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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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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

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 ...

Green Coleman fuel lantern is fixed on a tree during the daylight next to still river forest
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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Campervan

Ever Wondered What Do Green Valve Stem Caps Mean On Car Tyres?

BY
Lawrence Ross

What is the difference between nitrogen and filled tires? More importantly, should have your tires filled with nitrogen or air? ...

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Base Camp

We Review The Best Camping Hot Water Heaters That Will Get You Through Winter

BY
Lawrence Ross

Camping is such a great way to spend some time outdoors. It is incredibly relaxing and fun to get out ...

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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

What Is The Best Overall SwissGear Backpack Of 2024

BY
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

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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Tents

The Kamp Rite Double Tent Cot Reviewed For 2024 For The Money.

BY
Christina Lee

The term Tent Cot can sometimes be a little confusing in that different types of products carry this name but ...

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Tents

The Best Blackout Tents Reviewed – Yearly Roundup For 2024

BY
Lawrence Ross

Also known as a dark room tent or dark rest tents, blackout tents for camping are tents that offer sufficient ...

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. ...

Camper carries blue air mattress fully pumped to tent out in the wilderness
Base Camp

How To Find A Hole In An Air Mattress Fast With These Steps

BY
Jimmy Eastwood

For a slightly extra premium, an air mattress is a great addition when camping to improve sleep quality and spinal ...

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Planning

How To Attach A Sleeping Bag To A Backpack, Quick And Easy Guide.

BY
Jimmy Eastwood

How to attach a sleeping bag to a backpack? This question won’t make sense to people that do not camp. ...

Portable air conditioner for camping in a Tent with AC port
Tents

Reviewing The Best Tents with AC port of 2024

BY
Lawrence Ross

If you want to get a wholesome outdoor experience, then camping is one of the most fun things to do. ...

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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 ...

All wheel drive has flat tire in outback preparing to use Fix A Flat
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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Lifestyle Travel

How Long Does It Take To Float Down The Mississippi River?

BY
Jimmy Eastwood

The Mississippi River is 2,350 miles from its source to the Gulf of Mexico, and the second-longest river in North ...

Coleman Evanston 8 Dome Tents
Tents

Coleman Evanston 8 Dome Tent Reviewed In 2024

BY
Christina Lee

One of the most popular tents today is the Coleman Evanston 8 Tent. This Dome Tent is perfect for family ...

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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 ...

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Tents

The Best Instant Tents For The Money Of 2024

BY
Jimmy Eastwood

Nothing is more frustrating than setting up a campsite for your family. I can tell you from experience that you ...

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Gear

The Best Cordless Camping Hair Dryers Of 2024

BY
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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Gear

Does The Cobiz Headlamp Live Up To The Hype?

BY
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 Lifestyle

Are Doc Martens Good For Hiking

BY
Christina Lee

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

Camper in snow cold conditions with tent covered in sleet and snow
Base Camp Tents

How To Insulate A Tent So Good That It Feels Like A Log Cabin

BY
Jimmy Eastwood

Insulation works in two ways. You can either trap heat or cold, depending on the situation. When tent camping, most ...

Female camper with red warm heating blanket
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 ...

Male camper sitting in hot warm tent in snow morning light ready for adventure
Tents

Best Hot Tents For Winter Camping in 2024

BY
Lawrence Ross

Why you need a cold-weather tent? It is so frustrating for those who enjoy camping to be forced to stop during the ...

Base Camp Planning

3 Easy Tips On How To Keep Food Cold When Camping

BY
Jimmy Eastwood

A camping trip can be a wholesome and fun activity. You get to stay outdoors with your friends and family, ...

A group of hungry campers watch as their dinner cooks in foil on campfire
Lifestyle

6 Camping Tasty And Easy Meals in Foil Ideas For You To Try On The Campfire.

BY
Christina Lee

When I am out hiking, I hate to carry too much gear. I try to keep things as simple as ...

Striped Mediterranean canvas canopy chairs on white sandy beach
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 ...

Medic packing backpack with supplies with lots of pockets
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, ...

Grommet Tent Fabric For Camping
Planning

How To Install A Grommet In Canvas With These Simple Steps

BY
Christina Lee

How To Install A Grommet In Canvas Easily Metal grommets make hanging things so much easier, but how do you ...

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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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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 ...

Small woodburning stove with hot cup of coffee while camping
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 ...

Beach tiki torches with cintronella for mosquitoes
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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Tents

Reviewed: The Best Camping Tents With Screened Porch Of 2024

BY
Jimmy Eastwood

You have probably dismissed everyone that has ever claimed to sell to you one of the best tents with a ...

All inverters portable camping
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 ...

Rain and Dew on Tent which creates mold
Base Camp

How To Clean A Tent With Mold With These 6 Simple Methods

BY
Lawrence Ross

Camping is a fun and exciting activity, but it can get dirty and messy. You must make sure your tent ...

Campervan generator for camping
Base Camp

Can You Use Generators In National Parks?

BY
Lawrence Ross

The use of generators is allowed in most National Parks throughout the USA. Enhancing your vehicle with a generator can ...

Zero-breeze-2-camper-walks-to-his-tent-during-day-to-start
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 ...

Pair of campers in happy comfortable setting after arriving at campsite
Base Camp

Simple Ways On How To Make Tent Camping Comfortable

BY
Christina Lee

Tent camping is supposed to be fun. But it isn’t supposed to be comfortable, or so people keep saying. They ...

Couple camping on grass laying on Green airmattress
Base Camp

How To Inflate Air Mattress With Built In Pump Without Electricity

BY
Lawrence Ross

Air mattresses make tent camping more enjoyable because you don’t have to worry about sleeping on the ground. But how ...

Yoga matt camping tent
Gear

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

BY
Christina Lee

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

Grey Cube tent setup on lookout in backcountry
Tents

Reviewed: The Best Qube Tents of 2024

BY
Lawrence Ross

There’s nothing that brings a family closer together than camping as a group in a tiny tent during an extreme ...

Hiker and canine companion getting tent warm and ready in winter camping location
Base Camp

Real Methods On How To Heat A Tent, Camping Edition

BY
Lawrence Ross

How can you stay warm during your camping trip? This issue is unlikely to concern boon dockers and van lifers ...

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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 ...

Camping electric hookups and generators
Base Camp

Do I Need An Electrical Hook Up For Camping?    

BY
Lawrence Ross

Camping today isn’t the same ‘roughing it that most of us grew up with. These days, not only are there ...

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Survival

What Colors Attracts Mosquitoes? Sciences Answers.

BY
Lawrence Ross

Have you ever wondered why mosquitoes seem to avoid a select few of your friends? Meanwhile, you’ve resigned to get ...

Fisherman with three gold saltwater spinning fishing reels on boat sea
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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Lifestyle

Is Camping Fun? Let Us Convince You With 10 Reasons Why Camping Is Fun.

BY
Jimmy Eastwood

With the ever increasing demographic of city dwellers moving to regional locations, camping has seen a boom in popularity and ...

Insulating camping tent in summer
Base Camp

How To Insulate A Tent For Summer – Dont Sweat It

BY
Jimmy Eastwood

Vacation and camping go hand in hand for many people. Some may even consider their holiday to be incomplete without ...

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Base Camp

Tarp Under Tent – Do I Need A Tarp Under My Tent To Keep Warm?

BY
Christina Lee

Camping appeals to many because of its simplicity. You buy a tent, a sleeping bag, maybe a backpack and your ...

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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 ...

Campervan couple with generator
Base Camp Campervan

Will a 2000 Watt Generator Run a 5000 BTU Air Conditioner? RV Answers.

BY
Jimmy Eastwood

Imagine this: You decide to go camping over a weekend that the weather is supposed to be friendly and cool. ...

Shopper in camping store looking at air mattresses
Base Camp

How To – Raise Air Mattress Off Floor, Multiple Methods That Work

BY
Jimmy Eastwood

If you’re an avid camper, you probably agree with me when I state that the most comfortable bedding item hands ...

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Lifestyle Planning

How You Tell If Beef Jerky Has Gone BAD?

BY
Christina Lee

I saw a great deal online for Beef Jerky; it was a fantastic price, but to get that price, I ...

Man resting on rocky cliff with hiking boots and sock liners
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. ...