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Enjoy Your Camping Trip

There’s something refreshing about cool crisp air and the sounds of nature while camping. The swooshing leaves and the chirping birds make it almost irresistible and impossible not to enjoy your camping trip. When planning to camp the first most important thing is picking a site that best suits your needs. Sometimes, the best place to camp may not always be a designated campsite. In a possible s

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21Apr2022
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How to: Handle 3 Potential Mountain Climbing Emergencies

The risk of dying in a traffic accident is 10 times greater than the risk of death during a climb. However, as more and more amateurs try to take on some of the world's most challenging peaks, injuries and deaths related to mountaineering are on the rise. For this reason, anyone attempting a climb should consider renting a satellite phone. Also, climbers of any experience level should be prepared

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A Guide to Outdoor Clothing for Camping

As with any other outdoor activity, you need to dress appropriately when you go camping. Temperatures outdoors can pose a safety hazard, and when you're hiking in the wilderness, your only options are what you carry with you. Proper preparation will help you to dress for camping appropriately. Outdoor Clothing for Camping The clothing you need for camping trips will vary depending on many things

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Tips on Being Prepared for Extreme Camping

If you are thinking about heading out into the great wilderness please make sure you are prepared and well equipped for many of the problems that can arise. Below are my tips on being prepared for extreme camping, how to make sure you are fully and safely equipped before you head off the beaten track on an extreme camping trip. Being Prepared for the Wilderness: Keep Warm and Dry If you don’t

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04Apr2022
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Top 5 Safety Reminders When Camping with Kids

Remember when you were a kid how everything was so new and exciting and the greatest activity in the world was to go outdoors by yourself and explore? I do. It seemed as if each new flower or bug or tree provoked marvelous thoughts, as if I were the first person ever to lay eyes upon such wondrous things. Mark Twain reminds us that “There comes a time in every rightly constructed boy’s life

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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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How to Keep your Tent Dry

Does your tent leak? IT SHOULDN'T! I was just reading on some tent manufacturers Facebook pages of customer’s constant complaints about getting water inside their tents. This seems to be a common happening to car campers. Let’s see if we can keep everyone dry. Keeping Your Tent Dry: How a Tent is Made If you have ever sewn, and if you haven’t listen close, you know that you start with a p

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18Mar2022
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How to Get out of Quicksand

Although not common, there are people who find themselves deep in quicksand while they explore beaches, swamps, rivers, or marshy areas. Quicksand is not usually what you might see in a movie, where the suspect steps in quicksand and within minutes they're up to their eyeballs in it. How to Get out of Quicksand What is Quicksand? Quicksand can be found anywhere that the right conditions are pre

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