Beach camping in winter: Assateague island

Long walks on a beach, breathtaking sunrises and wild ponies… if any of those are your thing, you must visit the Assateague island. Read below about general winter camping information at Assateague, ponies, hiking, winter beach camping tips, food/drink places around, and backcountry camping. This is a dream destination for many Marylanders, but stars just…

14 Boardgames for Camping

I’m a big boardgame fan, so car camping trips rarely go without throwing one or two into my bag. If our campsite has a brewery/taproom nearby, and we plan to stop there, we take a whole bag of games… oh all the jealous looks! To me, a good camping boardgame is: 1. Quick to play…

6 tips to survive winter backpacking

So we went backpacking in Joshua Tree National Park in November. It was a lot of things, fun, beautiful, memorable, incredible… but also, COLD. Lessons I learned: 1. Every part of the sleeping system counts. All my gear is 3-season, which is just enough for November in the desert. Kinda. Ish. My sleeping system was:…