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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 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 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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Packing Tips

Packing Tips

Before you start stacking the tent and chairs into the truck, check out these packing tips for some help on what to bring, what to leave behind, and how to pack just what you need. Packing for a camping trip can be a real challenge, as there are usually not many amenities waiting for you in the woods. Because of this…some people pack everything…only to find that they use half of what they brought. Then there’s the other extreme of…

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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 First Aid

Camping First Aid

Packing a camping first aid kit and knowing how to use it is an essential element for a fun and safe trip. The adventures of living outdoors come with a fair amount of risk and it’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to planning for these conditions. Your camping first aid kit should be small and compact, while still being able to fix the injuries you may encounter. Take a moment to ask yourself some questions about…

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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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