DIY – The Only Camping Stove You’ll Ever Need

This is genius!  The only cost is the knife you already own and the fuel – rubbing alcohol.  If you need a lightweight camping stove for back country camping, or an extra burner for cooking a big Sunday morning brunch at the campground, this is the stove for you!  Grab a tall, aluminum can out of your recycling bin, a pocket knife, and let the DIY lesson begin.

DIY Popcorn Maker for Camping

See, camping recipes do NOT need to be difficult!  Popcorn is pretty tough to do while camping, unless you buy Jiffy and make it over an open flame.  We usually use a Coleman stove with the kids.  It’s easy to burn yourself, or the popcorn, over an open fire.  This guy ALWAYS cracks me up. Enjoy!


The Power of Camping

Many campouts are with a group of relatives, your best friends from school, or a big scout troop.

And then there are those quiet ones, when you camp with only those closest to you.

Or you’re all alone.

This is when camping is a time to be unplugged.

A time to travel far away from your ordinary world.

A time to be disconnected from your everyday routine.

A time to dream.

On the ride there, walking a trail, casting along a stream.

Pause to silently reflect on your world.

Ask yourself questions.

Give yourself hours (or days) to find the answers.

Dream BIG about your future.

Envision the life your want.

Sketch out ideas for change that will move you toward your goals.

Erase them, and try it again using a different perspective.

On the ride home, give yourself permission to make changes in your life.

Be at home with a revived spirit and renewed ambition.

Believe in the power of camping.