Campfire Stories Episode 10 - Why

January 15, 2017

The Podcast

I started camping and hiking and exploring at around 14 years old. I took a trip to Florida and then to Arizona. I spent an entire summer in a tent. I dug a hole for an out house. I dealt with rain collapsing tents in the middle of the night and scorching heat in the middle of the dessert. Canteens of water would quickly seem like they were filled with boiled water when left in the sun. But I also watched the sun set and rise from mesas, or prairies so vast I couldn't imagine the end.

After that, as soon as I could, I started purchasing gear to really learn how to stay outside as long as possible. I wanted to explore.

David discusses why he enjoys the outdoors, growing up in a small town and heading out into the woods behind our house to find calm and his own space.

Today we talk about why we have the podcast. To help inspire others to really head out and appreciate the land we have and not to take it for granted.

Thank you for listening. If you like the show, please leave us a review on iTunes or Google Play Music. If you have a comment, you can leave it at the site or you can email at


Campfire Stories Episode 9 - Some Tips from Dan and Dave

January 8, 2017

The Campin' Canine - Campfire Stories Episode 9
Some Tips for doing well and having some fun in the great outdoors

1. Go camping.
2. If you can only spend big money on one item.
1. Sleeping tent, hammock
2. Bag
3. Research where you are going
1. Make sure you know the dangers
2. Prepare for them
4. Go light, but if you have access to or can only afford heavier items, the important thing is getting outside.
5. Try not to bring every camping item you own unless you only own a couple items.
1. Basics
1. Sleeping stuff
2. Backpack
3. Food stuff
2. Extras
1. Navigation
2. Entertainment, book, tablet
3. Camp specific stuff
1. Bushcraft
2. Car camping
3. Through hiking
6. Get outside

Stay for the whole podcast for a few extra more specific tips from David.

Thanks for listening
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See you next week.


Campfire Stories Episode 8 - Kentucky

January 2, 2017

In this week's episode we discuss our big trip of 2016, Kentucky. What we did, how we liked it and what we would have done differently. Additionally, we talk about out next yearly trip, the Linville Gorge in North Carolina.

Thank you for listening, if you have comments or ideas for the show, let us know in the comments on The Campin' Canine.


Campfire Stories Episode 5 - Christmas Gift Ideas for 2016

December 4, 2016

Christmas gift ideas for people who love the outdoors and probably buy a lot of campin/hiking gear already. What else could they possibly need? More gear of course.


Backpacks, variables and usage

November 20, 2016

The Future of Fun and the National Parks

November 13, 2016

This week David and I duscuss our thoughts on the changes the new President may or may not make and what our thoughts are. 



November 6, 2016

David and I discuss growing up and why we try to get outdoors as often as we can.