A campfire treat, plus a fire-building tip and first aid gadget

Posted on: April 19, 2018 | Bob Frye | Comments

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Gear of the week

Gear name: Blist-O-Ban

Blist-O-Ban helps prevent blisters as well as treats them.


Company: Sawyer Products (https://www.everybodyshops.com/blist-o-ban-adhesive-bandages-4-pack.html)

Gear type: Blister bandage

Product description: Blisters: they’re debilitating all out of proportion to their size. Nothing can ruin a hike or walk through the turkey woods any faster. Blist-O-Ban adhesive bandages a new way for treating them. They go on much like a bandage, but have a raised dome in the center, making them look like, well, a blister. The dome shifts instead of your skin. They’re breathable, water-resistant and latex free.

Available options: There are four of these per pack.

Suggested retail price: $7.99.

Notable: You don’t have to wait until a blister forms to use these. If you feel a hot spot developing, put the Blist-O-Ban in place, over the would-be blister, to stop in place. You can also use these when breaking in new boots to keep things from even getting that far.

Tip of the week

Wandered the woods recently? The recent rain and snow has left everything wet. That’s made things tough for building a campfire. So, when seeking for fuel, look up. Anything on the ground is going to be damp. But it’s often possible to find dry branches and limbs either hanging in the trees or at least leaning against them. That will be dry and ready to set ablaze.

Recipe of the week

Campfire eclairs


  • Crescent roll dough
  • Whipped cream
  • Instant chocolate pudding
  • 2-inch-round wooden dowels


This is a campfire dessert that’s easy to make but a real fun treat. It’s especially great if there are kids involved, as they can help make them.

Take some 2-inch dowel rods. Soak them in water for a few hours before using them so they aren’t quick to catch fire. Wrap the dough around the rods, forming a éclair-shaped tube.

Toast those over the fire, close enough to the heat to cook them through without burning them.

When they’re ready, fill them with chocolate pudding. You can make this ahead of time and kept it in a large zipper-style plastic bag, then cut a corner of the bag to make a way to “pour” the pudding.

Top with whipped cream and enjoy.

Bob Frye is the everybodyadventures.com editor. Reach him at 412-838-5148 or bfrye@535mediallc.com. See other stories, blogs, videos and more at everybodyadventures.com.

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