The Wilderness Barista’s Handbook: How to Brew (Good) Coffee Outdoors

Drinking Coffee OutdoorsTo many people, enjoying the great outdoors means stepping away from the comforts of home. However, just because you’re away from civilization doesn’t mean you can’t have a good cup of coffee. With the right equipment and a little knowledge, you can have an excellent cup of joe every morning. In this piece, you’ll learn how the right grind, clean water, and proper ratios can help you prepare a good cup of coffee even while you’re away from it all.

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How Hike Difficulty is Determined

trail ratingsA few hours spent hiking in nature is all some need to relax and refuel. However, those new to hiking may not be aware that some trails may be deemed more difficult than others. From length to gradient and more, there are a number of factors that may make for a harder hike. Those with health issues, are getting back into hiking after an injury, or are new to this thoroughly enjoyable activity want to do all that they can to hike without endangering their health. Understand more about hiking difficulty and how ratings are determined today.

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Brewing Perfect Coffee When Camping

best brewed coffee when campingGreat java requires a camper to measure the right amount of ground coffee beans, based on the quantity of water being used. This is the most basic of all brewing fundamentals, but one that’s often skipped by many beginners. Getting the right percentage of coffee to water is not simple especially while camping.

Getting the right aluminum camping coffee pot is your first step. But then adjust according to other variables, such as the specific beans you are using, your type of roast and your grind. Fine grinds produce a more powerful brew than the same step of a coarse grind. Read more Brewing Perfect Coffee When Camping

Indoor Camping Activities to Do With Your Children

bad weather camping with kidsWhat parent hasn’t expressed aloud, or at least to themselves, “Stop growing up so fast!”, when talking about their children? The reality is, parents are busy today and that can contribute to the speed of our available time. That’s just one of the reasons why when an opportunity is presented to enjoy quality time indoors with children we should make the most of it.

And even when a camping trip turns into an indoor trip, there are still ways to make camping fun. Here are some activities you can do with children while indoors on a camping trip. Read more Indoor Camping Activities to Do With Your Children

Going Camping? Should You Buy an RV or Trailer?

camping cooking and rv'sBuying a recreational vehicle comes with a number of considerations as owners often have to learn how to drive the vehicle and perform basic maintenance. However, many owners appreciate the advantages of owning an RV and the ability to plan for long road trips including great camping and a good number of the comforts they have at home.

When might it be best to buy an RV and when is a travel trailer a better option? Explore some key advantages and differences today.

Why Purchase an RV

First-time RV owners can buy either new or used and add more features to their RV as time goes on. That means that if the budget only allows for a bare bones model, it does not preclude the ability to upgrade and customize the RV when funds become available. There are multiple ways to get started in the lifestyle without a huge commitment, such as with pop up campers or small travel trailers, but living quarters are smaller than with other options. People considering an RV can compare towables as well as drivable motorhomes, and may prefer towables as they can detach their primary vehicle for a short day trip. Read more Going Camping? Should You Buy an RV or Trailer?