I am a novice road trip planner. I had only planned a road trip once before: last year when we drove from San Diego to Corpus Christie over a 5 day period and that was hard enough! I must have been crazy when I decided to plan an 8-day adventure up the coast California, stopping at 5 campgrounds, one casino and driving a total of 1,500 miles. I quickly admitted I was way in over my head. Planning a road trip is hard and takes… planning! So here are my lessons learned while planning my trip. Continue reading
10 Tips for unpacking your gear and making the last bit of your trip less painful
You’ve had the best trip of your life! You saw unbelievable sights, cooked amazing meals, and made unforgettable memories. You’ve packed up your gear, drove the long trek home, and as exhausted as you are from your trip, you have one more task: to unpack your gear. But it doesn’t have to painful. It can actually be quick and organized! Here are 10 tips for unpacking your gear:
This weekend I did the ultimate no-no. Can you guess? That’s right, I hiked without breaking in my shoes. I thought “Sure I can backpack 5 miles out with new shoes! I’ve gotten blisters before but this is different!” Um.. no! Its that moment you haven’t reached your destination and your heals become raw. All you can think about is that you have to hike BACK as well. Here are a few tips that I need to consider: Continue reading
We are heading up tonight to the mountains and I had to pick up a few things. What are they you ask?
– Apples: Great for hiking! Replenishes your thirst and hunger.
– Salt & Pepper: With all the dehydrated meals we get, we need to spice ’em up some way!
– Rice: Instant rice doesn’t use up too much fuel for the stove and an easy meal!
– Mio Energy: Water is great but to mix things up, try using powders or juice!
– Pancakes: All you do is add water… amazing and delicious!
– Jack Daniels: Why not?
– Girly Camping hat: Why not?
I’ll let you know how the trip turns out!
Happy Camping 🙂
Whether you’re going for a day hike or a 2 week backpacking trip, you always need to stay safe and use your best judgment. Here are 8 safety tips for the outdoors: Continue reading
Hi everyone! I have done two separate videos of me setting up for REI Half Dome 2 tent and tearing it down. Just so you don’t have to search for it, here they are back to back 🙂 Feel free to post a comment! And be nice! The setting up was my first instructional video and I had a big scarf AND kept getting it wrong- still set it up in under 5 minutes!!! 🙂
With millions of blogs out in cyberland, its hard to get even a glimpse of what is truly out there! I wanted to share with you 5 blogs specifically for camping and hiking that I enjoy! Continue reading
Today we decided to go camping this weekend- yay! The bad thing? We decided this morning and I still have to work today, get off at 5:00, drive 30 minutes, pack quickly, and leave by a reasonable time to avoid traffic but still drive 2 1/2 hours. So, the one thing going for me is my packing is almost done- and I haven’t even started! Here are 6 items I never take out to make my packing easier! Continue reading
I got really frustrated at first and didn’t understand the whole “blogging” thing so here are 5 tips for beginning bloggers:
- Blog about something you love to do or talk about! Don’t blog about something just because its popular- or not popular and you are trying to find the niche! Just blog about what you love! (I love camping and the outdoors)