You may have been wanting to experience the great outdoors in your free time, but you also don’t want to spend it without your beloved furry friend. As a dog owner, I would like to take my dog on trips that I know I will enjoy. However, I always have to take my dog’s safety into consideration.
Camping is a must-try outdoor activity with your dog. It may sound inconvenient and risky at first, but in fact, it is surely exciting! I’ve gathered some crucial points on how you can have a hassle-free experience when camping with dogs.Continue reading
Before you decide to use your vehicle for towing, you need to know its maximum towing capacity. The manufacturer indicates a standard rated capacity, wherein it is best to follow. If you go beyond what is recommended, you might be at risk of accidents waiting to happen.
Setting aside the dangers it can cause to people, towing a vehicle that is too heavy can also damage your truck. You put your brakes, engine, rear axle, wheel bearings, and transmission. In addition, this would make the manufacturer's warranty invalid.
If it is your first time to buy a tow vehicle, do some research about its towing capacity. Preferably, choose a tow truck that is capable of hauling a larger capacity than what you originally planned.Continue reading
The hotness of fire is determined by its color. Campfire is what makes your wilderness adventure complete and nothing beats the relaxing warm a campfire brings after a long day of hiking and outdoor activities. Sitting back while comfortably warming yourself from the shivering breeze the forest brings is the best part of every camper's tiring day. But exactly how hot does a campfire get before it leads into something unpleasant?
Yes, camping is fun but being informative and having knowledge with safety can make it more awesome!Continue reading
Those who are considering the hippie and free spirit lifestyle frequently bombard us with the question "do you need a special license to drive an RV?". Unfortunately, there’s no absolute answer to this issue.
Each state here in the United States conforms to specific and separate set of guidelines and rules regarding licensing of motorhomes. Hence, this post will focus on giving you substantial information guide you regarding the special license required to operate your motorhome.Continue reading
Oil is the fuel of every motor. Without it, you won’t be able to explore the great outdoors or venture into the wilderness. When it comes to engine oils for your motorhome and RV, you have a variety to choose from.
That includes the two popular types, the 5w-30 and 10w-30. Each oil type has its own strengths and weaknesses. Hence, we’ll be conducting a showdown between the both of them – 5w30 vs. 10w30.
Now, before comparing the two and weighing which one is better, you should first know that several factors come into play when choosing an appropriate engine oil. That includes the external environment, driving conditions, the total engine mileage, and the manufacturer’s recommendation.
To start off, let’s know more about “engine oils”. Car lovers and mechanics are well aware what engine oils are and what they can do, but for typical riders like us, we may look at engine oils only at the surface level -- just as fancy gasoline types.Continue reading
In the winter when snow covers every inch of ground or in during other seasons when water pours from the clouds, wetting everything in its way, campers often wonder how to start a fire with wet wood.
When we first went out to go forest camping in the beautiful Minnewaska State Park, we found it almost impossible to create a bonfire using wet branches – the only object out there which can potentially make fire.
As campers, we usually carry a lighter and some cardboard to start a fire in the event that we get stranded somewhere for any reason. But they just can’t do the trick with wet branches - the paper burns fast and the wood still can't catch fire.
But as time went by and we began camping almost every weekend, we’ve learned the best way to make fire from wet wood, among the other skills we’ve acquired from the outdoors.
You know something? The great outdoors really has a way of making an unresourceful person become resourceful; that’s just one of the skills you’ll develop outside your comfort zone.
Without further ado, we’ll present to you the best way of starting fire from wet wood. Let’s start!Continue reading
Are you always packing last minute? Do you just throw your gear into the pack unmindfully? Are you always complaining how small your pack is though it has a 40L capacity? If you answer is yes to all these questions, chances are you’re not packing the right way. As a backpacker, it’s imperative that you know how to pack a backpack.
Don’t worry because you’re not the only one. In fact, most novice backpackers went through that problem. We understand your struggle mate, and we’re going to help you how to pack your backpack more efficiently. We’re here with some useful tips and tricks to help you out.
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Do you always ditch the idea of camping or backpacking during the winter season because everything takes double the effort? Trekking is hard, sleeping at night is a pain, and cooking becomes a challenge. Fret not about the food because liquid fuel stoves that run on white gas will get your food done!
Perhaps you’ve used small canister fuels in one of your winter expeditions. Yes, it gets the food ready but if you haven’t tried liquid fuels yet, sorry to burst your bubble, but you’re not doing it right.
Alright, let’s get down to business – what are liquid fuels and what exactly is white gas?Continue reading
Anybody who has done a lot of camping in various tents and rigs can tell that a pop-up camping experience is something that everyone should try. Well, there may be less interior space - so there’s also less living space and storage space than in a hybrid or regular travel trailer - but the rig is easier to maneuver, tow, and store than those bigger rigs.
Furthermore, you have living space that is neater, more comfortable and less susceptible to nature’s elements than that of a tent. Also, pop up campers that have bathroom facilities certainly provide another big benefit over tents that are readily available to any tent camper who woke up in a cold, raining night with the pressing and sudden need to visit the room.
In this post, we’re going to talk about the different types of pop up campers with emphasis on the variations with bathroom facilities.
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Camping is the perfect opportunity to chill out in the outdoors and experience the best of Mother Nature with your kids. But you want to make sure that you want to make sure that you are prepared before you go.
The good news is that this post lists the essentials for camping with kids - from camping gears to all the basic stuff you need to bring along the trip. We also discussed the basics of camping with kids. This post can serve as your guide to camping with your kids.
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