Camping

The Best Campsites in Yellowstone Park

A visit to Yellowstone National Park is not complete without at least one overnight stay. A great injustice was served upon the many features of the park by calling it a park in the first place. A park is viewed by many as a place that can be seen in…

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The Best Campgrounds Outside Yellowstone Park

Yellowstone Park is amazing. The problem is that I am not the only one who thinks so. Over 4 million other people annually share my dream of visiting the park and some of them are camping. If you didn’t make reservations and don’t get to the campground very early in…

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Organizing Your Camping Gear

“We should go camping this weekend,” your friend says and it sounds like a great last minute idea, but you have a busy week and the thought of getting away on Friday seems impossible because you have not camped in a while and it will take several days to find…

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American Land: Sold to the Highest Bidder

“Our public lands- whether a national park or monument, wildlife refuge, forest or prairie- make each one of us land-rich. It is our inheritance as citizens of a country called America.” – Terry Tempest Williams. Whether it is the Izembek Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, Monomoy Refuge in Massachusetts, Bears Ears…

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Mosquito Repellent Lantern Options for Camping

Nothing can disrupt a peaceful summer night by the campfire more effectively than a swarm of mosquitos. Fortunately there are a number of devices that located strategically around a campsite can eliminate that problem by killing the insects outfight or repelling them with light or fragrance. Here are four of…

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Camping Tents With Separate Rooms

Camping tents with separate rooms are the ideal style tent for family camping or camping with friends. Kids can have their own room. A separate tent room can be set up for dining or games in inclement weather. Tents with more than one room give you the capability of better…

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Best Camera Gear for Nature and Wildlife Photography

What’s the best camera gear for nature and wildlife photography? What is a basic inventory of photo gear that you should have to shoot quality images of wildlife and natural areas? Savage Camper asked Joseph Van Os the founder and owner of Joseph Van Os Photo Safaris, the largest tour…

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The Best Outdoor Apps for Your Smartphone

Use your smartphone to identity the names of trees using a photo of a leaf. Don’t just watch birds, listen to them sing. Show you kids the stars and constellations in the night sky on your next camping trip. Create your own hiking trail and share it with friends and…

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6 Folding Camp Saws That Are Invaluable Camping Tools

Camping saws can be especially useful if you are canoeing or kayaking in creeks or narrow streams where fallen limbs or trees blocking the way are common. They are just about mandatory if you are doing trail maintenance or are developing a new trail. Saws can be handy for camping…

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Down Backpacking Quilts Versus Sleeping Bags

Have you ever considered a down camping quilt instead of a traditional sleeping bag for your backpacking and camping sleeping system? Maybe it’s about time you did. The basic idea in the quilt vs sleeping bag debate is that down efficiently uses trapped air to keep you warm. Down sleeping…

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What’s The Best Two Way Radio for Camping?

If you go to Amazon’s Best Selling Two-Way Radios, the Motorola MH230R Talkabout Two-Way Radio will invariably pop up in one of the top positions, frequently as the Number 1 Best Selling Two Way Radio. That has been the case for years, and for good reason. The Motorola 23-mile range…

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Car Camping Tents: Key Features to Look For

Car Camping tents come in all sizes from a two-person tents to roomy family tents. And since weight is not going to be the controlling factor in your choice of tent, as it often is in backpacking, you can choose the style of tent and features that suites the particular…

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3 Useful Car Camping Gadgets You May Want to Consider

There are a lot of innovative outdoor gear products that can enhance your car camping experience. Some of it is purely utilitarian. Whatever its origin and eventual fate, new or updated gear is fun to read about and always tempting to own. Here are five pieces of new or improved…

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Camp Kitchen Checklist

There is no shortage of camp kitchen checklists. The most comprehensive include everything from a stove, to salt and pepper, to “the kitchen sink”. By contrast, what we have here is the “Basic” camp kitchen – eight pieces of camp kitchen gear that everything else on the more comprehensive checklists…

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Three Ways to Start a Fire Without a Lighter or a Match

If there’s one thing that’s essential to the atmosphere of camping, it’s a good, sustainable campfire. It keeps you warm, wards off nasty bugs, and cooks your food. If you want to kindle the flames but don’t have a fire-starting kit, don’t fret. Even if you don’t have the conventional…

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Luci Lantern Review – Solar LED Lantern Tested

Remember the days when providing enough light at night in the undeveloped outdoors meant using a fuel-based, mantle camping lantern? Sure, they provide enough light as if having a mini-sun the size of a ping-pong ball, but the downside can outweighs the benefits: expensive fuel, delicate mantles disintegrate easily, not…

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How to Treat a Snakebite

A seven-mile day hike in Northern California found myself and a fellow hiker casually meandering along a trail that wove through a dense patch of woods. Since I was hiking in the rear, I was the one to shout when a thin figure lunged from a nearby pile of brown leaves…

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