Can’t Miss Camping Near Roanoke

Need to get away for the weekend? Check out these great campsites, all within an hour drive of Roanoke! Some are perfect for taking the family on a weekend adventure like New River Junction while others like the Campbell Shelter are only for experienced campers. Camp Karma Camp Karma, located about 45 minutes from Roanoke, … Read more

Best Tent Stakes for Camping and Backpacking

Non-Rust Tent Peg Stakes

Camping is a great way to explore nature, just make sure to pack the right tent stakes or pegs for your trip. Remember, camping in wind, snow, sand or rocky conditions all require different types of tent stakes to properly secure your tent! Best Tents Stakes for Wind Always check the weather before your next … Read more

Fishing Pole Storage Ideas

Organized Fishing Modular Wall Rack

Fisherman are always look for new fishing pole storage ideas to keep their rods safe while they are not in use. A good fishing pole is a valuable piece of equipment that can be a fisherman’s best friend for many years if it is properly cared for. There are many ways to store your fishing … Read more

Common Types of Fishing Rod Holders

Tube Fishing Rod Holders

There are several basic types of fishing rod holders for both freshwater and saltwater rods. There are rod racks, clips, tubes or straps and each of these has its’ own advantages. Some designs fit the classic definition of a rod holder, while others are innovative and intended to suit a particular purpose. Whether one is storing rods … Read more

How to Identify a Copperhead Snake

How to identify a Copperhead Snake

Copperheads are arguably the most recognizable snake breed that calls the United States home. The poisonous snake also suffers from an identity crisis of sorts, as the pattern forged onto its flesh is quite similar to several other species of harmless, non-poisonous slithering critters.  It may be tough to differentiate copperheads from other snakes, particularly … Read more

How To Find A Leak In An Air Mattress

How to Find a Leak in an Air Matress

There are few things more annoying than waking up in the middle of the night on a half-deflated air mattress. It can put a real damper on a camping trip, especially if you can’t find the leak and repair it. We’ve researched some of the best–and worst–methods to find a leak in an air mattress, … Read more