May 16th, 2013
You might be deciding between a camping stove or a grill when you take your family camping. What is great about this is there are stove and grill combinations out in the market already! Taking a stove or grill along on your camping trip makes cooking for a large family a breeze. I personally use a Stansport two burner propane stove. It is useful and easier than lighting a fire to simply reheat food and boil water for that urgent quick cup of tea. When purchasing your camping stove you should consider how many people you will be cooking for.
Another element to consider when purchasing a camping stove or grill is to check for shield protection for winds. Be sure to check the weight of a camp stove or grill before purchasing as you can imagine carrying a heavy stove on a long walk to your camping destination will not be enjoyable.
May 15th, 2013
When we first went camping, we figured it would be best to be over-packed than under-packed. We hate to have forgotten something in the middle of the wild so we bought too many things. Now we know better.
We pack the usual things – tent, sleeping bags, foldable chairs and lights. We just pay more attention to the kitchen or cooking equipment. We bring a two-burner stove, make sure we have an extra propane tank and bring kitchen utensils that are disposable. We also discovered collapsible drinking cups! It has saved us from fighting over which cup was whose!
May 6th, 2013
Choosing the right hiking backpack is important. It may seem like any pack will do, but this just isn’t so. Hiking with the right backpack for the conditions, load, weight and your body type can often make or break your trip.
Are you a day trekker or are you planning a backpacking trip? What type of terrain are you generally on; easy to moderate hills, or are you out climbing the mountain peaks? How about the goal of your trip; are you heading out for a backcountry ski/snowboard trip or, maybe you’re going climbing? The type of hiking you do will help determine what your hiking packs should be. You’re going to be carrying more weight for a longer period of time if you’re going on a weeklong backpacking trip vs. a day long journey. Also, if you’re heading out climbing or boarding, you’ll need special spots to carry all your gear.
May 3rd, 2013
Has traveling been among your priority list when it comes to fulfillment of dream? Where would you want to go? Surely, LA is in the top 3 of your list. A lot of fun and excitement happen there, not to mention the luxurious hotels and this makes the place a to die for trip. From traveling to staying there, be sure to bring your camera for documentation and remembrance.
Almost everybody dream of this. Tour Los Angeles, and you are certainly touring your dreams. Discover the time of the year when most bookings are offered at a discounted price. When you do, then you save a lot of money from your savings. Usually these trips are offered at reduced rates so it is important to know when the sale price of the trip tickets are taking in effect.
April 30th, 2013
We normally go to the beach to get some time to soak up the sun’s rays. I think it’s very common to find a lot of people lying down on their tummies trying to sunbathe. In fact, I used to be one of those people. That was until I got conscious about the damage that too much sun could do to your skin.
Now, we bring our beach cabana tent out whenever we go to the beach. I still sunbathe but I do it in moderation unlike when I was much younger. When I need some time out from the sun, I could easily run to our beach cabana tent and hide out a bit until it’s not too hot outside anymore.
April 24th, 2013
I am the kind of person who believes in having the right kind of bag or luggage for the occasion. I have formal clutches for dinners, a large tote for when I go shopping, and an overnight case for when we simply need to get away for a weekend and stay at a hotel or a resort. Unfortunately, my husband does not share the same sentiment
I think that maybe I should start getting him some overnight luggage. Even when we go for an overnight trip at a resort or a hotel, he still uses his Maxpedition Noatak gearslinger. It’s a great bag, but not something I would like him to use when we check into a hotel. I was beginning to think that he did not have any other bag to use apart from his camping bag
April 16th, 2013
It has been my dream to be able to enjoy a fireplace in our home. But since we don’t really need one during winter since it doesn’t snow where we live, a backyard fire pit is my best chance to experience camping by the fire. My father was kind enough to grant my wish and we now have our portable fire pit for the house!
The Landmann halo fire pit enhances the outdoor feel with its featured black steel bowl complete with a high-heat finish and a full coverage mesh spark guard. This value priced, lightweight design is equipped with a large and surround handle for easy handling and transfer. It is perfect for a small garden or for occasional use at home. It also comes with a handy poker for stoking the fire, just be sure to place it on a flat, concrete surface to prevent fire hazards.
April 12th, 2013
My girlfriend and I are going hiking this weekend. I plan to propose to her once we reach the mountain top so I am quite anxious whether I can pull this through. I am taking care of everything including the 2 person tent we are going to be sleeping in. A 2 person tent is an ideal tent for hiking and traveling. They are light in weight and pack up small and compact.
I just need to make sure that I make it clear to my girlfriend that she needs to pack light or else some of our things might end up outside the tent. That is something I wouldn’t want. I hope things run smoothly this weekend. I hope it doesn’t rain. I need all the luck I can get. It’s my girlfriend’s first camping trip and I want it to be memorable for her.
April 9th, 2013
My friends and I would like to think that we all have a lot in common. We all like to do a lot of things together. It might have something to do with the fact that we have all been good friends since we were in kindergarten. Our parents are all friends as well which is why we spent most of our childhood summers together enjoying the outdoors.
One time we all went on a camping trip and kept telling each other that we were so excited to use the new camping gears that we bought. When we brought them out, we all ended up laughing. It’s so funny that we all had Alps mountaineering sleeping bags that were shaped like Mummy tombs. They are actually called Mummy bags. Maybe great minds do think alike. After all, we are friends who love the outdoors.
April 8th, 2013
I wanted to make my daughter’s seventh birthday really special. I know most of her friends had their parties in hotel ballrooms or expensive restaurants. I know she even attended a seventh birthday party that had a fashion show theme. It even came complete with a model ramp where the children were strutting down in their designer clothes while the photographers kept taking their photos.
She always wanted to have a princess party and I was determined to give her the prettiest and best princess party that she has ever seen. I managed to find a supplier for a bounce house that was designed like a pink castle. I had managed to get my daughter a little throne and had her gown and tiara made as well. I still had to find a supplier that would let me rent a shade shelter or two that I would need for my daughter’s party. It was really tight because I only had two weeks left until the actual event. I do hope I find one soon.