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Coleman LED Rugged Rechargeable Lantern

Coleman LED Rugged Rechargeable Lantern

If you have done much camping at all, you know the importance of a good, reliable source of light. There are quite a few lantern options available today, and with LED technology, they are becoming brighter while extending battery life. In the past I have found most battery powered lanterns to be underwhelming in the [...]

November 26, 2013 Kristopher Artz CAMPING, REVIEWS 0

Wallace Falls State Park, WA

Wallace Falls State Park, WA

Only minutes from Goldbar, WA, the Wallace Falls State Park Management Area is a 4,735-acre camping park found on the west side of the Cascade Mountains.  This gorgeous hike parallels the Wallace River, have peek-a-boo views of the cascades, meanders through a dense moss & fern covered forest and finally terminates at a series of [...]

October 25, 2013 Kristopher Artz CAMPING, HIKES, HIKING WITH KIDS, SP 0

Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Figs

Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Figs

When you’re hanging out and talking about grilling different foods, I’m sure Figs are one of the last things that comes to mind, especially when you’re camping, but I hope to change that. This is an appetizer that is easy to make,  doesn’t take up much room in your cooler, and most importantly, is delicious. [...]

October 9, 2013 Kristopher Artz CAMPING, RECIPES 0

Fozzils Ultralight Backpacking Bowl Review

Fozzils Ultralight Backpacking Bowl Review

I was first introduced to the folding bowl concept several years ago when I came across an Orikaso bowl… I was pleasantly surprised with its performance but my main gripes with it were the folding tabs were fairly cumbersome and the polypropylene material seemed very thin and felt flimsy, especially when hot liquidy type foods [...]

June 28, 2013 Kristopher Artz CAMPING, HIKES, REVIEWS 0

Campfire Roasted Marshmallow Strawberries

Campfire Roasted Marshmallow Strawberries

Are you looking for a really good tasting Smore alternative? My family was recently turned onto the Campfire Roasted Strawberry recipe, and my daughters absolutely love them. The best part is I don’t feel so guilty letting them eat a bunch because, well, they are eating so mainly fruit. The recipe consists of a strawberry [...]

May 15, 2013 Kristopher Artz CAMPING, FUN, RECIPES 2

Backpacking Macaroni and Cheese Comparison

Backpacking Macaroni and Cheese Comparison

It wasn’t so long ago that there were only a few companies making backpacking meals and the selections they offered were pretty limited. Now you can go to a backpacking specialty store and find a lot of options. Not long ago I was at REI with my daughters and they browsed up and down the [...]

May 10, 2013 Kristopher Artz CAMPING, HIKES, REVIEWS, TIPS 0

5 Off Road Camping Trailer Options

5 Off Road Camping Trailer Options

So my wife and I have been wanting to get a family camper trailer for quite some time now. The only problem is I want something that I can take off roading.  No offense but I’m not a huge fan of KOA or Yogi Bear Campgrounds. My idea of camping is generally me and my [...]

April 16, 2013 Kristopher Artz CAMPING, OFF ROAD, REVIEWS 26

Maggie Lakes, Golden Trout Widerness

Maggie Lakes, Golden Trout Widerness

The Sierra Nevada range has so many beautiful little gems hidden within it, it’s really hard to choose where to spend your time. Here is one trip that begins in the Sequoia National Forest and you hike into the Golden Trout Wilderness. This trip has a great variety of terrain and amazing views.  If you [...]

January 18, 2013 Kristopher Artz CAMPING, HIKES 0

8 Unique Tent Options

8 Unique Tent Options

Maybe it’s the architect in me, but I have a fascination with different and unique tent designs, and how many of them are available. Here are 8 unique tents that I think cover everything from a twist on the fairly traditional to a possible tent of the future. Some are products you can order online [...]

October 13, 2012 Kristopher Artz CAMPING, FUN 3

5 Worst Things About Camping

5 Worst Things About Camping

Here is my first podcast about the 5 Worst Things About Camping and I include a few ideas of how to fix, deal with or avoid them.  Podcasting is something I have been wanting to periodically incorporate into my blog for quite some time in order to provide you with an alternate means of obtaining [...]

September 25, 2012 Kristopher Artz CAMPING, PODCAST 0