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What to Look for in a Winter Parka

what to look for in a winter parka

What to Look for in a Winter Parka As the first autumn leaves start to dry out and flutter to the ground, it’s important to be prepared for the cold winter weather that will soon be upon us. Hats, gloves, ...

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The Tremendous Two Ounce Bandicoot Headlamp

bandicoot headlamp

Knog is a neat little company based in Melbourne that makes a lot of biking gear that you should check out. Last year, they also started making a great headlamp called the Bandicoot. It’s a new style of headlamp that ...

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The MSR Trailshot Water Filter Is Ultralight And Effective

msr trailshot water filter

There’s a lot to love about the MSR Trailshot. It seems that every year we see a different take on portable water filters. And let’s be honest, they’re all great at filtering water. For the most part, they all take ...

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Best Multi-Tools For Camping

best multi-tools for camping

Best Multi-Tools For Camping Few camping tools are as useful as the trusty multi-tool. Whether you need a screwdriver, a can opener, a knife, or a pair of pliers. These reliable tools provide a variety of functions, so you can ...

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Tents vs Hammocks – Which One is Right For You?

Tents vs Hammocks – Which One is Right For You? If you’ve been keeping your eyes open at campsites for the past few years, you’ve probably noticed a growing trend. And no, it’s not the fact that Crocs remain surprisingly ...

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The 7 Leave No Trace Principles Every Camper Should Follow

7 leave no trace principles

The 7 Leave No Trace Principles Every Camper Should Follow As campers, it’s our responsibility to leave the outdoor world as clean and undisturbed as it was before we went there. Not only does this allow plants and animals to ...

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How to Pack a Hiking Backpack For All Day Comfort

how to pack a hiking backpack

How to Pack a Hiking Backpack So you’re going to take a backpacking trip. You’re about to spend a weekend – or a week – carrying everything you need for survival and fun. Just think of all the things you’ll ...

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Campsite Beef Stroganoff

campsite beef stroganoff

Fall campouts call for a hearty meal that will warm up your insides. Get your fill with this satisfying campsite beef stroganoff!  This traditional beef dinner is simmered to perfection and will please even the pickiest eater in your family! ...

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6 Genius Cooler Hacks

Here are six great ways to get high-buck performance from your low-budget cooler. SUPER POLAR BEAR TUBES You may know a polar bear tube is a PVC pipe with water inside it and the ends sealed. You store them in ...

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GCI Outdoor Master Cook Station: Review

GCI Outdoor master cook station

The GCI Outdoor Master Cook Station is every camp cook’s dream come true. On our last 50 Campfires Field Trip to the North Shore in Minnesota, we brought along the GCI Outdoor Master Cook Station. It’s a 70-inch wide counter ...

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