Thinking of that dark forth season conjures up pictures of iced over lakes, snow covered hemlocks, silent seemingly empty hardwood forests and rivers running with floating cakes of ice. Most campers have put their gear away and wont venture out again until May. But those of us that accept the challenges and possible discomforts of winter camping know its a great time of year to be out. The bugs and most of the people are Read More »
"I'm going camping this weekend." These days that can mean a lot of different things. Let me give you a couple of examples from opposite ends of "camping," then we'll fill in the middle. Several summers ago I had the pleasure of meeting and spending some time talking with a wonderful retired couple, Hope and Fran. Fran has been a woodsman all his life. He has hunted with a bow and rifle in many parts of Read More »
If you are a new camper deciding what to pack, how much of it to pack and what to pack it in can be a little overwhelming. Maybe its weekend family car camping at a commercial campground. Maybe its dispersed camping in a remote area. Or hiking and you will be camping a few nights on the trail.