Camping

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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Bears and Food Storage Safety When Camping or Backpacking

If you’re going to be spending time outdoors in bear country, there are a few things you can do to protect yourself and your property or supplies from harm. Bear safety should not be scoffed at or taken lightly, as the consequences are not worth risking. Without fear mongering, backpacker.com…

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How to Choose a Suitable Day Hike

Hiking in the outdoors can be a healthy and rewarding experience. If you’re just starting out though, or even if you’re a seasoned veteran, you might want to consider some of these ways to maximize your time outside. Decide Why You’re Hiking in the First Place Are you training for…

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Camping in Mount Rainier National Park

Located 54 miles (87 km) outside of Seattle, WA, Mount Rainier National Park has been in existence for over one hundred years. The breathtaking views, a wealth of hiking trails, and an eventful history all make Mount Rainier National Park a world-renowned destination. The mountain itself towers 14,411 feet (close…

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How to Treat a Foot Blister

Outside of getting lost, there aren’t too many mundane things that can impact your hike as negatively as getting a blister. Depending on how many foot blisters you have, and their sizes, it may mean the end of your trek. In a previous article we talked about how to prevent…

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5 Tips for Camping in the Snow

Despite all of its added discomfort and difficulties, a snow-covered winter landscape can constitute one of the most beautiful scenes nature has to offer. Coupled with the comforting silence and lack of traffic, hiking and camping in the snow is often preferred by many to the equally beautiful, albeit more…

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How to Bandage a Wound in the Wild

Depending on where you’re hiking or camping, you may be miles from the nearest road, and even further from modern first aid facilities. To make things worse, you may not have cell phone service. These factors can turn an injury that could have been treated in civilization into a life-threatening…

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Bannock Launches Healthy Backpacking Food

Bannock Outdoors today launched the first healthy backpacking food line wholly developed with the health conscious individual or family in mind, with meals and desserts that include natural ingredients, the highest amount of protein and fiber, and the overall largest portions of food per serving. As a result, anyone actively…

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Best Way to Remove a Tick

If you’ve never had a tick, you’re lucky they absolutely suck, literally and figuratively. For those of us that have had the pleasure of a tick embedding itself in our flesh, then you’re familiar with how tough and painful they can be to pull out. Personally, I’ve had a tick…

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KOA Campground Review: Devil’s Tower, Wyoming

Looking for a unique destination for an amazing camping holiday? You just found it. Devil’s Tower in northeast Wyoming is one of the most iconic natural sights in America, a stunning rock formation evoking mystery and ancient legend, that is thought could be the remains of an enormous volcano which…

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5 Cool Camping Tips

John from IntenseAngler shares a 5 cool camping tips and tricks when in the outdoors. Bread Bag Clips as Clothes Pins for Hanging Wet Clothes Nice and light weight, and most people bring bread so you can snag them off the bag and add them to your regular gear. Camping Cooler…

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6 Eco-Friendly Ways to Keep Mosquitoes Away

Although nowhere near as much of a problem as they are in some other countries, mosquitoes can be a major annoyance in the US during the summer months. They’re especially prevalent in the south-east, where mosquito season can often go on until October if the weather is favorable. If you…

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Convict Flat Picnic Area – Yuba River in Pictures

If you’ve never visited the Northern Yuba River in Tahoe National Forest along highway 49,and are planning a day trip, or daytime stop along the way, you’re in for a real treat.  A great place to stop off is the Convict Flat Day Use Area, where you can BBQ, relax…

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How to Build a Smokeless Campfire

This is a great backpacking tip! John from IntenseAngler shows us his version of how to build a smokeless campfire. There is nothing worse than smoke in your face, or the smoke following you around when you’re just trying to relax and enjoy the warm campfire. As we all know, there are…

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2015 Pop Up Tent Trailers

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. To me, it seems a popup trailer is an ideal setup for a family or whomever else might be looking to…

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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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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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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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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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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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