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December 15, 2015
Roughrider Honey Camp Bread

Roughrider Honey Camp Bread

For our camper’s culinary pleasure, here’s a recipe for some tasty, wholesome bread that you can bake right on the campfire.  It has a moist sourdough center with a smoky crunchy crust.  It’s great with meals or   You’ll love it, we promise!

Ingredients:
1 packet of instant dry yeast
1 2/3 Cups of water (warm or room temperature)
5 Cups of flour
1/4 Teaspoon of sugar
1 Tablespoon of salt
1 Tablespoon of black pepper
1/3 Cup of olive oil

Optional: ½ Cup of nuts/fruit to taste

For basting
1/3 Cup of olive oil (basting)
1/2 Teaspoon of basil
1 Teaspoon of honey

1.)    Combine the yeast, water and sugar together and let stand until foam or froth appears (usually 5-7 minutes).  Add in the flour, salt, pepper and 1/3 cup of olive oil and knead the dough for 10 minutes or until a soft, pliable dough ball is formed.  Cut the dough ball into quarters (or eighths for more of a biscuit style).

2.)    Mix together the basting ingredients (olive oil, basil, and honey) in a small dish or bowl and then dip each chunk of dough into the mixture.  Place back in the bowl and cover in a cool place for 2 ½ hours.

Build your campfire and wait until nice hot coals have formed (this can also work on a propane grill).  Knead a bread chunk into a small loaf before placing on a steel frying pan (if the pan is small, you may have to work in batches).  Place the pan in the coals/on the grill and brush the remaining baste onto the dough, turning occasionally.  Remove bread from the pan when each loaf is puffy and slightly charred.  Serve immediately or let cool for a tasty snack!


December 15, 2015
RV Camping Vs. Tent Camping

RV Camping Vs. Tent Camping

When people picture a campout, it usually conjures up images of starry nights, crackling fires and sleeping outdoors, but with modern technology camping can just as easily be full of satellite TV and kitchens that double as bedrooms.  Though some may prefer one type over another, there are a few key differences between camping in an RV and pitching a tent that you might not have considered when trying to choose between them.  Thank goodness we’re here to help!

The Arr-Vee
All the comforts of home can follow you to the great outdoors with one of these bad boys, but more importantly it tends to be the best camping method that keeps the rain, sleet, and snow out of your sleeping bags and in the wild where it belongs.  Electricity, heat, and power mean perishable food can be kept fresh and ready to eat, and of course indoor bathrooms are just tops.  The biggest advantage to camping in an RV however has to be that it makes it possible for the whole family to try the camping experience.  Elderly relatives can enjoy a night around the camp fire without having to sleep on the unforgiving ground, and bringing multiple generations on a camping trip creates a laid-back bonding vibe that’s hard to find anywhere else.  It might not be roughing it, but we’re still enjoying it.

A Tent Poll
The vote is in.  With technology and chaotic, high-energy entertainment flashing at us from smartphones and computer screens, many people feel that the only solution is to get away.  But why bring an RV that’s just a miniature Best-Buy-on-wheels when that’s the very thing you’re trying to escape?  Enter the tent, mankind’s standard outdoor living venue.  It might seem primitive at first, just a few millimeters of canvas between you and nature, but that’s the point.  Chopping  fire wood build more character than cranking up the thermostat, cooking food over an open flame is more rewarding than a microwave and real sunsets are better than HD.   Indeed, camping outdoors has been shown to increase serotonin, reduce stress, and restore sleep cycles back to working order.  RV’s might be comfy, but tent camping brings us back down to earth when we’re normally stuck sharing photos in the cloud. 

Honestly with the pros and cons of tents and RV’s, it’s hard to really commit to a statement that says one form of camping is better than another, but RV-fans and Tenters alike do agree on something: camping is great.




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