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Easy camping recipes

Easy camping recipes

Who doesn’t love the taste of outdoor food cooked over a campfire.  However , packing everything and the kitchen sink isn’t realistic when hauling your back pack up mountains, around trails and for days!

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Check out these easy recipes that you can make to satisfy your taste buds without a lot of gear or ingredients.


Campfire scrambled eggs


Eggs

Water

Butter


Sounds super simple right!  When you master this recipe, you just may be cooking these out in your backyard too! Depending on your supplies, and how many people are eating - the general ratio is for each egg, add 1 tablespoon each of the butter and water.


Add the ingredients to a saucepan, and stir. Put the pot over the fire and keep stirring. Once the butter starts to melt, start a pattern of 30 second on the fire, and 10 seconds off, using a a slow heat method. Once the butter is all melted, mix again, and leave on the fire a bit longer, just until your eggs seem almost done.  Remove from the fire, and stir once more.  The heat from the pot will finish cooking the eggs.


Hotfired Chili Dog


8 Hotdogs, chopped into 1” pieces

1 small onion, chopped

1 can Chili

4 tbsp BBQ sauce

Hot dog buns

Tin Foil


Mix all the ingredients in a bowl (except for the buns). Gut out each bun and place each bun on its own piece of tin foil (enough to full wrap the bun). Fill each bun with the mixture, and wrap with the tin foil. Grill over a flame for about 20 minutes. 


Bannock Bread

An absolute favorite and and easy treat to carb up on those chilly days.


3 cups flour

2 tbsp baking power

Dash of salt

3 tbsp fat - butter, lard or oil

Up to ⅔ cup Water


Add all the ingredients, except the water, in a bowl. Mix with your fingers till the mixture feels crumbly like breadcrumbs. Slowly add ⅓ cup water and keep mixing with your fingers. The dough should be soft and malleable.  Keep adding water till you get the consistency. Keep mixing dough with your fingers until it seems sticky and bouncy.


To cook, add butter or oil to skillet over a fire.  Grab some dough to make a ball, and then flatten roughly with your hands.  Cook in skillet on each side until it’s crispy. Eat just like that or add butter, jam or another fave topping.  Another way to cook is to work the dough ball onto a marshmallow stick and cook over an open fire.

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How to waterproof 🌊 your tent.

How to waterproof 🌊 your tent.

How to waterproof 🌊 your tent.


A leaky tent can easily ruin an otherwise perfect camping trip. Not only ruining your comfort, it can be unsafe in colder temperatures.


Read on for tips and tricks that any camper can do to reseal your seams and fix any leaks. 



Seams do wear out over time, causing water leaks. When you notice any peeling seam tape, remove the peeling layers, and clean the area with rubbing alcohol. Make sure that you leave the seams intact! Apply a new seam sealer to the clean seams and allow to dry completely.


Don’t forget to reseal the seams on the rainfly too, as that is the most important spots for keeping water out.


Did you Know - 

What is DWR (durable water repellency)? DWR finishes are what help water bead off your jacket or tent.


If you notice that water isn’t beading off your tent - like it is supposed to be - then its definitely time to reapply DWR. 


Don’t worry, thanks so an easy-to-use spray bottle, this is a very simple task.  Clean the surface to be sprayed and apply a layer of DWR over the entire surface, and let it dry completely before storing or packing away.


Buying a good quality tent will make a huge difference on the amount of repair work needed as time goes on.


Consider your lifestyle and usage as well.  Are you a random summer camper, who prefers to avoid camping in the rain?  If so, a cheaper model would be suitable for what you need.


However if you trek out in the spring and fall, and aren’t deterred by the soothing summer rain, it is worth investing in a quality tent, with exceptional waterproofing. 

At the start and end of of each tenting season, inspect your tent, and make any repairs at that time, insead of when the first drop of water hits your head while you are snuggling in for a good night’s sleep

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BC Parks is launching a new Booking System!

BC Parks is launching a new Booking System!

Fresh off the Grid.

We were ecstatic to hear that BC Parks is launching a new Booking System! 👏👏

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2021 was a season of high demand for campsites as visitors flocked to the outdoors for their own escape and desire to create new memories and experiences. I think we can all agree that the high demand crashed the booking system, and we are more than ready to plan our 2022 summer adventure with as little disruption as possible.

 

Some important booking information:

 

Frontcountry and backcountry reservations will launch on March 21, 2022 on a 2-month rolling window, consistent with the last two seasons.

On March 21 launch day, frontcountry and backcountry reservations will only be available for bookings with an arrival date up to May 21 – this includes bookings for the May long weekend. All subsequent dates will be available 2 months in advance of an arrival date, for example:

  • To arrive on June 15, you can book starting April 15.
  • To book for July 1 Canada Day, you can book starting May 1.

Groupsite reservations will launch on March 24, 2022. All groupsite bookings will be released for the remainder of the year, up to December 31, 2022. There is no rolling window for groupsite reservations.

Reservations for Bowron Lake Canoe Circuit will launch in early April 2022. An exact launch date will be provided in the coming weeks.

*Special Note – Due to trail damage from severe flooding in 2021, an opening date for the Berg Lake Trail is not known at this time.

 

Supporting local tourism is always on our mind, and when we can to that while getting all the fresh air we need - seems like a win-win to us.

 

From Bowron Lake Canoe Circuit to Mount Assiniboine, some spots are going to require reservations during peak season.

 

Visit the website to stay up to date on reservation policies so you don’t miss it