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Over the River and Through the Woods
Instead of going to just another amusement park or another social event, why can't we just to northern Cali, Oregon and camp? Walk the nearby towns, hand in hand with no cell phones? Why can't we go hiking or take a trail to a hidden waterfall and spend the day reading and tanning/relaxing together? Spend the nights cuddled up in front of a camp fire and stare up at the stars? Don't even have to talk. Just feel each other's body language. There's so much communication that's silent. Or if we do talk, talk about anything and everything. Tell me your fears. Tell me your insecurities. Tell me what you love about me. Tell me how I can love you better. Tell me everything you want to accomplish. Tell me everything you wish was real. Where did everything fall apart? Tell me why you can't open up anymore? Tell me you love me and you'll never leave.... It'll be our own little world. We can build it anew, just us two, even if it's just for a few hours. I'm extremely surprised and saddened by how many people have never seen an unmolested sky. You need to take it upon yourself to travel for away from all cities, away from small towns, into the small pockets of pure nature and just sit there for a night. Listen to it. Look up and see how small we really are. Look up and see the universe on display. Stars galore. It's quite breathtaking and humbling and relaxing and beautiful. It's easily the best and most enjoyable way to calm yourself down and regain clarify of thought.
$10 Rocket Stove - DIY
Since my fiance is going to go camping for a week with his buds, I thought, that it would be cool to get some ideas on how he can be a smart ass and show the others how to be awesome. This $10 diy is just the think I was looking for. So while the guys are fussing with vacu-seal meals, my man can throw this rocket stove together and teach these guys a lesson! You will need 21 bricks, a metal wire mesh about 8" square and a stovetop grate that you can find at a dollar store. First, take one brick and chop in half. On a flat surface, begin arranging the bricks: three regular and one half. Add a metal wire mesh above first layer. Stack a second layer of bricks on top of mesh: three regular and one half. The third layer and up will use only whole bricks, stacking in a complete circle. Lay the kindling inside the hole directly above the metal wire mesh. Although the brick is blocking the bottom hole, simply move it to the side to allow air movement into the fire. This is the easiest makeshift rocket stove, and the cheapest out there that you can make for yourself. Whether it's for camping or if you find yourself in an emergency situation, use this method to create sustainable fire and cooking center when you need it. It's far safer than an ordinary campfire and is easier to control. After you've built this, you're going to want to relax from being the coolest, smartest, best, most awesome camping pro amongst your friends and family. Click here to do it in style with this fun diy summer hammock!
3 Fun Outdoor Hairstyle Ideas
It's never too early to prepare for Fall. My friends and I just started thinking about outdoor activities during Fall and here I am looking through hairstyles for hiking. I'm that excited. Also, I want to share my curated list to everyone because I thought some of you might be interested in changing up your hairstyles for your fall classes or activities such as biking, rock climbing or yoga. Medium to Long Hair: Easy Pulled Back Ponytail If you're hitting the hills or biking this one is perfect. Your hair will look good for hiking photos and it's not to shabby for a post-hike meal at a diner. This is also a no-fuss helmet hairstyle. Buns are too snug. Styling Instruction: 1. Pull the crown of the hair into a ponytail. 2. Then flip hair through the ponytail. 3. Repeat until the hair at the nape is also pulled back. Tip: The ponytail should be stack on top of the previous tail. Curly Hair: Braidout Ponytail I know how annoying it is to have hair brushing on your face. Even though my hair is not voluminous I get pretty irritated by the piecey strands bugging my forehead. This is why i can't do bangs because I'll end up clipping them up most of the time. If you have the same problem, try this cute hairstyle by AlleySinai. She braids the front and bring it back into a half ponytail. You can also pull it back into a ponytail if you want to keep the hair off your shoulder. Short Hair: Fringe Braid Ponytail Same concept with the braidout ponytail except you're only braiding one part of the bang. Then tie the rest of the hair back in a ponytail. This one doesn't have to be perfect There you have it.
Calzone on the Trail!
When I came across this, I thought it was a joke! I'm not one to carry a lot of food stuff with me on a hike, but I guess if you want something really special on the trail, this might be the answer: Trail Calzone! Look at that cheesy, saucy goodness. That is a crazy calzone, and someone made it on the trail! Here's the ingredients you'd need to bring: Dough: 1 tsp. dry yeast 1/2 cup lukewarm water 1/2 tsp. sugar 1/4 tsp. salt 1 cup flour Sauce: 1 Tbs. dried onion 1 Tbs. dried green and red peppers 1 1/2 cups water (approximate) 4-6 Tbs. tomato base 2Tbs. powdered milk (optional) 1/2 tsp. oregano and/or basil 1/4 tsp. black pepper 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. garlic Toppings: He used dehydrated broccoli and monterey jack cheese but you can kind of use whatever you want! 1. Gather enough kindling to last for at least 20 minutes. 2. Make the dough: Dissolve yeast in warm water with sugar and salt. Add flour and mix to make a stiff dough. heavily oil a fry pan, and spread dough in pan with oiled fingers to form crust. Try to keep the edges on top oil-free and turn up those edges a bit to hold the sauce. 3. Put the cheese, then sauce, then toppings in it. Try to avoid the edges. 4. Using the same dough as above, but don't oil it, put it on top and then try to seal the edges together as best you can. 5. Cover in cheese and red pepper flakes. 6. Cover and bake on stove on low heat with a twig fire on top of the lid until crust is golden brown, about 20-25 minutes. Shift the pan every once and a while. 7. Cut and enjoy! Who wants to try it?