• Caramel Popcorn
    Food

    Caramel Corn

    We are getting excited for our next camping adventure next weekend. Hopefully this mild Florida weather will continue with sunny days and cool evenings. Perfect weather for camping. With the Super Bowl tomorrow and coming up with an easy snack to munch on while camping I found my sister’s Caramel Corn Recipe in the bicentennial cookbook my hometown publish a few years ago. I have never made it before but have ate a lot of it. It was an easy recipe to follow and taste so much better than store bought caramel popcorn. I will be making it again, probably next weekend for the campout. I mention my sister a…

  • Camping Gear,  Kayaking

    Kayak Supplies For Amateurs

    If you have read my blog about Blue Spring State Park, you already know that this was our first time taking the kayak out on the water. This was a great place to start for amateurs. The workers at the launch site were very helpful. The water was relatively calm and not overcrowded with other boaters. Plenty of room to work out the kinks and learn how to kayak. It took my husband awhile to get his balance with the kayak and learn how to maneuver it. Evidently it is different from a paddling a canoe. He quickly got the hang of it and paddled up and down the St.…

  • Campsites,  Florida Parks,  Florida Springs,  Kayaking

    Blue Spring State Park

    It was such a gorgeous day in Florida we decided to finally try out the kayak. We chose a spring close to our home, Blue Spring State Park. The spring is located in Orange City, Volusia County. This is a popular park on the weekends especially November-March when the Manatees are wintering here. The park will not allow cars in when it reaches capacity. Arrive early if possible. We of course didn’t and had a small wait to get in. It was worth it! Manatees If you are ever in Florida in the winter months this is such a beautiful park to observe Manatees. The water is crystal clear. It…

  • Amateur Camper

    New Year, New Logo

    Happy New Year Amateur Camper is officially one year old! It’s hard to believe my little idea for a blog has grown so much in one year. I hope to continue to grow this coming year, with more blog posts, camping recipes, and product reviews. There are several campgrounds we are scouting out to visit and explore in the coming months. We are hoping to do a camping trip that lets the boys try out their new mountain bikes they got for their December birthdays. Believe it or not, Florida does have some great mountain bike trails. We can’t wait to get the boys out on them. We also want…

  • Camping Gear

    Camping Bucket Light

    The Bucket Light A while back I did a blog post, Gifts For Campers. In the post I featured a camping bucket light from Mountain Soul Gifts. They were gracious enough to allow me to put their Camping Bucket Light in my post. They didn’t know me or even heard of my blog when I contacted them out of the blue. The owners of Mountain Soul Gifts couldn’t have been kinder to me. Thank you! My sister read my post about how much I wanted one of these cool buckets. If you have been to any campground recently, you have had to see them. They are perfect for camping. They…

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