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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,...

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