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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 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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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 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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