Tag Archives: camping

Campfire Food for Camping in Utah this Summer

Spring is almost over, and summer is fast approaching. Kids will be out of school and for many of you this means vacations and adventures in the great outdoors. My favorite summer adventure includes sitting around a campsite, eating good food, and hanging out with good friends while roasting things over the campfire. I love it! When you set out on your next family trip you'll want to make sure that you have the essentials with you. Essentials like sleep gear, a working car, and good Continue reading →

Hanging Out with Grand Trunk and Enjoying the Klymit

Today, we are going to talk about one of my favorite things… Camping! We have two camping essentials that are going to knock your socks off and leave you wishing you could “head for the hills” right now. Sleep… What’s That? In a recent conversation with Mike Vause, sporting goods manager, he reminded me that sleep is an important aspect that is constantly overlooked when camping, hiking, or otherwise enjoying the outdoors. Mike said, “You may have to [fill in the blank].” You may have Continue reading →

Keep your Camping Food from Getting Soggy with the Cooler Tray!

Bryan stopped by and showed us how the Cooler Tray can keep our food from getting soggy while camping. (yikes, who films in portrait mode?!) When you’re camping, you want to keep all your food cool overnight or over the weekend. But that doesn’t have to mean soggy buns, soggy grapes, soaking-wet beverage cans that have gunk on them – ick!! This is an easy & economical solution to that summer problem. As one of our managers said, “I’m sure gonna miss scooping the hamburger Continue reading →

Outdoorsman Gift: Klymit Static V Air Pad Review

I love backpacking the Uinta Wilderness. There is something about leaving the pressure of life behind and getting away from it all. I am sorry, but I am a gear junkie. I should never have to buy more equipment ever!! But when something new, better, even cooler comes out….. I buy it. I know that there are more of us out there, and we are good at supporting the economy via outdoor gear. I have an expensive self-inflating sleeping pad. It is about my fifth Continue reading →

Can SureCan…? This gas can sure can!

Now, I know what you’re thinking… another gas can?? Yes! SureCan is a new and renovated gas can that is becoming popular in various local businesses, including here at Smith and Edwards. The SureCan is made in the USA and the company is local here in Ogden, Utah. The Standard Examiner just recently featured Brad Ouderkirk, owner of the SureCan, in an article as well. Click here to see the article. You can win your own SureCan gas can this week! Scroll down to enter Continue reading →

Freeze-Dried Food Review: Try something new

Some of us don’t like change. I sometimes lean on tried and trusted gear for my outdoor adventures. I might be weird, but I like eating freeze-dried backpacking foods, especially the flavors from Mountain House. I have favorite flavors like Spaghetti, Beef Stroganoff, Lasagna, and Chili Mac. These meals always go with me on backpacking and hunting trips. This trip I wanted to try something new. (Totally out of character….just ask my wonderful wife). I went for Biscuits & Gravy, and Granola with Blueberries. Mike’s Continue reading →

Backpacking Stories: Illuminating Rainy Chapters with a Little LED

My Grandpa used to say: “Too much of anything is not good.” Is it possible to have too much gear? Too many gadgets? I do love new stuff, but when I am in my backpacker mindset, some stuff just gets left behind. Most backpackers love convenience and comfort, but have to be choosy when it comes to weight. For years, having a pack under 40 pounds was my goal. As I am no longer 20, my goal has changed to the low 30’s for pack Continue reading →

Make Sweet Campfire Treats with the Doughy Maker

Last Saturday, Erik from DoughyMaker was generous enough to stand at the entrance of Smith & Edwards, celebrating our 67th Anniversary and handing out campfire treats! Erik and his family have a lot of experience feeding Scout Camp and Girls Camps full of hungry mouths out in the woods here in Utah. If you’ve been out with hungry campers, you know time is of the essence! Erik and his family came up with this amazing way to cook some sweet treats in a quick amount Continue reading →

Scout Camp, Fishing & Camping Checklist

It’s the right time of year for fishing, hiking, and camping. This time of year, we get a lot of people coming in and asking, “What gear do I need for…” Whether you’re hiking, camping, fishing, or even sending your Cub Scout off to camp for a couple days, this checklist has everything you need to make it a great adventure here in Utah or in the mountains or lakes of our neighboring states. If you’re camping or hiking, or sending a Scout to camp, Continue reading →

The Gear You Need for a Weekend Getaway

The spring is the perfect time to plan your hiking and camping, and you couldn’t ask for a better location than Utah. Take a week to enjoy the natural surroundings in comfort. Or, take off on a Friday afternoon and get away for a weekend with the family on your favorite hiking trails. Utah Hiking and Camping Spots Utah is rich with outdoor hiking opportunities. I love the Uinta mountains. The Desert Canyons of San Rafael Swell are also a good hike. Even our own Continue reading →