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Hypothermia – It Is Shocking!

Hypothermia – It Is Shocking!

I do not have a ton of fears, but falling into a body of freezing water is definitely one I do have.  Hypothermia scares me!  I lived on a 240 acre horse boarding stable when I was a little girl.  There were several ponds on the property, and if the winter was cold enough, all the kids loved to play on the frozen ice.

Bonnie sliding head first into icy water! YES! That was very scary!  

I tried a few times and the second I heard the creepy cracking sound, I was done!  Off to build snow forts I went.

Because I hold a certification in wilderness medicine,  Continue reading Hypothermia – It Is Shocking!

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Dehydrating Food Really Is Easy So Don’t Wait!

Dehydrating Food Really Is Easy! 

Have you always wanted to try dehydrating food?  I know I sure have.  While I do like some store-bought, dehydrated food, I don’t care much for the price.  One of the things I try to teach my readers, and people who ask me how to camp, hike, and/or backpack, is that Continue reading Dehydrating Food Really Is Easy So Don’t Wait!

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Wood Burning Stove by kampMATE ~~~~~ Reviews by Rene’

Wood Burning Stove by kampMATE
kampMate Wood Burning Stove

Hiking and camping have just got a LOT easier for me, because of this little stove by kampMATE.  I have been looking into getting one of these bad boys for a while now.  If you have read my post “Simplified Car Camping”, you know that I have a goal of making my work at camp as easy as possible.  You can read that post here.  When kampMATE agreed to send out the WoodFlame Ultra Lightweight Portable Wood Burning Camping Stove for testing and this review, I was just giddy!  I have been of the thinking, for a while now, why would I not be using a stove that burned wood for a heat source?  I don’t believe that I have ever hiked and/or camped anywhere that did not have twigs, branches, leaves, dead grass, etc. all over the place.  Why would I carry a stove that also required me to carry my heat source, when I could find it just lying around anywhere I am going to want to use my stove?

*Do you want one for free?!  Be sure and keep reading!  Continue reading Wood Burning Stove by kampMATE ~~~~~ Reviews by Rene’

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