• Camping Gear,  Food

    Campfire Popcorn

    I found the coolest camping gadget on Amazon.  It’s a popcorn extension handle for Jiffy Pop.  Technically Jiffy Pop is not suppose to go over a “campfire”, but honestly that is what Jiffy Pop is made for.  The problem with putting Jiffy Pop over an open flame was the handle became too hot to hold.  Enter my newest find, the Popcorn Extension Handle. Problem solved. Popcorn Extension Handle This handle was so easy to put the Jiffy Pop on.  Just place it in the hole, make sure the little metal hook at the top is affixed, then secure the Jiffy Pop handle to the Popcorn Extension Handle with the metal…

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  • Beaches,  Campsites

    Dauphin Island

    The boys had a weeklong break from school for Thanksgiving.  We thought is would be a great time to go camping.  We wanted to go somewhere different, and the boys wanted a beach.  So after driving nearly nine hours of a seven hour drive we arrived at Dauphin Island, Alabama at nighttime.  Everyone was tired.  Therefore as soon as we arrived at the campground we  just parked the camper and went to bed. Dauphin Island is a small island located about 40 minutes from Mobile.  It is surrounded by the waters of Mobile Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The island is very low key.  You will not find chain…

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  • Food

    Original Chex Mix

    Chex Mix is such a classic snack and I have been craving it lately.  I remember having it as a kid and loving it.  I haven’t had the homemade mix in a very long time.  A seven hour road trip to our next camping adventure seemed like a great time to make it to snack on as we drive. Original Chex Mix Recipe You can find the original recipe for Chex Mix here.  It has all the calorie counts and nutritional information that you may need.  It is also a great reference to follow.  The great thing about this mix is the ability to switch out ingredients to those you…

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