Camping Tips: An Interview With Dick Finke

I love to camp.  But I'll be the first to admit that we don't camp nearly as often as I'd like to. We could blame it on our young children but that wouldn't be fair. Just as I was doing some research and thinking about writing a blog post on camping, Dick with Tent Camping HQ shot me an email. I figured it was the perfect time to ask a guy who loves camping a bunch of questions about camping! As we've done with the interviews the past few weeks I'll let Dick take it away! Q1. One of our goals…

Fire Starters: The Useful and Useless

Today's post is inspired by this "pin" as part of our Monday trail tips series where we take an outdoor tip from Pinterest and determine if it is useful or useless. There are a lot of wacky ideas floating around out there about the best things (besides good old fashioned tinder) to start a campfire. Recently (before winter came back to Wyoming) we put seven of them to the test. Here are the fire starters that we tested and what we found: What's your favorite fire starter? We thought lint would work the best, but it didn't the day we…

DIY Waterproof Matches

I have a love/hate relationship with Pinterest. I love the layout and easy to find recipes, DIY ideas and tips. But, I'm also skeptical (especially when it comes to outdoor related pins)-do all of those tips and ideas really work? We're adding a new segment every Monday where we test and evaluate a Pinterest "trail tip". We're looking at if the tip actually works, a cost/time analysis and if it required a trip to the store for any special tools. Once we've thoroughly tested the 'tip' we'll give you our verdict-useful or useless. ***** Today's DIY trail tip is inspired…