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Mound Fire: How to Make Leave No Trace Fires

A mound fire, or ‘leave no trace’ fire as it’s also called is a technique of making a campfire using some soil from the ground where you’re camping and leaving no damage or evidence you were there. Campfires can
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Guide to Trekking Poles: Size, Material, Pros, and Cons

Trekking poles, also called walking poles, or walking sticks, are an often overlooked piece of camping gear that can make your hiking or camping trip more enjoyable. The most obvious reason for using trekking poles is to help you
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How to Keep Ice from Melting when Camping

Having ice with you when you’re camping turns an OK camping trip, into an awesome one. You can enjoy a nice cold beer at the end of a long day, cook fresh meat on the BBQ, hand out ice
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Base Camp Camping

Setting up a base camp is a little different from normal camping. For most people, they do base camping alone, although they might be meeting with others to do some activities. Camping alone in nature is an awesome way
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How to Stop Condensation in a Tent

In this article, I’m going to explain how to stop condensation in a tent, or at least reduce it to make your camping experience a lot more enjoyable. Having condensation build up inside a tent makes for a pretty
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How to Keep a Tent Warm on Those Chilly Nights

One of the worst parts of camping for most is being too cold overnight, but it never has to come to this – unless you’re in the Antarctic or somewhere similar! Across the US there are more than enough
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What Does 400GSM Mean for Sleeping Bags

You will have noticed most sleeping bag manufacturers rate their sleeping bags as 2, 3 or 4 plus seasons. While some use GSM as their rating, if you want to know what does 400GSM mean, or any other GSM
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Benefits of Alpaca Wool in the Outdoors

One of the most important considerations when preparing for a camping or hiking trip is what you’re going to wear, and how you’re going to keep warm overnight. One of the lesser known materials that is exceptionally good for
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Tomahawk or Hatchet for Camping: Which is Best?

If you chop wood while outdoors, such as preparing firewood, cutting through bushes, making shelter, or for any other reason, then you should think about picking up a hatchet if you haven’t already. Hatchets, axes, or tomahawks make splitting
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Cooking on a Campfire – Infographic

Here is an infographic shared with permission from eReplacementparts.com covering some Cooking on a Campfire basics. It illustrates how to build a campfire, cook fish, and make peach cobbler. Some sound and actionable advice for beginners and experienced campers
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