Enjoy fried dough with Jetboil

How’s this for a quick snack idea while out and about? Fried dough balls will make a tasty treat. Simply mix up 1 cup flour, 1 tsp. baking powder, 1 Tbsp. sugar (or more), 1/4 tsp. salt, 1 Tbsp. butter and 1/3 cup milk. Mix dry ingredients, blend in butter, stir in milk until dough is soft, knead a bit and roll into bite size balls. You may want to mix the dough up ahead of time. When you are ready to start cooking, simply heat up some peanut oil in your Jetboil Group Cooking System. Drop the dough balls into the hot oil and turn them so they brown up all over. They can be served hot or cold.

Know your compass

Most of you probably own a compass and have it packed away in your survival backpack or in some type of wilderness kit. Many of you may never have been in the situation where you needed to depend on that compass to help you find your bearings and navigate in the wild. Most of the time when I’m out in the wilderness I’m in familiar territory and I don’t need a compass myself, but once in a while when I’m in an unfamiliar area it can be very helpful to have a compass. Make sure you understand how to use your compass before you venture too far into the woods.

It’s a backpack, no it’s a saddlebag

No wait it’s a backpack and a motorcycle saddle bag. I just love this picture. I love motorcycles but what I don’t care for are the cheesy plastic pieces of luggage you see draped over the bikes. A Kakadu backpack makes a great motorcycle saddlebag. Plenty of storage, multiple pockets and rugged construction.

Have you seen the Snugpak Bergen Pack?

What an incredible backpack! It’ll hold everything. The detachable rocket pack side pouches alone hold 100 liters. It makes a great weekend pack to take when you go camping or hunting. You’ll be so impressed with the quality you’ll want to tell all your friends.

Snugpak is well known for their sleeping bags. Each bags comes with it’s own compression bag for easy storage. Check out what all the buzz is about when you purchase your own Snugpak Backpack.

What’s New With Me You Ask?

At Lorsey.com we are always looking to add new products to our discount camping gear website to provide outdoor enthusiasts the best possible online shopping experience. Our goal is to become the largest online outdoor retailer in all of New England.

Today we have added the hearing enhancement tools that hunters love called Walker’s Game Ear. For years the folks at Walker’s Game Ear have been developing their products to offer the best in hearing protection and enhancement.

I Carry My Backpack Every Day

It’s amazing to me the number of manufacturers that feel they need to reinvent the backpack. It’s almost like another piece of clothing. The subtle differences in colors and sizes are all made to appeal to a variety of people.  

It all starts when you first go to school. When I was a kid I had a Flintstones lunch box and I carried my books under my arm. These days, kids are carrying everything they own with them. So as life goes on you may need more than one backpack for all you do. You certainly wouldn’t use the same backpack you used to go to school as you would to go camping or hiking, would you?

Stay Warm without the Bulk

Conventional wisdom states that when it’s cold outside you should dress in more layers. If you get hot or sweaty, remove the layers to keep the moisture from making you freeze when temperatures drop further. That’s all fine and dandy, but what are you supposed to do in situations where you need mobility and having a lot of bulk would be a hindrance? The solution is heated clothing.

Personally, when I’m out on hunting in cold weather I wear a heated vest. The vest keeps my torso toasty, but leaves my arms free so I can better position my hunting rifle. Contrary to popular belief, heated clothing does not have to be heavy. My heated vest is lightweight, pliable, and soft. I find it easy to move in and I no longer shiver from being in the cold for so long.

Championship Sunday is here!

I can’t wait for the games to start. Starting with the NFC Match-up Bears vs Packers at 3 PM EST followed by the Jets vs Steelers at 6:30 PM EST.  Even though the Packers were the number six seed in the playoffs I still think they are the team to beat. They have a hot quarterback and an excellent head coach.

As usual every football game requires a tailgate party and every tailgate party requires a good seat. I recommend the Alps Mountaineering King Kong Chair. Often when you shop for discount camping gear you buy the folding camp chair that ends up getting broken after one season. Not so with the King Kong chair. These chairs are built to last. Strong enough to hold up to 800 pounds yet very comfortable.

The key is finding your niche…pt. 1

When we first started our ecommerce business three years ago we had no idea what our business would be. I remember doing some research and finding that decorative throw pillows sell pretty well. So I bought some pillows (actually about 30 boxes of them totaling about 200 pillows) on a liquidation website. This was all part of the learning process. Three years later I still have the pillows and they are free to anybody that wants them.

My point is you don’t know until you try. The most important thing is to do something you love. I’m thinking the pillows never sold because I was never really passionate about pillows. I have had some success selling discount camping gear probably because I love camping and the outdoors. There’s more to the story of how we found our niche but I’ll save that for another post..