• Campfire
    Camping Gear

    How to Start a Fire Without a Match

    My youngest son just had his Blue and Gold at Cub Scouts and was promoted to a Webelo. He’s is so excited for this rank, because they learn how to make a fire without a match. While he hasn’t earned his belt loop for this (Iron Chef), he has been practicing under very close supervision. He’s favorite way is the bird nest method. The bird nest method is a quick and easy way to start a fire that older kids can do with supervision following common sense fire safety. Never allow kids to start a fire without adult supervision and clear understanding of fire safety rules. Know the rules of…

  • Dutch Oven Cherry Dump Cake
    Food

    Dutch Oven Cherry Dump Cake

    On our last camping trip we went to beautiful High Falls State Park in Georgia. This was such a great camping adventure for us and we had so much fun. We brought along our Dutch oven and made this tasty dessert, Dutch Oven Cherry Dump Cake. We cheated that night and had take out Mexican food, the boys were getting tired of hamburgers and hot dogs, but we had the cake for dessert. It was so good, and actually went quite well my chicken tacos. Ingredients This is the easiest ingredients list. Can of Cherries Yellow Cake Mix Stick of Butter (melted) Directions These are really simple directions. You literally…

  • Indian Springs State Park
    Campsites,  Georgia State Parks

    Indian Springs State Park

    While camping at High Falls State Park in Georgia a couple of weeks ago we visited another Georgia state park just a few miles away. Indian Springs State Park was an interesting park to explore. History Indian Springs State Park is rich in history and natural beauty. The Creek Indians once used the springs for healing the sick. It was an important site to the Creek and held great significance to them. The state of Georgia took over the land from the Indians in the 1820’s and it became a growing tourist destination. The mineral rich spring water helped attract people to the area and allow the area to grow.…

  • Dutch Oven Cheesy Potatoes
    Food

    Dutch Oven Cheesy Potatoes

    On our last camping trip to High Falls State Park in Georgia we brought along our Dutch oven to make Cheesy Potatoes. We called this dish scalloped potatoes growing up. This is basically my Mom’s recipe put into a Dutch oven, for an amazing side dish for your next camping adventure. Ingredients 4-5 Potatoes, peeled 1 Cup Milk 2 Cups Cheddar Cheese 1/3 Cup Flour (for dusting the potatoes) Salt and Pepper to taste 1/2 an Onion My son picked up the wrong cheese for these potatoes, he grabbed the Mexican cheese with the taco seasoning added into them. As a result, the cheese actually gave the potatoes a bit…

  • High Falls State Park
    Campsites,  Georgia State Parks

    High Falls State Park

    The kids were on spring break last week so a little camping trip was much needed. We chose a campground out of state, but not that far from home. High Falls State Park in Georgia was our next camping adventure. High Falls State Park High Falls State Park was once a well established town in the 1800’s. It fell on hard times after a railroad bypassed the town. Businesses closed and people moved, it became a ghost town. The remains of the gist mill and powerhouse can still be seen on the hiking trials throughout the park. It is now a state park. Campground The campsites have two different locations,…

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