9 Outdoor Camping Survival Tips

All camping enthusiasts and adventurers should take the time to learn outdoor survival skills. Situations can always take a turn for the worse and your safety often depends on learning some necessary skills and having an outdoor survival kit at your disposal. Nine Wilderness Survival Skills You Must know Know how to tell direction. Being able to tell direction will enable you to find your way out. No one’s survival gear checklist is complete without … Continue reading

Don’t Plan A Camping Trip Without These Items

Are you planning your first camping adventure? If this is your first ever camping vacation, chances are you’re wondering what all you should take with you. If this is how you are feeling you are certainly not alone. Although a camping vacation can be great fun and exciting for the whole family, it can sometimes be stressful to plan. This article has some great tips on how to plan your camping trip. There’s a lot … Continue reading

Backpacking Tents and Mountain Tents – What’s The Difference?

Backpacking Tents Camping out in the open is a great feeling, and hiking out to your camping “site” is all part of the wider experience. While venturing out into the woods, a backpacking tent is an absolute necessity as they are specially made to be light weight and portable, since the very last thing you’ll want is a ten or fifteen pound tent weighing down on your back as you’re trying to navigate rough terrain. … Continue reading

Camping – Why is sleeping on the ground so much fun?

Whenever I go camping, people get on my case. They appear to worry that the nylon tent is not secure or I will catch cold from sleeping on the ground. I figure if they make comments like that, they will never understand. I never see camping like that. Well, yes, one time I did. I was inside a Goretex shell along a well populated bear path to water. That night the tent felt a little … Continue reading

How to Choose Backpack Equipment and Camping Gear

A major component of your camping and backpacking equipment is, of course, your tent and choosing the best tent may be harder than you imagine! Tents are designed to be used in various weathers and seasons so you need to carefully consider which tent to buy. An all season tent will not be suitable for mountain trips in the winter! Things to Consider Before Purchasing a Tent The Season Tents are classified by the season … Continue reading

How to Avoid Sickness on Camping and Backpacking Trips

The World Health Organization recently reported that about half of all travelers suffer from diarrhea while on their travels. The same organization links contaminated drinking water to 80% of travel diseases. This means that travelers, like campers and hikers must take extra precautions, especially with drinking water. The common microbes in backcountry drinking water include giardia and cryptosporidia that cause chronic diarrhea and vomiting. In wilderness areas of North America, giardia has been found in … Continue reading

A Guide to Best Camping Heaters

Spring has arrived and it’s another perfect time for camping. Since spring camping can mean lower temperatures and frequent changes in weather, it pays to plan carefully. Knowing safety measures on how to buy and use your camping heaters is one important precaution we can take. Like all camping gear, safety begins with researching the brands and types of products that are efficient and safe to use. There are so many ways to do this: … Continue reading

Getting to Know Your Sleeping Bag

Like tents, backpacks and jackets, sleeping bag is an outdoor gear that each camper should not miss on their checklist. If this is your first time to buy one, here are some basic information that you need to know. The primary purpose of a sleeping bag is to keep you warm and comfortable when you sleep in the campsite. There are three basic factors that will affect warmth and thus affects the sleeping bag’s performance. … Continue reading

Which Sleeping Bag is Best

The answer depends largely on your needs and what you prefer. Firstly you need to identify when for what purpose and who is going to use the sleeping bag. After identifying these you can go ahead looking for the features and quality sleeping bag that will fit your needs and budget. If you are backpacking or hiking, your lightest sleeping bag option is the one that uses goose down fill. Although a little more expensive … Continue reading

Features of a Quality Three-Season Tent

With the wide range of tent selection available in the market today, beginners will surely be confused on what is the best tent to buy. Because the tent should serve as your portable shelter when you camp, you must know the basics of a quality tent that would fit your needs. You should know primarily take into account the weather you are planning to backpack in. Usually a three-season tent would be enough to shelter … Continue reading