Heating A Tent With Electricity

Camping allows you to get away from the daily grind and get back in touch with nature.  But just because you’re sleeping outside doesn’t mean you have to freeze during the night.  If you are looking to heat your tent when you have electricity available at your campsite, a variety of options are available. An … Read more

Does Bear Spray Actually Work Against Bears?

Does Bear Spray Work?

Do you love to camp, hike and otherwise spend time outdoors?  While the peaceful serenity of nature is undeniable, there are also risks you’ll want to be aware of.  If you suddenly encounter a bear, do you know how to stay safe? Sprays are the number one bear deterrent available.  It’s easy-to-use, non-lethal and effective.  … Read more

How to Build a Survival Kit

Building a survival kit can mean something different to different people and there is certainly no shortage of opinions on what should be included in a kit. But before you can even begin to build your own you have to honestly answer the question of what this kit is for. Intention is everything in building … Read more

What Is A Sleeping Bag Liner?

Sleeping bag liners are a useful but not 100% necessary piece of gear to add to your sleep system setup.  They are fairly inexpensive and are recommended in certain situations. So you may ask what the heck is a sleeping bag liner?  In your bed at home you have your mattress, your mattress isn’t disposable … Read more

What Does R-Value Mean For Sleeping Pads?

Sleeping Pad R Value

R value measures the thermal value, better known as the prevention of heat loss.  Essentially the higher the R value the greater the insulating power. There are different types of sleeping pads and each style has a different R value.  Choosing the right sleeping pad is important as having the wrong R value will allow cold … Read more

Camping, It’s A Relative Term

“I’m going camping this weekend.” These days that can mean a lot of different things.  Let me give you a couple of examples from opposite ends of “camping,” then we’ll fill in the middle. Several summers ago I had the pleasure of meeting and spending some time talking with a wonderful retired couple, Hope and Fran. … Read more

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