You might disagree with me but I think there are two things that stop most of us from taking adventures. The first is the pull of the mundane inertia of our everyday lives and the second is our own perception that we aren't the sort of person who ventures out.
We are excited to join the Sierra Club for their Wilderness Outdoor Weekend in Lake Tahoe. It will be a full day filled with FREE hikes and other adventures like standup paddle-boarding and climbing.
I can't say I'll never be a mom, but it isn't on in my five-year plan. And I honestly don't have a strongly formed opinion around how my husband and I will tackle that decision in the end. But I do have a strongly held belief that even though I may not be a mom it is part of my job as a human to make this world a better place for the next generation.
You might have noticed CampEats has a very distinct visual style. It comes from our designer-illustrator Chris. He has helped us capture the simple beauty of our curated treats. All of our illustrations are hand drawn and then painted with watercolors to give them a fresh natural feel.
We love to break out our cast iron at home and at the camp site. Its consistent heat distribution is a godsend when dealing with the complexities of cooking over an open campfire. And everyone loves its ability to retain heat. These properties might be why this old school way of cooking has some major staying power. Did you know the first cast iron was created during the Han dynasty?
Camping season is just beginning here in Northern California. We just got back from our first local excursion. This was the first time we took out our full kit in 2016 as our last trip was more of a hybrid camping-luxury-hotel-culture excursion. Getting your gear in order and planning for a trip especially the first time during a season has a few special quirks, but I think there is a pretty standard 5 step process to get ready.
This weekend we went camping near Bodega Bay at our first Hipcamp. And as we were cooking over the campfire Dan mentioned how cooking over the campfire connects him with the taming of the west. It makes me think the complexities of travel have existed since the dawn of time. At least, there isn't much risk that our oxen will die crossing a river in modern day camping.
The whole camp cooking process isn't like whipping something up in your kitchen. You are literally "playing with fire". And that can get a little intimidating especially when you aren't sure what kind of fire to use.