Hi everyone, my website name is Max, short for Maxine. My real name is Rowena, but people find Maxine easier to remember and pronounce. I am the owner of Camping and Hiking Ideas. For more than 35 years now, I have been camping and hiking all over British Columbia, Canada.
I started camping late in life, at the age of 30. From my first, bright orange one-man pup-tent (bought at a second-hand store for about five bucks), I was hooked. I’ve been camping ever since.
Why I Created This Site.
Not everyone has access to experienced camping and hiking advice. If I hadn’t had my brothers to help me I might have not enjoyed the process of learning to camp and hike quite so much. Along the way I also learned that knowing more is always, always better. Survival techniques are a must. And no matter how much you learn, there is always something new out there that makes your camping/hiking life easier, safer and more enjoyable.
A Little Background Info.
I am currently 60 years old. I have a large family, and we range in age from four years of age to my sister-in-law’s grandmother, who is eighty-something and yes, she loves to go camping with us too.
In the years we have been camping together we have made every mistake and experienced just about every type of weather known to man. Even a hurricane, once. We have learned to include everyone, every age, every level of camping ability (or lack thereof) in such a way that the camping and hiking experience not only teaches them to become better campers, but also shows them you can really enjoy yourself and be comfortable when you camp.
I also needed a place to store all my camping recipes. What better way than to log them into my blog? You will find TONS of recipes here, and many will be found nowhere else online. (Unless they have been stolen. There is that.) Just go to the recipes index and browse to your heart’s content. Want menus? We have that too. Many of them can be found in the recipes index.
Why You Need to Know This Stuff.
If you know what to do when a problem crops up, what gear to take with you and how to organize your trips, you get an outdoor experience that builds on your quality of life. Let’s face it–when you invest your time and money into a diversion for you and others, you want to be able to look at it as money and time well spent.
So anyway, that’s about it. If you need any questions answered or help, or just want to tell me about your own camping or hiking experiences, let me know. And visit my site regularly–I’m always coming across new ideas, unusual tips and great gear you’ll want to know about. Leave your comments below, even if you just want to say hi. And thanks for dropping by!
Happy outdoor living,