Saturday, 21 April 2018

Wool Blanket Spotlight – Rugged Tan Wool Blanket

It’s that time of the year again when the green grass begins to grow, warm weather is pushing through, and there is a buzz in the air.  Camping season is just around the corner.  Are you prepared with your warm weather camping essentials?  Aside from the basics such as sleeping bags, sleeping pad, tents, and of course the makings for s’mores! … another versatile must-have product is a wool camping blanket.  Our top selling wool blanket, the Rugged Tan Wool Blanket, from our Explorer Collection is a perfect size and weight for any outdoor excursion.  This high-quality wool camp blanket will provide you with an extremely warm and dry insulating layer when the sun goes down and the cold weather blows through overnight.  Due to the amazing natural characteristics of Merino wool, our blankets will help keep you cool in the warm weather as well. These blankets are excellent as a sole layer of insulation or as an additional layer above or below a sleeping bag.   
Hammock Camping with your Woolly
Our tan wool blankets are made of premium virgin Merino wool, which is pure new wool and never recycled wool.  Recycled wool fibers lose many of their natural characteristics as the fibers become repurposed.  The tan wool blanket has a milled finish which creates inter-fiber felting.  This provides the wool blanket with a thicker, denser feel.  The tan wool blanket, just like all Woolly Mammoth Woolen Company wool blankets, is finished with extremely durable stitching and a classic yarn whipstitch providing a classic look.  These woolen blankets were designed by outdoorsman and outdoorswomen and were intentionally made to provide versatility for the outdoors person.  Customers across the country use our wool camp blanket for inside the tent, as hammock camping blankets, picnic blankets, or as bush craft bedrolls.  

Shop for your Woolly Mammoth Woolen Company merino wool blankets today! 

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Friday, 20 April 2018

Springtime Picnics

Springtime Picnics
Spring is a time of renewal and new beginnings. The birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, and the sun is shining bright. Getting outside is so important for the mind, body, and soul. Once the temperatures warm up, we can’t wait to hit the trails, have nightly bonfires, and lounge under the stars. Picnics add fun and flare to any meal and can be a great activity for both kids and adults. Below are our Top 5 Tips for Planning the Perfect Picnic.
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Choose the Right Food
Finger foods are great for picnics. There is less clean up and you’re not juggling utensils around. Cucumber and curry sandwiches, fruit kabobs, sweet iced tea, creamy cashew potato salad, and banana bread are just a few of our favorites. Choose dishes that travel well. Baguettes are a hearty bread, and less inclined to get soggy. Invest in a good cooler to ensure they stay fresh and use sturdy canvas bags to carry the rest. A quality roll up wool blanket is a must-have.

Practice Sustainability
Using break-resistant plates and cloth napkins are a much better alternative to using paper plates and napkins. Tea cloths are useful for covering food from bugs. Keeping drinks cooled in a thermos is better for the environment than contributing to the pollution often caused by plastic water bottles and straws. Parchment paper and twine are suitable for packing and environmentally friendly.

Set Up
Everyone should own a good picnic blanket. A durable wool blanket is perfect for lounging in the park or backyard. At 66 inches by 90 inches, there is plenty of room for two! Choose from our navy blue wool blanket, green wool blanket, tan wool blanket, gray wool blanket, plaid wool blankets, and striped wool blankets. You’re sure to find the design that fits your style! Our wool camp blanket  have a rugged and dense finish. They are also double as a warm stadium blanket, too! Need some 4th of July party décor ideas? Grab our red, white, and blue wool blanket and keep your guests cozy warm all through the night!

What’s a picnic without fun yard games? Our favorites include horse shoes, corn hole, and bocce ball. In the mood to lounge? Then don’t forget the game of Checkers or Scrabble! Board games go perfectly with our black and white wool blanket.

Finally, don’t forget to unplug. Life can be busy and chaotic. Carving out time to separate yourself from technology, emails, text messages, and phone calls forces you to be one with nature and practice gratitude for the gift of presence. An afternoon nap never hurts ;)

Happy Picnicking!

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Screened in Porch Décor

Now that spring is here, it’s time to dust off the patio furniture and get your screened in porch in lounge-worthy condition. Screened in porches are so wonderful to use during the warmer months. You’re protected from the bugs but can enjoy the smells and sounds of nature. Our mornings consist of waking up slow with a cup of coffee or tea while listening to the roosters. In the evening, we often sit out on our screened in porch, wrapped up in a warm wool blanket with a cup of wine and listen to the coyotes howl. Whatever time of day it is, you can usually find us out on our porch!

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We’ve put together our favorite screened in porch must-haves below.

Screened in Porch Lighting
Lighting can do so much for a room. There’s something magical about white bistro lights strung on the ceiling. It creates a peaceful ambiance. Bistro lights are relatively inexpensive and can completely transform a screened in porch from dull and bland to enchanting and welcoming.

It’s worth investing in outdoor patio that will last a long time. Take care of your patio equipment. Wash the covers regularly and bring in the furniture when the weather turns wet and cold. Find furniture that doubles as storage so that your space isn’t full of clutter.

Patio Blankets
Patio blankets are a nice touch to your screened in porch. We have a chest that doubles as a coffee table. Inside the chest we have quality wool blankets that our guests can grab and cozy up in when the temperatures go down. The patio blankets are protected from the elements and are there in a snap when you feel a chill. Our Farmhouse Collection wool blankets have a brushed finish, giving them added loft and softness. Whether you’re looking for a plaid wool blanket, striped wool blanket, black and white wool blanket, holiday blanket, or a camp blanket….we have plenty to choose from!

Candles add a nice touch to any room, don’t you think? Paired with white bistro lights and a good book, your screened in porch is going to be a little haven you’ll never want to leave.

Outdoor Television
What better way to watch the big game then in the comfort of your screened in porch?

Screened in porches are wonderful additions to any home. A fresh coat of paint, proper lighting, and subtle touches can do wonders for your outside space. Don’t forget, our wool blankets also make meaningful housewarming presents!

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Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Woolly Wanderings: Mount Shasta, California

Have you ever wanted to get the full Northern California camping and hiking experience? Then we would highly recommend heading to Mt. Shasta.  This outdoor mecca has camping options to suit any need without the crowds that you will typically find in other national parks like Yosemite.  
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Mt. Shasta has incredible backcountry trails and camping sites if you want to rough it, or for a more relaxing stay, there are plenty of developed campgrounds with RV hookups and bathroom facilities.   Per, “Mt. Shasta is a dormant volcano rising 14,179 feet high and is the dominant geographic feature of Northern California and Southern Oregon Cascade Range. Water from five glaciers provides moisture for wildflowers, great pine, and red fir forests before finally flowing down the Sacramento Valley to San Francisco Bay. To the west, rises Mt. Eddy (9000 feet) with many alpine lakes and tumbling streams to explore. Castle Crags State Park to the southwest provides a complete system of maintained trails plus challenging cliff climbing too. The trails in the Shasta Trinity Forest near McCloud off Highway 89 features dramatic waterfalls, clear mountain rivers, and streams”. 
Our favorite summertime stay in Mt. Shasta was very simple and consisted of camping hammocks, a few Rugged Gray wool blankets, and a Rugged Hunter Green wool blanket from our Explorer Collection.  We pulled up to McBride Springs and had the campground to ourselves.  We found an excellent campsite and strung our hammocks between the nearest trees.  After reading about many beautiful hikes, we decided to try out the Old Ski Bowl hike which would provide us with fantastic views of Mt. Shasta’s summit.  We were not disappointed as we hiked through the volcanic rock gulch between Green Butte and Sargents Ridge.  Old Ski Bowl is the location of a former ski park that existed until 1978 when an avalanche destroyed the ski lift towers.   You’ll frolic through hidden valleys as you hike above the tree line you’ll see some excellent views of the Castle Crags area, McCloud, and Sacramento River Canyon.  We highly recommend checking out this hike! 

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Simple and Homemade Maple and Hazelnut Vegan “Nice” Cream

Summer days mean fun in the sun and days full of activities. Lately, we’ve been experimenting with different plant-based recipes. A favorite of ours is “nice cream”—which means it’s dairy free. Whether you’re making it ahead of time for a campsite snack or lounging out on the lawn on your favorite picnic blanket or camp blanket, this tasty treat is one you’ll be coming back for more! The best part? It’s healthy. That’s a double win in our book. 
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4 ripe frozen bananas
1 tablespoon of grade A pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon coconut cream (or any nut milk)
A dash of vanilla bean, or cinnamon
1/2 tablespoon of hazelnut butter
Using Blender…
Put liquid in a blender
Break bananas into chunks
Add remaining ingredients
Blend on medium high while mashing. You may need to stop your blender to continue stirring.
Top with fruit if desired. Serve and enjoy!
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Monday, 16 April 2018

Glamping Essentials

Are you looking to get down with nature but you’re not all that interested in roughing out in the back country? Perhaps you should try glamping!  Glamping is simply, glamorous camping.  Glamping can be performed on all different levels from posting up at a nice clean campsite with a bathroom, RV camping, or renting fully equipped cabin or treehouse in the woods.  At Woolly, we like to keep glamping simple by finding that perfect campsite at a National Park which includes a fire pit and bathrooms within walking distance from the campsite.  To glamp things up around the campsite, we like to bring our top 3 favorite glamping products to ensure our campsite is decked out and perfect for those social media posts! 
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1.     Solar Powered String Lights – Be the envy of all your campsite neighbors.  These lights are perfect for when the sun goes down.  You can string these up around your tent or make a nice backdrop around your fire pit area.  They allow the perfect amount of light for you to make the beautiful s’mores without having to handle a flashlight.  These lights provide a soft warm glow, evoking thoughts of a cozy, front porch of a rustic cabin. 

2.     High-Quality Wool Blankets – Our Farmhouse Collection wool blankets or our Explorer Collection Wool blankets both succeed in being a big hit for glampers everywhere.  Our Merino wool blankets are both functional and stylish.  At approximately 66 inches by 90 inches and 4 pounds, you’ll be impressed by the size and weight of these woolen blankets. Our red, white, and blue Freedom wool blanket makes for great social media posts! These quality wool blankets provide comfort and coziness as you swap stories around the bonfire, laying back watching the stars, or snuggling in your tent. Camp blankets are a must-have for glampers. We offer gray camp blankets, navy camp blankets, green camp blankets, and tan camp blankets. A wool camp blanket will keep you toasty as you listen to the fire crackle and watch the stars glimmer above you.

3.     Air Mattress or Sleeping Pad – If you are glamping, there is a high probability you won’t be sleeping on the ground!  Make sure to get yourself a high-quality air mattress or sleeping pad that will elevate you off the cold, hard ground.  When your body is off the ground, typically the warmer you will be.

We occasionally have wool blankets on sale. Shop our wool blanket collections today!

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