Category: Outdoors

DUTCH OVEN TRI-TIP GUARANTEED TO EXCITE YOUR TASTE BUDS

DUTCH OVEN TRI-TIP GUARANTEED TO EXCITE YOUR TASTE BUDS

This is a fantastic recipe for in camp or at home. A cast iron dutch oven can be used over coals or in the oven. It turns out perfect every time. I don’t have exact measurements for ingredients. It will depend on the size of your tri-tip roast, and the size of your dutch oven. Favorite herbs and spices is also your preference and your taste buds. I tend to use what I have in the cupboards, or in the garden at the time. INGREDIENTS Tri-tip 1-2 Onion Seasoning: garlic,...Read More
THE ONLY SPICY THAI RED CURRY NOODLE SOUP YOU WILL EVER NEED

THE ONLY SPICY THAI RED CURRY NOODLE SOUP YOU WILL EVER NEED

This recipe is the bomb! It is adaptable, scalable, takes less than half an hour to make, and is just plain delicious.You can substitute your choice of protein; my favorites are chicken or tofu. This is a favorite for home, camp, and on trail. Watch out for the curry paste, it gets too hot, really fast (trust me, this became Fire Hot Spicy Thai Red Curry Noodle Soup, the type that makes you sweat!)The first time I made this recipe I was in camp. I threw in some red pepper flakes...Read More
20 GIFTS FOR CAMPING GEEKS AND GEEKETTES

20 GIFTS FOR CAMPING GEEKS AND GEEKETTES

There are a lot of camping gear gift lists on the web. This list provides a lost of affordable gifts for campers, hikers, and backpackers that they will be happy to receive. These items won’t break the bank and are infinitely useful items to throw into a pack. Disclaimer: this website contains affiliate links. This means I may earn a small commission should you chose to sign up for a program or make a purchase using my link. I only promote products and services that I use and love and would like...Read More
MOST AWESOME MOTHER’S DAY BREAKFAST IN CAMP

MOST AWESOME MOTHER’S DAY BREAKFAST IN CAMP

Without fail, our Troops BSA 101 (Boy Scouts of America 101) camp out falls on Mother’s Day weekend. For the ladies in camp, sometimes we get spoiled. And other times, we don’t. This year we did. We were served a most delectable crunchy French toast with a secret ingredient. We had stewed spiced apples to top our French toast, and chunks of Canadian bacon. And lashings of freshly whipped cream to go on top. Washed down by BSA guideline mimosas made with orange juice and seven up. Did I say...Read More
WAKE UP REFRESHED TO THE SMELL OF COFFEE IN THESE TERRIFIC TENTS

WAKE UP REFRESHED TO THE SMELL OF COFFEE IN THESE TERRIFIC TENTS

CAR CAMPING Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. This means I may earn a small commission should you chose to sign up for a program or make a purchase using my link. I only promote products and services that I use and love and would like to share them with you. COLEMAN SUNDOME 3 My go to for warm summer camping is a 7x7 3 person Coleman sundome tent. This tent is the perfect size for a twin air mattress, leaving plenty of room for a backpack, day pack, and...Read More
MT. MADONNA – A HIDDEN GEM IN THE SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS

MT. MADONNA – A HIDDEN GEM IN THE SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS

Oh how I love thee. It is hard not to love Mt. Madonna County Park. It is the perfect place to run away from home to recharge, or spend a day exploring. Part of the Santa Clara County Parks system, Mt. Madonna has something to offer everyone. The 4,605-acre park has 14 miles of trails, 118 drive or walk-in campsites located across 4 campgrounds, 17 partial RV hookup sites, dump station, yurts to rent, group sites, an archery range, and stables where you pay to take a trail ride. Day...Read More
AWARD WINNING DUTCH OVEN RECIPES IN THE MEDALS AT CAMPOREE

AWARD WINNING DUTCH OVEN RECIPES IN THE MEDALS AT CAMPOREE

Every spring the BSA Mission Peak District holds a Spring Camporee. There is a dutch oven cooking competition on Saturday night. Each Troop must make a main dish, bread, and a dessert to feed their Troop and a few discerning judges. In 2018 our Troop placed in each category. The recipes are too good not to share. There is also a veggie bake bonus recipe. We originally thought we had to make a side, not a bread. REQUIRED EQUIPMENT FOR DUTCH OVEN COOKING 10-inch camp Dutch oven Lid lifter Heat...Read More