Camping Gear

Meet Clean Trek’s Craig Cushman

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Staying fresh and clean when you’re camping or exploring outdoors is no easy task. Hiking and moving (especially in the summer heat) can produce some funky smelling campers. Am I right? We obviously can’t help that our bodies sweat (it’s ...

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Zippo 6-Hour Hand Warmer: Review

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I’ve been using Zippo’s 12-hour hand warmer for a few years now, and I can tell you that it makes Minnesota winters a lot more bearable. But how often am I outside for 12 hours? Like, never. So when customers ...

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Shwood Eyewear: Building The Unique

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We sat down for an interview with Eric Singer at the Shwood Factory, and he answered some questions for us, including where the name came from. Somehow we managed to pull a twenty-one foot Lance travel trailer behind a full ...

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Geared Up – Team Portland

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We weren’t sure what to expect when we got to Portland, but we knew we had a trailer full of awesome gear from some of the best outdoor retailers we know. During our 7-day journey, we were tossed a few ...

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Portland Woolen Mills Hiking Quilt: Review

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We recently spent a week in Oregon and had an opportunity to try out an exciting new product from Portland Woolen Mills. They call it a hiking quilt, and it’s unlike any sleeping bag you’ve ever used, because it’s lined ...

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5 Tips for Travel Trailers

Travel Trailer Tips With Lance Campers Traveling with a pull-behind style camper means bringing tons of modern conveniences with you, wherever you go. We must say, if you’ve never spent a night in one of these campers, you need to ...

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Clean Trek Odor Control Body Towels: Review

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“Your fellow hikers should be funky, not smell funky.” This is a quote from our friends over at Clean Trek, and we couldn’t agree more! I recently spent five days touring Oregon and Washington on a 50 Campfires Field Trip, and had an ...

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13 Hacks to Make Your Hiking Boots Last

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Without question, hiking boots are the most important piece of gear a hiker will own. It is your only contact point between you and the ground. A good pair makes the hike seamless and enjoyable. A worn out pair ends ...

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Fat Tire Bikes or Mountain Bikes – The Great Debate

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In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past decade, the debate between mountain bikes and fat tire bikes has risen to a colossal level. Which one do I ride when? Do I need those oversized tires? Which ...

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Hiking At Ape Cave: An Underground Adventure Awaits

Coming from Minnesota, the lure of hiking an ancient underground lava tube at the base of Mount St. Helens is too good to pass up. With our friends from Hi-Tec, we headed into the abyss, searching for some adventure… Ape ...

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