loading Loading... Please wait...

The Littlbug Blog

Memorial Day Outdoor Ideas

Posted by Littlbug Enterprises on

Memorial Day is right around the corner and typically marks the official beginning of summer. As a veteran owned and operated business, we take special pride in observing Memorial Day, as it is dedicated to honor the men and women who have died while serving in the U.S. military. This year, the holiday weekend will take on even more meaning to many throughout our country as we have been struggling with the Covid 19 pandemic. Several states have begun to ‘open up’ in various stages and are allowing people to venture outside of their homes.

This is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the beautiful outdoors and all it has to offer. For those that would like to continue to observe social distancing, this is easily accomplished and can be a fantastic experience when you incorporate a Littlbug Stove. Most important, have a safe Memorial Day weekend!

Some outside activities to consider include this upcoming holiday weekend, or any time this summer. 

1. Day hiking - Checklist for a fun and safe day adventure

    • Littlbug camp stove - lightweight and perfect to cook or warm food and/or boil water
    • Hiking backpack - pack your stove, food, navigation tools, first aid kit, and multi-tool
    • Weather-appropriate clothing (think moisture-wicking and layers)
    • Hiking boots or shoes
    • Plenty of food - dehydrated options are lightest, but if packed correctly you can cook a gourmet meal, if you are ambitious
    • Plenty of water - your Littlbug Stove can always be used to boil water if you don’t want to pack
    • Navigation tools such as a map and compass - we don’t want you to get lost
    • First-aid kit
    • Knife or multi-tool

2. Picnic in the Park - Checklist to enjoy that picturesque picnic lunch

    • Littlbug stove is ideal to use with an alcohol burner to quickly warm food. Plus it is lightweight and requires minimal space.
    • Picnic Basket, Hamper, Tote, Cooler, or Backpack, something that is easy to carry.
    • A Picnic Blanket to lay out on the ground for comfort.
    • Plates, Glasses, Utensils, and Napkins.
    • Corkscrew or Bottle Opener for those that would like a nice bottle of wine.
    • Cutting Board and Knife, or pre-cut items to save time.
    • Ice Packs or Thermos.
    • Trash Bags. We always want to be respectful of nature and our parks. 

3. Weekend backpacking trip - Checklist to ensure a worry-free weekend, similar to a day hike with a few added items.

    • Hiking boots or shoes, make sure they are broke in.
    • Backpack
    • Tent
    • Sleeping bag and sleeping pad
    • Littlbug Stove and fuel - works the best as a stick and twig stove for all your meals and hot drinks.
    • Kitchen supplies for your meals
    • Plenty of food - create a menu to ensure you have everything you need.
    • Water bottles and water-treatment supplies - Littlbug stove can boil your water too.
    • Weather-appropriate clothing
    • Emergency and hygiene supplies
    • Small repair kit


72-Hour Emergency Bag

Natural disasters happen every year around the world. Some small - a house starts on fire, you get stuck in a snowstorm, a car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, or a storm shuts off the power for an indefinite amount of time. And some more major - a wildfire or flood threatens [...]

Read More »

Eating Healthy on the Trail

Is it just us, or does food always taste better in the backcountry? After walking for miles with a pack on your back, or peddling your supplies for hours, you’ve burned thousands of calories. What you eat in them morning, during the day, and in the evening can have a big impact on your energy [...]

Read More »

​Your Outdoor Skills: Self Care in the Backcountry

Exploring the backcountry can take a toll on your body. Whether you are on foot, bike, or boat, it takes a lot of effort and puts extra strain on your muscles. From those taking months off to explore to the weekend warriors, we want to make sure you have the best experience in [...]

Read More »

A New Year to Light a Fire in Your Belly

With the start of a new year, endless adventures await your discovery in 2019. To light a fire in your belly and inspire your New Year’s resolutions, we’ve created a list of things to add to your adventure bucket list. Bucket List Thru Hikes The Triple Crown of thru hikes; the Appalachian Trail, [...]

Read More »

Your Outdoor Skills: How to Pack Your Wood Burning Backpacking Stove

You’ve upgraded to a wood burning backpacking stove and you’re ready to head out on your next adventure. Every backpacking stove fits differently in your pack due to size and shape, and this isn’t any different. But don’t worry, to make sure you have the best experience with your wood burning camp stove, we [...]

Read More »

Thanksgiving in the Backcountry

If you find yourself itching to get into the backcountry once more before it’s completely consumed by snow, Thanksgiving weekend can be the perfect weekend to pitch the tent one more time before the snow flies. Whether you're car camping or heading into the wilderness with a pack on your back, you don’t have [...]

Read More »

The Northwood’s Best Fall Experience

The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting a little chilly, and you may sense a crispness in the air. Summer is coming to a close and fall is right around the corner. And we believe getting outside is the best place to experience fall. Boundary Waters Canoe Area WildernessThe fish [...]

Read More »

Your Outdoor Skills: The Best Experience with the Best Fuel

Wood burning backpacking stoves make for an ultralight backpacking experience. Their compact size will not only save you ounces, but also space in your pack. If your adventure plans take you to areas with plenty of natural fuel sources, you can leave some of the refined fuel at home and rely on nature [...]

Read More »

Your Outdoor Skills: What to Pack (part 2)

Don’t bring unnecessary gear. Our "What to Pack" series continues with tips on cooking, eating, water, and backcountry hygiene. Here are some of the essentials we recommend for anyone looking to explore the outdoors from a weekend getaway in the woods to a multi day backcountry trip.Cooking You have a variety of options when it [...]

Read More »

While we add value to your outdoor experience, you are adding value to our planet and all that live here. Littlbug Enterprises donates at least 10% of its profits to help care for the Earth and its inhabitants.