Winter

14Jun2019
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Camping as a Lifestyle

One February morning, high in the Colorado Rockies, not far from Aspen, I stared at the ceiling of my $500 per month bedroom that I rented in my friend's trailer. The room had no closet, no bedroom door and the temperature that morning, inside the room, was twenty degrees. It was time to bust a move! This is my experience on camping as a lifestyle. The Search for New Accommodation "I could live

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Keeping Warm While Camping

Deep down I am a weather-weenie. Don’t get me wrong… I am a tough cookie in most respects. I’ll still take on an adventure in the snow, rain, or wind. BUT, take it from my experience, you’ll be much happier if you are warm on your camping trip! Tips for Keeping Warm While Camping: Layer Up: Temperature and conditions are always changing even during the summer months. The temperatures ar

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The Art of Layering While Camping

As a child, my mother always used to bundle me up like I was an Eskimo living in the Arctic. She would start with a t-shirt, then a sweater, continued by a jacket. I always wondered why there was such a need for so many layers. I realize now the importance of layering, especially in the outdoors. Being too cold or too hot can make a camping trip miserable and potentially ruin it. In the back-co

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Camping Nevada in Winter: Don’t Just Say It, Do It

I was a Martial Arts Instructor. As such, we tried to keep our students interested in this activity through participation in various events. Almost every month we had movie nights or contests. Our fearless owner even suggested a camping trip. He suggested we go on a camping trip to the Valley of Fire, Nevada in October. This gave us until the end of the year to plan this camping event. Thus, our t

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Camping Ayers Rock, Australia: The Coldest Night of my Life!

There are many benefits to camping that makes it appealing to both young and old. Not only is it an affordable way to travel and visit new places,but  there are some places of such true, natural beauty, where only camping will do! No other way can you experience the wonders of this planet and the unique bond that man has with nature. A romantic view I know, but for me  - and my slightly less ent

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Storing and Making use of your Camping Gear in Winter

As camping season comes to an end, you're probably going to put your gear into storage until next year. Here are some tips for storing and making use of your camping gear in winter. This way when spring returns, you won't have any nasty surprises and also some ideas on how you can make use of some of your gear around the house. All camping gear should be cleaned before storing for the winter. I am

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Camping in Canada

Canada is a campers paradise in both winter and summer and its wild, beautiful terrains will should appeal to all adventurous campers and backpackers. With an extensive range of campsites and budget hostels from coast to coast, camping in Canada is both affordable and safe, certainly in comparison to its Southern counterpart, the United States. And with a population spread so sparsely across the

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Tips for Lightweight Camping

I recently completed a four day solo camping trip in Finnish Lapland, just north of the Arctic Circle. My complete outfit weighed twenty-nine pounds. I know there are ultralight campers who carry even less, but in my experience, most people take far too much and there really is no need to. Here are some tips for lightweight camping which come from my own personal experience. Get a modern tent.

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