Puffball mushrooms are great because they are so recognizable that its safe to forage them even if you aren't a fungi pro.
As you get your camping gear together and head out into the woods for one last hurrah, we've put together a little weekend recipe collection for you. You don’t have to haul out everything including the kitchen sink, just a few thoughtfully planned ingredients will help you to create the kind of meals memories are made from.
We are always experimenting with new ways to make a cooking fire. The art of cooking on a fire makes for the most delicious and rewarding meals. Unless it’s raining, or windy, or you can’t find any wood, or your matches got wet. That’s when the Swedish log stove comes in.
Ok, so you’re not going to pack one of these in your backpack, but if you have the time and a good chainsaw to cut wood, this stove is really the cats pajamas. It lights easily, is impervious to rain and centralizes your heat so you can cook safely and quickly.
Select a log (hardwoods are better) and make three cuts about 85% of the way down the log so that the top of the log looks like a pie cut in slices. Alternatively, you can split the log and then hold it together with a piece of wire.
Gather thin strips of birch bark or dry grass and jam it into the cuts at the top. Light your fire and feed it with small sticks until the log catches. There will be a flame shooting out of the top and a little smoke, but it will soon settle down to a steady burn that will last 2-3 hours.
While this is the ULTIMATE cooking fire, it also makes a very pretty fire for festive occasions. Give it a try and let me know if it worked for you.
You can see a video on how to make one here:
So you told a joke around the campfire and all you got was crickets? Save the day by impressing your camping buddies with this little trick; telling the temperature using crickets!
Rooftop tents are a convenient, stress-free way to camp. Whether you are car camping, overlanding or out on an adventure, the ability to take your home with you means you get comfort in seconds without the hassle.
Good news campers, we've picked the best camping gear we got to review this spring so you know what to buy for your next camping trip. Gear has to be practical and lightweight as our crew ventures deep into the backwoods.