Metal Detecting

The very first metal detector was invented by Alexander Graham Bell in 1881, however he didn’t call it a metal detector. It was an electromagnetic device that he called “The Induction Balance.” Unfortunately it was very crude and hard to … Continued

How to Make an Acorn Whistle

When you’re out hiking in the woods, kayaking down a river, or camping in the mountains, it’s important to always be prepared for the unexpected. Carry bear spray on you if you’re in bear country. Keep a well-stocked first aid … Continued

Tawas Point State Park

Tawas Point State Park For a delightfully uncomplicated getaway, visit Tawas Point State Park on Michigan’s Sunrise Coast. This beautiful state park in East Tawas, Michigan, features almost 200 modern campsites that are large, level, and grass covered to offer a … Continued

Easy Homemade Marshmallows

Marshmallows have a way of bringing out the kid in all of us! They transform an ordinary cup of hot chocolate into a creamy, dreamy mug of cocoa! Their pillowy shape is cute, whimsical, and makes me want to start a … Continued

Lean-To Fire

A lean-to fire is one of the most underused and underappreciated fire-building procedures. This technique is great for days that are a bit windy or even when it’s starting to rain. The stacking method here will help block wind and … Continued

Tips for Setting up Your RV

Maneuvering your RV into a campsite for the first time can be a little intimidating. Even though it might make it easier to realize that everyone had to do it a first time, it can still feel like a scary task. So we’ve compiled … Continued


You see someone standing quietly in the woods. He has binoculars around his neck, a small book in his hand, and a backpack on his back. As you approach, he signals to you with his raised hand to be quiet. … Continued

Petoskey State Park

Crystal clear water, sparkling white beaches, and gentle waves to play in are what you’ll find at Petoskey State Park! Petoskey State Park is by far one of Michigan’s most beautiful state parks. You will find it at the north end … Continued