Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Travel Insurance"Robin's Adventures In Camping Equipment"

Travel Insurance is a must in this vast country of Canada, as it is a massive area covered in beautiful and diverse terrain. If your looking for activities in the great outdoors. They are everwhere here, and include fantastic skiing, snowboarding as well as hiking, camping and fishing.

The ski season is normally from December to April, as well many resorts are open all year long and offer a variety of activities. This land is home to cosmopolitan cities and a range of excellent cultural attractions.

Skiing and snowboarding are excellent outdoor sports, but do come with the risk of injuries. As well, other outdoor activities, such as ice-skating or bobsledding can also result in injury.

To really have peace of mind while you enjoy participating in your favourite sports at these resorts. You should have financial protection, You and your family should take out some travel insurance.

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Alberta Hiking Trails"Robin's Adventures In Camping Equipment"

Get your hiking boots, pack the car with your outdoor gear and cameras and get ready for the time of your life on Alberta's great hikes. There are countless hiking trails all over the province ( nature trails as well as multi-day backpacking) with fantastic scenery as a backdrop, make Alberta a hiker's dream. You will find terrain to challenge or just inspire every type of Alberta hiking.
Hiking & More Guide
Canada Trails: Hiking in Kananaskis Country, Alberta
Hiking in Alberta Canada
American Hiking Society: Trail Finder

Friday, August 26, 2005

Nova Scotia Hiking Trails"Robin's Adventures In Camping Equipment"

Hike Nova Scotia's coastal trails and enjoy an experience of the world's highest tides. Take along your digital camera for photograghing this Atlantic Province's
breath taking beauty.

You can also explore coastal trails of Cape Breton, the South Shore and the Bay of Fundy. Here are some great links that will help find your way,to hike in Nova Scotia.


Hiking Trails in Nova Scotia - NovaTrails.com

Explore Nova Scotia

American Hiking Society: Trail Finder

Friday, August 19, 2005

August-Newsletter"Robin's Adventures In Camping Equipment"

First, I would like to thank you for subscribing to :

Robin's Adventures In Camping Equipment


Today, you're going to discover about a:

Quick Tip!
15 Reasons To Love Summer!
Mouth Watering Memphis Style Pork Ribs

Quik Tip

Homemade Mosquito Repellent
For a homemade skitter repellent, try putting 10 drops of oil of thyme,
add another 20 drops of pennyroyal to olive oil,lard or use your favorite
sun block.


15 Reasons To Love Summer!
Aaah Summer! The weather is wonderful. Family and friends come together for memorable outdoor activities.

Vacations start! You can take in your town's local attractions, or jet set to exotic locations with family and friends.

There are numerous reasons to celebrate Summer; here are 15...

1. In the summer you can spend more time with your kids. Summer school closures give everyone more time to bond and play!

2. You can spend more time outside with your pets.

3. The weather is warm enough for family hikes.

4. You can go on lots of long bike rides with friends

5. Fishing trips go hand in hand with Summer. Go with family. Go with just your buddies.

6. Engage in competitive or fun outdoor sports activities such as tennis, golf, badminton, ping pong, water sports.

7. Time to enjoy water parks and Frisbee in the park with the kids.

8. Great time to take kids, young and old to visit the zoo.

9. Take a trip to a local farms or Farmer's Markets for some fresh, local fruits.

10. Take yourself and your family to a Summer carnival. Face painting is great for 'kids' of all ages.

11. Find a shady set of trees or any anchor and tie up a double-sized hammock. Park yourself in it and take the time to read a good book.

12. Have a long, leisurely breakfast on your porch.

13. When was the last time you were on a calm lake in a canoe? Take a small boat or canoe and paddle around for a few hours. Great time for conversation if you take a friend. And a great way to take in and appreciate nature.

14. Camping is a great way to enjoy the Summer. Whether you really rough it in a tent away from amenities, or at a camp ground where all the amenities are right at your fingertips. Camping with friends and family is a great way to get away during the hot Summer months.

15. Last but not least, since you have some time off... why not get the family together and go on an exciting family vacation to either Disneyland's or Disney World's Theme Park; or to an exotic location.

These types of trips are always memorable for the whole family, and if you can find a way to do it on a deep discount budget, then you can enjoy yourself even more, knowing you won't have to pay it off when you get back!

It is always great to make Summer about family, fun and frolic. Time is so precious and your most valued memories of those hot Summer months will be from the times you spent with those you love the most.
Author Info:

T P Dickson: Tracey DePaoli is a WAHM who got tired of working 7-15 hr days in Sales. Her passion now, is showing people how they too can get lifetime access to local/exotic Travel, airfare, etc, at up to 85% off. As well as how, just by placing Travel Ads, they can get $1000 Checks in the mail too. No Sales involved. http://www.financialwealthstrategies.info

Author Info:
T P Dickson: Tracey DePaoli is a WAHM who got tired of working 7-15 hr days in Sales. Her passion now, is showing people how they too can get lifetime access to local/exotic Travel, airfare, etc, at up to 85% off. As well as how, just by placing Travel Ads, they can get $1000 Checks in the mail too. No Sales involved. http://www.financialwealthstrategies.info/

Outdoor Recipes

Mouth Watering Memphis Style Pork Ribs
The Memphis Style pork rib is one of the most popular and mouth watering styles of rib preparation. One of the reasons for the popularity with the Memphis Style rib is its unique blend of barbeque tradition and flavorful seasonings.



The only sauce applied to Memphis Style ribs is mop sauce used for basting during the cooking process. Barbeque sauce is never used during the cooking process but rather served on the side with the ribs at the table. Because a barbeque sauce is not used, the mop sauce is an important component in keeping the meat moist. A Memphis Style barbeque sauce will be a tomato and vinegar based sauce that may also contain mustard. With this style, the quality of the meat is much more important then any sauce. The idea is to feature the meat rather then covering it up with a sauce. While some people can’t wait to dip the ribs in their favorite barbeque sauce, others enjoy the pure flavor of just the meat and rub seasoning.



Memphis style ribs are traditionally smoked and not grilled, baked or broiled. White oak and hickory are the traditional woods used however many other woods are now used. Other woods used include apple and cherry.



While the quality of the meat is extra important the Memphis Style, choosing which cut is up to the individual and the occasion. The most popular pork rib is the St. Louis Style Rib which comes from the pig’s rib section. The back rib, also known as the Baby Back Rib comes from the loin portion or back and is also quite popular. The St. Louis Style Rib is typically easier to work with and has more meat making it a favorite for the hardy eater.



However you decide to cook them, low heat and slow cooking will give you the best rib.



For the mop sauce

· 1 1/2 cups cider vinegar

· 2 cups apple cider

· 2 bay leaves

· 4 cloves garlic, finely minced

· 3 tablespoons hot sauce

· 1 tablespoon salt

· 3/4 cup BBQ Rub, recipe follows



For the rub

· 1/4 cup paprika

· 1/4 cup dark brown sugar

· 2 tablespoons black pepper

· 1 tablespoon salt

· 1 tablespoon celery salt

· 2 teaspoons garlic powder

· 2 teaspoons dry mustard

· 2 teaspoons cumin

· 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper



Preparing the ribs - Wash the ribs and blot dry with paper towel. Place the ribs meat-side up. Cut the line of fat on the base of the ribs to remove the cartilaginous rib tips. Flip the meat over and cut off the flap of meat on the inside of the ribs. This is not essentially but will help prevent them from burning. Remove the membrane on the back of each rack of ribs. You can use your fingers to pull it off but sometimes it’s easier to use a paper towel or a dishtowel to get a secure grip.



Combine the ingredients for the rub and mix well. Liberally rub the ribs on both sides with the mixture. Wrap each rib in plastic wrap then aluminum foil and let marinate for at least 4 hours, but over night is best.



Preparing the smoker – Presoak your wood chips in water for roughly an hour. Place a drip pan in the center of your smoker with plenty of water. A charcoal chimney is best to get your coals started. Once you have hot coals spread them out and put a health amount of your chips down.



Smoking the ribs – Place aluminum foil on the rack before placing the ribs down and another loose piece on top of the ribs. Place the ribs on the smoker over the drip pan and cover the smoker. Start basting with the mop sauce after 30 minutes, basting every 20-30 minutes. You will need to replenish the coals and wood chips form time to time as needed. The ribs are done when the meat is very tender and it has shrunk back from the ends of the bones. At temperatures ranging from 200-250 your ribs should take roughly 4-5 hours however every smoker is different.



Cut each slab between the rib bones and serve with your favorite barbecue sauce on the side.

Author:
Scott Schirkofsky: Scott Schirkofsky is the chef and owner of At Home Gourmet. You can find more recipes, cooking tips, food and beverage articles on his highly recommended website: http://www.athomegourmet.com and http://www.foodandbeveragenetwork.com

If you have any camping related questions please send it to us
here at: Robin@goodnightcampingequipment.com
Val@goodnightcampingequipment.com

Or just post it in the comments section.

We hope you enjoyed this issue and look forward to sending
you next month's issue!

For The Love Of The Outdoors
Robin & Val Shortt

Robin's Adventures In Camping Equipment

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Toronto Zoo > Bush Camp>Camping At The Zoo"Robin's Adventures In Camping Equipment"

How would you like to explore an African Savanna?
See and hear the animals who live in it,go and camp
under the Serengeti stars. It's an unforgettable
experience. Check it out while they still have dates
available.

Toronto Zoo > Specials Events and Programs > Bush Camp