With the forecast calling for perfect autumn weather, I envisioned sunny blue skies and aqua water framed by autumn’s first colors. Hesitant to bring it up as we just car camped at Hartman Creek State Park and paddled the Chain of Lakes near Waupaca, Wisconsin in July, I felt certain my family would veto the idea. Although my husband prefers the thrill of new places and what’s around the next bend, he kindly said yes.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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What is this blog about?
Like to hike, paddle, and camp? Mama’s Basecamp is a blog created for your entertainment. In the process of entertaining, Mama’s Basecamp provides helpful tips to enhance your outdoor adventures. Stop by to talk camp eats, camping with kids, hiking, canoe tripping, and more.
About Mama (a.k.a. Base Camper)
An engineer, writer, and outdoor enthusiast, Mama lives for the solitude and beauty of nature. Before saying “I do” at age 40, Mama backpacked the trails of the American Southeast, Southwest, and Midwest. In the absence of opportunities with friends, she tripped solo. Today, her time in nature still provides solitude and beauty. But it also provides opportunities to forge deeper connections with family and friends.
Monday, September 8, 2014
|Rainbow at sunset.|
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Backcountry Eats - Tips for Eleven Easy, Lightweight, and Inexpensive Prepackaged Foods from the Grocery Store for Backpacking and Paddling Expeditions
Recently a friend looked at me
incredulously, and asked, "What do you eat when you're in the wilderness for a week?"
After I ran down my list of go-to pack foods, he made a confession. When he does weekend kayak trips with his buddies, they fast 2 ½ days at a time to avoid carrying food.
|Mama's family loves camp eats!|