The Best (and Easiest!) Camping Meals

The Best (and Easiest!) Camping Meals plus how to plan meals for camping. Outdoor adventure tips and camp cooking tips. 3 easy recipes to make when camping

When Sean and I go camping (or even if I’m solo camping), cooking meals is usually one of my favorite parts of the entire trip. I love cooking outside and using the camp cooking kit that I’ve honed over the years (more on that here). Plus, it’s a really fun opportunity for me to try out new camping meals and explore other ways to make do with what I have on hand while we’re in the mountains. I’m often asked what I make when we go camping, so today I wanted to share my top 3 easy camping meals that I make pretty much every time we go on an adventure!

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Makeover Reveal: Our Gear Room

Makeover Reveal, Meet Our Gear Room in our PNW cabin + Organization Tips for Outdoor Gear for rock climbing, skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, camping, backpacking and other outdoor activities and sports

Meet my new favorite room in the house: our gear room! Formerly known as ‘the purple room,’ this room is now dedicated to all of our camping, climbing, hiking, skiing, etc gear and I LOVE IT SO MUCH. The organization alone makes me really really happy. Not to mention how easily accessed everything is when we prep for adventures. It’s just so good. I wanted to take some time to break down all of the components of the space and how I designed it to be as functional as possible.

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Our Camping Checklist + Free Downloadable List

Our Camping Checklist: What to Pack for Your Next Outdoor Adventure with a FREE downloadable packing list.

I’ve covered our car camping gear before, including notes about why we have chosen the items we have. But I wanted to also share a dedicated camping checklist with you in the hopes of inspiring your next trip — and helping you stay organized and feel prepared! This free download is a great place to start preparing for your next camping trip (or even your first if you’re a beginner!). Let me know what you think.

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How To Be a Responsible Camper & Outdoors Person

How To Be a Responsible Camper & Outdoors Person. essential rules for backpacking, camping, climbing, and hiking

With camping season pretty much here, now is a great time to talk about one very important component of outdoor adventure: being a responsible camper. In my opinion, knowing how to camp responsibly without impact on the environment is one of the most important things you can do as an outdoors person. It doesn’t matter if you’re going for an afternoon hike or a multi-day backpacking excursion or a group car camping outing. These tips are are all things that I do every time I do anything remotely outdoorsy and I hope you’ll join me in being a good steward of our great outdoors.

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My Best Tips for Winter Camping

How to safely go winter camping. essentials for camping off the grid, van life, mountain adventures, hiking, and rock climbing! tips for layering for warmth, how to stay warm while camping, and more. Every single piece of outdoor gear and equipment we take in the Pacific Northwest in our Vanagon #vanlife #camping #hiking

Oh March… I’m not sure about where you live, but here in the rainy PNW this month is when I start to daydream about warmer days and going camping. Especially now that we live at the foothills of our fave mountains! But here’s the thing: it is still very much possible to stay cozy and enjoy yourself while winter camping… you just need to be prepared. We’ve done quite a bit of winter camping, so I wanted to put together some of my best tips for you. Definitely leave a comment with any tips that you have, as well!

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Photo Journal: Wandering a Misty Riverbed

Photo Journal: Bacon Creek in the North Cascades, nature photography of foggy river beds, snowy mountains and winter scenes

There’s something about the quality of light here in the North Cascades that has really intrigued me. Ever since we moved here, I’ve found myself paying closer attention to it, almost like a third roommate. It’s just so… different from city life. I mean, pretty much everything is. From our crappy wifi to our collection of generators, we are definitely living a different life now. But when it comes to the changing light out here, each moment feels unique and special. Here are some photos from a recent creek adventure with the dogs and the fog.

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Photo Journal: The Beginning of My New Creative Journey

Photo Journal: Happy Creek in the North Cascades, nature photography of snowy mountains and winter scenes

I don’t know if this is totally apparent here on the blog and my social channels, but lately I have felt like I’m on the cusp of expanding my creative potential. Maybe it’s because I now live in a place with fewer distractions. Or perhaps having more space means that I finally have room to create. Or maybe my creative potential feels different now that I am surrounded by so much of nature’s splendor. Whatever the reason, I have been doing a lot of mental work to dig deeper, creatively speaking.

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