Mesquite Pancakes & Gluten-Free Mesquite Pancakes

If you don’t live in mesquite country, you may not realize it, but the mesquite tree produces seeds or beans in a large pod. For eons, indigenous peoples have collected these dried pods and ground them into flour or meal. Interestingly, for the modern American diet, mesquite flour is gluten-free, low-glycemic, and high in both protein and dietary…

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Prickly Pear Cactus Salad

Prickly Pear Cactus Salad Simple, delicious salad you can whip together right at the campsite. Fresh chopped tomatoes are best, but you can get by with canned if you have to … just be sure to drain them well. The jalapenos may bring some heat, but you can never tell how hot until you taste. Best recommendation is to work your way…

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6 Tips For Enjoying Winter Hammock Camping

In north woods, we don’t let a little thing like winter get in the way of camping enjoyment. We just adapt, gear up … and conquer. Hammock camping is the rage right now … for a lot of good reasons. A quick search of “hammock” on the Bass Pro Shops or Cabela’s websites will amaze…

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Camping Recipes with Pinyon Pine Nuts

Pinyon Pine Nuts with Pasta Have you ever eaten Pinyon Pine Nuts? Chances are pretty good you’ve heard of and eaten regular ol’ pine nuts (aka pignolias). They’ve been a food source all the way back to Old Testament and before. They are still a primary ingredient in Mediterranean and Italian cooking. Classic pesto is made with basil, olive oil, garlic,…

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Who the Heck Is Jack Wolfskin?

Who is Jack Wolfskin? Do you know Jack Wolfskin? You would think, if you’d met him, you’d remember a guy with an unusual name like that! So if the name doesn’t ring an immediate bell, you probably haven’t encountered him … yet. Jack Wolfskin is a comprehensive active outdoor brand launched in Germany back in…

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Dutch Oven Bread Pudding With Jack Daniels Sauce

There are many ways to make Dutch oven bread pudding. This one is perfect for making for an overnight camping trip whether you’re staying in a tent, camper, or cabin. And adding the Jack Daniels Sauce is a luxuriously delicious option. Enjoy it any way you’d like. This recipe for Dutch Oven Bread Pudding requires…

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How To Clean, Care For Cast Iron Cookware

How To Clean Your Cast Iron Cooking–The Straight Truth Cleaning & Care If you want to experience information overload, just Google “cleaning cast iron cookware.” You will find so many conflicting ideas and theories you might just say “Forget it!” and give up. But to clean, care for cast iron cookware, really isn’t that difficult. So 50…

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Gear You Need for Winter Grilling

The passion for great food cooked outdoors knows no bounds … at least ones set by the thermometer, barometer, or anemometer! Winter grilling is an outdoor cook’s right of passage, but getting the job done is always easier when you have the right equipment and gear. Here’s some basic stuff to help your winter grilling…

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7 Ways To Sharpen a Camping Knife: Pros Vs. Cons

How To Sharpen a Camping Knife Every camper needs a knife. Er … check that. Every camper needs several knives. You’ll want an EDC that lives in your pocket whether you’re wearing your business casual, your favorite jeans, or your camping shorts. Then there are the knives in your camp kitchen kit. And if you…

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