Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The 50 GREATEST Campfire Songs

1. House of the Rising Sun – The Animals
2. Let It Be – The Beatles
3. Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
4. Time of your Life – Green Day
5. Blowin’ in the Wind – Bob Dylan
6. Our House – Crosby, Still Nash & Young
7. Don’t Dream It’s Over – Crowded House
8. Something Inside so Strong – Labi Siffre
9. Love Song - The Cure
10. True Colours – Cyndi Lauper
11. Hotel California -The Eagles
12. In the Ghetto – Elvis Presley
13. Leaving On A Jet Plane – Frank Sinatra
14. Day-O (The Banana Boat Song) – Harry Belafonte
15. Fire and Rain – James Taylor
16. Hallelujah – John Cale
17. Working Class Hero – John Lennon
18. Take me Home, Country Roads – John Denver
19. Wandering Star – Lee Marvin
20. California Dreamin’ – The Mamas and the Papas
21.Redemption Song – Joe Strummer & Johnny Cash
22. Talkin’ About a Revolution – Tracy Chapman
23. Daydream Believer – The Monkees
24. Down in Albion – Baby Shambles
25. Forever In Blue Jeans – Neil Diamond
26. Only Love Can Break Your Heart – Neil Young
27. Come As You Are – Nirvana
28. (Sittin’ on) the Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding
29. Baby, I Love your Way – Peter Frampton
30. Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd
31. Dirty Old Town - The Pogues
32. King of the Road – The Proclaimers
33. Everybody Hurts – R.E.M.
34. Killing Me Softly With His Song – Roberta Flack
35. Vincent – Don McLean
36. Handbags and Gladrags – Rod Stewart
37. Wonderwall – Ryan Adams
38. Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head – Sacha Distel
39. New Slang – The Shins
40. Mrs. Robinson – Simon & Garfunkel
41. There is a Light That Never Goes Out – The Smiths
42. Grazed Knees – Snow Patrol
43. Lost In Hollywood – System of a Down
44. Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) – The Temptations
45. Africa – Toto
46. Handle with Care – Traveling Wilburys
47. All I Want Is You – U2
48. Island in the Sun. – Weezer
49. She’s Not There – The Zombies
50. There She Goes – The Las

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Dutch Oven Big Sexy Breakfast Bake


Mild Italian Sausage, cooked with 1 medium onion & crumbled
Home Fries
8 eggs, beaten
Cheese - cheddar - Reserve a handful of cheese to add on top of the biscuits on the last 15 minutes
Biscuit Mix + the ingredients to make them

& the most important ingredient (I mix right in the egg):

You just need a teeny-tiny bit for lots of flavour!  These babys are pretty hot stuff!
Layer these in your 8 quart dutch oven in the order listed.

Use 27 coals total, 18 on top, & 9 on the bottom.

This should give you about a 400 oven, & bake for 1 hour.  Turn the lid & the pot every 15 minutes.

Add the reserved cheese on the last 15 minutes & voila!

Enjoy your Big Sexy Outdoor Breakfast!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Silly Campfire Songs

 Baby Bumble Bee Bill Grogan's Goat
 Boom Chicka Boom Don't Wear No Socks
 Fee Fly I Met a Bear
 Little Green Frog Littlest Worm
 Milk Mine Hand on Mineself
 Mountain Dew Old Mother Leary
 Shaving Cream There's Nothing I'd Rather Be
 Tom the Toad Yodeler on a Mountain So High
A Song That Gets on Everybody's NervesAardvark
Ain't No Bugs on MeAin't That Funky Now
All God's CrittersAll the Raindrops
All You EttaAlligator
AmericaAnchors Aweigh
AnnouncementsApples and Bananas
Baby BelugaBaby Shark
Battle Hymn of the RepublicBattle of New Orleans
Be Kind to Your Webfooted FriendsBeans in my Ears
Beaver DanceBeverly Hillbillies
Big Bad JohnBillboard Song
BINGOBoa Constrictor
BoogaLooBoom Boom Ain't It Great to be Crazy
Brady Bunch ThemeBrother John - multi-lingual
Buffalo GalsBye Bye Long Johns
Caissons Go Rolling AlongCamp
Camp GranadaCampfire Closing Song
Can't Get to HeavenCannibal King
Charlie on the M.T.A.CHICKEN
Chicken Lips and Lizard HipsChivalrous Shark
ClementineClimbing up Sunshine Mountain
Comin' Round the MountainComing of the Frogs
Crazy MooseDaniel Boone
Davy CrockettDay-O
Dem BonesDixie
Do Your Ears Hang LowDog Bean
Don Derbeck's Sausage MachineDon't Fence Me In
Down By the BayDrunken Sailor
Eddie Koochie CatchinaryErik the Viking
Everywhere We GoFood
Found a PeanutFrankenstein
Fried HamFriends Are Nothing
Ghost Chickens in the SkyGilligan's Island
Gladys the CowGo Bananas
God Bless AmericaGod Bless My Underwear
God Bless the USAGoin' On a Lion Hunt
Goober PeasGrand Old Captain Kirk
Grand Old Duke of YorkGrand Old Flag
Grandma's Feather BedGranny's In the Cellar
Green BeretsGreen Grass Grew All Around
Green GreenHageleena Mageleena
Happy Birthday - UGHHappy Wanderer
Hawaiian PunchHerman, the Family Pet
Hey, LollyHog Calling Time in Nebraska
Hole in my BucketHole In the Bottom of the Sea
Home On The RangeHow I Hate to Get Up in the Morning
I Wish I WereI'm a Nut
I'm My Own GrandpaI've Been Working on the Railroad
If It's RainingIt Ain't Gonna Rain No More
It's a LieItsy Bitsy Spider Birthday
JawsJohn Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt
Jon JohnsonJumped From 20,000 Feet
Land of the Silver BirchLittle Birdies
Little Black ThingsMacTavish Brothers
Meadow Muffin BluesMiss Lucy
Mother Goony BirdMr. Columbus, Turn the Ship Around
Muff, the Tragic WagonMules
My BonnieMy Country Tis of Thee
My Country's Tired of MeMy Dead Dog Rover
Off We Go Into The Wild Blue YonderOh, Susanna
Old Chisholm TrailOn a Day Like This
On the LooseOn Top of Old Smokey
Onni Wonni WakkiPatsy Atsy Ori Aye
Paw Paw PatchPeanut Butter
Peanut Butter and JellyPink Pajamas
Polly Wolly DoodlePopeye the Sailor Man
Rattlin' BogRed River Valley
Roadkill StewRow, Row, Row Your Boat
Sam, Sam, the Lavatory ManSarasponda
She Sat on a HillsideSmokey the Bear
Spider On the FloorStar Spangled Banner
StatesStay On the Sunny Side
Super California SurferTaps
TarzanTarzan of the Apes
The FoxThe Man In Black
The ThingThere Was an Old Lady
They Ain't Gonna Climb No MoreThis Land is Your Land
Tie Me Kangaroo DownTing-A-Lay-O
Twelve Days of Summer CampUnicorn Song
Wabash CannonballWaltzing Matilda
Wee-WeeWhen a Hearse Goes By
When Johnny Comes Marching HomeYankee Doodle
Yellow Rose of TexasYou Gotta Sing

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

"By the Campfire"

We sat around the campfire
On a chilly night
Telling spooky stories
In the pale moonlight
Then we added some more logs,
To make the fire bright,
And sang some favorite camp songs
Together with all our might.
And when the fire flickered
and embers began to form.
We snuggled in our sleeping bags
all cozy, tired, and warm.
 Author: Unknown

Monday, July 8, 2013

Homemade Chuck Box

A "must have" item for any camper, especially when you are tenting, is a "Chuck Box".

We had an old homemade tool chest, that wasn't being used, that I thought would be perfect for the job.
I gave it a couple of coats of exterior paint & some vinyl d├ęcor. (thanks to my Cricut, the "Old West" Cricut cartridge, & some white vinyl)
Then we just loaded it up!

Under the top lid fits the Coleman stove, a small propane bottle, a BBQ lighter & the "welding gloves" .
(we use for oven mitts)
This box has a flip down front - perfect for a counter top - & 3 drawers.

The bottom drawer has the toaster, a cutting board, 2 cast iron pans & BBQ tools.

The middle drawer was perfect for the plastic dishes & all of the cutlery & misc. cooking utensils
in the divided sections.

The top drawer also had divided sections, to fit the wraps, spices, dish cloths, grater, & cook books.

On a rating out of 10, we give this a BIG 9!!
Loosing 1 point for how SUPER heavy it is.  :(
It worked for us because we kept it on the tailgate all weekend.  Perfect!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Aubrey Falls, Ontario

While camping nearby, we visited this beautiful falls.
It is a great place to picnic, & if you dare there are lots of FREE rustic camping spots!
Bring lots of fly dope, get your fishing licence & Enjoy :)

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Camping Review: Tripod Grill from TSC

Last week we bought a tripod grill for camping.  The cost was $46.99 + tax.
This is what it looks like:

I have been looking for one of these for years, but here locally they are hard to find.
When I saw this at the Tractor Supply Company I grabbed it.
Just in time too, because we were going camping that weekend.
When I took it out of the box, my first impression was the chain & grill were pretty heavy.
The clips on the chains to hold the grill seemed a bit small, & the legs seemed light & worried me a bit.
It comes in pieces & the legs are put together like tent pegs.  
There is a little button that is supposed to "pop" into holes in the legs to stabilize it.
They would not pop into the holes, and therefore the legs kept falling off.
What should have easily been a 1 person job turned into a 2 person job...but I was alone at the time.
This led to frustration #1.

Here we are the first & last time we used it:

All we had on it was a half a pot of water.

As it heated up, the grill started to warp, the legs bent & the paint burnt off. 
(The paint would almost be expected to burn off)

For $46.99, assuming you get what you pay for, I would expect a much better quality.
I think it wasn't worth $10.

Out of 10 stars, I give this only 1 star!
The 1 star for only the overall design - could have worked with quality parts.