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

Water Filtration vs Water Purification

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Importance of Water Water is essential for maintaining a healthy body and, ultimately, our survival. Without water, your body will stop functioning properly. Water helps to regulate our body temperature and keep your tissues moist, which protects our joints. This moisture helps protect the tissue of the body, helps move minerals to other parts of … Read more

Hammocks Vs Tents

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When it comes to choosing between hammocks and tents, there will always be heated arguments about which one seems to be better than the other. While hammocks are fast to set up, available at a cheaper price, and protects you against rain and groundwater, tents turn out to be better in terms of comfort and … Read more