Category Archives: Camping

Outdoorsman’s Review of UCO Flatpack Stove & Fire Pit

Nothing beats the ability to have a fire anywhere, at any time. However, there are times when a large, open campfire is not an option, for a variety of reasons. That’s where the UCO Mini Flatpack Grill and Firepit comes into the picture...

Winter #VanLife Camping Done Right

When the seasons change and the weather has you more inside than out, it’s time for a getaway. What are your options in the winter? You can rough it and sleep in a tent, which I will opt for in optimal conditions, or you can get fancy...

5 Ways My Gear Changes for Winter Hiking

There are no two ways about it. Hiking gear changes in the winter months and backpacks become heavier. That shouldn't stop you from getting out in the woods...

Beginners Guide To Winter Camping

Summer and the warm weather that goes along with it may be over but that doesn't mean you have to retire your tent for the year. Here are a few pointers that may help make your next outing a little bit more comfortable and a little less cold...

10 Useful Tips for First-Time Car Campers

Do you have (or have access to) a car? Do you have a desire to wake up in a park? Well, good news: you've already covered the two most essential requirements for car camping!

Ultralight backpacking tips

So – you’re ready for your first backpacking trip where weight really matters. Maybe you’ve done a few short-distance trips, but you’re now ready to cover 10+ miles a day...

How I live in my Toyota Truck

Everyone and their mom is moving into a van - everywhere you go there are sprinters and sweet VW buses and smiling people spilling out of them. And it seems for good reason - the type of life that comes with it is very attractive...

How To Build A Self-Feeding Campfire

Avoid crawling out of your sleeping bag, scavenging for firewood, and battling the cold while camping. Learn how to build a the self-feeding fire.

How To Boil Water On a Campfire – Hacks to help you

One of those chores is preparing and purifying water. Filters, chemicals, and boiling are all great options, but boiling trumps them all.

Eight ways to prepare for the perfect road trip.

Go ahead, grab some friends and hit the road. These tips are sure to help you enjoy the experience more!

The 5 W’s of Wilderness Survival

The 5 W's to help you stay safe in the wilderness.

How to Meal Prep When You Are A Weekend Warrior

Your guide to meal prep to conquer your weekend adventure goals.

Your 7 Step Guide to Fire Safety

Following these simple steps can quickly and easily diminish the chances of causing any forest fire.

10 Ways to Reduce Plastic Waste While Camping

UCO Mess Kits can help you reduce plastic waste in 10 ways.

Quick and Easy Anti-Inflammatory Oatmeal in Two-Minutes

This quick campfire oatmeal recipe is a heart and muscle-healthy backpackers choice.

How to Cook The Ultimate Campfire Paella

This campfire cooking recipe is for a flavor and protein-rich paella.

Campfire Safety in the Wake of a Record-Breaking Fire Season

Simple steps you need to know for campfire safety.

Wilderness Survival Priorities You Need to Know to Stay Safe

Learn the survival priorities to make sure you are staying safe on your next adventure.

Lantern Buyers Guide – LED vs. Propane

Which type of lantern is for you? Sound complicated? Don’t worry. Here, we shed light on the details.

Fire Starting 101 – Lesson 3 – Natural Fire Starters

It is difficult to distinguish every plant and tree in nature. Dan tells you which plants to use to start a fire.

What does a survival guide think about Candle Lanterns?

Do you need this item in your kit? Survival Instructor Dan Wowak gets real helps you improve your kit in 3 minutes...

How to Keep Your Electronics Charged While Camping and Hiking

Even if you only follow some of these tips, you'll see a major boost to the battery life of your devices on your next camping trip! 

How To: Camp Cooking With Kids

Don’t just ask kids if they want to help - tell them you need their help! Nothing will make kids feel more grown up or more excited about campfire cooking...

Fire Starting 101 – Lesson 1 – The Basics of Starting a Fire

Fire is at the core of human existence as it provides warmth, utility, and comfort. Enabling us to cook food at camp, keep warm on a cold night, and purify water; learning to start a fire is essential.

How To Cook Over a Camp Fire

Whether you’re in the desert, jungle, forest or on the sand, the natural experience of cooking under an open night sky and against a warm blaze is as primal as it is gratifying and hunger-quenching.

Make Cold-Weather Camping SO Much Warmer – 7 Tips

Ahh, cold-weather camping. There’s so much to love about it: uncrowded trails and parks, getting the first choice of campsites anywhere you go and enjoying fresh, Hot coffee as you watch the morning fog lift right outside your tent.

Oregon Splitboarding – FIELDTRIP 008 with Colton Jacobs

A Photo Collection from Colton Jacobs of a recent splitboarding trip around Bend, OR.

#TrashTag Project

We’re so eager to introduce the brain child of UCO + Steven Reinhold, the #TrashTag project. Here’s how it came to be:

The 10 C’s with Dave Canterbury

Noted survival expert Dave Canterbury shares his 10 C's for survival at the 2015 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market Show.