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4 Person Roof Top Tents: Our Top 10 Picks

Roof top tents are the road tripping family’s ultimate companion. A good roof top tent offers a comfortable and convenient place to camp, regardless of where your travels take you. Plus, they are spacious, keep you off of the wet ground, and away from any creepy crawlies below. However, roof top tents are some of …

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Silpoly vs Silnylon for Tents and Tarps: Pros/Cons and FAQs

People like me can talk about tents and tarps all day long. In fact, I could talk about tents and tarps, even if you filled my mouth with marbles, taped it shut and put me underwater. And to prove it, we have gone as far as analyzing the main fabrics used to make these products, …

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22 Dollar Tree Camping Essentials

While I generally prefer to use high-quality reusable camping gear whenever possible, sometimes Dollar Tree items just can’t be beaten in terms of price and convenience. This is especially true if you camp infrequently and don’t want to invest in tons of gear, if water isn’t readily available at your campsite, or if you are …

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No-Cook Camping Meals: 21 Tasty Ideas

There are plenty of ways to eat a “no-cook” camping meal. There are many creative, flavorful, and healthy meal options to try while camping that don’t require you to break out a stove, start a fire, or boil water. Although these recipes are intended for car-campers, they can be assembled with nothing other than a …

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What is the best way to make coffee while camping?

There are some things we can sacrifice while in the backcountry. For some of us, coffee just isn’t one of those things. Whether you are ultralight backpacking or car-camping, I am here to tell you that yes, you can have the coffee! Coffee adds a wonderful energy boost to your morning before getting back on …

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Best Camping In California: 17 Must Visit Spots

California is a well-known adventure location, thanks to its sunny days, stunning scenery, and relative accessibility, all of which make the state highly popular among outdoor enthusiasts. With so many options, however, it can be difficult to decide on just one place for a camping trip in the great state of California. Thankfully, we’ve compiled …

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Battery Powered Tent Heaters? (Camping In The Cold)

As temperatures drop towards winter, don’t let the cold keep you from camping and backpacking. There are so many ways to stay warm and extend your adventures no matter what the conditions. A question we have seen come up is: “What about battery powered tent heaters and do they work?” Battery powered tent heaters do …

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What Makes a Good Camping Knife?

Having a good blade on hand is an essential part of camping. You’ll need a quality knife for everything from making s’more sticks to cutting rope and making repairs to miscellaneous items around camp. So, what makes a good camping knife? A good camping knife will have quality blade material that will resist corrosion, retain …

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Overland Vehicle on a Budget: Under $7,500 Spent

Before we got married, my husband and I always knew wanted to take time off to travel the United States. Our relationship started after backpacking the Grand Canyon, and we have shared a passion for the outdoors since. After our son was born, we started reflecting where we were at in our lives. Michigan was …

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