OrangeSolarTent

The World’s Most Amazing Tents

1. 2 Seconds Easy Tent by Quechua This pop-up tent takes only two seconds of air time to plop back down to earth fully pitched. It’s perfect for all the campers out there who prefer minimal effort and time when pitching their tent.   2. Cocoon Tree Bed by Cocoon Tree The ultimate glamping experience may actually be in this Cocoon …

Wildflowers

Taking Up A Hobby: Texas Wildflowers

It’s coming. Winter is almost over and my favorite time of year is just around the corner – wildflower season! Shake off those winter blues and check out this list of the 5 best places in Texas to view wildflowers.   Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Website: http://www.wildflower.org/visit.php Location: Austin, TX Best Time For Blooms: mid-March to late May Lady Bird …

Jedediah Smith Campground in Redwoods State Park in California

Getting to Know RoverPass

  RoverPass, a new technology and outdoor recreation startup based in Austin, Texas, is an online travel agency for action travel. It launched in December 2014, initially opening as an online booking agency for the camping and RV community. RoverPass gives users access to a database of nationwide parks and RV sites, plus the ability to book and reserve private …

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Taking Up a Hobby: Mountain Biking

I was 11 years old and I had never sat on a bike with changeable gears or thick tires before. I was one day away from going on a mountain biking Boy Scout campout, and my dad had just brought home a brand new mountain bike for me to use. It was so big I could barely sit on it. …

Capture Camping Memories

How to Capture Your Camping Memories

Just planned an exciting camping trip with your friends or family? Whether it’s a weekend trip or a month-long backpacking trek, we’ve compiled a list of ways you can  capture your camping  experience, so when you return home to your desk job or school life you can share your exciting adventures with your nature-loving friends and colleagues!   Social Games …

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The Best Bug Sprays for Your Skin

With each day of winter that passes, we all become more and more hopeful that the weather will warm up soon and we can enjoy the outdoors once again. But with warmer temperatures come a lot of issues, and mosquitoes and other bugs are big ones. Bug spray becomes a necessity once the weather gets warmer and the bugs come …

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City Areas to Avoid in Texas

With the thrill of the open road comes the buzz kill of traffic—even the best road trips can become excruciatingly long and painful once you hit a bad patch on the highway. Some traffic is unavoidable; wrecks will always be a factor in any road trip. But often times, if you know where to go, you can dodge the worst …

Hammock Camping

RoverPass Guide To Hammock Camping

We all know sleeping in a hammock rocks (pun intended). What you may not know is that sleeping in a hammock is actually good for you, too. The gentle rocking helps you fall asleep faster and sleep deeper than a traditional bed (source: Cell.com). Couple that with the peacefulness of mother nature and you have a recipe for the best …

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Tips for Camping with Dogs

For many of us, dogs are just as much a part of the family as any human. And for this reason, a lot of us tend to include our dogs in many of the activities we enjoy. When it comes to camping with dogs, it seems like a no-brainer: nothing seems more ruggedly American than a family and their dogs …