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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

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

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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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. ...

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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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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

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 ...

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, ...

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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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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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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 ...

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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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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. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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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 ...

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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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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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Base Camp

Can You Wash A Tent Tarp In The Washing Machine?

BY
Christina Lee

It isn’t recommended that you wash a tent tarp in a washing machine. Using a machine to clean your tent ...

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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

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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Campervan

Round Up Review Of The Best Campervan Mattress To Buy In 2024

BY
Lawrence Ross

For the Travel Blogger Nomad, a home isn’t quite complete without a decent mattress, and that is true for campervans ...

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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. ...

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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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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

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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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

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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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

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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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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Planning Travel

How To Pack Camping Gear For A Flight – And Some Hard And Fast Rules

BY
Christina Lee

I was planning a camping trip on the other side of the country and wanted to fly. It made me ...

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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 ...

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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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

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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Survival

Up Your Game By Interpreting The Deer Movement Calendar

BY
Lawrence Ross

The whitetail deer is by far the most popular game animal in the United States. Although they have a large ...

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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

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 ...

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Base Camp Lifestyle

Is Your Backpack Zipper Stuck? Here Are 4 Working Fixes You Can Try.

BY
Jimmy Eastwood

Backpacks are supposed to keep your valuables safe during a hike. But what happens when the zipper gets stuck? If ...

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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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Planning

Practical And Safety Solo Camping Tips for Women

BY
Christina Lee

Is becoming an increasingly popular activity. Some use camping to disrupt their busy connected lifestyles. Others seem to enjoy the ...

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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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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

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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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 ...

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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

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 ...

Base Camp Lifestyle

How To Cook Camping Rice Easily

BY
Jimmy Eastwood

There’s nothing better than a wholesome bowl of camping rice by the campfire along with your flame-grilled vege’s and meat. ...

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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 ...

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Lifestyle

Best Dog Breeds For Hiking Off Leash – Roundup

BY
Christina Lee

It’s always a great motivator when you have someone, a willing partner, to accompany you on those rainy days or ...

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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 ...

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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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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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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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 ...

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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

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

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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Tents

Best Cooling Tents Of 2024 For Hot Weather

BY
Christina Lee

Why You Need a Hot Weather Tent? Hot weather camping in the middle of the summer or tropical climate can ...

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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 ...