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20 Outdoor Upgrades That’ll Make Next Camping Season the Best Ever

Every item in this list makes for a great gift for someone else, but you’ll enjoy your own camping even more with any of these items added to your kit as well! Generosity is a virtue, but there comes a ...

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12 Outdoor Gifts That Make Great Stocking Stuffers

A Christmas stocking hung outdoors on a tree trunk.

Whether you just need “one more thing” to balance out the gift lists between the kids or you have a whole raft of folks on the “nice list” with stockings to fill, these outdoor gifts are perfect choices. They’re small ...

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8 Great Gifts For People Who Spoil Their Pets Rotten

Camping dog enjoying a great road trip; tongue swinging in the wind

When it comes to their pets, some people will not settle for anything but the best. They’ll be thrilled when the items on your holiday buying list include gifts for them that are really gifts for their pets. If they ...

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13 Gifts For The Hardcore Outdoor Enthusiast

Title slide 13 Gifts for the hardcore outdoor enthusiast

Hardcore outdoor enthusiasts can be the most difficult people to buy for on your holiday gift list. The problem is, since they are hardcore, they have collected most of the gear they want and need. On a few essential items ...

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The Kammock Wallaby: Review

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The increasing popularity of hammocking as a past time is, I believe, primarily due to the portability. Yes, they’re comfortable, and there’s something beautiful about swinging in the breeze between two trees. Still, the fact that they’re small and easy ...

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Gear of Field Trip: Acadia Odyssey

in camp putting the gear to use on Field Trip: Acadia Odyssey

Star gazing, hiking on the Appalachian Trail, white-knuckle drive up Mount Washington, camp cooking, shopping spree at L.L. Bean, hunting down the world’s best s’mores, sunrise watching, hiking, hiking and more hiking. When you schedule a week this jam-packed full ...

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Quick-Set Escape Shelter by Clam: Review

Quick-Set Escape Shelter by Clam glowing next to campfire as the center of campsite activities free from bugs

If there’s one thing that can put the damper on outdoor fun at the campsite or in the backyard, it’s bugs … especially flying, biting insects. Let’s call them what they are … evil mosquitos and flies (aka black flies, ...

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Gearing Up for Field Trip: Bourbon Trail

Clint and Nick sort and pack gear for 50 Campfires Field Trip: Bourbon Trail in Kentucky.

Experiences and equipment are the yin and yang of camping and road tripping. You won’t enjoy the experiences you’re out to collect if you don’t have the right gear supporting the adventure. And there’s no reason to have the right ...

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Klymit Insulated Hammock V: Review

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Cold Butt Syndrome (CBS) is the biggest challenge to sleeping in a hammock year around. What is it? Well, to stay warm you need to trap air. It doesn’t matter if it’s a sleeping bag or a jacket. Trapping air ...

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Turn Your Ride Into A Instant Chill Zone With This SUV Air Mattress

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We’ve all envied those pictures of the cool Volkswagen vans on the beach with the back open, right? I know I have, and it always looks heaven to me. I’m not going to be buying another Westfalia anytime soon so ...

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