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Review: BareBones Hori Hori

Reading Time: 2 minutes When camping there are times that you need to cut stuff be some paracord or some meat. You need a knife in your camping kit. There are several different types of knives you can use. There are the pocket knives to machetes, each has its specific use. Today I want to talk about a unique knife I found and really started to like. It is a knife called the Hori Hori which is a Japanese gardening knife. Yet this knife has some other nice bits added to it thanks to the guys over at Barebones Living The Hori Hori The …

Review: Coleman Trailhead II Cot

Reading Time: 5 minutes OK, this review is for those who are not that into sleeping on the cold hard ground. Well, more specifically those who sleep on the hard ground. Don’t matter so much if it is cold or not. That ground can wreak havoc on a person’s shoulders back and hips if they are older than 30. Therefore this months review is a godsend. May the inventor of the camping cot be sainted. I found something that does wonders for you back but it does come at a cost which I will talk about a bit later. This month we are talking …

Ozark Trail Folding Shovel

Reading Time: 3 minutes What is one thing you need to have in your camping gear inventory? Sleeping bag? Check. Tent? Yeah, it does help a lot to have one of those. Food? Without a doubt. So what else do you absolutely need? It could be something you don’t have in your kit but the moment you have it you will wonder how you got by without it for so long. That is a folding camp shovel. Oh yeah, I didn’t know I needed one either till I went on my second camping trip into the somewhat backcountry of Oklahoma.  When My son and …

The Camping Gear You Need

Reading Time: 2 minutes Alright, April is leaving me with high hopes and an eagerness to get outdoors. That means that camping season is here. You could have gone camping a few times here in Oklahoma but with the wind, it would be a challenge. Now I have to admit I haven’t gone camping as of yet because of 1 work but also I am still getting some needed equipment. But I will be doing some backyard camping just so I am able to get used to the tents and sleeping bag and keep my goals. I am missing a lot of what I …

How to Pick the Right Sleeping Bag

Reading Time: 8 minutes Time to start getting the camping equipment setup. One piece of equipment that is needed is your trusty sleeping bag. You can bring sheets and blankets and all that good stuff but if you don’t want to keep up with all of those extra pieces then a sleeping bag is just what you are needing. Well, this months review is the ever important sleeping bag. No campsite is complete without a sleeping bag for each person. “The Bag” as we use to call it when I was young is important for a good camping trip. It helps keep you comfortable …

Need a place to camp but cant travel? Use your backyard.

Camping In the Backyard

Reading Time: < 1 minute There is something about camping out in the backyard that makes you smile. Grown men camping in the back instantly feel like they are 12 years old once more. The reason for sleeping out in the backyard can range from its fun too I was more fresh air. Often it is a time for you to be able to introduce the kids to camping while not having to worry about bringing all your creature comforts with you. I thought I would share with you a great example of how YouTuber Todd Toven spent used the fun of a backyard camping …

Build a fire with this important piece of camping equipment

UST SparkForce Fire Starter Review

Reading Time: 2 minutes Yay! got the last of the kids through school. We don’t have to worry about the fundraiser of the month. Late nights buying weird stuff for science projects. In other words, we are going to have up to a good $1000 /month extra. Now if I have my say I will shortly have a very good camping gear collection building up. Will that happen? Probably not because the wife will need the money for a project she has planned so I will let her have it. Either way, I will be building my camping supplies up rather fast or rather …

There are several different types of camping. What types best fit you?

The different types of camping

Reading Time: 6 minutes As I continue to reacquaint myself with camping I am learning more than I ever thought possible about the recreational activity that is known as camping. And I am realizing that people love their labels. At one time there was camping. If you had a Recreational vehicle you could go RVing. Now Camping has all sorts of off shoots. This is what I would like to talk about this week. What types of camping are there? I have a friend that is always wanting to go Glamping. The rest of my group likes to give her a rough time about …

What equipment is a person needing to have when camping?

What Equipment is needed for camping?

Reading Time: 6 minutes You are wanting to start camping. Same here! I miss the fun and relaxations that you encounter when you go camping. Then smell of the campfire. The pitching of the tent the casting of a line into the river. So much about camping that is fun exciting and relaxing. That is what being a relaxed male is about. Finding that inner peace about you. Many men find it in the wide-open world of camping. As I mentioned in a previous post I miss camping. The whole experience is connected with me, or at least I remember it connecting with me. …