How to pack a backpack

How to pack a backpack Contents How to pack a backpackFirst things first: do a gear-checkPrioritization: how to use the ‘zone’ systemStash your ‘biggies’ in the bottomThe central well: the core of your kitUp top for fast unloadingCompartmentalizing within your compartmentsBalancing the beast: how to keep your load levelLoading your pack for different activitiesBackpackingMountaineeringDay-hikesFinal words… […]

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How to canoe camp

How to canoe camp Contents How to canoe campHow does canoe camping differ from backpacking?How do I plan a route?What camping equipment should I bring on a canoe trip?What’s your goal for the trip?What should I wear?How do I pack my boat?How do I portage my canoe?What if the boat capsizes?How to have a great […]

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Layering for hiking

Layering for hiking‘There’s no bad weather, only bad clothing.’ Scandinavian ProverbThe Scandinavians: they gave us ABBA, IKEA, Fisherman’s Friends, LEGO, Lisbeth Salander and the exquisitely bonkers World Wife-Carrying Championship. For our money, however, the best thing to ever come out of the lands of our Nordic neighbours is the above proverb, which just about sums up […]

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Joshua Tree Camping – A Camper’s Guide

Joshua Tree National Park is an awe-inspiring 800,000-acre landscape that gets its name from the beautiful Joshua Trees that dot the Mojave and Colorado deserts. The east side of the park is dominated by the lowland Colorado desert that is known for its spiky bushes and prickly cacti. The west side contains the highland Mojave [...]
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Best Yosemite Campgrounds

The majestic Yosemite National Park is located along the western slope of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in central California. This mind-boggling 1,200 square mile park is larger than 29 countries by land area! This awe-inspiring wilderness is renowned for its world-class rock climbing along imposing granite cliff faces, high-elevation waterfalls, giant sequoia groves, and [...]
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Best 4 Person Tent – Buyer’s Guide

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Starved Rock Camping – Top 10 Activities

Starved Rock CampingStarved Rock State Park is the most beautiful park in the state of Illinois.  If you’re thinking of camping in the park there are plenty of activities to keep you occupied – we’ve listed our top 10 below.The park has 18 canyons which are the central features that draw people en mass to […]

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What to take camping

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What do you need for camping?You are planning a holiday in the wild – you are going camping. And while journeying into the unknown is part of nature’s allure; the best adventures are those supported by meticulous planning. So before you head off into the great outdoors, ask yourself – what do you need for […]

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Intro to campfire cooking (RECIPES, TIPS & TRICKS)

Why is it that food tastes so much better when you’re camping?  Is it the clean air? Being around friends and family?  The smell of the fire and the sounds of the wilderness?  Or perhaps it’s a combination of everything.   Whatever it is, we love it!  And I’m guessing you’re here because you love [...]
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The Ultimate Camping Checklist (CAMPING GEAR & SUPPLIES)

Here it is. The ULTIMATE camping checklist. We’ve left no stone unturned to bring you the most comprehensive list of equipment and supplies you need to make any camping trip a success.  Never again will your weekend in the wilderness be ruined by those misplaced matches or that forgotten flashlight! Now I know what some [...]
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