Camping Tips

The Sheet Bend Knot

sheet bend

The sheet bend knot is used to connect two ropes of unequal size, although it also works with ropes of the same size. It is relatively easy to tie, and holds well as long as the rope is under a ...

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Sleeping Bag Care Tips

It was my 12th birthday. What does an adventure-loving, outdoor-crazy 12 year old need and want for his birthday? His own sleeping bag, of course! So for that milestone b-day, that’s what my parents gave me. It was a Coleman model ...

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How-To: Compass Basics

How to use a compass

The GPS (Global Positioning System) rules when it comes to all kinds of navigation today. Every smart phone is capable of getting you from Point A to Point B more efficiently than we ever could have imagined just a decade ...

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5 Tips For Healthy Camping

We’re all guilty of it. The weekend comes, and we feel like we deserve a reward for working all week. We throw caution to the wind and fill our plates a little more than we ordinarily would. “Hey, I’m on ...

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Starting Your Kids In Snowshoeing

Winter outdoor activities

What’s better than taking a hike in the cool crisp air after a good snowfall? If you are looking for a way to introduce a whole family to winter snow sports then snowshoeing should appeal to you. One of the ...

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The Skivvy Roll Has Everything You Need For One Night

skivvy roll

Sometimes you just want to travel light. Maybe you’re camping for one night. Maybe you’re going to a bonfire on the beach with a sleeping bag. You might just be crashing at a friends house. Point being – you don’t need a ...

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The Siberian Hitch

siberian hitch

A great cold weather knot In cooler weather the Siberian Hitch is a convenient knot because it can easily be tied with gloves on. It’s also a knot that Ray Mears used in his bushcraft television series. It can be ...

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EDC For Just About Any Situation

EDC

Seeing the Every Day Carry for someone in 1900 wouldn’t be very interesting. Sure, you’d see some vintage gear, but it wouldn’t vary that much from person to person. There just wasn’t an abundance of choices available at the time. Part ...

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Six Tips for Winterizing Your RV or Camper

Six Tips to Winterize Your Camper or RV

After you have traveled with friends and family through the summer in your recreational vehicle, you must take some steps to make sure it’s protected during the winter months. Winterizing your RV or Camper will make it easier to use ...

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Don’t Forget This Essential Gear For Winter Camping

Winter camping requires special gear.

Winter camping may sound miserable, but can actually be breathtakingly beautiful and serene. It takes some additional camping equipment than what you would normally take on a summer trip. But when temperatures plummet and snow begins to fall, you want ...

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