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Gearing Up For Summer And Warm Weather

As the spring comes to an end in the next month and summer gets ever closer, I have been thinking about the things I will need for both camping trips and backyard use. A big part of our summer is camping. But what about the guy that just wants good, comfortable furniture out by his […]

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Gourmet Camping – Taking your food to the next level

 Here are a few Gourmet Camping recipes that are easy at the campfire or camping stove and will impress your fellow campers. We all love the typical camping foods, simply because they are the staples that say camping. S’mores, hotdogs and burgers are always fun and easy food, but sometimes those can get a little…..boring. […]

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Nerdy Camping. We want our trees and our tech too!

We live in a tech world full of tech gadgets, so nerdy camping is something that has become very real. Some people (myself included) are a little more “tech dependent” than others, but at this point almost all of us have a cell phone, tablet, or i-something. We have become completely attached, and the idea […]

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THINK OUTSIDE THE CAMPGROUND- LINDSEY SIESS

Hey everyone! With raising two kids (three if you count my husband), working full time and coaching sports, I have a hard time finding time to myself.  If I can get even an hour a week to myself, I can say it’s a successful one.  When I am able to get that hour here or […]

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How to “camp” in style overnight, waiting in line for tickets to Mackelmore headlining in Seattle.

People are willing to wait all night, sometimes even days, for that Black Friday deal, the newest phone or pad, tickets.  Being in on whatever is worth the discomfort of the cold, hard concrete, and bathroom-less line.  We thought we’d offer a few tips on making the overnight line camp out a little more manageable. […]

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Just in time for spring and summer reviews!

Just in time for spring and summer reviews and stories, production versions of TravelChair’s new Joey Chair and SleepRite Cot that were introduced at OR Summer Market are now available and ready to ship for testing and review. What could be better than relaxing around the campfire after a hard days work AND testing one more product! It’s the stuff product reviewers’ […]

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“Glamping” to be available at the Indy 500 for the first time

This year, for the first time, ‘glamping’ in the infield will be offered to fans at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  What is “glamping”?  Just fancy camping. Glamorous camping, really. IMS has found a way to glam it up for those fans that are looking to be close to the action but also want a bit […]

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Festival Seating – When sitting in the grass is not going to work.

My wife and I attend an annual music festival. I love the experience of the music, people, food, and everything else but the sitting in the grass on a blanket does not work for me. I’m uncomfortable and a grump for what should be a good time. We tried to buy some cheap low sitting […]

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My beef with Outdoors NW

There are many reason why this former full time surf bum turned office Jockey could have a beef with the Outdoors NW crew.  Tromping around in the outdoors, all day! Come on, really?  Who gets to do that for a living? Is it that they get to tour with local recreation outfitters for ‘reviews’? Riiiiiight! Getting […]

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Find Yourself Outdoors – Beka Burton

Many people enjoy the outdoors and nature, but are only able to enjoy it on the weekends.  I am blessed to live right in the middle of an outdoorsy city!  My day to day goings often lead me to the great urban outdoors.  After a long day of work, walking to the local park is […]

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