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25 Best Campgrounds Within Two Hours of Austin TX

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We like our Austin as weird as it gets, but sometimes it can get a little weirder and wilder where the blacktop ends near this slice of Texan heaven. Below are some excellent spots to get away from it all ...

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This Amphibious Bike Camper Is Kind Of Amazing

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I’ve always been fascinated by amphibious vehicles. When I was 12 years old, I saw one of those amphibious cars pull up to the boat launch and zoom away on the lake. #Mindblown. Then a few years back, we had ...

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25 Best Campgrounds Within Two Hours Of San Francisco

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25 Best Campgrounds Within Two Hours of San Francisco Though there’s much to experience in America’s favorite city by the bay, it’s equally wonderful to get out of the urban area and explore the natural wonders Northern California has to ...

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How to Insulate a Tent For Winter Camping

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How to Insulate a Tent For Winter Camping So how do you keep warm when you’re camping on a cold, winter night? Here are a few tips for staying warm, dry, and comfortable. Clear the Ground First Before you even ...

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The Fastest, Easiest Way To Start A Fire

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One of the most common questions I get is, “what’s the easiest way to start a fire?” There are several common ways to get a fire started at camp, but before I share my favorite, let’s talk about tinder and ...

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The RIGHT Way To Lay In A Hammock

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The right way to lay in a hammock I love hammocks. They’re portable, easy to use, and comfortable – that is, if you use them correctly. When someone says that hammocks aren’t comfortable, it’s because they aren’t using them the ...

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5 Reasons To Pick Up A Ukulele For Camping

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5 Reasons To Pick Up A Ukulele For Camping I’ve been plucking stringed instruments for over twenty years now, and more often than not, I find myself grabbing the ukulele for the campsite. I’ve always liked playing music in the ...

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Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve : A Hidden Gem In North New Jersey

Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve

Nestled in northern New Jersey, we discovered a small beautiful park called Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve. It’s a 120-acre park with a 75-acre lake, and we spent two days there fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and hiking. There are 2.3 miles of ...

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Batoning Wood With A Knife To Make Quick Kindling

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Batoning wood with a knife is a great way to make kindling at the campsite. Before I talk about how to do it, let me first talk about when you would not want to baton wood. It is not meant ...

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Can Camping Stoves Be Used Indoors?

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Can Camping Stoves Be Used Indoors? A camp stove is a near-necessity for surviving in the wilderness. It’s lighter than an open fire grill, it’s more reliable, and it doesn’t require you to light a large, open fire. It’s also ...

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