Category: Outdoors

How to Survive a Lightning Strike

A lot of people use the “chance of being struck by lightning” to sound like it is about as likely as winning a lottery.  This is really a dangerous way to think of it.  The reason that few people are…

How to Make a Nylon Hammock

A hammock can be a lightweight, easy to set up comfortable way to spend the night in the woods or just about anywhere you can hang one up.  Here is a simple, easy to make hammock.  It does require sewing,…

Blackened Trout on a Campfire

One of our family’s favorite recipes is blackened fish.   Here is a way to cook Cajun style trout while camping.   Cover the trout generously with your favorite Cajun seasoning and wrap it in bacon.  The bacon will keep the fish…

Camping Dishwasher

When we camp, we try not to burn through a lot of paper plate and cups.   For most breakfast and dinner meals we use permanent dishes and cups.  Since we already have to wash pots and pans, it is really…

Tent Camping Checklist

Here is our family’s checklist for tent camping.  I thought it might be helpful for someone just starting out.  We use this list for weekend tent camping at sites with electricity and water available.  I like to keep the list…