Pin of the Week #53- Hammock Underquilt

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So this past weekend I went camping at Hemmed-In Hollow in Compton, AR. I wanted to make sure I didn’t freeze to death in the middle of the woods. I didn’t want to spend $100+  on a legit underquilt for my hammock. So what do I always do? Make it myself! :) 

Hammock Underquilt

I bought basic $20, 45 degree rated, rectangle shaped sleeping bag and machine sewed elastic loops on to it. I didn’t want to actually damage the sleeping bag because we still could use it whenever we tent camp. 

Me inside my hammock

Me inside my hammock

Hammock Setup

Hammock Setup

I stayed pretty warm and even sweated a little bit. But I should have brought something for my face. My nose got cold. 

Hauling all that gear down into a valley wasn’t the best idea because I had to haul it back up. But I did and I have the calves to prove it. I also didn’t freeze. :)

-Dana

Pin of the Week #42- Camping Food

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This past weekend I got to go camping with my amazing husband. One thing that I really wanted to try is the famous foil packets. I got this pretty cool collapsible grill and I was excited to use it. I tried a simple sausage, potato, and green bean foil packet on the grill the wood fire, but I don’t think that the foil that I purchased wasn’t as heavy duty as I hoped. It ended up tearing and falling into the fire. (Well not all of it). Josh ended using a little cast iron pot that cooked the food just as well and it didn’t end up burning his food. The grill worked out pretty well though!

Portable Grill

Portable Grill

Hobo Foil Packets

Hobo Foil Packets

It was a pretty tasty meal regardless!  :D

Camping Breakfast

Camping Breakfast

-Dana

Pin of the Week #40- Bicycle Camping

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I can’t believe that this is my 40th POTW! So crazy!

Since I’m starting to get more into biking, I thought that I would combine something that I love doing with something that I’m starting to enjoy. Bicycle Camping!

What is this new past time you ask? Well it’s like driving places and then camping there…but you’re using your bike instead to haul your things.

Here’s some great info about bike camping.

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And this one for packing tips.

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I hope to someday (hopefully soon) to go on this type of adventure!

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-Dana

 

Pin of the Week #3 -EcoZoom Stove

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This week I have chosen as my P.O.T.W. to feature an amazing tool. It’s the Eco-Zoom cook stove.

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This little outdoor cook stove is amazing if you don’t want to have to turn on your giant stove to cook something or if the power is out at your house and you still want a warm meal. All you need for fuel is sticks! Yep, just a little bit of wood will get your pretty far with this thing. Just last night I got to have dinner that was cooked on the EcoZoom.

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The area around my parent’s house is not short on sticks, twigs, and small branches to keep this stove going. My dad has even purchased the bigger version to be able to cook more food at the same time. I think that this is a great tool have, even if you aren’t getting ready for the zombie apocalypse!
I added this pin to my Camping board and here’s the actual website for this awesome energy saving stove.

-Dana