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  1. Tips for tent camping in high wind

    Tips for tent camping in high wind

    Tips for tent camping in high wind
    Camping in the wind requires special considerations. Vandals, that’s what it looked like it first. That vandals had wrecked our campsite. Our tent was half collapsed, the poles not broken but bent inward. Two camp chairs were lying on their sides, one on the opposite side of the fire ring from where it had been. And the tablecloth my...
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  2. Tips on choosing the right sleeping bag

    Tips on choosing the right sleeping bag

    Tips on choosing the right sleeping bag
    There’s a reason we have a saying that refers to “happy campers.” As in, if someone’s cranky, they’re “not a happy camper.” Blame their bag. One of the real keys to enjoying multiple, consecutive days outdoors is getting a good night’s rest. No matter their enthusiasm level going into an adventure, the person who goes one or more nights without...
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  3. Know who to call in case of an outdoor emergency

    Know who to call in case of an outdoor emergency

    Know who to call in case of an outdoor emergency
    All it takes is one second. You’re in the woods -- hiking, mountain biking, perhaps backpacking and camping – and you slip and severely twist an ankle, or worse, break one. You realize you can’t get out on your own. Or, the same happens to your companion, and you don’t want to leave them alone. Perhaps, even, you’re perfectly fine...
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  4. Char cloth perfect for starting fires like explorers of yesteryear did

    Char cloth perfect for starting fires like explorers of yesteryear did

    Char cloth perfect for starting fires like explorers of yesteryear did
    You want to impress your fellow campers and outdoorsmen and women? Here’s one way to do it. Start a fire, using nothing more than a spark and some homemade fire starting material. Pretty cool, huh? Yes indeed. And the fact that this can potentially save your life – and theirs – is a bonus. We’re talking about making and using...
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  5. Cooking a big part of enjoying winter camping

    Cooking a big part of enjoying winter camping

    Cooking a big part of enjoying winter camping
    This isn’t an excuse to order pizza and see if anyone will deliver it to the middle of the woods. But, when it comes to camping in winter, you needn’t worry about calories. Or rather, you don’t usually need to worry about consuming too many. The challenge is to get enough. Oh, you’ll be dressed appropriately for whatever it is...
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  6. First aid kit a critical piece of camping gear

    First aid kit a critical piece of camping gear

    First aid kit a critical piece of camping gear
    Sometimes it’s the little things that get you. Take a blister for example. You can plan a campout for months, and spend lots of money on a tent and hiking boots and sleeping bags and all other kinds of gear. But, if you get a blister while hiking the first day – and have no way to deal with it...
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