Trying to start a campfire from nothing can be quite a challenge. However, with a few ingredients, you can make super easy DIY fire starters for little to no expense. The kids will love making them and later, you’ll all be roasting marshmallows over the campfire they started. The best part is most of the ingredients to make a fire starter are things you can recycle right from your home or RV.
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Dutch oven camping recipes are all the rage now because they’re simply delicious and cleanup is a breeze. Plus, campfire cooking is a fairly easy way to prepare meals without having to pack a whole bunch of other pots and pans. All you need is a large cast iron dutch oven pot, recipe ingredients and a hot bed of coals to cook these one pot wonders over. These dutch oven recipes for camping are sure to please even the pickiest of camper appetites!
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If you have a special person on your holiday gift list that loves the outdoors and or camping? This awesome compilation of camping gift ideas takes the work out of finding the perfect gift for your camper, van life or outdoor enthusiast!
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Campfire safety is one of the most important rules to follow anytime and anywhere you camp. Campfires are amongst the top contributors to woodland and forest fires in the United States. Almost 85% of wildland fires in the United States are caused by humans. And because of it, wildlife is displaced and the natural environment is destroyed. Even nearby homeowners suffer because of just one spark. Continue reading “14 Campfire Safety Tips – Help Prevent Forest Fires!”
It’s so disappointing when a fire ban in place and you’re not allowed to have a campfire. I mean, the campfire is one of the main focuses of camping, right? Frustrated as you and your family are, there’s plenty of creative campfire alternatives to still enjoy camping during those burn restrictions.
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We all know the campfire is the central hub of camping. Day or night, everyone gathers for warmth and enjoy the ambiance of the flames. But what are some ways to get kids of all ages to join in on a fun night of great conversation, giggles and laughter under the starlight and around the fire light?
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There’s nothing like waking up on a brisk morning with the smell of bacon frying in a cast iron skillet over a campfire. Well, yes there is…eating it! For many years, cast iron has gotten a bad rap for being toxic and unhealthy. However, I’m here to bust that myth and show you why cooking on cast iron is far from those ficticious lies! Here’s why campers actually prefer cast iron cookware for all of their campfire cooking.
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Who doesn’t love to gather around the campfire to relax after a long day of hiking and spending time in the outdoors. It’s where your family and friends sit and enjoy listening to great legendary tales and fun stories. But, as a campfire storyteller, you can bring a whole different kind of storytelling that will make your friends’ and family’s camping experience jump off the map!
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Who doesn’t love the campfire favorite, S’mores? For a second, think back to when we were kids. Those vivid memories of roasting marshmallows to our own version of perfection. Then, sliding the gooey marshmallow off the stick and sandwiching them between a chocolate bar and two graham crackers. They were awesome, weren’t they?
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Bug sprays are essential to enjoying the outdoors; especially where there’s a high mosquito population. But, have you ever wondered what’s actually in those bug sprays and insect repellents that keep mosquitos, flies, fleas and ticks from harming us by transmitting deadly diseases? And, are you concerned about how those insect repellent ingredients can affect your health after exposure as well as the environment? We’ll answer all those questions right here.
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