Sleeping Under the Stars: Backpacking Gear Guide

By Shannon Minnis

Every year, millions of people pack their gear and head outside to camp. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you live, there’s nothing quite like the long-lasting memories you create when you’re camping.

When going out in the wilderness it can be refreshing to totally unplug. This is what’s referred to as Boondocking or going “off the grid” which means camping with nothing but a tent for shelter and no electricity. If you’ve read more

Camping Skin Care Tips

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By Amanda Moore

Exploring the outdoors doesn’t have to mean neglecting your skin. As your body’s largest organ, your skin protects you from dirt and debris, and at the end of a long day by the lake or hiking in the woods, it deserves plenty of love and attention. Camping may limit your usual stockpile of skincare, but it’s important to bring along the necessities to protect your skin during your time in the wild.

Just follow these camping skin care tips…

Before Your Trip

When packing skincare read more

Camping Set Up Ideas

By Shahin

For nature lovers, camping is not a luxury; it’s a necessity. Camping is an exciting way to lose yourself in the lap of nature. It let you escape from the hectic and tedious day-to-day life. Do you know, there is no better feeling than staring at the stars at night? Indeed!

Moreover, it’s an excellent way to spend quality time with friends and family at the campfire. At the same time, camping requires a lot of planning and energy. True! It could be stressful until you don’t read more


By Ashley Barlow

The First Annual Fjällräven Classic has officially made its way to the US and I am beyond thankful to have been invited out to be a part of this incredible event! Three glorious days and two nights under the glistening stars backpacking through the remote wilderness of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Over 100 people from all over the US came out to this event and trekked 20+ miles in the back country of the Colorado Rocky Mountains in the 71,000 acres of State Forest State Park. read more

Activities for Your Camping Bachelorette

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Activities for Your Camping Bachelorette – the possibilities are virtually endless!

By Amanda Moore

You’ve finally decided on having a camping bachelorette. You’ve decided on your wedding party, issued out the invitations, picked out the campgrounds, the party’s theme—basically, everything is set and ready to go. It’s exhilarating and exciting and something brand new that you get to experience with your closest friends and family.

The only thing that can really make this better is read more

Camping Test of the new Wolf’em Sticks

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Wolf’em Sticks are a new, fun and effective way of cooking over a campfire.

By Jessica Shouse

One of my favorite things about Summer is camping and one of my favorite things about camping is hanging out with family & friends around the campfire. Roasting smores & cooking over the fire is a favorite past time. I was recently introduced to a new product that takes on a new twist on this classic outdoor activity, Wolf’em Sticks. I had the opportunity to test them out on our recent Spring read more

Nomad Nutrition REVdry Meals Review

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Nomad Nutrition REVdry Meals are definitely an easy and tasty solution when out on the trails.

By Jessica Shouse

Good tasting and good for you, easy to prepare, lightweight meals for outdoor activities like backpacking can be hard to come by, in my opinion. I am not a fan of your typical dehydrated meal… I was recently introduced to Nomad Nutrition REVdry Meals, ”food for the modern wanderer”.

Nomad makes delicious and energy-packed meals for all types of adventure lovers using the REVdry read more

Understanding the “Open Road of Life”

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My findings on the Open Road of Life

by Meghan McHugh, under the advisement of Dr Lorie A. Tuma

Hi!  My name is Meghan. I am a senior at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) and I am getting ready to graduate. Look out world, here I come! My last year at GVSU took place around the same time that our new Recreation emphasis was approved. As such, I was fortunate enough to take a few classes in recreation and learn more about the industry’s contributions and challenges. I also had time to focus read more

Is a Camping Bachelorette Party Right for You?

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By Amanda Moore

So, you’ve got a partner, the ring, the venue, The Dress of your dreams, your entire wedding party, cake—basically, everything is set and you’re pretty much officially Off the Market. The only thing left to do before you actually walk down the aisle is the Bachelorette Party; your one last hurrah with your friends before you say “I do.” And what’s better than doing what you love to do with people that you love to be with?

However, one thing that rings true for all bachelorette read more

Prevent baby overheating when camping

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Prevent baby overheating when camping

By Allison Barfield

Finally, you’ve found an awesome weekend to take your family camping. You won’t have to worry about keeping your baby warm because the sun is out and shining to heat everything up. But keep in mind, that even with mild heat during the spring and summer your baby could get too hot.

Now, this isn’t meant to raise an alarm and you don’t have to wait until your baby is older to go camping. Just pay a little extra attention to your child read more

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