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Indoor Camping

Indoor Camping

Natural disasters have been occurring with greater frequency for decades now.  Within the last ten years, the pace seems to have speed up.  Far to often, many find themselves without the basic utilities that we’ve grown to depend on.  Heat, water and electricity are required for most in modern society just to stay alive.  Many no longer…

Alander mtn hiking loop Day 1

Trail signs

Situated at the corner of 3 states, this backpacking adventure takes us into MA, CT & NY all in one overnight adventure.  During our ascent of Mt. Frissell, we’ll cross the highest point in CT.  The Bear Mountain hike in CT has a plaque that states it’s the highest point but it was latter discovered…

Cobre Lake Hiking and Camping

Damaged Tree

Boreal forests, natural beaches, abandoned mine exploration and more wild Blueberries then I could possibly hope to eat describe my incredible experience while hiking and camping the Cobre Lake trail in beautiful summer weather.  Follow along with me and my hiking buddy as we start backpacking through the forests of northern Ontario. We start out…

Mt. Marcy Summit and Camping

Marcy Dam Lake

In the heart of the Adirondack Mountain Range you’ll find Lake Placid which is best known for being a host to the Olympic games and is still an Olympic training center. Mt. Marcy, the highest mountain peak in New York State, is located close to the training facility which seems very appropriate since it’s a…

How to Make a Successful Campfire

A lit Campfire

The knowledge of how to make a successful campfire a key skill for any overnight camping trip.  While there are many ways to make a good campfire one of the simplest and most effective techniques is the pyramid/tepee method of starting a campfire. 0. Find an appropriate place for the fire.  If there’s an existing…

Bear Mountain CT Trail Loop

Summit view of valley

Journey with me as we climb one of the highest points in Connecticut on it’s most popular hiking trail, Bear Mountain. At it’s summit we’re greeted by a huge stone pyramid that we climb to get a remarkable view of the valley and lakes below. During our hike up the mountain we encounter many scenic vistas, rugged terrain, streams and travel through ancient forest.

Hiking Camping Gear and Supplies: Tents

hiking camping trails killarny backpacking overnight tent setup

A three season tent provides suitable comfort in pretty much any weather the average camper would care to be out in. Even if one plans to only camp in summer having this can still be beneficial for those unexpected cold nights.

Bear Mountain NY Loop

Bear Mountain Bridge from trail

Only an hour North of New York City, accompany me as journey up bear mountain enjoying many excellent views of the terrain, hudson river valley and part of the Appalachian trail (A.T.).

Pinnacle & Pulpit Rock Backpacking

hiking across river near trail

Only an hour NW of Philadelphia, backpack with me as I guide you through what’s considered to be the best loop hiking trails in all of Pennsylvania and one of the best in the United States.  This trail will give you an excellent workout and you’ll be well rewarded when you get to the top…

Breakneck Ridge bypass loop

Bannerman Castle and Island

Only an hour north from the skyscrapers of New York City, join me as I enjoy one of the best loop hikes in the United States overlooking the scenic Hudson Valley near Cold Spring, NY.  The rocky cliffs and steep ascents prove challenging but extremely rewarding. Travel with me as I guide you through the breakneck bypass loop of this trail.