Civil War Camping Recipes

Food of the American Civil War was kept simple by necessity. According to Hardee’s Rifle and Light Infantry Tactics, individual rations consisted of salt pork or beed, desiccated mixed vegetables, and a kind of tooth shattering biscuit called hardtack. In addition to dealing with few ingredients, Union and Confederate soldiers had little cooking know-how since meal preparation was…

7 Celebrities You’ll Want in Your Camping Party

t’s a (potentially embarrassing) fact: most of the world cares about celebrities. We want to know who they’re dating, where they’re going, who their friends are, what they’re really like when they’re not hanging out on the red carpet, or acting behind a camera, or giving interviews to the press. So, we’re planning an epic…

7 Musicians Who Are Way Into Cycling

As Bike Month continues, the thought of biking just keeps on cycling in our heads (get it?) Today, we’re going to give you the lowdown on a group of bikers best known for their musical ability! 1. David Byrne This former Talking Heads frontman has a massive passion for music. He even wrote a book that was…

Birds Stay Warm In the Winter

The weather outside is frightening, you’re freezing even under all those layers of clothes, and the birds? They’re doing fine, dallying from branch to branch, appearing brave and prepared. Though most birds migrate, some are year-round, staying for the arduous months. We wonder, how do birds stay warm in the winter? Like us, birds employ a variety of…

Symbols and Facts in the Butterfly World

With 20,000 butterfly species in the world, the probability of seeing one is very likely; after all a female butterfly will lay around 100 eggs in her short lifespan. Butterflies come in a variety of colors and shapes, all sharing the characteristic of wings and scales. Though most of us are in awe when spotting a…

Songbirds Whistling in the Morning

The most delightful sound when waking up has to be songbirds whistling in the morning, welcoming a new day. If you sleep near a window, it’s heavenly when their airy songs drift into your room. Birders recognize these winged singers as songbirds. There are 4,000 species of songbirds, amounting to about half of the world’s birds. This includes warblers, tanagers,…

First Signs of Spring

The first signs of spring are all around us. Bees flocking to flowers, butterflies shedding their old skin, and birds singing in the morning. Spring blossoms gradually, but before we know it we’re in the middle of a flower field, so slow down, and take notice. Invite the family and the kids on a nature hunt to see who can spot the…

Five Species that Hibernate

Wintertime sends a lot of us hunkering down in our homes, cuddling under blankets and soaking in the warmth until spring comes back around. Many breathe sighs of relief as the weather starts to warm up and you feel more adventurous about getting outside and being active. Although the aversion to leave your bed feels…

5 Celebs Who Hunt

We often forget that celebrities are just ordinary people. When the basketball season ends or the movie wraps up, these people go back to being like you or us. It’s not like they’re dribbling basketballs, throwing touchdown passes, or attending red carpet events all day long. Former pros Karl Malone and Brett Favre grew up…

7 Songs About Bicycles

For almost 200 years the modern bicycle has been a popular form of transportation and recreation. Since Baron Karl von Drais introduced the bike forerunner the “dandy horse” (or Draisienne) to a curious public in 1817, the vehicle has only grown in popularity. For some it became the inspiration for writing a song, and from…