Winter camping- the best time to camp

I used to be one of those people who only camped during the summer just like everyone else. I’d fight off the mosquitos, blister in the unforgiving sun, and constantly replace the ice for my coolers. I hardly had any energy to do the things I planned on doing during our trip. Trying to findContinue reading “Winter camping- the best time to camp”

Your energy can change the world

In these uncertain times preparation of any sort is worthwhile. With ammunition, firearms and toilet paper in such high demand. I often wonder where all of this is going? We are being divided in some of the worst ways. Our fears being manipulated and capitalized on through marketing strategies, media tactics and political agendas. SomeContinue reading “Your energy can change the world”

Hiking at Capitol reef national park

When we first arrived at the park entrance, my youngest daughter– who we were recently potty training, decided to squat down and start going to the bathroom while people were walking by. We didn’t want to discourage her from going on her own. I mean, she was so proud of herself. We also didn’t wantContinue reading “Hiking at Capitol reef national park”

How to keep warm in a tent

When we woke up this morning is was 2 degrees out! The wood burning stove we have gets hot fast but doesn’t maintain heat for very long. Someone had to get up throughout the night and keep adding wood. I had brought all my plants in the night before. They have been through so much.Continue reading “How to keep warm in a tent”

How to “read” Nature for survival

The soothing sound of a gentle stream running through the parted earth, the crashing ocean waves rolling to greet the sandy shore, squirrels shuffling through the dry crunchy leaves, the wind picking up and gusting though the trees as the crimson leaves shake, feathered friends singing their complex array of tunes, a bumble bee buzzingContinue reading “How to “read” Nature for survival”

Brigham tea-AKA-Mormon tea

Brigham tea also known as Mormon tea was introduced to the early Mormon pioneers by the Native Americans in 1847. The Native Americans called it “Popotillo”. Brigham tea has been used for over 5000 years. It is used to treat an array of ailments such as coughs, colds, headache, runny nose and fever. Also knowContinue reading “Brigham tea-AKA-Mormon tea”

The laundry situation

The first time I hand washed my clothes I expected it to be a tedious task. I was surprised to find out how much I actually enjoyed doing it! Though they never seem to come out quite as clean as a machine could get them, and sometimes still look dirty afterwards but they sure doContinue reading “The laundry situation”

Making candles with bacon grease

What to do with all that bacon grease… Don’t throw it away! Me and my son Donavan made some homemade bacon grease candles last year. These candles are clean burning and the wick is composed of beeswax and hemp and last much longer than the average candle. They won’t make your house smell like baconContinue reading “Making candles with bacon grease”

When nature calls

Something I thought long and hard about before we came here was the bathroom situation. Digging a hole would work just fine if you were staying somewhere for a few days. We actually did that for a while here before we got our toilet setup. But what is the solution for long term stays? WhenContinue reading “When nature calls”

Eating healthy on the road

Is it even possible to eat healthy while on the road? There are so many yummy products out there that hold a long shelf life which make them the perfect go to food for camping. Pop tarts, chips, cereal, crackers, granola bars, trail mix, hot dogs, popcorn etc. Those are all simple foods that wouldContinue reading “Eating healthy on the road”

Bucket showers

Most people don’t realize just how little water is needed to shower. I can get me and little one showered with just one 5-gal bucket with some to spare! Did you know the average person uses 20- gallons of water for a just a 10-minute shower? I fill the bucket up and heat half ofContinue reading “Bucket showers”

Toothache plant

Toothache pain? In my previous blog I talked about Pine sap as being miracle medicine. This annual that is an herb of the daisy family is no exception! This amazing plant inhibits a lot of the same properties of the pine sap. The Toothache plant has been used for centuries to manage tooth pain. ItContinue reading “Toothache plant”

Pine sap- miracle medicine

After the first couple weeks of being here, we realized we were positioned on a popular trail that led to a beautiful lake. There was one man in particular that all of my kids took to especially my youngest. His name was Larry. He was a vet and had lived here all of his life.Continue reading “Pine sap- miracle medicine”

The beehive state-Utah

By the time we finally made it to Utah we were all pretty exhausted. I desperately needed a shower and my plants were showing stress from the frequent elevation change. No one told me that nose bleeds were common with high elevation. I started freaking out the first time one of the kids nose bled.Continue reading “The beehive state-Utah”

Passing through Colorado

We had been driving for a long time and had ended up in Pike and San Isabel National Forest in Colorado so we camped amongst the aspen trees. We still had a ways to go before we reached our destination. On the road again. The mountains were enormous and beautiful. They made you feel smallContinue reading “Passing through Colorado”

Deciding to leave

I was working part time as a leasing consultant while the kids were home from school due to the Covid-19 pandemic. My fiancé Ryan had told me about an amazing job opportunity that would involve traveling to some states out west. I have lived in the Midwest all my life and had only traveled toContinue reading “Deciding to leave”

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