We are in the process of building an outdoor bathroom for our property and we are completely off-grid. In the interim, we needed some sort of shower structure/bathroom area. We decided on the kitty litter method until we get a septic system installed just because it's the easiest and we're not able to use a … Continue reading Interim Outdoor Off-Grid Bathroom
The Helio Shower retails for about $99 at REI and my husband and I were able to pick one up at a REI garage sale for about $13. SCORE! For $13, I was was willing to take the gamble on whether this shower worked or not as all sales are final at these garage sales. … Continue reading Review: Helio Shower
We have been using our BioLite stove with the grill attachment along with the cattle for about 1 to 2 years now and here are some of the things that I like and don't like since using it: Pros/Likes: It's very compact as the battery fits into the stove compartment and then they both slide … Continue reading Biolite Stove Review – 2 years post purchase
Whenever we go camping or backpacking, we have a couple of different ways that we recharge our electronic devices. Depending on how much wattage you will need in order to recharge the device, will dictate which method. For small devices like a headlamp or Garmin GPS watch, our Biolite Stove works just fine; however, my … Continue reading How to recharge your electronic devices in the woods
After seeing this log bench on Pinterest (photo on left from 1001gardens.org/2015/06/15-diy-log-ideas-for-your-garden/), my husband took his chainsaw and built the same bench (see photo on right) at our property. It is a solid bench and recommend it to others who need a bench. We got the 3"x12" wood beam from our neighbor who wanted to get … Continue reading Pinterest Inspired Log Bench = Success!!
One of our favorite spots to camp at is at New Brighton Beach in Capitola, CA. It's very close to Santa Cruz and the campsite is right on the ocean bluffs. The sites are large and there is running water with coin operated hot showers, flushing toilets, and Capitola is about 10 minutes away by … Continue reading Glamping in Santa Cruz, CA
I ❤ this sleeping pad and have slept on it for 2 weeks straight, never feeling like I needed or wanted more from it!! I went to my local REI and spent about an hour or so laying on all the sleeping pads from the heavier self-inflating to ultralight backpacking air pads. Although I mainly … Continue reading Gear review: REI InCamp Sleeping Pad