Cleaning a Sleeping Bag

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According to the Outdoor Foundation’s annual camping report, the tent is the most important piece of camping gear. What is the second most important piece of gear? According to campers, it is the sleeping bag. In fact, a full 54 percent of campers said a sleeping bag is essential to the success of any camping … Read more

The Bivy Sack Buying Guide: Best Bivy Sacks

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Named for the “bivouac” sack, bivy sacks are lightweight and easy-to-carry waterproof shelters that function as a more convenient alternative to traditional camping tents. They’re generally employed by minimalist hikers, climbers, competitive racers, backpackers, and campers, and are regularly used by foot soldiers. Bivy sacks are designed as solo shelters for outdoors enthusiasts who prefer … Read more

Hiking Lightning Safety

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Lightning Safety for Hikers When you are planning a hike, it is important to be prepared for the worst. While lightning strikes less than 50 people a year in the US, if you are outside your chance of being struck increases exponentially. Ideally, you should try to avoid thunderstorms before you leave for your hike. … Read more