June 2017


When Everyone Else is Camping - And You Can't

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Summer's are my busy conference season at work.  While everyone is heading to the campground, the lake and lots of other outdoor activities, I'm busy working.  It is nearly impossible to schedule any time off during the months of June and July.  If I am home for a weekend, the last thing that I want to do it take a trip anywhere since I am gone all week for work.

7 Camping Kitchen Essentials - What Every Camp Cook Needs

Saturday, June 24, 2017

If you cooking at your campsite, you need the right gear.  That list of gear doesn't have to be lengthy.  A few key pieces go a long way.  I have seven things that I use to make most meals we enjoy at our campsite.

Fly Your Flag High - DIY Camping Inspired Yard Flag

Sunday, June 18, 2017


Making your own camping inspired yard flag is a simple afternoon project.  With a little burlap and a few other supplies, you can create a yard flag that reflects you at the campsite or your home.  If you camp full time, then you home is the campsite!

6 Handy Accessories for Your Pop Up Camper

Saturday, June 17, 2017

There are lots of lists and references available to get you ready for your first camping trip.  No list is going to have everything you absolutely need on it.  And even with a comprehensive list, there are always little gadgets and items you will find a need for after you start to travel.  Small, compact, lightweight and efficient are all very important in a tiny pop up camper.

After you have purchased your camping essentials, what are some handy accessories that ar really handy to have at your campsite?  I have six items that I think make life better in simple ways

Adding a New Refrigerator to Your Pop Up Camper

Sunday, June 11, 2017


Before the summer camping season started, we knew we needed a working refrigerator in our pop up camper.  Our 2001 Jayco Qwest originally came with an icebox, but it didn't come with our camper. We decided to search for a unit that would hold up well to travel and be cost effective.

Should I Stay or Go? Making the Decision to Camp in Stormy Weather

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Our Memorial Day camping trip left a gash in our roof.
It's a tough call to make when it comes to camping in rainy weather.  Many times campers book trips months in advance - especially in peak season.  After months of waiting for a camping trip you've planned, there is rain in the forecast.  Even worse, there are times when the weather might be stormy. Should you stay or go?

Memorial Day Camping - Tishomingo State Park

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Memorial Day weekend was our planned family camping trip for May.  Tishomingo State Park is located in Northeast Mississippi in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains.  The park is beautifully maintained and provides lots of hiking opportunities throughout the park.  My husband selected this park because of the hiking trails and historical buildings.

Healthy Campfire Cooking for Your Next Adventure

Saturday, June 3, 2017

When you think about camping meals, what comes to mind?  Hotdogs, hamburgers, smores, chips and dip?  Those are all at the top of my list.  Our family likes all of these things while camping, and our favorite foods may not be the healthiest choices.  It is possible to make meals both healthy and delicious while at your campsite - keeping everyone happy.

For our Memorial Day camping trip, I planned a weekend full of healthy meals.  Each recipe was full of flavor and easy to make.  Those check off two big boxes for me.  Finally, I need meals that everyone is going to eat.  This includes a picky four-year-old.

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