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Gear

The Best Cordless Camping Hair Dryers Of 2024

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Christina Lee

You cannot keep your hair smooth, sleek, and clean without a dryer. But how can you dry your hair during ...

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Base Camp Gear

Reviewing The Essential Open Fire Cookware You Need To Buy In 2024

BY
Christina Lee

Picture this: you go camping, and something is missing. You thought there would be a grill at your campsite, but ...

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Gear Lifestyle

Are Doc Martens Good For Hiking

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Christina Lee

Docs have truly transcended their punk rock origins. Doc Marten boots are arguably the most popular and iconic shoes worldwide. ...

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Gear

Best Battery Operated Blankets For Camping Reviewed For 2024

BY
Jimmy Eastwood

Sleeping in an RV can sometimes get pretty chilly. It can spoil the camping experience if you let it. A ...

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Gear

Sleepingo Sleeping Pad 2024 Review, Lightweight & Affordable

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Christina Lee

A lot of readers have been asking what we have been using to save our backs and backsides when sleeping ...

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Gear

Can You Put A Yeti In The Microwave?

BY
Jimmy Eastwood

Yetis are a favorite amongst many who enjoy taking their beverages on the go. A Yeti keeps your beverage warm ...

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Base Camp Gear

What Is The Best Instant Coffee For Camping? Here Are The Best For 2024

BY
Jimmy Eastwood

When you are out there in the wilds, getting a decent coffee can be a real issue, so we did ...

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Does The Cobiz Headlamp Live Up To The Hype?

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Lawrence Ross

Different jobs need various light levels, and the Cobiz handles this with a choice of three light settings. Brighten up ...

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Gear

What Is The Worlds Warmest Sleeping Bag? We Found And Tested It.

BY
Lawrence Ross

One of the most common questions I hear from readers is about cold weather sleeping bags, especially, What Is The Warmest ...

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Gear

Reviewing The Best Shade and Comfort Canopy Chairs

BY
Jimmy Eastwood

I went camping last weekend. Foolishly I took just one fold-up chair that dated from the eighties. It was smaller ...

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Gear

How to Clean Hiking Shoes So You Can Save And Extend Boot Life.

BY
Lawrence Ross

How to Clean Hiking Shoes So You Can Save And Extend Boot Life. Hiking gear can be costly to purchase ...

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Base Camp Gear

Do You Need A Sleeping Bag For Camping?

BY
Jimmy Eastwood

Camping is a great way to enjoy nature, and it’s also a great way to bond with family and friends. ...

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Gear

Reviewing The Suisse Sport Adventurer Sleeping Bag In 2024

BY
Jimmy Eastwood

How much you get out of a camping trip will depend to a great deal on your energy levels. Getting ...

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Gear

What Is The Best Backpack With Lots Of Pockets? 7 Tactical Packs Reviewed

BY
Jimmy Eastwood

Why You Need a Backpack with Lots of Pockets? The days are long gone when backpacks had one large compartment, ...

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Base Camp Gear

How Effective are Tiki Torches for Mosquitoes?

BY
Jimmy Eastwood

Summer is right around the corner, bringing longer days and warm evenings. For many of us, it’s the beginning of ...

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Gear

Reviewing The Best Power Inverters For Camping In 2024

BY
Lawrence Ross

People think that camping is difficult, but that is only true for campers determined to detach from civilization altogether. If ...

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Gear

Best Collapsible Wood Burning Backpacking Stove in 2024

BY
Jimmy Eastwood

When you are out in the wilderness, the importance of hot food and drinks cannot be overestimated. They will fuel ...

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Gear

How To Wash Darn Tough Socks: What You Need To Know

BY
Jimmy Eastwood

Darn Tough socks are ideal for hiking and other outdoor activities. From all that hiking, your socks are going to ...

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Gear Lifestyle

Best Saltwater Spinning Reels Of 2024 Round Up Review.

BY
Lawrence Ross

The choice of your next saltwater spinning reel can be difficult; there is such a wide selection available. How do ...

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Gear Lifestyle

Best Kayak Roof Rack for Cars Without Rails in 2024

BY
Jimmy Eastwood

Why is a Kayak roof rack that doesn’t need rails beneficial? Kayaking is enjoyable, especially when you own your own ...

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Gear

The Leatherman Wave vs Leatherman Wave Plus – Features and Differences

BY
Jimmy Eastwood

The Leatherman Wave has been one of the most popular multi-tool products for years and is the product of choice ...

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Gear

Reviewing The Best Camping Portable Water Filters For The Money In 2024

BY
Jimmy Eastwood

Venturing out into the wilderness can be exciting and empowering. Yet it can also present many challenges like being far ...

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Gear

Best Beach Bags For Moms Reviewed In 2024 For The Money

BY
Christina Lee

Going to the beach is supposed to be an easy-going, relaxing, and fun time! However, it can get quite fast ...

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Gear

Do Hiking Sock Liners Prevent Blisters When Hiking Or Backpacking?

BY
Lawrence Ross

When you are planning a hiking trip, I’m sure you aren’t thinking about what socks you are going to wear. ...

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Gear

Can You Use A Yoga Mat For Camping? Getting A Good Night Sleep Tips.

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Christina Lee

Yoga mats aren’t generally recommended for camping. This is due to the fact that they are too thin to provide ...

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Gear

How To Use Fix-a-Flat, A Guide For 2024 Edition

BY
Lawrence Ross

Fix A Flat (FAF) is a single-use canned flat tire inflator. It is used to provide a quick and temporary ...

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Gear

So What Boots Do You Need For Your Trip To Antarctica?

BY
Lawrence Ross

So your one of either two people, firstly you studied hard throughout high school and then university. You graduated with ...

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Gear

Reviewing The Best Zip Together Sleeping Bag Of 2024

BY
Jimmy Eastwood

Sleeping bags are an essential part of tent camping, but they do not make it very easy to snuggle up ...

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Gear

How to Wash a Down Jacket And How To Wash Patagonia Nano Puff

BY
Jimmy Eastwood

Years ago, I found myself in a Kathmandu retail store, talking to one of their salespersons. I came to the ...

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Base Camp Gear

Dont Throw It Out: How To Clean Windbreaker Jacket Easily

BY
Jimmy Eastwood

I want to talk a little bit about washing your rain jacket correctly because I made a big mistake here, ...

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Gear

6 Easy Tips On How To Clean Herschel Bag

BY
Jimmy Eastwood

The Herschel Backpack is extremely popular and well-known among people who enjoy a sleek, minimalist style backpack. If you own ...

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Gear

The North Face Logo – Meaning And Origins

BY
Christina Lee

It was not until I moved to the colder state of Victoria did I notice the premium apparel brand of ...

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Base Camp Gear

A Weird DIY Insulated Cooler Hack That Impresses Friends!

BY
Lawrence Ross

If you have been out on the trail recently, you may have noticed A, a lot more people have solar-powered ...

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Gear Lifestyle

Is It Better To Wear Shorts Or Pants For Hiking?

BY
Jimmy Eastwood

If you are a beginner who is just getting into hiking, you are probably wondering what kind of hiking clothes ...

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Base Camp Gear

Has Zero Breeze Overcome It’s Criticism?

BY
Jimmy Eastwood

I never expected to find myself looking at the Zero Breeze. Camping is supposed to be a rough experience, one ...

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Base Camp Gear

Easy Tips You Can Use For Staying Cool While Camping

BY
Christina Lee

Right now, in Australia, we are a few months away from entering the summer. But for those in North America, ...

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Gear

What Is The Best Overall SwissGear Backpack Of 2024

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Jimmy Eastwood

SwissGear has more to offer than the Swiss Army knife that they are so commonly known for. They are also ...

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Gear

Is Polyester Warm Enough For Blizzard Camping? Clothes Debate.

BY
Jimmy Eastwood

The inclusion of synthetic Polyester in camping gear is very much the industry standard since the 1950’s outdoor gear has ...

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Gear

Our Guide On: How To Make Coffee While Camping

BY
Jimmy Eastwood

The question of how to make coffee while camping haunts most avid campers and for good reason. There is nothing ...

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Base Camp Gear

10 Glorious Camping String Lights, LED, Solar And Battery

BY
Christina Lee

If you’re going on a family vacation, it’s important to create memories together. So why not do something that will ...

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Gear

So What is an Awl, A Camping Tool Or A Sewing Accessory?

BY
Jimmy Eastwood

About five years ago, my partner and I, at the time, decided to combine our love of backpacking and travel ...

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Gear

Reviewing The Best And Safest Camping Heaters Of 2024

BY
Jimmy Eastwood

Sleeping outdoors with the scent of pine trees, with snow-capped mountains as a backdrop, can be amazing, but however beautiful ...

Gear Planning

Can You Wear Steel Toe Boots For Hiking?

BY
Jimmy Eastwood

You’ve probably heard of hiking boot brands such as Merrell, Teva, Keen, La Sportiva, and Timbaland, to name a few. ...

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Gear

How You Can Light A Coleman Lantern With Skill – Guide

BY
Lawrence Ross

I used to spend so much money on testing and owning several battery-powered LED lanterns. Sure, they are inexpensive, but ...

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Base Camp Gear

How To Overcome Camping Cold Feet. Our Guide To Warm Feet.

BY
Christina Lee

One of the biggest challenges of outback trips during the cold winter months is keeping your feet warm. If your ...

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Gear Lifestyle

Foot Appeal. Are Timberlands Good For Hiking Updated For 2024

BY
Jimmy Eastwood

Are Timberlands Good for Hiking? The fact that this question is so popular shows the enduring recognition of the Timberland ...

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Gear Survival The Latest

Best IFAK aka Individual First Aid Kits in 2024 – Round Up

BY
Jimmy Eastwood

I do quite a bit of traveling. You can find me hiking up mountains and cycling through jungles. It is ...

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Gear

When were flashlights invented – flashlight history

BY
Lawrence Ross

It’s very easy to take the technology that we have today for granted, for example, people take for granted the ...

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Gear Lifestyle

Is It Safe To Go Hiking In Converse An Honest Opinion in 2024

BY
Christina Lee

In full disclosure, I have for many years hiked in Converse. Yes, it’s something outside the box, and I did ...