insulated tent for winter camping

Camping Like a Monk: How to Insulate a Tent for Winter Camping

Tent camping in the snow can sound a little scary for the uninitiated but it has its perks. As the de facto off-peak season, the winter attracts fewer crowds at most site attractions and camping destinations. The fees are slightly reduced, and you might even be lucky to grab a hold of a free pass for some parks.

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deadman anchor

Deadman Anchor: A Hack to Camp Anywhere!

Pitching a tent, the right way, is often a challenge for most campers. It can get even more desperate when your tent stakes are not compatible with the given terrain; or worse still if your stakes provide little to no anchorage.

Sandy, snowy, and rocky terrains ...

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bike camping

Bike Camping 101: Getting Started on Your Two-Wheeled Adventures

Whether it’s the solitary views or the immersion in nature, backpacking and hiking are easily some of the best methods of enjoying the great outdoors. If only you’d be able to cover more distance and spend multiple days outdoors.

Well, that’s where bike camping comes in...

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sharpening an axe

How to Sharpen a Camping Axe Like a Pro: The Ultimate Bushcrafting Skill

Whether you own a felling axe or a broad axe, you most likely know just how utilitarian and fun these centuries-old tools are for outdoor living. An axe is your best friend when you need to clear campsites, split logs, whittle a walking stick, or even produce kindling for your campfires.

A blunt axe or hatchet is the last thing you want to disrupt your time outdoors.

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hammock hanging

How to Hang a Hammock: Getting the Right Hang Each Time

Chances are that you landed here after learning the many benefits hammocks offer to outdoor enthusiasts as compared to tents and other options. It has been long established that setting up a hammock adheres to the Leave No Trace Principles more than pitching a tent.

Hanging up a hammock doesn’t require clearing the grounds. Plus, if you use tree-friendly suspension systems, there will be little impact left on the barks of the trees (read environment).

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washing a sleeping bag

Dirty or Musty Sleeping Bag? Learn How to Clean Your Sleeping Bag

Whether you’re camping in your backyard or the boonies, a cozy sleeping bag with a hoodie is a sure way to guarantee a restful night’s sleep.

Unfortunately, sleeping bags tend to start getting stinky, musty, or grimy over time given the amount of abuse they take...

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camping on a budget

Camping on a Budget: Your A-Z Guide on Affordable Camping

Believe it or not folks; camping is the ultimate budget vacation for the individual or family that wants to save their coins yet still have fun!

Don’t believe me? Just stick around, and I’ll prove you wrong.

There are three basic rules for a wallet-friendly camping experience.

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quilt versus sleeping bag

Quilts vs. Sleeping Bags: Which Is the Fairest of Them All?

Whether you’re scaling the snowy alps or hitting the rocky trails, it’s prudent that you carry everything that you will need and more so, keep your load as light as possible. This is primarily the reason why most camping gear is designed to be lightweight and functional.

That said, since you can’t possibly lug along your plush duvets and comforters, you will most likely settle for a good quality sleeping bag, a quilt, or rarely a camping blanket for your sleeping system...

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types of camping

Types of Camping: Demystifying the World’s Best Outdoor Activity

Camping branches out into as many types as there are campers. Most of these types have been aptly-named after their mode of transportation or the lifestyle they invoke. Camping itself exists, centuries later, since nothing can truly compare to being close to nature.

Plus, it caters to our innate instinct to forage and survive in the extremes of the great outdoors.

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how to pack a backpack

How To Pack a Backpack for Comfort and Agility (Like a Pro!)

Backpacking for the first time is the true definition of baptism by fire. Think of the storage space constraints, the pack digging into your back and even worse, having forgotten essentials such as bug repellents.

Learning how to pack a backpack efficiently is a very crucial step to enjoying incredible outdoorsy experiences.

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how to camp in bad weather

9 Pro Tips for Camping In Bad Weather

Nothing is better than a weekend away camping, escaping the city lights and venturing into the country. Roasted marshmallows around a campfire with friends and family, being as far away from civilization as can be is a great way to relax and be at one with nature.

That is until the bad weather comes.

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how to build a campfire

How to Build a Roaring Campfire That Scares Away the Cold

Campfires are the ideal centerpiece for riveting conversations among friends and family. Nothing comes close to nighttime campfires and just how effectively they keep us warm. Plus, marshmallows and s’mores are always a welcome treat.

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hammock vs tent camping

Hammocks Vs. Tents – Which Should You Go For?

The discussion on which is better for camping between hammocks and tents is never-ending and riddled with opinions and fewer facts. So, before you pick your side, a good place to start is by familiarizing yourself with the pros and cons of either of the two ...

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camping in the rain tips

7 Pro Tips for Camping in the Rain - According to Hyper-Enthusiastic Camping Experts

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park receives about 11.4 million visitors each year making it the most visited park in the US and probably the world over too. You’d be surprised to know that it records the highest annual rainfall in the region, approximately 58-60 inches.

Are these people not afraid of getting soaked while camping or hiking?

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tent footprint versus tarp

Tent Footprint versus Tarp: What's the Difference?

Together with your spanking new tent, you should always consider getting some accessories like a tent footprint or a tent tarp for extra protection against the elements. These items will not only prolong the life of your tent but also improve on its performance making it serve you for longer ...

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tent care guide - cleaning, waterproofing and proper use

How to Take Care of Your Camping Tent and Squeeze ALL Value Out of It!

Tents cost about $40 to $500+ depending on size, style and a myriad of other factors. Given their significant price tags, it is justifiable to expect the tents to be durable and capable of resisting the elements. Even then, without proper tent care practices, your tent won’t serve you for long or even as expected ...

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how to stay warm while camping

How to Stay Warm When Camping (21 Expert-Level Tips and Tricks)

Really, the chilly nights, early mornings and even days are never a desirable camping companion. Hence this comprehensive guide on how to stay warm when camping, whether in the tent or RV. Get ready to learn the most ingenious snuggling tips ...

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how to start a fire without matches

The Finest Art of Survival - How to Start a Fire Without Matches or Lighter

Fire crafting is one of the most fundamental survival skills for both outdoor lovers and camping enthusiasts. Particularly, making a fire without matches forms the very basics of bush craft skills and can be challenging at first if you don’t follow the tried and tested methods to the letter ...

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how to poop in the woods

How to Poop in the Woods and Leave No Trace - Your Only Guide to Doing It Right

The most serene and adventurous trails will rarely have washroom facilities along the way, leave alone an outhouse. Therefore, you might as well be prepared when that unavoidable call of nature comes calling ...

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what is white gas

What Is White Gas? A Magical 10/10 Camping Fuel? Find Out In This No-BS Guide.

Any camping trip is not complete without toasted s'mores and the accompanying roaring sound of a campfire. But, if you are anything close to an avid camper, then you know that a camping stove is one of the most essential camping kitchen gear.

With a camp stove in mind, you need to consider the type of fuel that will power it before embarking on your adventure. Welcome to the world of the magical white gas!

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winter camping tips

Over 34 Practical Winter Camping Tips [That Actually Work Like A Charm!]

Winter camping is particularly enticing as you are surrounded by snow-capped mountains, the scent of pine, blissful quiet, and to top it all up, there’s less danger of animal attacks as the bears are hibernating and the bugs are nowhere in sight.

So what is it that is so appalling about winter camping? Why is camping not a year-round activity for most? You’ve heard it. We’ve all heard it...

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camping with dogs

15 Tips for Camping With Dogs [That Actually WORK!]

Most dogs are usually left in the care of a local pet sitter or loved one while their owners go camping merely because the higher the number the more demanding the planning. That, or their owners simply don't know where to begin when it comes to camping with dogs...

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camping rules

Being In harmony With Nature and Humans: The Most Definitive Camping Rules Guide

More than 40 million Americans go camping every year. As with every large group, rules have to be put in place to promote a conducive environment for co-existence of all.

With pertinence to camping, these rules have been put in place so that every camper’s experience may be gratifying...

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camping for beginners guide

From Rookie to Expert: The Most Practical Camping Guide for Beginners

Contrary to public opinion, you do not have to be introduced to camping at a young age for you to thrive in it. Neither is the activity entirely complicated.

To prove that to you, we have assembled a step by step guide that will get you through your first camping experience...

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camping essentials checklist

Camping Essentials: The Most Practical Camping Checklist

Planning a camping trip? Are you nervous about forgetting essential gear and potentially ruining your long-awaited outing?

If so, you need to know that other than a picnic table, a parking spot, bathroom facilities and a place to pitch your tent; you’re pretty much on your own with regards to every other camping supply...

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camping cots versus air mattresses

Camping Cot Versus Air Mattress: The Battle of the Camping Sleeping Beasts!

Getting a good night’s sleep is an important element for an enjoyable camping trip. A few sleeping systems suitable for camping include sleeping bags, sleeping pads, hammocks, camping cots and air mattresses. The choice of either will be dependent on a couple of factors such as camping type, sleeping style, personal preferences...

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how to set up a tent

A Step By Step Guide on How to Set Up a Tent of Any Type (Like a Pro!)

Pitching a tent is a tricky affair particularly if you’re a beginner or even worse, if faced by extremities such as sudden rainfall, strong winds and so on. Having a grasp on basic knowledge on the whole procedure can greatly help in lessening the effects of most of these challenges...

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how to plan for a camping trip

How to Plan for a Camping Trip Like a Pro! (The Six Easy, Practical Steps)

You may be reluctant to trade your electronics and the comfort of your bed for an outdoor adventure whose outcome is a "gamble". That, or you are finally grown enough and want to rekindle the camping trips you had when you were younger and definitely not old enough to know the nitty-gritty of planning a trip...

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camping with kids tips

Definitive Guide for Camping With Kids (Plus a No-Brainer, Comprehensive Checklist)

Camping with kids can be the most unpleasant adventure if poorly planned. While most parents avoid camping due to the homesickness that their kids are bound to experience, others simply shy away due to the hectic nature they presume it to be.

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camping safety tips

Camping Safety Tips: How to be a Survival Jedi by Taking the Correct Precautions

This is by far the most definitive guide on how to stay safe while out camping.

In this guide, you will learn:

  • How natural occurrences such as thunderstorms could ruin your trip and what you can do to prevent that from happening.
  • How a campfire could turn into a wild fire and the precautionary measures you can take upfront to deter such an occurrence...

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