Camping Tips

Bear Spray Probably Saved This Trail Runner’s Life

Cougar Attack

Bear spray works on more than just bears. Donny Stone had two unwelcome visitors while out in the wild recently. Cougars were stalking him for an unknown amount of time and eventually made their move. Luckily he had seen them ...

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Glamp Like A Champ In A Camper Cabin This Winter

CAmper cabins

We have more options than ever before to enjoy the great outdoors year round. You had a great summer, right? You did a lot of camping and you feel good about it. Now it’s time to store the camping gear ...

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Two Ways To Tie A Square Knot

How to tie a square knot

Square knots come in handy! The square knot (sometimes called a reef knot) is a handy knot at the campsite. It can be used to tie and carry bundles of wood, and can also be used to tie bandages, because ...

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Layering Camping Clothes

Wool Hiking Socks

There are some outdoor skills us old-timers rely on so much, we take it for granted everyone knows them. That’s our mistake. Layering camping clothes for warmth, comfort, and safety is a skill everyone needs to know. When you’re hiking, ...

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5 Tips for Enjoying The Outdoors Without Endangering Nature

To experience the wonders of the wilderness while helping preserve nature for generations to come, follow these tips.      1. Use your vehicle in wild areas as little as possible. Recent research has shown that the noise and activity ...

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How To Build An Upside Down Campfire

If you long for nights where you can prod and play with a pile of burning wood – this isn’t a tip for you. On the other hand, if your idea of a relaxing night by the fire involves stacking ...

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The Mooring Hitch Is A Great Quick Release Knot To Learn

Mooring hitch

The Mooring Hitch is a nice knot to have in your camping bag of tricks. There are times when you want a knot that is fairly secure, but not one that is difficult to untie. For example, you might want ...

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Using Blake’s Hitch To Hang Tarps

Blakes Hitch

Blake’s Hitch can save your sad, floppy tarp A loose tarp is one of my pet peeves at the campsite. It’s noisy in the wind, sags and collects water, and just looks dumpy. An easy way to fix this is ...

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Using A Bowline Knot For Camping

The bowline knot is a great all purpose knot that has many uses at the campsite. It’s a very dependable knot as long as the rope is under a load. The knot is popular because when the rope is slack it’s ...

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Tips on Preserving Autumn Leaves

Preserving the beauty of fall leaves is easy with materials you likely have around home.

We’ll soon be enjoying hikes through the woods with all the leaves changing colors – even if it’s only at a local park. You may find beautiful fallen leaves from maples, aspens, birch, oaks, hickory, and more. Challenging the youngsters ...

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