The Blackstone Griddle has performed as advertised. It is easy to cook on and I like that I can generally cook an entire meal at one time. Seasoning and cleaning was a bit of a chore at first but has become easier, and the griddle is easily transportable, but maybe not in the way Blackstone envisioned. Click HERE to read my full update on my Blackstone Griddle Review.
One of the great things about car camping is that you can bring everything and the kitchen sink, but the problem is that most State Parks only have a picnic table which limits space to store everything. GCI Outdoor thinks they have fixed the lack of storage space with their Master Cook Station. The Master Cook Station is a foldable table with multiple levels of flat space to store and organize everything for a car camping adventure. Click HERE to read my initial thoughts.
I recently moved to New Orleans from Alaska and I have taken to exploring the outdoor offerings found in the South Eastern United States. For the Columbus Weekend Holiday in October of 2016 I decided to explore the Tuxachanie Trail in the De Soto National Forest with my daughter. The Tuxachanie Trail runs from highway 49 to P.O.W. Lake for a total distance of 12 miles one way. For my trip, we camped at Airey Lake about 5 miles down the trail from Highway 49 on the first night and backpacked 7 miles or so to P.O.W. Lake for an overnight before retracing our steps to Airey Lake. Read my full review on the trail here.