Since 2001 it seems like every year there are more and more rules about what you can and can't bring onto a plane, and it can be hard to keep track of any of it. In fact, for an outdoorsman it can be downright confusing as you're suddenly looking at things like barbed hooks on fishing lures, fillet knives, propane tanks attached to camping stoves. If you're like me at that … [Read more...] about Can You Take a Camping Stove on a Plane?
When you do a lot of camping and outdoor activities like we do, you understand the importance of having good outdoor equipment. One very important piece of camping equipment is going to be your lighting sources - either flashlights or lanterns or both. We always recommend having a good solar lantern around to ensure you have a reliable light source no matter what situation … [Read more...] about The AGPTEK Solar Lantern Reviewed
Solar showers are a neat invention. The concept behind them is so simple. You fill up a specially designed bag with water, you leave it in the sun, the sun warms up the water, and you can use that water to rinse yourself off! We are often asked what are the best solar camp showers? The answer to that question is the Advanced Elements Summer Shower - and that is why we wanted … [Read more...] about Advanced Elements Summer Solar Shower Review
My interest in how to take care of canvas tents almost certainly started during my scouting days. At Camp Wakonda we'd sleep in basic canvas tents that had two cots per tent. One summer we were to help clean them on the last day, which was rather fascinating to be. A "simple" piece of canvas, but with just a basic cleaning that a bunch of 10 to 15 years could be trusted with … [Read more...] about How Do I Clean a Canvas Tent?
Growing up in the time before the Internet was widespread, well before Google was a thing, information wasn't quite as reliable as it is now which is why every kid running by the river somehow saw a water moccasin every summer. Because of course, every brown or black snake had to be a cottonmouth, right? But considering I lived in a state that didn't have cottonmouths (Iowa) … [Read more...] about How Do You Identify a Water Moccasin?
Camping can never be complete without the nightly ritual of a good campfire. The crackle of burning wood, dancing yellow, red, and blue flames that draw the eyes in, giving a hypnotic and peaceful sway unlike anything else. Staring into the flames, to wood that turns a ghostly white glow as it turns into ashy coals - the flames still dancing all around it. Ah, the best … [Read more...] about How to Build a Better Fire: The Best Firewood for Campfires
Setting up a good campsite involves more than just having a flashlight on hand. There's no denying the benefit that a couple of well set up and placed lanterns can have when it comes to setting up a decent nighttime campsite. Many of my childhood memories involve summers full of camping out, the campfire supplemented by lanterns that were strategically placed to give us … [Read more...] about Best Camping Lanterns Reviewed
Okay, the long delay on this review is just on us. The Scrubba Wash Bag was one of the first one of those "videos on YouTube" that Jon and I saw around the time we started this site back in 2016, and having a site to review these sorts of outdoor inventions and to really boost up the outdoor entrepreneur was a major one of the reasons we even started Amazing Outdoor Adventures. … [Read more...] about Quick Hitter: Scrubba Wash Bag Product Review
There's no question that comfort is a pretty big factor for many people when it comes to how much they enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you're looking at a camping chair to give the legs a rest after a day of hiking, some extra seating for the tailgating before a college football game, or as a natural piece of gear for a weekend family camping trip to the lake, there are … [Read more...] about Looking For The Best Camping Chairs Reviewed?
While family tents are certainly nice, and an absolute necessity when you're talking about four or more people hitting the great outdoors, what about those of us who do a lot of solo camping or tag along with groups? What if we're just looking for a 2 person tent or 3 person tent? I don't want to set up a 10 person tent for myself and furthermore, that just doesn't make any … [Read more...] about The Best 2 Person Tents Reviewed
A camping safety checklist honestly isn't something I've put much thought into in quite a while. However, sometimes it's easy to get caught up in seeing the world through your eyes and not thinking about other points of view. This is as true of the outdoors as it is anything else. While I'm still a proponent that everyone should spend more time enjoying nature, this focuses … [Read more...] about Your Camping Safety Checklist: Good Preparation Matters!
If you've followed the blog for any amount of time you know that we're passionate about survival, and Shane in particular really loves the bushcraft and wilderness survival/primitive skill area of outdoor adventures. So when he received a really good looking pitch on how you can build everything you need for camping or surviving in the wild, he was all about that! With that … [Read more...] about You Really Can Build Everything You Need for Camping