Articles by Savage Camper

How to make a Bushcraft Chair

This is Jason Hunt’s version of how to make a bushcraft chair using no cordage.  You need several logs, about shoulder width apart. Two six to eight foot logs around the width of your wrist or a little bigger.  A four to six inch diameter log and 2 more logs for…

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Review: Cassel Campground, Burney CA

Cassel Campground, located in Burney CA (Shasta County), near Mt. Lassen, is surrounded by the most beauty that the Sierra foothills have to offer. Both Mt. Lassen and Mt. Shasta are visible from this area. Cassel campground is renowned for trout fishing, as streams, canals and nearby lakes (like beautiful Baum…

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Heimplanet “The Cave” Geodesic Inflatable Dome Tent

Well if you think that’s a mouthful to say, you’ll understand why looking at this tent. According to Heimplanet, “The Cave” tent was designed by Stefan Clauss and Stefan Schulze Diekhoff. It’s structure is supported by an inflatable skeleton, rather than rigid poles, and in the form of a geodesic…

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Easi-Move Trailer Mover

Never again struggle to hitch your travel trailer with the Easi Move Trailer Mover We’ve all been there – even the best of us, where it’s taken many, many tries to line your trailer hitch up with the tow ball on your vehicle. A pain and nuisance for some, and more…

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Therm-a-Rest® Neoair™ Xlite™

Simply put, this isn’t your daddy’s Thermarest! I had a chance to try one of these Neolite Xlite pads out, and compared to what I normally use, this pad was amazing. Extremely comfortable, the Neolite Xlite is about 2.5 inches thick when inflated but you’d think it’s alot more. When…

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LuminAID Solar, Inflatable Light

There are so many things cool about the LuminAID solar light it’s hard to know where to begin, but let’s start with who made it. Designed by Andrea Sreshta and Anna Stark, co-founders of LuminAID Lab, the LuminAID solar light is inflatable and looks like a glowing pillow. The simplistic…

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Windcatcher Air Pad

Inflates in Seconds w/ NO Power or Pumping While some may enjoy the light-headed feeling and starry spots in your vision when hyperventilating to blow up your camping air mattress, the rest of us want to get this chore over as fast as possible and move on to other fun!…

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Luxury RV Camping

If minimalist backpacking is on one side of the spectrum, these Luxury Class RV’s are on the complete opposite side! These Luxury RV Camping vehicles come with amenities and furnishings fancier than most homes. These RV’s are simply rolling yachts that would make an unforgettable luxury adventure for anyone, even…

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Ultra Lightweight Backpacking Tips

Video Tips for Ultra Lightweight Backpacking Gear Setup Here’s a great video by Will Wood on ultra-lightweight gear setup for your next backpacking trip. Will claims his base gear setup weights just 10 lbs, and the total weight for his pack comes in at 20 lbs, 5 ounces, including 7…

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Top 10 Backpacking Foods from the Grocery Store

Save money & weight with these yummy food & beverage mixes from your local grocery store that are perfect for backpacking 1. Folgers Classic Roast Coffee Singles If there’s one thing that I crave when backpacking, it’s coffee. You can’t beat sipping on a hot cup o’ joe in the…

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Dinoot DIY Jeep Trailer Kits

Dinoot DIY Jeep® Style Trailer Kits by Compact Camping Concepts Dinoot Trailers, by Compact Camping Concepts, specializes in compact, budget-friendly DIY camping trailer kits. Dinoot takes a bit different approach than most other competitors by offering a do-it-yourself kit to build your own camping trailer, the way you want it. By…

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Tentipi® Adventure Nordic Teepee Tents

Traditional Teepee Design and Function Meets Today’s Tent Technology. As you probably already know, camping in the outdoors, exposed to the elements can give you an appreciation for the simple things in life, like a warm, secure dwelling like a basic tent to harbor in when it’s raining or snowing….

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5 Cool, Portable Eco-Power Sources for Backpacking

Plan on going on an extended trek in the backcountry? Advancements in technology, both in renewable energy, as well as the efficiency & capabilities of hand-held devices/gadgets have converged to create a unique market – portable eco-power sources for your USB powered gadgets. MINIPAK 2W by Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies…

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2012 Popup Camper Trailers

A minimalist approach to being one with nature, yet retain your own home comfort amenities Over the years, I’ve been able to experience camping over a broad spectrum – ranging from just the basic essentials on my back, to camping in a lavish RV. It seems a popup tent trailer is…

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