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Survival Hax Self Inflating Sleeping Pad

Survival Hax Self Inflating Sleeping Pad

Product Test: Survival Hax Self-Inflating Sleeping Pad This product review conducted an in-depth review of the Survival Hax Self-Inflating Sleeping Pad.  We inflated and compressed the pad for several cycles and tested it thoroughly.  Even our 70 pound golden retriever took part as he pounced and rolled on the pad when unsupervised! How does a self-inflating sleeping pad work?  Most are made of a foam pad in a nylon or polyester shell.  When the pad is uncoiled, the foam expands…

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Eureka Silver City

Eureka Silver City

Eureka Silver City Product Review The Eureka Silver City is an outstanding piece of gear for your next camping or backpacking trip. Having used Eureka military-issue tents, my expectations were high for this product…and Eureka came through again! This sleeping bag review is based on my side-by-side evaluation of the Silver City, as compared to my old trusty flannel-lined bag. But before I delve into the review, here are the stats for the product:   Silver City (Long) Dimensions 87”x34”x22”…

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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 Sleeping Bags

Camping Sleeping Bags

When it comes to evaluating camping sleeping bags there are many factors that you’ll want to review and evaluate before you buy one. It’s a choice of comfort and climate. Pick the sleeping bag that is right for you. If most of your campouts are summer outings and hikes, an 800-fill down sleeping bag might not be the smart choice. On the other hand, if you’re doing a winter weather campout, that cotton flannel-lined sleeping bag that’s rated to 40…

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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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Campsite Setup Tips

Campsite Setup Tips

Some campsite setup tips are very individual and dependant on the conditions. For example, campers with kids might opt to put some trees between them and the eastern exposure so that they’re not up at dawn. Summer campers may choose to avoid standing water in buggy areas. And other campers may look for trees and grassy areas if they’ve come with their doggy friends. These campsite setup tips were compiled over many experiences and lessons learned. Whether you’re going on…

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Camping Comforts

Camping Comforts

Aside from the tent, there are many camping comforts that you might want to consider packing to keep you and your campers happy. These can range from a comfortable sleeping bag to a cozy chair for sitting by the campfire. And like other items, your ability to take things into the woods (vehicle, ATV, or back-pack) will determine whether these items take a high or low priority are your list. If you’re familiar with the campsite and its amenities, you…

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