Doug and Erin's wood-fired hot tub
For a while my friend Doug and I had discussed how best to create a simple wood-fired hot tub. Stressful jobs require drastic measures to help maintain one's health and happiness. Doug took action and created a truly wonderful soaking tub. Conventional acrylic hot tubs work fine but, frankly, I find them a little stupid. They are expensive to purchase and maintain. It's a little offensive how much energy is consumed maintaining hot tubs at regular operating temperature 24 hours a day. Such a…
How To Build The Only Five Campfires You’ll Ever Need
The most fundamental outdoor skill is also often one of the most misunderstood. Learn these five campfires and you’ll be able to cook food, scare off wild animals, stay warm or just have a bonfire on the beach. They’re simple, but everyone can probably learn something here.
15 Cold-Weather Camping Tips to Keep You Warm While You Sleep
15 expert tips on how to winterize your cold-weather camping game, thrive and survive. Keep your core (and your gear) warm in the coldest weather with this ultimate guide.
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Like it or not spiders are all around, and over us. Hundreds, and thousands of them are close by. Most people are creeped out by them, but they do serve an important function. We thought it was important to be able to identify which spiders are deadly, and dangerous, which ones are toxic with a [...]
Estimate How Much Propane is Left in Your Tank with a Glass of Water
You don't want to run out of propane halfway through your outdoor dinner party. Culinary weblog Chow shares a quick way to estimate how much propane is left in your tank; disconnect the tank from your grill and pour a glass of warm water along one side of the tank—areas with with propane will absorb the heat from the water and feel cold to the touch and areas without propane will feel warm.