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Winter Camping Clothing Checklist

When winter camping, dress in layers so you can easily adjust your clothes to regulate body moisture and temperature. Three types of layers are considered normal: a liner layer against your skin (undergarments), an insulation layer (fleece or wool), and a water/wind proof outer layer (outerwear). Winter Clothing to take when Camping: For winter camping, don’t pack cotton clothing. Cotton lo

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Winter Camping Checklist

There are advantages to camping in winter. No bugs, snakes, crowds. Everything is just a bit more peaceful and quiet with a white blanket atop a forest or mountain. But in its intense, raw majesty, a winter camping environment needs a lot more planning than just any other camping trip. A combination of thorough preparation, the right supplies, and the right skills can help a winter camper/hiker a

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Winter Camping: Planning and Precautions

Winter camping can offer campers and hikers a wonderful experience. In a tranquil world of white, far away from the crowds, you can enjoy cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice climbing and much more. Planning a trip in the winter means spending a good deal of time researching areas and conditions to determine where, when, and how the trip will work. It takes proper trip planning, experience, and

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Camping Food Checklist

Food, Food, and Only Food (now that’s what I like to hear!) Checklist Here is a detailed checklist of all the food you could possible think to bring while camping! Obviously you should not bring all these items, just the ones you think you'll use. This camping food checklist is meant to be a guide in to help you pack and prepare. Read more on Camping Food Preparation. Camping Food Che

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01Sep2011
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Camping Food Preparation

There are some important things you need to take into consideration while preparing your camping food list. How long are you going to be camping: Your camping food list should ideally include foods that would stay fresh for a while. Make a meal plan: You'll bring a lot less with you if you've planned out ahead of time what you'll be eating each day. Can you do some food preparation at home

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How to Choose a Sleeping Bag

CampTrip is happy to present to you a complete guide on how to choose a sleeping bag! How did the brilliantly simple product "the sleeping bag" ever get so complex? Now a days when you look to buy a sleeping bag you need to know what features you are looking for in a sleeping bag. Features? I thought it was a bag to sleep in? Well yes, but there is more to a sleeping bag then you may think.

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How to Waterproof Matches

There are several “do-it-yourself” ways on how to waterproof matches. Here are some household items you can use to easily waterproof your matches before hitting the outdoors. It is important to have a reliable fire starter when camping otherwise you could be left out in the cold. Ingredients to Waterproof your Matches Paraffin Wax Candles Turpentine Nail Polish Waterproofing –

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Camping Matches and Alternatives

It’s almost a given – if you’re going camping you’re going to make a campfire. For many campers who aren’t seasoned hands at the whole “outdoors” experience, building and making a fire can seem like a daunting task. And even if you’ve had a few times to practice (or at least read up on the task), there’s still the matter of lighting it successfully. How are you going to do that i

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