Posted on 14 July 2012 by Kelly Campbell
The spectacular scenery of the national parks in Wyoming makes for some breathtaking hiking and to make things a little easier for you there are some companies offering the experience of “llamaneering”. Now you can go backpacking without the backpack or at least you won’t be carrying the backpack. Llamas are now used as a freight service, meaning they carry all your heavy gear for you! Backcountry hiking in Wyoming with a Llama at your side will offer you the chance to explore some of the most scenic mountain trails without a heavy load, leaving you to relax.
Known for their endurance these beautiful creatures can carry heavy loads through mountain terrains, which leaves you to hike comfortably safe in the knowledge that your camping gear is being looked after by professionals.
This article from Deanna Cioppa explains all. Continue Reading
Posted on 11 July 2012 by Kelly Campbell
When we go camping or hiking, generally we take a camping stove using petrochemical fuels. A new camping stove that has come on the market uses solid fuels, which basically means that you don’t have to carry fuels with you. This will lighten the load and be far safer and if you are concerned about the environment, a lot greener too as you are using renewable energy and reducing your carbon foot print. Not only that but the Biolite Stove also has a USB port and acts as a charger, so if you are one of those that can’t leave home without your phone or laptop then this would be ideal. If you are carrying a GPS device it could also charge this if necessary.
The Biolite stove is small and compact just like a normal camping stove, but how does it work? Continue Reading
Posted on 08 July 2012 by Kelly Campbell
The three B’s, backcountry backpacking basics are what you need to know if you are hiking through the wilderness and open country. There are certain rules and guidelines that will make sure you have a fun but more importantly safe trip.
We have found a perfect article at pennlive.com which sums up the key points when backpacking in the wilderness. Here they go through the seven principles of leave no trace. This is the ethics code you will need to follow when you head into the backcountry. Continue Reading
Posted on 06 July 2012 by Kelly Campbell
When taking to the trail it is important that you go fully equipped especially if you are going for any length of time. There is no use going laden down with a load of heavy gear because you will either not get very far or the enjoyment will be taken out of it because you will be struggling with the weight. We have found an article on ultralight backpacking essentials that we think will of use to you when you are planning your next backpacking trip Continue Reading
Posted on 05 July 2012 by Patrick Fitz-Gibbon
I think every backpacker and camper has at times wanted to give anything for just one decent meal while they are out in the backcountry. Well here are a few Camping Food Ideas that may just satisfy the gourmet in all of us, even better the following article by Pete Nelson deals with lightweight backpacking foods although you can easily adapt his suggestions to any form of camping.
Camping Food Ideas
Gotta love good food
For hard core backpackers pack weight is a serious game, especially in challenging and endurance-taxing terrain like the Adirondacks. Every pound you take on the trail is additional effort. Every extra handful of ounces somehow magnifies the inevitable crushing drain on personal will that, after an extended day with miles yet to go, can cause you to feel as Jacob Marley must have, shambling on through eternity. Continue Reading
Posted on 04 July 2012 by Patrick Fitz-Gibbon
Here is a quick video review by backpacking gear review on the Katadyn Hiker Microfilter.
As we all know its impossible to go long with out good clean water and this little filter sure seems like a good bit of gear so check out the Katadyn Hiker Microfilter and I hope it makes your next trip safer and more fun Continue Reading
Posted on 02 July 2012 by Kelly Campbell
Camping out in the wild and extreme adventures is what gets our adrenalin pumping and we have found the top 10 ultimate experiences that you could enjoy!
Whilst they don’t all include camping there are some, and I am sure you will find one or two to put on your bucket list:)
If camping with emperor penguins in Antartica doesn’t appeal to you then maybe shark diving in South Australia will.
With so many exciting adventures, its hard to pick which one we want to do first! See what news.com have detailed below Continue Reading
Posted on 02 July 2012 by Kelly Campbell
Historically backpacking was always seen as a past time that adults participated in, however more recently their has been an increase in numbers of people backpacking with kids. Taking your children backpacking is a wonderful way to introduce them to nature and help to impart a love of the outdoors.
Obviously if you are taking children backpacking, particulary very young children or babies, it does add a lot of added pressure logistically. Obviously you cannot expect a baby to carry its own gear, although there are some cute backpacks out there! You will need to think about a baby carrier and of course food, fluids and all the other stuff that comes with a baby, and from what I remember it was always twice as much as what you thought you would need Continue Reading
Posted on 02 July 2012 by Patrick Fitz-Gibbon
How more patriotic can you get!
Fourth Of July Camping
What have you got planned for the Fourth Of July? Why not make it a long weekend and get away camping, of course plenty of other people will be doing the same thing but that doesn’t mean you cannot still find a great get away and better yet as Craig Hill and Jefferey P. Mayor explain you can make it a extremely patriotic place and really get into the swing of things.
This article in the News Tribune lists five great Fourth Of July escapes and if you can’t find something to look forward to here then you might be struggling to find anything to stimulate your wild camping genes Continue Reading
Posted on 01 July 2012 by Kelly Campbell
If you are here, you must love wilderness camping as much as we do. However your safety is important and even some of the most experienced campers can get into trouble when camping in the wild. We want you to have an adventurous camping trip but we also want you to have a safe one. Camping Survival is the most important aspect of any camping trip, it doesn’t matter if you are camping alone or with friends or family.
Have you considered what would happen if your GPS failed?
What if you encounter a bear?
Are you able to administer first aid if necessary?
We have found this article from nationalpost.com that will help you make sure you take the necessary precautions and ensure your camping adventure is a safe one. Continue Reading