GOOD PICKS FOR A GOOD TRIP Spring is in the air. As the world greens up and birds return, our thoughts turn to fresh air and far-flung destinations. Now, while the camping season is still young, is the best time to make sure we’ll have everything we need. Since space is often at a premium,… Read More Essential Tools For Outdoor Camping
“Male prairie chickens strut their stuff, for hours on end, for an audience that seems lukewarm at best. It reminded the author of his teenage years.” Full story. by Roy Heilman
There are so many ways to satisfy the hunger to get outdoors. Some people escape to the primal wilderness to sleep on the damp, hard ground with only the moon shining above them. Others retreat to a cozy camper to lay under lush blankets, breathe in the fresh air, and get a good night’s rest. The… Read More CAMPING VS. GLAMPING: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
Nate Elsey Williams was always interested in starting a business, but never knew what that business might be until he had an awful experience at a music festival. During the event, Elsey Williams became dehydrated, disoriented, and ill; plus, he was separated from his friends and his cell phone battery had died. After that awful day,… Read More NORTHSIDE BAGS TAKES SOLAR PACKS TO NEW PLACES
“It’s March now, and that can only mean one thing: it’s camping season. Wait, wasn’t that the first thing to come to your mind? Truth be told, I don’t consider March prime camping time. However, it is the month when staying out starts to get a lot easier, temperature-wise.”…READ MORE by Roy Heilman
Adapting your summer camping gear to the shorter, colder days of autumn can extend your comfort zone well into the shoulder season and help you make the transition into winter camping. Oftentimes it requires no more than increasing the weight/insulating properties of the clothing and gear you already have. The principles of layering your clothing remains… Read More Change-over to Cold-Weather Camping
It used to be that a classic piece of camp gear was an old stadium blanket or a well-worn military-style wool blanket. No frills, no special treatments, just an added layer to wrap around a chilled body or provide a bit of extra warmth in or under a sleeping bag. Today’s classic wool blankets still… Read More Camp Blankets…Got Ya Covered
Close your eyes and imagine sitting around a campfire. Watch the flames dance and flicker. Sparks float upward in a hypnotic whirl into a night sky filled with thousands of twinkling stars. Imagine lying in your tent or camper listening to cricket music, owls hooting to each other up and down the lake, or the… Read More ADD GOING CAMPING TO YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS