Posted on 14 July 2012 by Kelly Campbell
If the idea of being an outdoor enthusiast and getting down with nature appeals to you but you are not yet able to bring yourself to part with your home comforts, like a hot shower, good food and a comfortable bed, then you could try glamping in the wilderness. Glamping is a mixture of glamour and camping, yes you really can put these two together!
By combining a wilderness adventure with a touch of class you can experience all that nature has to offer without the ruggedness of sleeping on the floor, eating dried food and walking round with dirty hair.
An article we found at howtowilderness.com describes the merits of camping with class. 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 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 03 July 2012 by Kelly Campbell
When we go camping we have a tendency to either eat dried food or stick to the staples of hot dogs and hamburgers. Well we have found some gourmet camping recipes, which are will not only taste good but also be easy to prepare and cook with some simple tips and tricks.
We loved this article from Chris Mautner at Pennlive.com, it really got our taste buds going! Who would have thought, that camping and gourmet dining alfresco would go together. There are some tips below that will make your camping culinary experience a pleasurable and most of all an easy one : Continue Reading
Posted on 03 July 2012 by Patrick Fitz-Gibbon
You Never Know When You Might Be On The Menu! (Image from Wikimedia commons)
The camping trail is not always a safe place and it certainly pays to be aware of some of the dangers involved in wild camping especially when you decide to solo camp.
Can you avoid all the danger inherent in what we like to do? No I don’t believe so. To be honest for a lot of us being able to live life a little bit more on the edge is what draws us to the joys of wild camping in the first place BUT you can certainly limit the chances you take and do your best to avoid situations in which your life might be at risk.
As this article by Matt Weiser of the Sacremento Bee highlights the most unlikely things can bring your trip and sometimes your life to an abrupt end. Continue Reading
Posted on 27 June 2012 by Patrick Fitz-Gibbon
Welcome to the Camping Trail. We are building a great resource for people who like to camp, hike, backpack or just in general get out and enjoy the great outdoors. No matter what country you live in you can find some wonderful experiences just by visiting the great outdoors. We ourselves prefer the minimalist approach that allows us to really get off the beaten track but by no means do we believe this is for everyone. Camping is a life experience which should be experienced at least once and we hope to provide you with the information, tips and resources to make sure your camping experience is an enjoyable one. Whether you are camping in the wild, beach camping or you would like to camp on a site which has lots of facilities we can provide you will camping gear reviews, camping tips, a camping checklist and information on the best camping destinations along with some great ideas for camping food
As you will see it is just as much fun to park your Motor home in a secluded peaceful place as it is to hoist that ultralight weight backpack on and wander up the nearest mountain, we don’t discriminate , what we do do is provide a resource and source of information for anyone who wants to bring the outdoors into their lives.
Photo by Ben Craven
If this doesn’t stir your passion then maybe nothing will
Please join the group here and we welcome your contribution to the life that we all like to enjoy, wouldn’t it be nice to encourage someone else to join us on our adventures into the world of camping ….
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