Camp lighting has traditionally been limited to campfires, lanterns, headlamps and flashlights, but the creative folks over at Power Practical have come up with a new and exciting idea to both light up your camp while adding some pizazz. Power Practical created the very cool Luminoodle, which essentially is a worm with LED lights strewn through it that is battery powered and capable of lighting up your camp as well as providing a groovy feel to the place you will call home for a short time.
When I’m trekking into the wilderness and camping, I don’t let that stop me from cooking and eating well. I’m not much of a hunter, but I deeply enjoy taking the time to prepare a meal the right way, and of course enjoying the final product (my gut can attest to this). Sure, I won’t have my stove or oven or grill, but I rarely camp without an above fire grill wrack and/or a natural tinder stove, which both allow me the ability to eat well even if I’m not in the kitchen.
There have been a lot of renditions of the canopy chair over the past few years, but one company owns the patent on a key design element. Renetto’s claim to fame is that they’re the creators of the original canopy chair. I’ve seen a variety of versions of this sort of camp chair, but most have design issues, or are made very cheaply. The Renetto Canopy Chair 3.0 is different. It’s built strong with materials that are made to last, and the design is well thought out with mechanics that are simple but very cool.
It’s the end of a season. The end of another bi-polar winter in the northeast US. And now, as I hike through the wilderness, I can see Nature awakening from its winter slumber. Some areas of the wood are slush and mud, and then others are still melting from the thick snowfall of a month prior. There are signs of life everywhere, and I am overjoyed to see the seasonal rebirth happening in front of my very own eyes.
Greetings campers, and wilderness adventurers. Today, I bring you part one of a three part series where I feature some lesser known, yet important gear that can save your life. Throughout this series, I will feature little oddities and amazingly compact items that can have a tremendous impact on your ability to survive in the wild, as well as have a real good time in Nature. I will be featuring three articles on Camping, Fire, and Survival where I will take a look at some of the survivalist items made by the folks at Ultimate Survival Technologies.
Some years, I look forward to winter, and all the snow (or maybe just Christmas!). And other times, I find myself seeing winter as being nothing more than a downright depressing time. I mean, the sky is grey and overcast, and the snow is a blinding white while the bitter bite of cold seems never ending and harsh. Therefore, I am stranded inside, unable to explore Nature, unable to find my happy place among the forest as I do through all other seasons. There are just some years that I find myself struggling to keep my head up through the doom and gloom. But this winter, I’ve made a conscious decision to tough out the cold and the snow, and to do my best to fight off that blah feeling.
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