If you’re a believer in propane being the end-all for grilling, stop reading now. The Port-A-Q is not for you. From our very first product meeting, the crew at Ticla wanted a solid, packable, traditional BBQ . We all owned various versions of propane units, but we wanted something that burned wood/charcoal. The smell, the heat, the smoke, and the quality of the char are all superior with a real fire. If we were going to the trouble of cooking meat we wanted to do it right.
A recent Facebook comment about our Learn from our mistake post suggested that we are “drunkards who don’t plan ahead.” If that means going car camping without a reservation, margarita fixins in the camp box, then yes. Yes we are.
Most people can’t believe that camping on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land is actually free.
Hey campers! Here's a tip for you. Heading to a campground this Fourth of July? No reservations?
If the characters from Alice in Wonderland went camping, they’d probably go to Patrick’s Point.
Cooking outdoors can either be the best or the worst part of any camping trip. When car camping, it’s pretty easy to make it the best, because you don’t have to worry about things like weight or carrying space (REPEAT, this is car camping).
It wasn't necessarily what we set out to do when we designed the TeaHouse, but it turns out that this sweet home away from home is a relationship saver. Just ask Ticla Sales Manager, Holly Morissette.
It was hard to leave Tumalo State Park—it had the perfect balance for car campers like us. The campground is clean, the sites are beautiful, and if you want to grab an early morning espresso, the town of Bend, Oregon is five minutes down the road.
Confession: I make a really lousy cup of camp coffee.
With 25,000 miles of driving this summer on the Camp Better™ Tour, we have been and will be listening to a ton of music. Along the way, we’ve noted how some songs are just meant for driving, like they were custom written for the Great American Road Trip. So, while flipping through the stations on the radio, we asked ourselves, “What are the top road trip songs of all time?”
We are often asked if Ticla is a “glamping”—or glamorous camping—brand. This is totally flattering, since glamping is, well, glam. And while our goal is to make Camp Better™, and we think that part of that is making it a more elegant and stylish endeavor, Ticla is not exactly glamping. Here’s why.
If only finding a campsite was as simple as driving to a campground, picking a nice spot—close to the bathrooms, but not too close—and pitching your tent. As if.
What’s the best campsite in the country? Before you scoff at such an unanswerable question, we understand that coming to any sort of conclusion is totally subjective.
I’m a big fan of one-pot meals, especially when I’m camping. This recipe in particular is a favorite, because it’s almost impossible to mess it up, involves very little prep, and you can be flexible with the ingredients.
Growing up, we had wire racks full of camping gear in our garage. On these racks lived our tents, camp chairs, air mattresses (our sleeping bags were stored in the house), a cooler, the lantern, and our green stove. These items all foretold of summer adventure in the Rockies, but the true harbinger of each camping trip was the “camp box.”