Not really. We went to Alaska last summer and technically did spend an afternoon on a boat fishing, but there was no catching.Looks soooooo gooood. I hate to admit it. Man, I don't eat that well at home! Am I remembering right, did you take a Pacific Ocean fishing trip a while back?
5S, nope- I don't know, but I will look it up. This morning I was thinking we need a "Marie Kondo" approach for the car camping cooking set up. But it sounds like you have some good ideas, so yes, pls, some photos next time!If you know what 5S is, it is basically like that.
I have a Yeti cooler and have enjoyed it. It has done well on road trips. I also know someone who has the RTIC brand of cooler and liked it as well.To my surprise, my wife has been dropping a lot of hints about getting into car camping this coming year. Do any of you guys use those powered refrigerated coolers? I am half heartedly hoping that car camping will be a gateway drug to get her out on a backpacking trip, but I don’t think freeze dried meals are going to grease the wheels of that wagon lol. Or do those expensive yeti coolers keep things cold for two or three days at a time?
Thanks for the tip about Food for the Sole. My husband usually hates freeze dried meals but we need to figure out lightweight food for a few upcoming trips and have been doing some taste testing. These are great - thank you again!* Nope- regular cooler, but we go in late fall/winter, so it's less of an issue. (What is an issue is finding fresh produce in the areas we go).
* I think you have an excellent chance of getting her into backpacking by trying car camping first. We have never been closer to getting a backpack.
* IME the food desire/interest changes in the wilderness/outdoors when you are surrounded by a sunset or sunrise, the moon, the stars, a campfire- your wife might surprise you. I eat some food in the wilderness, which I would never eat at home, like chicken ramen noodles for breakfast, ha. In contrast I have no desire to eat my normal cold breakfast. The "Food for the Sole" bags have A LOT more taste than many other brands we tried. We are still trying to re-create the taste of those first 2 freeze dried meals at home
I have a collapsible sink/tub, which is pretty awesome. It has a handle, so if I camp in a developed campground with a cleaning station, I can carry all my dishes there and clean them.Thanks for the tip on Food for the Sole. I've been looking for a good dehydrator cookbook and that seems like the ticket.
I'm curious what methods you all have for cleaning dishes while car camping. From the little research I've done online, using a washtub or two seems like the best approach. The backcountry method for doing dishes is not particularly efficient or fun when you have more than a few dishes to clean.
Just noticed that the fire pit is on sale for the next 3.5 hours for 40% off.Okay, two more things actually... river camping has taught me the value of using a fire pan, even when you don't have to when you're car camping. Historically they've been big, heavy, cumbersome things, but the new-ish Campfire Defender Pop-up Pit wins my gear of the year award for 2019. It weighs 8 pounds, packs down like a camp chair, and you've got a nice, elevated fire anywhere you go. Even when I car camp near a real fire pit I usually use one now. The height is much better and you can sit closer. And on top of that, they have an awesome grill attachment you can pickup to BBQ on. Absolutely love this thing.
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