Camping Tips

How To Add A Cooler Seal

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Inexpensive coolers seldom have rubber seals between the top edge and the lid. You can make one for next to nothing with some foamy double stick mounting tape. Use the super sticky kind made for outdoor surfaces. Clean the surface ...

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How To Make A Grippy Bottom Cooler

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When you throw a normal cooler into the bed of a pickup truck or on the wet deck of a boat, it slides all over the place. It gets banged up and wrecks stuff around it. Heaven forbid, you should ...

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LIKE BEER, FREE ACCESSORIES ARE THE BEST KIND

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The expensive rotomolded coolers offer accessories like built-in bottle openers. Is that worth paying for? We simply zip tie an old-fashioned church key to the cooler’s handle. Total cost: a buck — MAX. Always having a bottle-opener at the ready: ...

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World’s Most Important Cooler Hack

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The best thing you can do to preserve ice and keep everything colder is put an added layer of insulation at the top. A couple of custom cut pieces of foam insulation work well, but even better is a flexible ...

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5 Winter Safety Tips for Kids Who Love the Outdoors

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Blame it on the weather, blame it on the cold, but something happens to adults when winter rolls around. It becomes harder and harder to get motivated to get outside. Kids are a different story. Our marvelous mini-mes (yous) have tons ...

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10 Winter Grilling Tips

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Do you want grandpa to think you’re a softie because you won’t go out and grill your food in the cold? Of course not! He was probably cooking outside in 3 feet of snow, barefoot, after walking 12 miles to ...

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Ice Safety Picks Could Save Your Life

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If you grew up ice fishing you’ve probably seen a pair of ice safety picks. They’re also called ice claws, ice awls, bear claws, or ice grippers. They weigh almost nothing, and could mean the difference between life and death ...

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Remember The Acronym COLD To Stay Warm

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Staying warm in the winter is easy. You just have to follow a few simple rules. Let’s cover the well-known acronym COLD in detail. Clean clothes are warm clothes. As your clothes become covered in sweat and grime they will start ...

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5 Steps To An Emergency Response Plan For Camping

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“But we’re only going out for a few days. We’re not even doing anything extreme.” We always think that tragic things will happen to other people. It’s seems that we’re wired that way, and perhaps that belief gives us the ...

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5 Ways To Lighten Your Backpack

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You can spend a lot of money on the latest ultralight gear to lighten your backpack, but some of the best tips don’t cost anything at all. I’ll cover five easy ways you can lighten your load on the trail. ...

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