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8 Best Outdoor Misting Fans in 2021 – Reviewed

One of the easiest ways to keep your cool this summer? A best outdoor misting fan! This must-have essential has the cooling airflow a regular...

5 Best Beach Tents for Staying Shaded in 2021 (Reviewed)

    April 27, 2020/Caleb Cole Table of Contents Do you love long, salty days at the beach? So do we! There are a few...

The 9 Best Natural Gas Patio Heaters in 2021

Want to enjoy your patio or other outdoor spaces all year round? Then you need a high-quality patio heater in your collection! A propane patio...

8 Best Outdoor Backless Benches in 2021

Looking for affordable furniture to spruce up your outdoor areas? Then an outdoor backless bench can be your perfect find - as this patio essential...

3 Best Outdoor Deep Fryers for Camping in 2021

April 21, 2020/Caleb Cole Table of Contents Love to indulge yourself with some deep-fried food? Then you'll benefit from upgrading your camp kitchen with the...

6 Best Bean Bags for the Outdoors in 2021

The Best Bean Bags for the outdoors? We've rounded them up in one, comprehensive overview! Our team wants to help you save time and money,...

10 Best Campfire Cooking Tools in 2021

Looking for the best campfire cooking tools? Then our team at Outdoor Command has got you, and your culinary ambitions, covered with this handy overview!...

6 Best Camping Water Purifiers in 2021 – Reviewed

April 11, 2020/Riley Draper Table of Contents It's essential to treat your water, to maintain your health in the great outdoors. A camping water purifier...

The Best Solar Powered Camping Gear – 2021 Reviews

When you're out in the middle of nature, far away from the urban jungle, the last thing you want to worry about is finding a...

The 10 Best Outdoor String Lights On The Market in 2021

Looking for a way to boost the ambiance at your campsite, cabin, or outdoor spaces at home? Then a set of outdoor string lights can...

How to Attach a Propane Tank to a Camping Stove

Many of us turn to camp stoves to prepare our meals in the backcountry, and why not? Camping stoves are a simple, convenient, and effective...

8 Best Outdoor Scented Candles in 2021

Craving the scent of nature, but aren't able to go camping or hiking? Then treat yourself to some outdoor scented candles, enabling you to bring...

How to Insulate a Tent for Winter Camping

Winter camping can be a fun experience. You can experience the outdoors in a whole other way. The smell of pine trees and seeing snow-covered...

3 Best Travel Duffel Bags in 2021 – Reviewed

Luggage comes in all shapes and sizes, from lightweight hiking backpacks to big, heavy-duty suitcases: there's a solution for every kind of travel scenario. However, there's one...

5 Best Heavy Duty Tent Stakes in 2021 – Reviewed

March 25, 2020/Caleb Cole Table of Contents If you love pitching up a tent in the middle of nature, you know there is one essential...

15 Best Instant Tents in 2021 – Tested & Reviewed

March 25, 2020/Riley Draper Table of Contents Love camping, but hate the tedious process of setting up your tent? Then why not choose a smarter,...

10 Best Enamel Camping Cups in 2021 Reviews

Looking for a quality camping cup to sip your coffee, tea, or hot chocolate in style? Then an enamel mug is a great addition to...

5 Best Tables for Camping Trips in 2021 – Reviewed

March 21, 2020/Samantha Bos Table of Contents Why waste time and money on finding the best camping table? At Outdoor Command, we've got your camping...

8 Best Camping Lanterns in 2021 – Reviewed

Having the right lighting on your camping trip is vital. It can be emergency kit, can light your way if you’re hiking in dusk and...

Winter Camping in Arizona

Arizona has some of the most famous rock formations in the world. One of the main reasons people visit this state in the winter is...

What is Stealth Camping?

Camping is already something for the adventurous at heart but stealth camping takes it to another level. Any time you secretly camp somewhere, private or...

How to Build Your Own Portable Tent Platform

As odd as it might sound, a large part of tent camping and outdoor life is about comfortably separating your body from the elements of...

Is Owning a Campground Profitable?

The answers to those questions are dependent on many things, including: Location Business experience of the owners Timing These are just a few of the...

How to Set Up a Canopy Tent

If you regularly do anything outdoors then you probably know how great it is to have an instant canopy tent setup. These little open-air shelters...

How to Make a Generator Quiet for Camping

When you go camping you usually go with the intention of enjoying nature. It is about getting away from all the noise and chaos of...

The 9 Best DIY Camping Stoves in 2021 Reviewed

March 16, 2020/Riley Draper Table of Contents Backpackers usually use the open flames of a campfire to create warmth and cook delicious campfire meals and...

The 6 Best Camping Hammocks in 2021 Reviewed

Looking for a way to get more restful sleep while camping? Try a camping hammock! Hammocks have grown in popularity in campsites, and with camping...

How to Make Coffee While Camping That Tastes Great!

Coffee is a great way to wake up at a campsite or fill in the time spent pleasantly between hiking, fishing, and other outdoor activities....

The 4 Best Motorcycle Tents for Camping in 2021 (Reviewed)

    March 12, 2020/Samantha Bos Table of Contents Do you love exploring the great outdoors by motorbike? Then you need to invest in a...

13 Best Camping Knots & Tying Guide

In order to be prepared for an outdoor adventure, every camper needs to know certain survival skills. Knowing how to choose a campsite is essential...

How to Keep Bears Away From Your Campsite

When camping, whether you’re in your backyard or in the backcountry, you will often encounter all types of wildlife. You may spot deer or rabbits...

The Best Camping in Missouri Is Abundant

The state of Missouri is packed with fun, unexpected, and exciting places to camp. Of all the amazing places in the United States, the Ozarks,...

The Best Down Jackets in 2021 – Tested & Reviewed

Looking for the best down jackets for your next adventure? Then this handy overview can help you save time and money when shopping for the...

6 Best Binoculars For Kids in 2021 Reviewed

Love exploring the great outdoors with your little one? Then a pair of quality kids binoculars is a must-have addition to your outdoor gear. Kids...

The Best Outdoor Vests for Men in 2021 Reviewed

A versatile must-have in any outdoor enthusiasts' wardrobe? A sleeveless outdoor vest! Lightweight, packable, insulating, and ideal to keep your core warm when temperatures drop....

The 5 Best Traveling Tripods in 2021 Reviewed

A must-have essential for any keen travel photographer? A Best Travel Tripod! Whether you snap images on a smartphone or DSLR camera: a travel tripod...

The 7 Best Grill Covers On The Market Today

A standalone grill is a major investment and the best way to take proper care of it and make sure it isn’t damaged by bad...

The 9 Best Beach Canopies On The Market Today

The simple pleasure of the beach, enjoying the warm breeze and the rolling waves crashing over and over while you dig your feet into the...

Best Waterproof Sprays for Jackets (Top 8 Reviewed)

Waterproof jackets are an essential hiking item. Whether it’s a fold-up waterproof coat or poncho, just in case a shower hits, or your trusty waterproof...

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...

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...

The Best Bushcraft Gloves in 2021 (Top 5 Reviewed)

January 12, 2020/Samantha Bos Table of Contents If you want to put your wilderness survival skills to the test, you'll need some high-quality gear to...

The Best BBQ Gloves in 2021 Reviewed

Friends don't let friends grill without BBQ gloves. One of our favorite outdoor activities? Grilling! There's nothing more satisfying than hearing a sizzle when your...

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...

7 Best Camping Multi-Tools in 2021 (Buying Guide)

December 28, 2019/Riley Draper Table of Contents One of the most important things about planning for a camping trip is being prepared for any eventuality...

The 4 Best Lightweight Packable Rain Jackets in 2021

When bad weather strikes, being prepared is key to your comfort. That is why every backpacker, hiker, and outdoor enthusiast should invest in a high-quality...

How to Make a Rain Shelter with a Tarp

Whether you’re a new adherent to ultralight backpacking philosophy or you’re out on a day hike without a sleeping bag and need a quick emergency...

How to Pick a Sleeping Bag for Your Camping Trip

Your sleeping bag is one of the most important pieces of equipment you take on a camping trip, and having the right one can make...

The Best 8-Person Tents in 2021 (Top 5 Reviewed)

If you love camping trips with friends and/or family, an 8-person tent may be the perfect solution for your camping needs! As its name suggests,...

How to Plan a Camping Trip

You and your friends have just decided you need to have a little trip into nature and have made the great decision that you want...

How to Prevent Condensation in a Tent 

Camping in the great outdoors can be a remarkably cathartic and freeing experience. It can also be a real struggle. Some campers have had the...

The Best Car Camping Gear in 2021 Reviewed

Planning a car camping trip and are wondering what essential outdoor gear to pack? Don't stress: our team at Outdoor Command has got your car...

How to Hang a Tree Swing

Tree swings are generally relegated to the yards and parks here in civilization and not so frequently found in the backcountry. This makes sense because...

What is Cowboy Coffee?

Coffee has been a staple of the long haul since traders and Dutch investors brought the bean from the horn of Africa to Europe and,...

How to Start a Fire with Rocks like Bear Grylls

A campfire is one of the essential features of a campsite or a rest-stop on a hiking trail. Unlike some other things we think are...

How to Remove Burrs from Clothes

Hikers and backpackers who tend to take their trekking off the beaten path and into brambles and weeds have doubtless had the perturbance upon exiting...

The 6 Best Large Tents for Family Camping in 2021

Are you a family camper that loves nothing more than to explore the great outdoors with your loved ones? Then you need a spacious family...

The 6 Best Dome Tents in 2021 Reviewed

Looking for a dome tent to keep you safe and sheltered on any camping trip? Then let our experts navigate you towards the best options...

The Best Vegetarian Backpacking Meals

Backpacking takes a lot of energy but the usual suspects for backpacking meals are often palate-numbing, repetitive, and full of processed ingredients to make them...

The 4 Best Stargazing Tents in 2021 Reviewed

November 26, 2019/Samantha Bos Table of Contents Love stargazing on a clear night whilst camping in nature? Then you need a tent to match! The...

The 3 Best Sleeping Bags for Cold Weather in 2021

Looking for a sleeping bag that's suitable for cold weather conditions? Our team at Outdoor Command has got you - and you're camping needs -...

How to Use a Compass

Maybe you’ve been to a national park or traversed backcountry hiking trails plenty of times and haven’t yet found any reason to add a compass...

How to Prevent Blisters When Hiking and Keep Your Feet Healthy

Blisters are the Achilles’ heel of backcountry hikers, sometimes literally depending on where they form. The best hiking is done on winding, changing trails and...

How to Pack a Backpack for Camping Like a Pro

The best campsites are cached away in mountains and valleys, often at the terminus of long hiking trails that course and wind through the most...

Dryvent vs Gore-Tex: Which is Better for Hiking?

Durable water-repellent outerwear like rain jackets and hiking boots are indispensable pieces of gear for every backcountry outdoor activity from mountaineering to snowboarding to backpacking....

The 8 Best Sleeping Bag Liners in 2021 Reviewed

Want to upgrade your camping comfort in just one, simple step? Then you need to add a sleeping bag liner to your sleeping bag. Yes,...

The 5 Best Thermoses in 2021 Reviewed

Is there anything better than a hot drink on a cold day exploring the great outdoors? For us, that first sip of hot coffee or...

5 Best Sleeping Bags for Kids in 2021 – Reviewed

November 18, 2019/Samantha Bos Table of Contents Love family camping or planning an outdoor adventure with the kids? Then you need to invest in some proper sleeping...

How to Camp Without a Tent

Camping without a tent probably strikes you as making about as much sense as deep-sea fishing without a boat. In fact, many campers who enjoy...

How to Camp on the Beach

Sand dunes, tidepools, and the rolling waves right at the shoreline await campers who enjoy partaking in beach vacations and camping trips and want to...

How to Camp in the Winter

Calculating campers and backpackers may reason that the secret to winter camping trips is to simply head south and camp in warmer climates. Fleeing cold...

How to Go Camping on a Budget

When it comes to budget vacations, camping is an excellent choice. Hiking and exploring the great outdoors has always been a favorite budget pass time,...

The 7 Best Camping First Aid Kits in 2021 Reviewed

When a less-than-dire disaster strikes the campsite, be it in the form of a scrape needing gauze, a splinter needing tweezers, or an allergic reaction...

How to Become a Park Ranger

To be a Park Ranger is one of the most envied jobs within the American outdoors community. You get to wear the iconic Smokey the...

Camping for Beginners: How to Get into Camping

So you want to try camping for the first time, but you’re now sure how? Don’t worry, you aren’t alone. In 2016, 4.7 million Americans...

How to Avoid Ticks When Camping

When we think about a camping trip pleasant ideas come to mind: fresh air, spacious environments, calmness, etc. We do not think about disgusting little...

How Much Water to Bring Camping

When camping one of the key supplies to pack is water. As we all know, water is key to our survival in any situation. When...

The Best 5 Person Tents in 2021 (Top 6 Reviewed)

November 10, 2019/Riley Draper Table of Contents When camping in larger groups, it's nice to have accommodation with enough room for everyone. For family camping...

9 Camping Recipes for the Great Outdoors

After a long day spent hiking and exploring the great outdoors, campers often gather around the campfire for stories, songs, hot food, and some well-earned...

The Best 1 Person Tents in 2021 (Top 6 Reviewed)

Camping alone is a wonderful adventure. It’s the truest way to test your limits and really see what being in the wilderness is all about....

Fun Things to do While Camping – Ideas to Make Memories in the Great Outdoors

Camping with the people you love is the perfect way to spend a weekend or a holiday. Taking to the mountains, setting up camp in...

The 5 Best Inflatable Tents in 2021 Reviewed

October 25, 2019/Riley Draper Table of Contents An air tent, sometimes referred to as an inflatable tent, is a tent that is erected by pumping...

The Best 12 Person Tents in 2021 (Top 6 Reviewed)

October 24, 2019/Riley Draper Table of Contents The best 12 person tents are a god-send for big families or large groups venturing out into the...

8 Best Sleeping Bags for Camping in 2021 – Review

A sleeping bag is a central fixture in the backpacker’s rucksack and for most people the first piece of camping gear they ever use. Sleeping...

The 7 Best Outdoor Griddles in 2021 Reviewed

In the popular imagination cooking at a campsite is often wholesome, healthy, and hassle-free, a quick and easy bonding moment around the campfire just before...

The 8 Best Winter Tents in 2021 Reviewed

For all but the most daring enthusiasts, backpacking and camping trips end in the autumn with the warm weather. Another world exists for the daring,...

The 4 Best Camping Toilets in 2021 Reviewed

October 16, 2019/Samantha Bos Table of Contents Want to upgrade your camping comfort? We've got you - and your behind - firmly covered with this...

The Best Camping Shoes in 2021 (Top 9 Reviewed)

Trailblazers, explorers, and record-breakers who made history from the Amazon Rainforest to the surface of the moon all had to put their shoes on in...

The Best Camping Water Bottles in 2021 Reviewed

Quenching thirst is one of the most central human drives. Any physical activity, especially while laboring in the great outdoors to furnish the essentials around...

6 Best Solar Panels for Camping in 2021 (Buying Guide)

Many of us can no longer survive without mains electricity for a whole trip. It’s hard to live without a charged phone to contact friends...

The 6 Best Portable Power Packs for Camping in 2021

October 11, 2019/Riley Draper Table of Contents Many campers choose to go completely off the grid on their trips to the backcountry, using limited or...

The 8 Best Camping Towels in 2021 Reviewed

October 11, 2019/Riley Draper Table of Contents Commonly backgrounded in favor of tools that seem tougher, a good camp towel is a vital item for...

The 5 Best Camping Tarps in 2021 Reviewed

October 9, 2019/Samantha Bos Table of Contents Investing in a high-quality camping tarp is always a great idea! If you love camping, you'll love the...

5 Best Compact Binoculars in 2021 Reviewed

Want to upgrade your gear with a pair of compact binoculars? Then you've come to the right place! Our handy Best Compact Binoculars overview contains...

The Best Camping Utensils in 2021 (Top 6 Reviewed)

Portable sets of utensils have become a must-have for the eco-friendly. Having one in our bag means we never have to use disposable plastic cutlery,...

The Best Camping Sites in Georgia

Wherever you camp in Georgia, you will find hospitality, history, and scenery that is lush, peaceful, and unique. The campsites are also as diverse as...

9 Best Camping Desserts to Share around a Campfire

The best thing about a campfire (besides getting warm) is making cooking up some sweet, hot, and gooey dessert recipes! And you know we’re talking...

The 7 Best Camping Saws in 2021 Reviewed

October 5, 2019/Riley Draper Table of Contents A camping saw is handy for all the activities that form the backbone of your camping trip. From...

The 6 Best Camping Chairs for Bad Backs in 2021

Roughly 80% of Americans experience back pain at some point in our lives. With so many of us now working in offices, without the appropriate...

Best 6-Person Tents On The Market in 2021 (Top 3 Reviewed)

October 3, 2019/Samantha Bos Table of Contents Do you love camping with friends and/or family? Then you need a 6-Person Tent in your outdoor collection!...