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Distress Signals

Distress Signals

Learning how to make effective and noticeable distress signals is a key survival skill. These signaling skills will also help keep you from slipping into a panic mode, as you focus your energies on being rescued instead of the fear of being lost. Depending on the time of day, lighting, terrain, and how long you’ve been lost, some signaling methods are more effective than others. An effective distress signal will grab the attention of your potential rescuer and sound or…

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Camping Scavenger Hunt

Camping Scavenger Hunt

A camping scavenger hunt is a fun activity that can keep your campers occupied for hours while exploring their wooded surroundings. You can make the list as challenging or as simple as you’d like. It can also be a fun day-trip or party idea with prizes and awards at the end for the best team. Before you start your scavenger hunt, it’s good to lay down some ground rules. Make sure they know things like what is “out of bounds”…

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Illuminet

Illuminet

Over the past few weeks, my kids and I have had a lot of fun testing the Illuminet.  What is an Illuminet (you ask)?  Well, it’s a gadget-studded bug net that’s built to withstand the great outdoors.  If your next adventure is taking you to a beach, campground, mountains, or lakes – this handy toy is versatile enough to keep all of your campers busy.  And it’s durable enough to last for many more adventures down the road. The cool…

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GoalZero Torch 250

GoalZero Torch 250

GoalZero Torch 250 Product Review For this product review of the GoalZero Torch 250, I was pleasantly surprised at the versatility, durability, and power of this device.  In the past month, I’ve had the opportunity to use it on a family camping trip, some evening outdoor work, and a recent power outage.  In all of these uses, the product exceeded my expectations. GoalZero Torch 250 Product Features Powerful Rechargeable Lithium-ion (Li-NMC) battery with a 16.3 Wh capacity (3.7V @ 4400…

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Gifts for Campers

Gifts for Campers

Gifts for Campers These gifts for campers were compiled from years of outdoor adventures and family and friend’s experiences. We only listed reputable vendors and continue to test products and revise this page for your use. At the bottom of the page, there are buying guides and product review links that delve into features and product details. Flashlights / Headlamps The great outdoors can be a dark place after sunset…which makes light a great gift for campers of all ages!…

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Camping Gear

Camping Gear

Having the right tool can make any job look easy. The same is true for camping gear. Having the right equipment and knowing how to use it can make the difference between a warm night’s sleep and a cold one; a dry backpack and a wet one; a hot meal and stale granola. Below are some tools to help you evaluate the factors that are worth considering when it comes to choosing your camping gear, as you mark off the…

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Camping with Kids

Camping with Kids

Camping with kids can be a fun and inexpensive family vacation. From morning hikes and fishing trips to evening games and treats around the campfire, camping is fun for the whole family. One of the best ways to maximize the adventure is to plan some games and camping activities that the kids can participate in and enjoy. Activities such as scavenger hunts are fun for kids and adults alike. Another way for your kids to learn about the woods is…

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