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Top Tips For Hunters: How To Get The Most Out Of Your Adventure

Are you a hunter who wants to get the most out of your adventure? This blog post is for you. We'll cover everything from how...

46 Camping Memes That Will Make You Cry Laughing

Everyone needs a good laugh now and then, and the internet never disappoints! There is no shortage of great camping memes out there that are...
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How To Maintain Personal Hygiene While Camping

Everyone loves spending time in the great outdoors, but that doesn’t mean people love smelling like it! Staying clean on a camping trip isn’t as...
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How To Properly Pack A Cooler For Camping

Have a camping trip coming up? Making sure you have your nutrients is important! Without proper storage, you could face a disaster that will leave...
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How To Wash A Sleeping Bag Before & After Using It

If you just got done using your sleeping bag, you might be noticing a stench. Luckily after a good washing, your bag can smell as...
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How To Fold Your Sleeping Bag After Use

No matter where you use your sleeping bag, camping or impromptu sleepovers, properly storing it after you use it is important. Sleeping bags are essential...
When you’re hiking in cold weather, keeping out the chill is a necessity. 

How To Stay Warm In A Tent When It’s Frigid Outside

Planning a snowy camping trip soon? Without packing proper items and knowing what to expect from frigid temperatures, things can get pretty uncomfortable quickly!  Luckily,...
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How to String a Fishing Pole (Step-By-Step Guide)

Do you want to learn how to string a fishing pole? You’ve come to the right place. We will give you a step-by-step guide to...
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How to Put Fishing Line on a Reel

Do you know how to put a fishing line on a reel? This article gives you easy steps to get this done. Why do you...
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How to Use a Wood-Burning Stove in Your Tent Safely

When you’re camping and cooking outside, anything from a wind or rainstorm to a swarm of mosquitos overwhelming you could make you wish you had...
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Fishing Bait vs Tackle: What is the Difference?

What is the difference between fishing bait and tackle? If you are new to the angling world, this might be one of your first questions....
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How Much Toe Room is Needed in Hiking Boots?

Hiking boots are an integral part of any backpacker's gear and equipment and can spoil any hiking trip. There are no universal measures for the...
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What is Thru Hiking and How Do You Do It?

A thru-hike is walking a long-distance hiking trail from start to finish without leaving it for any extended period. If you complete the entire trail...
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The 8 Types of Fishing Rods & Poles (Comparison)

Choosing a fishing rod is not as easy as it might sound. Fishing technology has advanced in strides, and the rod that best suits your...
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What to Put in Your Tackle Box (18 Fishing Essentials)

For most anglers, their tackle boxes are as essential as a mechanic’s toolbox, to each his own. Although every person might be unique in some...
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What is a Fishing Tackle Box?

As an angler, your fishing rod and reel are crucial pieces of equipment. However, a fishing tackle box is an equally essential item. The list...
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What Size Reel is Best for Bass Fishing?

Although there is a whole range of reel sizes, five sizes are most suitable for bass fishing. Each reel size has pros and cons and...
What Size Test Line is Best for Bass Fishing

What Size Test Line is Best for Bass Fishing?

Black bass is the most popular gamefish in North America. The collective term “Black bass” includes spotted, Guadalupe, largemouth and smallmouth bass, and more. Anglers...
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What is Jig Fishing? Learn the Basics

The term jig fishing is all about an ingenious fishing technique that fools large fish like bass into believing the angler’s lure is an injured...
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What is the Best Time to Go Fishing?

If you have always wondered how to figure out the perfect time to go fishing, then this is for you. There are multiple factors that...
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What is Drift Fishing? Learn the Basics

Novice anglers might be surprised to see how much there is to learn. Fishing is a whole lot more than putting a worm on the...
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What is Game Fishing? Game Fish vs Non-Game Fish

Fishing is a fun activity for all ages. For some, it becomes a hobby, often pursued with high levels of competitiveness. Serious anglers invest significant...
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How to Clean a Canopy Tent

Many people believe a bit of brushing and dusting of their canopy tents is enough before packing it away until the next time. However, the...
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How to Anchor a Canopy Tent on Concrete

Canopy tents have come a long way, and the modern ones are so easy to set up that they are now the choice of many...
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Should You Use Dry Ice When Camping?

Nothing can spoil an otherwise perfect camping holiday other than food going soggy or even rotten. Have you ever considered using dry ice? It could...
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How Much Does Camping Cost? By the Numbers

There is camping, and then there is camping. When considering the cost, there is an almost endless list of variables. You could camp for free...
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What is Pioneer Camping & What Should You Bring?

If you really want to experience nature in the way your forefathers did, Pioneer camping is the way to go. The pioneers could not head...
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What is Dispersed Camping & Where Can You Do It?

Our lives have become so rushed that many people find the only way to enjoy a rest break is to seek the peacefulness, fresh air...
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How to Fold Your Pop-Up Tent Step-by-Step (With Video)

Pop-up tents might be easy to set up, but they’re not super easy to take down. It can be very confusing to fold it back...
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Tent Fabrics 101: Which Material is the Best?

You might think that tents are all the same, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. All of the materials used to make tents...
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What to Wear Fishing in Hot vs Cold Weather

What you wear fishing can make or break your fishing trip. You could freeze or get a sunburn. It is best to learn about what...
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How to Store Fishing Rods the Right Way

Storing your fishing rods the correct way could mean the difference between keeping them for a while or having to get new ones. The life...
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What is a Tent Footprint & Do You Need One?

Do you love camping and soaking in the wonders of nature? If you do, your tent and other camping equipment likely cost a pretty penny,...
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Inshore vs Offshore Fishing: Everything You Need to Know

Most people think that inshore and offshore fishing are more similar than different, but that’s not true. There are lots of differences that separate inshore...
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The Major Danger of Anchoring a Fishing Boat From The Stern

When going out fishing, safety should be one of your primary goals. The last thing you want to happen is some sort of awful accident...
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Fly Fishing 101: Everything You Need To Know

Fly fishing is an amazing outdoor sport that any angler can pick up. The calming sounds of running water and enjoying a beautiful day outdoors...
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How Much Does A Fishing License Cost?

If you’re someone who’s eager to become an angler and reel in some trophy fish, you may want to slow things down just a touch....
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How to Put A Line On A Fishing Reel (7 Easy Steps)

Have you ever been wrangling in a trophy fish, only to have your precious monofilament or braided line get horribly messed up or damaged? And...
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Can You Roast Marshmallows on a Propane / Gas Fire Pit? 

A backyard fire pit can be a lot of fun, and there are many advantages to using natural gas. In particular, it can be a...
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Do Citronella Candles Actually Work on Flies? 

Citronella candles can be a great addition to your patio, garden, and yard. They repel mosquitos and other bugs, smell nice, and avoid some of...
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How to Fix / Prevent Heel Slippage in Boots

New boots can be a blessing and a curse. All hikers are familiar with the process. You get a new pair of hiking boots, they...
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12 Types of Outdoor Ivy Plants & How to Identify Them

Outdoor ivy plants are climbers that are covered in green leaves, and the different types of ivy require different care routines. Most have different leaf...
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13 Common Types of Pine Trees (Species) & How to Identify

Pine trees are very common in North America, but there are so many kinds that they’re hard to differentiate. There are over 100 species of...
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21 Tent Games You Can Play When It’s Raining

While you can check a weather report to see if it’s going to rain, you can never know for sure whether or not it will...
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What is a Rick of Wood – And How Much Does It Cost?

If you’ve been camping very long you probably know some of the basics of firewood. You know that seasoned firewood works better than unseasoned, you...
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All 63 USA National Parks Ranked Best to Worst

There are a lot of national parks in the USA, so it can be hard to choose which one you might want to go to....
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The Ultimate US National Park Road Trip (Every Park)

America’s national parks are all beautiful in their own way. However, wouldn’t it be convenient to see them all on one trip? It’s possible to...
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25 Common Types of Succulents & How to Identify Them

Succulent plants are really common kinds of houseplants because they are very low maintenance. Succulent plants are also very popular for outside decoration. However, not...
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5 Stupid-Simple Ways to Start a Fire Pit

Whether you’re in the backyard or out in the sticks, starting a fire doesn’t have to be a painful process. There are countless ways to...
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The 10 Best River Float Trips in Missouri

Missouri is one of the hidden gems of natural beauty in the midwest, and these float trips will help you understand why. From nature-focused trips...