You can feel dirty when you go minimalist camping. When you get to your campsite after hiking for a few hours, having to go bushwhacking to find a spot to set up your tent, cleaning your camp, organizing it, collecting and chopping firewood, hanging a bear bag, and so on, you might get a little bit dirty. I love backpacking, kayaking and spending time outdoors and I still like to feel clean and pampered when participating in those activities. But, Nick is also worried about how much gear we are bringing. He doesn’t want me to overload myself by bringing a bunch of non-essential beauty products. So as a happy medium, I have one small toiletry bag that I bring on all of our minimalist camping trips. Moreover, I have created a list of all the items I keep in my toiletry bag. I believe that all these items are essential to feel papered while living in the bush for a few days.
I’m pretty simple when it comes to my meal plan’s for minimalist camping. I have found recipes that are easy to whip up, without a lot of prep and still taste pretty good when you are out on the trail. Nick and I are always satisfied!
Christmas is just around the corner! I know it can be hard to find the perfect gift for that special someone that loves the outdoors. Especially when looking an outdoor Christmas gift. Well look no further! Here are some interesting suggestions that I have either received (and loved), given, or want! Also to make it easier, I have linked all the items on Amazon. How easy is that! You don’t have to leave your house and you get the perfect gift to give!
Kayaking the Indian Arm:
During the summer of 2015 my uncle, Nick and I decided to go on our first kayaking adventure. We launched from Rocky Point Park, in Coquitlam BC, paddling down the Indian Arm. This was Nick and I’s first overnight kayaking trip. I did a little bit of training for the trip but didn’t realize the difference in paddling with an empty boat compared to paddling with a boat loaded with enough camping gear for three days. It took awhile for my arms to get adjusted to the burning feeling.
This is my overnight backpacking list. These are the clothes I usually bring when we head out on an overnight backpacking trip in the summer. You want to make sure you are ready for any type of weather, no matter what season you are hiking in. So, it is important to have a good, detailed, packing list for backpacking. Even though you may be hiking in 30degree weather, it still gets cold at night. It’s especially cold when you can’t have a fire. Moreover, during the summer months there will likely be a ban on fires in the back country. So, it’s a good idea to bring lots of warm clothes! Here is my packing list for your next backpacking trip:
This is my go to backpacking breakfast! Its tasty and filling. Moreover it will give you the energy you need to hike to your destination and back home!
Backpacking adventure: Greendrop Lake, Chilliwack BC
- Distance: 10km
- Time needed: 5hrs
- Rating: moderate
In the summer 2014 my boyfriend, Nick, and I decided to try out backpacking and set out on our first backpacking adventure. The first overnight backpacking trip I ever accomplished was Greendrop Lake in Chilliwack, BC. We had packed up our gear the night before, making sure we could carry the packs. I remember being worried if I’d actually make it, the pack was almost the same size as me!