Camping

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How to Test Spring Water

Clean drinking water is essential out on the trail. Since hikers need so much water to stay hydrated while they’re hiking in the backcountry and...
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How to Get Poison Ivy Off of Shoes

Poison ivy is one of the most proliferous weeds in North America. It comes in both eastern and western varieties and hikers in the western...
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Best Bushcraft Gloves

If you want to put your wilderness survival skills to the test, you'll need some high-quality gear to help you thrive in nature. One of...
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Best BBQ Gloves (Buying Guide)

One of our favorite outdoor activities? Grilling! There's nothing more satisfying than hearing a sizzle when your piece of steak, veggies, or whatever you want...
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Best Hiking Baby Carrier (Buying Guide)

Love exploring the great outdoors with kids? Then a high-quality child carrier can be the perfect addition to any camping and/or hiking adventure. Designed to...
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Should You Take a Hammock or Tent on the Appalachian Trail?

Whether you’re backpacking for one night, a couple of weeks, or a few months on a long-distance thru-hike you will need a secure place to...
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Flashlight Batteries: 18650 Batteries vs AA

When you go camping or hiking you are effectively off-grid and the essentials of daily living become all that more important. Power is a big...
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How Long Do MREs Last?

Meals, Ready to Eat (MREs) are the nutritional go-to for the military and survivalists alike. These pre-cooked meals are designed to withstand all extremes and...
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Best Wool Mittens (Buying Guide)

Looking for a pair of high-quality wool mittens to keep you warm in cold weather conditions? We've got you - and your fingers - covered...
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Top 25 Best Heated Gloves

Heated gloves are a must-have essential for every outdoor enthusiast that often finds themselves in cold weather. No matter if you're a hiker, backpacker, hunter,...