Camping Tips

World’s Most Important Cooler Hack

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

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

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


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


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


“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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Camping Tips Every Tuesday!

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3 NEW camping tips every Tuesday that are guaranteed to make your trip easier!   Share your favorite camping tip below!

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Backyard Cinder Block Rocket Stove

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Everyone loves a backyard fire pit. It’s a great way to bring the campsite experience back home. It’s a great place to roast marshmallows, and creates a gathering place. For all of the upsides, there is one big downfall – ...

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4 Tips For Your First Drift Boat Fishing Trip


It’s one of my first memories of self-independence: the day that my parents let me ride my bike by myself to the lake to fish. I can remember it clearly. My fishing rod across the handlebars of my BMX bike, ...

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