Camping Tips

How to Choose Binoculars For Outdoor Adventures

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How to Choose Binoculars A good pair of binoculars should be part of every hiker’s kit. They can allow you to get a better look at the wildlife, or to zoom in on natural features like waterfalls and cliffs, which ...

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Do I Need a Bear Canister?

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Do I need a bear canister? That’s a good question. When you’re camping in bear country, it’s important to remember that bears have a strong sense of smell. Scratch that. Bears have a very strong sense of smell, about equivalent ...

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The Best GPS Apps For Hiking – Pros And Cons

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Best GPS Apps For Hiking As recently as the turn of this century, every gas station and convenience store in the country had racks full of road maps. Nowadays, not only is it hard to find a paper road map, ...

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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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Are Camping Cots Worth It?

Are camping cots worth it? Camping cots have been around for as long as people have been sleeping in tents. They’re essentially minimalist beds, with no fancy, newfangled frills like box springs or mattresses. Today’s camping cots are typically manufactured ...

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How to Make it Through the Night if You’re Lost in the Woods

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Sometimes, a camping or backpacking trip turns sour. Maybe you went left instead of right at the last trail marker. Maybe you had to take a detour and got lost in the woods on your way back to the trail. ...

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How To Deal With The 5 Most Dangerous Animals In North America

Whether you’re hiking in the swamps of Florida, the hills of the Northeast, the mountains and deserts of the West, or the cold tundra of Alaska, you may encounter one of the dangerous animals in North America. And while everyone ...

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Can Camping Help Anxiety? YES!

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According to a recent study, 40 million US adults currently suffer from anxiety. That’s almost 15 percent of the adult population. With this many people suffering from anxiety, it’s no surprise that many are turning to the great outdoors as ...

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First Aid Skills You Need To Know For The Trail

One of the main reasons people go hiking and camping is to get away from the hectic urban and suburban world of their everyday lives. Getting out in nature, miles from civilization, and enjoying the company of wild animals and ...

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10 Things You Need To Know Before Taking A Motorcycle Camping Trip

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While surfing my Facebook feed recently, I saw that one of my high school friends was taking a motorcycle camping trip across the Western United States with some of his lifelong friends. While I had lost touch with my friend ...

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