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Making a Shelter

Making a Shelter

In a survival situation, making a shelter is critical to staying alive. A shelter keeps you out of the sun, wind, rain, snow, and ice. A shelter can prevent conditions that lead to hypothermia, heat stroke, and frostbite. But most importantly, a shelter can increase your positive outlook, comfort you, and give you a stronger resolve to survive! Sometimes the best shelter can be found and not made. Look for rock outcrops, caves, and low hanging evergreen branches. All of…

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Camping Shovel

Camping Shovel

A good camping shovel should only cost you $10-$50. And depending on your preference, it can be easily strapped to your backpack, clipped to your belt, or stowed under a car seat. The need for a shovel may not be immediately apparent…until you get into the woods. A shovel comes in handy for tent placement – whether you need to dig a small rain trench around your tent or dig up some rocks in your tent’s footprint. But the most…

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Camping Tents

Camping Tents

A Buying Guide When looking at all of the camping tents out there, think about how you plan to use it before you rush into a quick purchase. If you plan to go on a few family campouts a year you might opt for a larger, heavier tent than if you plan to hike the Appalachian trail. You’ll want to look at things like the material, weight, and dimensions to see if the tent will accommodate your whole group. Do…

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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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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 Tips

Camping Tips

Have you ever gotten a tip that saved you hours of time & frustration? These camping tips were compiled to hopefully do just that. Some may seem like common sense while others may help you pack or stay safe. If you have a tip that could help others, please use the contact us form below, and I’ll update these pages with your ideas and tips. Because everyone’s trip is unique, the tips were divided by category to help you locate…

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Camping Hygiene

Camping Hygiene

Packing the essential camping hygiene items can make your outdoor trip more comfortable and fun for you AND your tent mates! When we’re away from home and all of the conveniences that we have in our house and community, it’s easy to forget all of those items that are needed on a daily basis. One way to come up with the personal camping hygiene items that we need is to go through your daily routine and see what items are…

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