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Archive for the ‘camping gear’ Category

Announcement: Camping Gear Deal of the Day

Monday, March 10th, 2008

A new deal will appear here every day. You might find backpacks, sleeping bags, boots, outdoor clothing or even tents. If you see something you want, get it now because when it’s gone it’s……

Personal First Aid Kit

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

A well-stocked personal first aid kit is one of the Ten Essentials and must be carried by anyone venturing into the wilderness. Being properly prepared with first aid supplies can keep a minor injury from becoming a trip ending event. When traveling with a guided group, your trip leaders will carry a large, group-sized kit but […]

The Best Wilderness Tool

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

Don’t leave home without the most essential survival tool—a healthy, well-conditioned body. -Scouting Magazine

How to Fit a Backpack

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

Other than good boots, nothing is more important to a backpacker than a properly fitted backpack. A quality pack can make all the difference when carrying typical, multi-day backpacking load. This video does a good job of explaining how to fit your backpack to you. The video is produced by the Sierra Trading Post, a […]

Alcohol Stoves, a Better Way to Cook?

Tuesday, January 1st, 2008

I really enjoy backpacking. I don’t like carrying heavy cooking gear. I own several camping stoves, everything from a giant Coleman beast that I use for car camping to my very small MSR canister model. The MSR has served me well on many week-long trips into the mountains but I always end up coming home […]