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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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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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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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Cold Related Injuries

Cold Related Injuries

Cold related injuries can occur quickly and without as many warning signals as heat-related injuries. And cold related injuries don’t always occur when the air temperature is below freezing. Hypothermia, for example, can occur at temperatures well above freezing. Injuries due to the cold can be very serious and even life-threatening. However, all of these injuries and illnesses are preventable if the proper precautions are taken and exposure is limited. The two most common and serious cold related injuries are…

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Cold Weather Camping Tips

Cold Weather Camping Tips

Here are a few cold weather camping tips if you’re outing takes you into the winter months. One of the best tools you can bring into the woods is a few minutes of preparation. Check out the weather forecast for the area that you’re heading into and look for any precipitation and the forecasted low temps. In some cases, you can change the schedule or timing of your outing to avoid nasty weather. Many campers opt to stay in cabins…

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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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Camping Clothes Checklist

Camping Clothes Checklist

Before you pack for your great outdoors adventure, make a camping clothes checklist that will address the area you’re going into. Some areas have a wide degree of temperature and weather variance, making it a challenge to pack the right clothes. The best approach for areas like this is to dress in layers. When you wear the right clothes, you can make weather much less of a factor. For example, the ‘breathable’ fabrics described below can help reduce the affects…

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