Camping has long been a favorite summertime activity among kids and adding horses to the experience creates a new level of excitement. Horseback riding is a cool way to travel the trails and it gives kids a new perspective on spending time in the wilderness. If you have never tried horse camping before, then here are just a few of the benefits you will glean from the experience.
We know the feeling well. As new parents you look at these small miracles who just appeared in your life, and know things will never be the same. To be completely honest, when we welcomed our twin boys into the world seven years ago, we thought our traveling adventures were over, or at least on hold for a very, very long time.
But it only took us three months of parenthood to decide we weren’t throwing in the towel on a life well-lived.
Many experienced campers will tell you that you should never go on a camping trip without a few essential items. We have made a list of the most important camping supplies, which will make your trip safer and more comfortable. Take a note.
Ask deer hunters about their favorite whitetail destinations, and Texas is sure to be one of the top responses. With huge numbers of deer and plenty of country in which to chase them—not to mention warm Southern hospitality and world-class cuisine—the Lone Star State has a unique allure and remains a perennial whitetail hunting hot spot for countless hunters in search of a true brush country giant.
Some of the best New Year’s Resolutions aren’t about moving the scale or drastically altering habits. They’re about challenging yourself to try new things. And what better way to embrace the winter elements by strapping on some snowshoes and going for a hike or run?
The Taut Line Hitch is perfect for attaching the guy line of a tent to a peg or a post. Campers enjoy using this knot because it can be adjusted and readjusted very easily.
Gone are the days when you had to save weight and space in your backpack by letting your clothes double as a makeshift pillow. Today, you can choose from a dizzying array of special camping pillows, designed to save backpack room and minimize weight while providing the ultimate in comfort after a tough day on the trail. When choosing a camp pillow, keep in mind how much room you’ll have in your backpack, what sort of firmness you need to avoid a day of hiking with a stiff neck, durability, softness and ease of packing. Long expeditions may call for the ultimate space-saving quality of an inflatable pillow, while a tent trip in the car allows for more size and weight in your bedtime amenities.
A good sturdy, lightweight and packable survivor outdoor gear is essential for your backpacking expedition; even a simple day hike can go wrong quickly and you should always be prepared. One of the best things to keep in mind when buying a kit is the traditional ten essentials originally assembled in the 1930s by Seattle-based adventure club The Mountaineers. Updated list includes navigation device, first aid supplies, repair kit, fire-starter and emergency shelter. Keep these in mind while looking for a kit, as well as price and portability considerations.
When choosing a camp stove, you’ll need to take a number of things into consideration. If you’ll be wilderness backpacking, weight and size will be a big consideration for efficient packing, and if a stove will cook using twigs or pine cones rather than propane fuel, you’ll save even more pack room. Some stoves even collapse to dimensions of just a few inches. Folks who will be camping or traveling by car can make use of 12-volt stoves that use lighter-size sockets and are great for heating up pre-cooked foods. Following are just a few of the market’s top-selling stoves.
You can be thrown into a survival situation when you least expect it. And because it is impossible to know when you might experience such a thing, it is vital you prepare before you set out on your woodlands adventure.
Here are three common survival tips every outdoor enthusiast should know: