Taking a camping trip with your friends is a wonderful experience; you can hike and explore and enjoy nature together. However, once the evening rolls around and you need to relax after a day of activity, you can let loose and have a different sort of fun. Drinking games are a fantastic way to wind down and bond with your camping buddies at the same time. They aren’t just for high school parties and college dorms; camping drinking games are fun for all age groups and in almost every situation.
There are so many fun things to do while camping, a whole plethora of activities you can enjoy that will make your time in the backcountry fly by. Although canoeing, cornhole, and frisbee are plenty of fun, there’s no reason why adults on camping trips can’t play some party games, enjoy some alcoholic drinks, and generally just have a fabulous time. Let’s dig into some of the fun drinking games you can try out on your next trip, including a few classics that we all know and love, and some exciting new ideas to really mix things up.
1. Beer Pong
Beer pong is arguably one of the most famous drinking games in the world, appearing in every coming of age movie and found on every college campus. This classic drinking game is tons of fun for everyone, including you and your camping buddies. Beer pong can easily be set up at a campsite, all you need is a large flat surface such as a picnic table. Other than that, a package of plastic drinking cups (traditionally red solo cups), some ping pong balls, and a healthy supply of beer are all that’s needed. If you aren’t a big beer fan, any beverage of your choice can be used in its place.
To enjoy a game of beer pong at your campsite, set up ten plastic cups at either end of a long table or surface, and fill each with beer until about halfway. Arrange the cups like bowling pins, so they point in an arrow towards your opponent. Beer pong can be played in two teams or one-on-one, so it’s a great game no matter the size of your party.
Players need to split in half and stand at either end of the table. To start, the first person should attempt to throw a ping pong ball from their end of the table, and into one of the cups on the other side. If the player succeeds in landing a shot into a beer cup, then the other team must drink that cup, and then remove it from play. If the player misses the shot, then it’s the other team’s turn to try. The game continues with all players taking turns to shoot balls into the beer cups until one team has no cups left. When all the beer from one side of the table has been consumed, then the opposing side is victorious.
To mix up this classic party game, offer a mix of beverages in the plastic solo cups. This puts a slight Russian roulette-type spin on beer pong, as one person can fill and arrange the drinks so the rest of the players don’t know which cup contains what drink. You can use beer, wine, spirits, soft drinks, whatever you have on hand. This twist on classic beer pong can make the game even more exciting and is bound to lead to all sorts of fun.
2. Never Have I Ever
Never have I ever is another fun game that many will remember from their high school years. This classic is a great way to get to know your friends better, as you never know what secrets will be revealed in a game of never have I ever. All you need to enjoy this outdoor game is some alcoholic beverages of your choice, and a few willing participants. You can decide just how exciting the game will be; when it’s time to drink, either take a sip, or a shot.
To begin a game of never have I ever, the first player needs to make a statement about something they have never done. For example, a camper might say, “Never have I ever gotten lost on a hike.” If any of the rest of the players have gotten lost on a hike in the past, they now have to drink. This game almost always leads to hilarity, as the more honest and candid the players are the better.
Imagination is the only limit of never have I ever, so try to be as creative as possible when coming up with “I never” statements. If you know your camping buddies well, you can catch them out in this game, which undoubtedly will make your night around the campfire a lot of fun. The better you know the other players, the more effective the game, however, never have I ever can also be a wonderful way to get to know new people.
3. Flip Cup
This fun drinking game is a great team-building activity and another excellent choice for the campsite. Gather with your camping mates around the picnic table once again for a fast-paced and exciting game of flip cup (also known as taps or canoe). Flip cup is the perfect camping drinking game because it’s high energy and fast-paced, making it an ideal outdoor game. To play flip cup you’ll need two teams of at least three people, a pack of solo cups, and beer. If you don’t have enough people in your group, round up some teammates from around your campground and make some new friends.
To play flip cup, the first thing you need to do is set up the red solo cups. Line up the same number of cups along the length of each side of your table, and fill them with beer. You can also use other alcoholic beverages or soft drinks for flip cup, as the game is still fun and competitive no matter your personal choice. Because flip cup is a race, we recommend only using weaker alcoholic beverages (like beer) rather than stronger ones such as spirits. If you’re planning to play multiple rounds, it can also be a good idea to fill up the solo cups only halfway. This fast-paced drinking game is plenty of fun, just as long as every player is safe.
After you’ve finished setting up, every camper needs to line up on either side of the table. Each player should have a partner, an opponent who is facing them from across the playing table. The game begins once every player has held up and touched cups (and said cheers), and then the cups should be placed back on the table until your turn. Then, one person shouts “Go!”, and the race begins.
The first players from each team immediately start drinking as fast as they can. Once a player’s cup is empty, they need to set it back down on the table so it hangs slightly over the edge. Next comes the real challenge; you can drink, but can you flip the cup? The player must now use a finger to tap the bottom of their empty cup, so it lifts into the air, turns over, and lands upside down on the table. If the cup falls over or fails to land perfectly, pick it up again and replace it at the edge of the table. The first player must keep trying to flip their cup, and only once they are successful can the next player start drinking.
Play continues as each camper drinks and then flips their cup until one team has finished and is declared the winner. The winning team should have a line of empty cups upside down on their side of the table, while the other side might still have drinks and un-flipped cups. Like beer pong, flip cup is popular on college campuses and can require some skill to master. If you want to impress your camping mates, spend a bit of time practicing flipping a solo cup. Perfect your technique, and soon you’ll be winning flip cup games in campgrounds all over the country.
4. Polish Horseshoes
Polish horseshoes is one of the best outdoor games, especially for camping. This popular drinking game is easy to set up and so much fun to play, as long as someone is sober enough to keep score. To play polish horseshoes, you’ll need a few supplies, but you probably have them lying around the campsite already. As well as plenty of beer for drinking, polish horseshoes require two tall five-foot sticks (hiking poles are ideal), two empty bottles, and a frisbee. This fun drinking game is played in two teams of two people, perfect for instilling the spirit of friendly competition.
Set up the game by standing the poles upright in the ground, about 25 feet apart. You can increase this distance for a more difficult game, or place the poles closer together for a faster play. The next step can be tricky; you need to balance an empty bottle on each of the upright poles. Once you’ve completed these instructions, you’re ready to enjoy a game of polish horseshoes.
Once you’re ready to play, each team needs to take their place standing behind a pole with an empty bottle. Then, all you do is take turns trying to knock off the other teams’ bottle, but without breaking any of the rules. The attacking team are the throwers, and they can score points. The defending team must try to prevent them from scoring points by catching the frisbee, and catching their beer bottle if it is knocked off.
Illegal moves in a game of polish horseshoes include catching the frisbee before it passes your pole, touching your bottle before it is knocked off, and using more than one hand to catch the frisbee. However, the last rule should be easy to obey as polish horseshoes calls for a beer to be held in one hand at all times. Players should take turns throwing the frisbee and scoring points until one team reaches 21 and is declared the winner.
When it’s your team’s turn to throw the frisbee, here is how you can score points:
- 1 point: You throw the frisbee and the other team doesn’t catch it.
- 2 points: You throw the frisbee and knock the bottle to the ground, but the frisbee is caught.
- 3 points: You throw the frisbee and knock the bottle off, and neither bottle nor frisbee is caught.
There are no points awarded to your team if you knock off the opposing team’s bottle and they catch both the bottle and the frisbee. Also, if your frisbee throw is deemed “uncatchable” then your team will not earn a point. Uncatchable throws fly over your opponents’ heads or lower than their knees.
This fantastic outdoor drinking game is perfect for camping, after all, who doesn’t love frisbee. Polish horseshoes can be played on the beach, at national parks, and even in the water on a hot summer day. This super fun camping game is a great one to challenge your friends to, especially as it’s easy to adjust the game so everyone can play.
5. Most Likely
Many of the camping games we’ve mentioned are high-energy daytime activities, whereas this one is more appropriate while everyone is winding down in the evening. Most likely is the perfect drinking game to play while sitting around the campfire, after a long day of enjoying the outdoors. To play most likely, all you need is a few camper friends and one alcoholic beverage each.
The first player needs to think of a “most likely” question to ask the rest of the group. For example, “Who is most likely to forget to bring their sleeping bag on a camping trip?” Then, on the count of three, all players must point to the person they think is most likely to do this. The lucky player with the most fingers now pointing at them has to drink. Alternatively, you can take a drink for each finger that’s pointing at you (this version makes the game much more exciting with more players).
6. Tipsy Artists
Tipsy artists is a game very similar to Pictionary, except it’s much more fun. Each person takes their turn to draw while the rest of the players guess what it is they’re drawing. The catch is that the worse you are at drawing, the more you drink, and the drunker you are, the harder the game becomes. Tipsy artists is an easy game to play, and one which guarantees that everyone will have fun. To play all you need is some drawing materials and your alcoholic beverage of choice. If you’re playing in the evening, wearing a headlamp will make it easier to see your artwork.
To start a game of tipsy artists, you’ll need to appoint one member of your group as the first artist, and another as the timer. All players can take turns in each role, so the fun is shared around! The timer chooses a word for the artist to draw and whispers it in their ear. Then, the clock starts, and the artist must do their best to draw out the word for the rest of the players to guess.
The aim is to be quick, as for every twenty seconds that the timer continues, the artist must take another drink. If everyone gives up, then the artist takes a shot. Take turns playing this drinking game and enjoy being creative out in nature. Tipsy artists is a great camping game for the days when the weather takes a turn. It’s lots of fun and easy to play, even if you’re sheltering from the rain under a tarp.
Camping provides endless wonderful opportunities for recreational activities. From 8-hour hikes to white water rafting, entertainment on a camping trip is never hard to find. However, so much attention is focused on sightseeing and exercise, and there’s no reason that campers can’t relax and have fun with some good old-fashioned drinking games too. Classics like beer pong and flip cup never go out of style on college campuses, so there’s no reason they can’t be enjoyed at the campsite too.
Bonus tip: Check out this video on how to play polish horseshoes!
Living Life on the Edge: Embracing Adrenaline-Fueled Moments
Life is an adventure, a journey filled with countless opportunities for thrill and excitement. For some, the idea of living life on the edge, embracing adrenaline-fueled moments, is an exhilarating concept that fuels their passion for adventure. This article delves into the world of adrenaline-chasing, highlighting the benefits and experiences of such a lifestyle.
Kitesurfing: Riding the waves of excitement
The first step to living on the edge is stepping out of your comfort zone and trying something new. Kitesurfing, a water sport combining wakeboarding, windsurfing, and paragliding elements, is an excellent example of an adrenaline-fueled activity. The activity entails utilizing a sizable maneuverable kite to capture the force of the wind, enabling the rider to traverse the water on a board specifically designed for kiteboarding. There is nothing quite like the exhilaration of soaring through the air, feeling the breeze caress your cheeks, and mastering the art of maneuvering a kite. Kitesurfing is a remarkable adventure that captures the spirit of embracing excitement and pushing boundaries.
The psychological thrill
In addition to the excitement of the tangible experience, embracing a daring lifestyle offers a mental rush that is just as stimulating. Engaging in these activities provides an exhilarating experience that stimulates the production of endorphins, the body’s innate pain relievers. This results in a profound sense of joy and an overwhelming feeling of invulnerability. The thrill of this frenzy can become habit-forming, compelling thrill-seekers to pursue fresh and increasingly demanding adventures consistently.
The benefits of embracing the edge
Embracing a daring lifestyle goes beyond pursuing excitement; it presents many advantages. Participating in thrilling adventures can enhance physical well-being, as numerous pursuits demand robustness, stamina, and skill. Furthermore, they have the potential to enhance one’s emotional well-being by offering a means to alleviate tension and unease. Engaging in these activities demands concentration, which can effectively alleviate mental clutter, resulting in a serene state once the surge of excitement diminishes.
The balance of risk and reward
While living life on the edge can be exhilarating, it’s important to remember the balance of risk and reward. Adrenaline-fueled activities often involve a certain level of risk, and it’s essential to approach them with a healthy respect for safety. Proper training, equipment, and precautions can help mitigate these risks, allowing you to enjoy the thrill without unnecessary danger.
Always research your activities and location. This understanding can help you decide if the risk is acceptable and if you have the skills and equipment. Check and maintain your gear, and never sacrifice safety. Finally, embracing adventure with a responsible and safety-conscious mentality lets you enjoy high-risk activities without risking injury.
Living life on the edge embracing adrenaline-fueled moments, is a lifestyle choice that offers a unique blend of thrill, excitement, and personal growth. Whether kitesurfing across the waves, scaling a mountain, or skydiving from a plane, these activities provide an escape from the mundane, a chance to challenge oneself, and an opportunity to experience life at its most vibrant. So, step out of your comfort zone, embrace the adrenaline, and start living on the edge. After all, life is not meant to be lived in the slow lane; rather, it’s about experiencing every thrilling moment it offers.
Renewable Energy Farms That Make Beautiful Hiking Trails
Wind farms and solar panels are not just alternative means to get our natural resources. They have now combined with another industry and are making some unexpected news.
The tourism industry has marked renewable energy farms as hiking trails, and hikers are here for it. You can read more about renewable energy sites. Although you might not think of hiking on a wind farm as beautiful as hiking along a famous mountain trail, you might just be in for a surprise.
Let’s discuss the benefits that renewable energy farms have as hiking trails.
Why are Renewable Energy Farms Important?
Renewable energy farms are important for the future of civilization. These farms provide an alternative to our natural resources, such as wind and energy.
The most important benefit of renewable energy is that it doesn’t produce any greenhouse emissions and reduces the air pollution other traditional processes create when providing natural resources.
These farms also allow for the creation of the country’s own resources without having to import natural resources from another country and save their limited natural resources.
Here are some of the reasons why energy farms are important:
- Allows for sustainable rural development
This will allow landowners to make an extra income by generating energy.
- Test new technologies
Providing the opportunity to test technologies to find new ways to create renewable energy.
- Improving the effect of climate change
Climate change has left the environment filled with toxic pollutants, which has led people to become sick and breathe in harmful air.
Renewable energy can change this by lessening the number of pollutants that are released into the atmosphere and providing much safer, cleaner, breathable air.
- This leads to job creation
Job creation within the renewable energy farms industry is plentiful as there is a need for skilled workers such as construction, maintenance and manufacturing to build the necessary infrastructure that is needed to generate these wind and solar farms.
The Benefits of Renewable Energy Farms As Hiking Trails
Renewable energy farms have many benefits for both the environment and people who love spending their time outdoors.
Embracing the Use of Green Technology
Since wind farms and solar plants are located in areas that are unpopulated, they make for great hiking trails.
By visiting these sites, people get to experience green technology, and by integrating them into recreational spaces, people can visit these sites and embrace green technology by seeing how they work and the positive effects that it has on the environment.
The more people embrace the shift to green technology, the easier it will be to use it.
Energy Farms Offer A Unique Experience For Visitors
Visiting energy farms means you will have a unique experience while there. You will get to see how these large devices work and how they replace the basic resources needed to survive.
Tours can give visitors more information on the background of the construction of devices, their environmental impact and why it is important for us to switch to sustainable energy resources.
Visitors Get to Enjoy Natural Beauty
The sites for these renewable energy farms are often located in areas that are surrounded by natural beauty, such as large landscapes.
Natural pathways can be used as hiking trails without the need for carving out new roads and damaging the ecosystem.
Visitors can even discover native plant life and explore the natural wonders that are located at these energy farms, as they are often placed where no infrastructure has been built on the property before.
Providing Health and Wellness Benefits
Hiking has many health benefits, such as reducing stress, improving fitness, and helping aid mental well-being.
Energy Farms have Community Benefits and Increase the Economy
These hiking trails can help boost economic sales, bringing tourists to the community. This will give the local people the opportunity to expand their businesses.
This can also help increase employment within the community as these sites will be visited frequently and lead to new business openings to cater to tourists.
Renewable energy farms greatly benefit both the economy and the people who want to spend their time on them. These farms are especially important for transitioning from natural resources to newer energy resource power plants.
From learning how to embrace green technology to getting health and wellness benefits to enjoying nature’s natural beauty and finding job opportunities within the market.
Spending time on these renewable energy farms can be educational and recreational for anyone who visits them. To find more renewable energy farm hiking trails, you can visit https://outsidebozeman.com.
Top Recommendations for RV Window Maintenance
Much like other sections of your RV, the windows sometimes need a bit of maintenance. It is essential to clean off dirt and insect smudges and also make sure they are adequately sealed to avoid leaks and water harm.
If you have a broken RV window, then you may want to consult Van Isle Glass. However, if you wish to know more about simple measures to ensure your RV windows stay spotless and secure, you are in the right spot! Continue reading below.
Polish Your Windshield Using Ultra-Fine #0000 Steel Wool
Numerous RV enthusiasts have praised the use of the finest grade of steel wool #0000 for removing stubborn bugs and water marks from their windshields. Before proceeding, first test the #0000 steel wool on a small portion of your windshield. Apply it with light, circular motions. Sweep away any remaining steel wool bits with a microfiber towel. Next, spritz the surface with a residue-free glass cleaner and wipe it down with a separate cloth.
Steel wool is also great when used with a spray lubricant for cleaning tires, maintaining grills, starting campfires, and repelling mice. A gentler alternative is cleansing dish pads. These pads are versatile, suitable for cleaning various materials such as wood, porcelain, stainless steel, chrome, painted areas, and glass.
Apply a Sealant to Avoid Leaks
Silicone sealant is effective in stopping leaks in areas like your windshield, RV windows, sunroof, and vents. It penetrates tiny gaps, creating a robust waterproof barrier. Ensure the surfaces are clean before application and do not have old caulk, dirt, oil, and other residues.
Furthermore, clear away any standing water on windows to prevent hard water stains. Make sure the inside of your windows stay dry to avoid condensation and mold build-up. If there is significant condensation on your windows, consider getting a small dehumidifier.
Use Tools to Access Difficult Regions
Using cleaners with long handles can prevent you from straining to clean those distant parts of your windshield. Windshield cleaning tools often feature a lengthy, swiveling triangular head that is ideal for getting into corners and spots difficult to access manually.
Opt for a Residue-Free Glass Cleaner
A high-quality glass cleaner will maintain the clarity of your windows and windshield. A great glass cleaner performs well on both standard and tinted windows, making sure to remove streaks or leftover residue. Another option is a natural concoction of half vinegar and half water, with a touch of lemon essential oil.
Steer Clear of Cleaning RV Windows in Bright Sunlight
A sunny afternoon may feel perfect for washing your RV windows, but the warmth can speed up the drying of the cleaner, resulting in streaks or spots. It is advisable to tackle your RV window cleaning during early morning, late evening, or when stationed in a shaded area for the best outcome.
Keeping your RV windows clean and clear is not only about aesthetics, but is also vital for safety. The subtleties in cleaning, like steering clear of the sun and using the appropriate products, play a key role. Adhering to these guidelines will help you maintain a pristine view during your various journeys.
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