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Tents

Is Sleeping In A Tent Healthy? 

BY
Jimmy Eastwood

Can Tent Sleeping Once In A While Be Beneficial One of life’s simple pleasures is getting out into the woods ...

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Planning

What Makes A Great Campsite?

BY
Christina Lee

Helpful checklist of items you may or may not have thought about to make wonderful camping experiences Every seasoned camper ...

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Base Camp

How To Stay Cool On The Beach In Summer 2024

BY
Jimmy Eastwood

In the summertime you can stretch right up and touch the sky Nothing says ‘I’m leaving my stress behind’ quite ...

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Planning

How To Camp With A Cat Comfortably

BY
Jimmy Eastwood

Camping With Your Cat Should Be A Great Experience For Both If you’ve been blessed with an adventurous cat, bringing ...

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Campervan

How To Get Rid Of Flies In Your Car

BY
Lawrence Ross

Tips to remove flies and other insects to keep peaceful feng shui on your camping trip Insects can gain access ...

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Campervan

How To Keep Snow Off RV Roof

BY
Jimmy Eastwood

Simple methods to keep your camping investment safe RV’s are absolutely delightful. There’s something addictive about nomadic living, whether for ...

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Base Camp

How To Keep Bedding Dry When Camping  

BY
Jimmy Eastwood

Keep your bedding dry in a few steps When you’re out and about in the great outdoors, getting away from ...

Picnic food and how to stop ands from ruining the fun
Base Camp

How To Keep Ants Away At A Picnic, Effortless Methods To Repel

BY
Jimmy Eastwood

Ants can be annoying when you’re trying to enjoy a picnic outdoors. But fortunately, there are some things you can ...

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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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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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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 Planning

Can You Go Camping Under 18 Years Of Age

BY
Jimmy Eastwood

This article is for educational purposes only. We always suggest going camping with the proper training and experience. Especially if ...

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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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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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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 ...

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

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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Survival

What Are Snake Berries AKA Indian Mockstrawberry And Are They Edible?

BY
Christina Lee

A snake berry doesn’t refer to one specific type of berry. Instead, it relates to multiple different berries across different ...

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Planning Survival

Is 64 Degrees Cold? This Really Depends On Having A Thick Skin

BY
Jimmy Eastwood

We Sent Out Five Staffers And This Is What We Know Now 64 degrees Fahrenheit can feel cold or warm ...

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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

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 ...

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. ...

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Planning Survival

How Much Water Desert Hiking?

BY
Jimmy Eastwood

Desert, hiking and water are words that are rarely in the same sentence. So how much water should you bring ...

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Campervan

How To Clean RV Awning – 3 Fast and Effective Methods

BY
Lawrence Ross

Spring has arrived, and this morning I decided to give the RV a spring clean, and that’s when it happened. ...

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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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Tents

A Tent With Stove Jack May Sound Extreme At First But You’ll Love It.

BY
Lawrence Ross

Looking For A Tent With Stove Jack That Will Keep You Warm? It doesn’t matter if you are camping in ...

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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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Base Camp

How Hot is a Campfire? The Temperature Facts 2024 Updated.

BY
Lawrence Ross

Fires can get surprisingly hot enough to melt a can of baked beans...

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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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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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Base Camp Survival

Tips On How To Wash Hair With Sitches In Head When Camping

BY
Christina Lee

Washing Your Hair While Healing Doesnt Have To Be Complicated. If you have ever had a deep cut, chances are ...

Planning

Top Landscape Tips from Experts: Q&A

BY
Daniela Gonzalez

Each year, Americans spend lots of hours and millions of dollars researching ways to transform their plain lawns and outdoor ...

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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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Survival

How To Make Toilet Paper DIY – The Emergency Guide

BY
Lawrence Ross

I don’t really see the connection between toilet paper and Covid-19, myself, but all over the world, stores are experiencing ...

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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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Campervan

How To Charge Trailer Battery – Multiple Methods

BY
Lawrence Ross

These Charging Methods Are Practical And Easy To Implement. Dead batteries of any kind are a complete inconvenience, but letting ...

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Lifestyle

5 Real Social Benefits Of Camping That Will Benefit You And Your Family

BY
Christina Lee

This article will help explain to those of you about to embark on or plan one of your first camping ...

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Travel

Glamping Is A Gateway For City Slickers That Want More Than Just Camping.

BY
Jimmy Eastwood

People started using the term Glamping back in 2005. But, the word did not enter into the Oxford English Dictionary ...

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Lifestyle

How To Keep Dogs Out Of Your Yard On A Budget, A Guide.

BY
Lawrence Ross

I live in a lovely suburb, it’s not the main road, and my children like to go and play in ...

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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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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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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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Lifestyle

Backpacking With Dogs Is Not That Difficult With These Tips.

BY
Christina Lee

There’s nothing more enjoyable than seeing my dog’s reaction when I ask him if he wants to go for a ...

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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 ...

Camper zipping up an unstuck tent zipper
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

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 ...

Planning

What Are The Top 3 Best Benefits Of Camping

BY
Lawrence Ross

Introduction If your new to camping and you want to know if the effort of picking a destination, planning transport, ...

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Campervan

How Long Does a Propane Tank Last? Its Actually Longer Than You Think

BY
Lawrence Ross

Imagine, finally arriving at the campervan grounds. Parking, setting up, then preparing a mouthwatering grill, followed by a hot shower ...

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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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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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Base Camp Survival

How To Start A Fire With Wet Wood

BY
Lawrence Ross

The weather will never be perfect each time you’re tasked with creating a campfire. From personal experience, there has always ...

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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

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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Base Camp Campervan

MAPP Gas Versus Propane. So Whats The Difference?

BY
Lawrence Ross

If you enjoy grilling, barbecuing, welding, or performing any other activity that involves the use of a torch, the gas ...

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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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Planning

How Cold Is Too Cold To Sleep In Your Car? The Real Dangers Of Car Camping

BY
Lawrence Ross

If you’re of the adventurous sort, getting ready for a camping trip in the winter, you may be asking yourself: ...

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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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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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Base Camp Planning

Campfire Wood Near Me? Where Can You Find Campfire Wood?

BY
Jimmy Eastwood

Every camp needs a fire. In most cases, it is the only way to stay warm, not to mention its ...

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

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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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 ...

Base Camp

How To Dispose Of Coleman Fuel Canisters, Safely And Legally

BY
Lawrence Ross

Everyone loves a good Coleman fuel canister. They are so easy to use. However, disposing Coleman Fuel Canisters can be ...

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Base Camp

Dry Ice Camping Uses – Some Practical And Others Weird

BY
Christina Lee

So What is Dry Ice? Dry Ice is frozen carbon dioxide. Dry Ice that is captured during various industrial processes ...

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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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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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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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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 ...

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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Survival

The Best Survival Movies (You May Not Know Of) – Subject To Change In 2024

BY
Jimmy Eastwood

My partner and I both have entirely different tastes in movies. She likes the horror genre. And I like comedies. ...

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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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Lifestyle

Backpackers Pantry vs. Mountain House: Who Makes Better Meals?

BY
Christina Lee

There is no denying that sharing a fresh meal with your friends and family around a campfire is one of ...

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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

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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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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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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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. ...