BradyCollins Joined: 07-12-2022
BradyCollins/08-03-2022

Named for a smoke-like haze, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was opened in 1934 and is now a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site stretching across North Carolina and Tennessee. The park is over 800 square miles of Appalachian forests, hilly hiking trails, and verdant river valleys. Hundreds of native tree and plant species can be found there, and well over a thousand flower varieties! Summer is the busiest camping season in the Smokies, making fall a great time to visit! This is one of...

BradyCollins/07-25-2022

Regardless of whether your camping style involves a well stocked RV, a simple tent, or whatever you can carry on your back, the fact remains that at some point in your camping adventure you are going to need to eat. A good campfire stove can help ensure that you are able to prepare the type of high-quality, delicious, and tasty foods that keep you well-fueled for whatever lies down the trail ahead. Let’s take a look at some of the best campfire stoves for each camping style.  Campfire Stove...

BradyCollins/07-25-2022

One of the most amazing parts of the summer season is gathering around a campfire. Tired of the same old recipes and ready for something new? We’ve got you covered! Keep reading in order to find out the top ten recipes that you can create while camping. From savory to sweet, there are recipes for every taste!  Lemon-Basil Chicken Breast Foil Packets Credit: Johnny Autry; Prop and Food Styling: Charlotte L. Autry; Southern Living  One of the most versatile ways to cook on an open fire i...

BradyCollins/07-12-2022

Fun in the sun can quickly become dangerous if you get dehydrated. When you're camping, you're continually exposed to the elements. You likely don't have a water fountain or tap nearby. So, dehydration can happen faster than you may think. It leads to discomfort, headaches, fatigue, and potentially serious health effects. The solution? Drink up! Here's what to know about summer hydration and how to make sure you get enough water. How Much Water Should You Drink? The general guideline for daily w...

BradyCollins/07-12-2022

You've got your camper, RV, or backpack ready to go with all of your camping essentials. It’s time to pitch your tent or park your camper and have some fun this summer! But, then you look at the weather and realize the heatwave that’s coming. While this is nothing new - it’s just part of summer camping - there are still many tried and true tips that can help you beat the heat and enjoy the experience even more. Whether this is your first-time summer camping or you’re an experienced pro, everyone...