Camping Tips

The Best Bear Sprays and How to Use Them Effectively

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If you’re going hiking or mountain biking or spending a weekend backpacking, there’s a small possibility you’re going to encounter a bear. We’re guessing that in this situation you’re going to want the best bear spray. Now, most wild bears ...

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Do You Have To Use Trekking Poles?

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Do You Have to Use Trekking Poles? If you were to get in a time machine and go back to the ancient days of the early 2000s, most of the hiking gear you’d see would be the same as today. ...

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Can You Rent A Camping Tent?

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You can absolutely rent a camping tent, and in the last few years, we’ve seen more companies offering rental gear for camping. There are a lot of reasons you might want to rent a tent: You’re a first-time camper and ...

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This One Tip Could Save Your Life If You’re Lost In The Woods

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Being lost in the woods is a terrifying feeling. There is no shortage of survival advice about what you should do in this scenario. You should stay put, build a shelter, conserve your energy, and stay calm. These are all ...

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5 Must Have Items To Fix Camping Gear

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Duct tape isn’t the only way to fix camping gear. Don’t get me wrong, I love duct tape. It works well for many things, but these days there are so many great products that work better for specific scenarios. The ...

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5 Tips For Your First Night Teepee Camping

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Teepee camping is something that I’ve been curious about for many years. I’ve always been attracted to the simplicity of the structure. They’re uncomplicated, but when set up correctly they’re incredibly robust and spacious inside. When you peruse the internet, ...

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The Secret To Bow Drill Success

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I’ll start out by saying that I’m not a primitive skills expert by any means. I spend a lot of time outside, have built plenty of primitive shelters, and I’m handy with a knife. That said, starting a friction fire ...

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Is a Double Sleeping Bag Worth It?

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Hipcamp Is The Best Website For Planning Your Camping Trip

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Finding the right campsite can be a time-consuming endeavor that involves searching multiple websites for hours. State parks all have their own sites, and in our experience, the quality varies significantly from state to state. National parks are a different ...

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7 Canoe Safety Tips Every Paddler Should Know [VIDEO]

Canoe-Safety

LIFE JACKETS: When you’re in a canoe or kayak, a life jacket – aka a PFD (personal flotation device) – is nota suggestion – IT’S THE LAW. And it doesn’t do one bit of good laying on the floor of ...

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