winter Hikes

5 Ways to Beat the Cold on Winter Hikes

Winter Hikes: When winter arrives hiking and backpacking just get better. On high mountain trails, the bare trees allow you to see for miles, and the cold, clear air creates perfect conditions for brilliant sunsets. Plus, you don’t have to suffer the heat and mosquitoes that descend on trails in summer. Still, some people avoid trails in winter because they think cold temperatures will make them uncomfortable. But, if you take certain steps and follow the advice of seasoned hikers, you can beat the cold and remain warm, content and safe during cold weather. As you contemplate a winter outing, consider the following five tips offered by veteran hikers. 1. Layer Your Clothing The key to staying comfortable on the trail in winter is to

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5 Backpacking Skills to Master in the New Year

5 Backpacking Skills to Master in the New Year

Backpacking Skills: If you’re new to backpacking, you might be eager to try a more challenging hike. Maybe you want to do a longer trip and backpack for more than a week?Perhaps you’d like to explore a place that’s more remote and wild? If you’re going to go big, you need to improve your backpacking knowledge and skills. As you hike more miles, tackle tougher terrain, and move farther away from civilization, you’ll face more obstacles. You and your hiking partners will have to rely on your own know-how to overcome them. Make this the year that you take your backpacking skills to the next level. In our list of skills below, we begin with fitting and packing your pack. While those sound like simple

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10 Tips for a Successful Family Camping Trip

10 Tips for a Successful Family Camping Trip

Family Camping: For many of us, some of our fondest memories of growing up come from camping with our families. You just have to smile when you recall the fun of jumping into a cool lake on a hot summer day, chasing fireflies under a starry night sky, or making S’mores around an open campfire. Even if you’re not a hardcore outdoors person, you can make those same memories for your family. The key is to put some effort into planning your camping trip so that it will be memorable, fun for everyone, as stress-free as possible, and safe. Here are 10 tips for taking a successful family camping trip. 1. Make a Dry Run…or Two It can be a little frightening for children to

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