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7 Items You Should Always Pack When You’re on the Fence

7 Items You Should Always Pack When You’re on the Fence

We’ve all been there before. You’re getting ready for a backpacking or hiking trip. You’re holding a backpacking stove, backpacking chair, rain jacket, or whatever, wondering whether or not you should pack it. You don’t want to pack something that you’re not going to use, after all. The more you go hiking and backpacking, the better you understand what is and isn’t necessary on the trail. Identifying the non-essentials helps more »

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How Much Should I Pay for a Tent?

How Much Should I Pay for a Tent?

“How much does a tent cost?” isn’t a bad question, but there’s not really a good answer. A 4-person tent can cost as little as $50 or upwards of $1,000. There’s a lot that determines how much a tent costs. The quality of materials, the amount of research and development put into the design, and even the brand name are just a few of the things that influence the price more »

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What to Look For in a Day Pack

What to Look For in a Day Pack

While a day pack is a pretty simple piece of outdoor gear, choosing one is a little more complicated. You’re going to get a lot of use out of a single day backpack, so it’s important that you find one that meets all of your needs. Here are some key features to look for to help you choose a day pack. Lightweight Weight isn’t as important as with day packs more »

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How to Choose Hiking Pants

How to Choose Hiking Pants

If you’ve ever hiked in blue jeans, you know that they just weren’t made for the trail. Jeans are heavy, restrictive, they don’t breathe well, and they’re uncomfortable while hiking. And that’s before they get wet. Here is some information that can help you know how to choose hiking pants. Material Material is arguably the most important thing to look at when it comes to choosing hiking pants. As a more »

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Ways to Prevent Tick Bites

Ways to Prevent Tick Bites

You’re going to come across your fair share of ticks if you get outdoors during the spring and summer months. Ticks are gross, their bites are painful, and they can carry diseases that you don’t want to mess around with. Fortunately there are ways to prevent tick bites. Wear insect repellent There are many different types of insect repellent with different active ingredients. Whichever kind you choose, wearing insect repellent more »

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6 Ways to Make a Sleeping Bag Last Longer

6 Ways to Make a Sleeping Bag Last Longer

A high quality sleeping bag can be a big investment, so you want to make sure you get the most out of it. If you take care of your sleeping bag, it will take care of you. Here are six ways to make your sleeping bag last longer. Keep your sleeping bag sheltered A camping shelter can mean something different for different people. For some is a tent, for some more »

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Backpacking Gear Upgrades: Invest in These Items First

Backpacking Gear Upgrades: Invest in These Items First

Where do you start when investing in backpacking gear? You can get by with a heavy tent for a while, and you can hold off on purchasing a top of the line backpacking stove. Some backpacking gear is too important to wait for, however. Here’s are five backpacking gear items that you should invest in ASAP. Hiking shoes Whether you opt for hiking boots, trail shoes, or trail runners is more »

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Caring for a Folding Camping Chair

Caring for a Folding Camping Chair

Your average folding camping chair has a pretty rough life. It gets tossed into a trunk, driven to a remote campsite, thrown to the ground, and then it gets sat on. A folding camping chair gets crammed, shoved, yanked, and pulled on. The truth is that most people don’t think about care or maintenance for camping chairs. With proper care however, a good camping chair should last a lifetime. Unlike more »

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Is a Lightweight Sleeping Bag Worth the Price?

Is a Lightweight Sleeping Bag Worth the Price?

There’s this idea surrounding camping gear, especially backpacking gear, that lighter is better. Of course, lightweight camping equipment often comes at a higher price. Sometimes it makes sense to pay more money for lighter gear, but is a lightweight sleeping bag one of those items? As with all outdoor gear, it really depends on the type of camping you do and how often you do it. Understanding your individual needs more »

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Avoid These Hammock Camping Mistakes

Avoid These Hammock Camping Mistakes

Hammock camping has evolved from a fringe fad to an acceptable alternative to tent camping. Of course, camping in a hammock and camping in a tent offer very different experiences. Avoid these hammock camping mistakes on your next outing. Nothing below you Forgetting a sleeping pad or underquilt is one of the biggest mistakes you can make when hammock camping. Staying warm while hammock camping can be a challenge, and more »

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