Wood Camp Stove

There are various ways to cook your food these days and propane and liquid fuel stoves top as the most popular appliances used for cooking if people want to save some electricity every day. These savings can add up to huge amounts but don’t forget that gas and fuel cost money as well. Cooking using wood to start the fire sounds like a primitive approach but it still has advantages if you try it out using a wood camp stove.

What is a Wood Camp Stove?

A wood camp stove falls in the category of portable camping stoves. The design resembles a chimney made out of a cut and bent piece of metal. Some holes are found at the bottom of the stove along with a larger hole on top so you can place a pot there and let the fire vent. You have to start the fire yourself and you must keep the fire burning by continuously adding wood. While this is an inconvenient way to control the fire compared to other types of stoves, you save even more money because these types of portable camping stoves are much cheaper and wood is easy to come by.

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Summer Camp Ailments

Prevent lice, bites, stings and more.

Camp always was a fun way to spend the summer, but with so many kids running around without shoes or bug spray on, there’s no way your child is coming home scathe free. Here’s a list of 7 common ailments contracted at summer camp and how to prevent/cure them.

1. Head Lice

Head lice are about 3 mm long and have 6 legs. Nits are the eggs and are whitish in colour. Once they have reached their developmental stage they turn brown. Lice are spread from head to head contact. Regular head checks are a good way to avoid a larger problem as is keeping your community informed. There are also special shampoos that help to act as a preventative.

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Camp Fire Songs

It is true that there are several songs that seem to be campfire standards. Here are some camp fire song book gems that you may or may not be familiar with. They are excellent songs to include in your campfire singalong.

 

•    Home on the Range: Home on the Range is often considered the anthem of the Old West. I picture a group of cowboys or pioneers sitting around a campfire singing this song. It would have had to happen after the 1870s, because that is when it was written. A doctor, Brewster M. Higley, wrote the words. It was originally a poem called “My Western Home.” It was first published in December of 1873 in Kansas under the title “Oh, Give Me a Home Where the Buffalo Roam.” Higley later had a friend named Dan Kelley write music to go with the words. The song became popular and was sung by cowboys, pioneers and just about everybody knew the song. In 1947 it became the official state song of Kansas. When you sing this song, it brings into your mind a vision of what it must have been like in the old west; prairies of tall grass; deer, antelope, buffalo and other animals wandering; starry nights; clear blue skies during the day. Can you think of a more peaceful scene? When life gets hectic from work, family and other activities, this is a good simple song to sing to get away from it all, even if just for 30 seconds.

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