June 16, 2018

Getting kids out in nature is an absolute necessity! But, without direction, backcountry camping can be a challenge. Here are 11 tips for success!

June 2, 2018

Tips on how to handle camp food during multi-day trips, plus info on feeding a large group (25 people) in the backcountry. And, a 5-day menu!

June 1, 2018

Our 2018 camp season began with five days, four nights, 12 parents, 13 kids, and five dogs in the backcountry. Here's the story!

September 8, 2017

Five families, 11 kids, four dogs, and a campfire – a few days in the Wyoming wilderness made for a fantastic Labor Day weekend 2017! Vedauwoo is an amazingly beautiful escape from the monotony of Interstate 80, between Cheyenne, Wyoming and Laramie. In the middle of f...

August 13, 2017

While we’ve got the camp necessities well established, sometimes it’s nice to try something different – for a little extra comfort, some entertainment, or a conversation starter! To that end, here are 10 cool camping gadgets we’ve come across during the past year. Opti...

July 12, 2017

Along with wheeling the sand dunes in the North Sand Hills Recreation Area (near Walden, CO) we also dispersed camped at a beautiful site nearby, nestled within an aspen grove. It was truly picturesque, and constant ATV noise and the buzzing of many mosquitoes marred t...

June 29, 2017

Here are some options I’ve used for keeping our furry friends contained, plus a DIY net window project for a JKU!

June 2, 2017

A few days in the wilderness was just what we needed! It started out like the beginning of a joke: “Three Jeeps and a Subi headed into the mountains...”

...but some simple downtime around the fire, family, friends, good food, and amazing scenery made our Memorial Day we...

May 24, 2017

Well howdy, fellow campers! If it ever stops raining and snowing here in Colorado it will be camp season again and in the spirit of such I’ve updated the original car camping pack list with a few additions and changes. Details follow, but if you just want the pack list...

May 13, 2017

Last weekend we tried out our new four-person-with-annex roof-top tent (RTT) by Odin Designs and are so happy with all its features and performance! Circumstances being what they were, we decided to backyard-camp (which sounds more fun than it actually is, by the way,...

May 7, 2017

Looking to advance to the next level of ease and comfort on your wheeling and camping adventures? Consider an off-road camp trailer! And, if you've got technical and welding skills you might even build your own trailer to fit your desired specifications. To that end, a...

April 30, 2017

The last two weeks have been a flurry of activity with weather so nice that it appeared our 2017 camping and wheeling season would open very soon! Plans were to get out camping this weekend but in true Colorado fashion winter has returned and, yes, we are fair weather...

March 20, 2017

In the continuing evolution of our camping and wheeling hobby we recently added the Rhino-Rack to hub's Jeep, in preparation for an eventual roof-top tent (woo-hoo!). More to come on that, but a component we were really interested in was the Rhino-Rack Foxwing, a sturd...

October 30, 2016

In my last post, I talked at length about why and how to layer appropriate types of clothing for mountain adventures (especially subalpine environments of 9,000 to 11,000 feet). But what about kids? They need to stay warm too, and packing plenty of layers helps them en...

October 29, 2016

I learned the hard way that the type of clothing worn on mountain adventures can have a huge impact on my enjoyment of the Great Outdoors. Dressing appropriately and being prepared for any weather is key to enjoying, and dare I say surviving, all kinds of mountain adve...

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