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7 Famous Constellations Everyone Can Find

Many people are amazed by the stars, even those who live in big cities and rarely see the night sky. However, it can sometimes be...
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5 Ways to Start a Fire Without Matches or Lighters

So, you’re stranded somewhere and need fire to keep warm or you want to be more prepared in case that ever happens? Starting a fire...
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Tarp Camping: Beginner’s Guide to Camping Without a Tent

Camping with a tent can be challenging at times. You might be camping with lots of people and not a lot of tents, so you...
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10 Best Hardshell Jackets

April 18, 2021/Riley Draper Table of Contents Hardshell jackets are a step up from a windbreaker, they're the ultimate form of a rain jacket, and...
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How to Fix Heel Slippage in Boots

One thing every hiker needs is a good pair of boots. However, sometimes your heel falls out with every step you take. New shoes can...
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10 Scariest and Most Dangerous Hiking Trails on Earth

One reason for hiking’s long-lasting and widespread popularity is the ability to choose whatever level of danger and challenge you want. So while some might...
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Hammock vs Tent Camping – The Debate is Over

For most casual campers and backpackers, it would be wild to consider sleeping in anything other than a tent in the backcountry. While car and...
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The 5 Different Types of Trailer Hitches (Explained) 

With the growing popularity of tiny homes, RVs, and other alternative camping options, there’s a lot to explore in the world of trailers and trailer...
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How to Clean Your Tent (Plus 5 Tent Care Tips)

It’s a good idea to clean your tent every time your return from a camping or backpacking trip. You’ll also want to give it a...
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6 Poisonous Snakes in California (And How to Spot Them)

While California is a great destination for hiking, camping, fishing, and all things outdoors, there are some natural dangers you’ll need to look out for...
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9 Outdoor Camping Gear To Ensure You Have The Best Time

If you love to go on camping or are planning your first outdoor adventure, you should have the essential outdoor camping gear to ensure a...
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12 Common Types Of Trees (Tree Species) And How To Identify Them

Tree species are such a common form of plant life that they often go unnoticed in our daily lives. Generally speaking, as they don't have...
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How Long Does it Take to Hike Camelback Mountain?

The ancient rock of Camelback Mountain calls out to hikers from across the world. Named for its resemblance to the hump and head of a...
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The Best Concealed Carry Holsters For Your Firearm

The choice of how to carry your firearm is—and has always been—your prerogative. Provided the proper permits and, as state laws allow, you can choose...
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Backpacking the Trans Catalina Trail on Catalina Island

Nestled within the old-world charm of small island towns and rustic territory is the Trans Catalina Trail: a 38.5 mile-long backpacking trail located on Santa...
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20 Best Places to Camp Within 2 Hours of Pittsburgh, PA

The city of Pittsburgh is an early 20th-century industrial capital, and its history can be observed by the buildings that are modeled after the Gilded...
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50 Best Hiking Quotes to Inspire Your Next Adventure

Hiking is not without its challenges, no matter how experienced the hiker might be. Sometimes it may seem as though the trail is getting longer...
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How To Identify and Eat Hickory Nuts In The Wild 

Hickory trees can be found all across the United States, and they’re a wonderful source of on-the-trail nutrition. The hickory is in the same family...
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20 Best Places to Camp Within 2 Hours of Bend, OR

Bend is a small city in central Oregon that offers beautiful landscapes and trails. One thing that attracts many tourists to Bend is the Newberry...
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20 Best Places to Camp Within 2 Hours of Austin, TX

The state capital of Texas is most well-known for its live music scene and beautiful scenery. The Colorado River runs right through the heart of...
Washington DC

20 Best Places to Camp Within 2 Hours of Washington, DC

The nation’s capital provides visitors and residents alike with plenty of activities to partake in while out and about. Being home to many sites to...
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20 Best Places to Camp Within 2 Hours of San Diego

With San Diego being known as “America’s Finest City,” it’s no surprise that it accommodates many kinds of hobbies for all kinds of people. San...
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Everything You Need to Know about Hiking in Jeans

Jeans are one of the most universal items of clothing; almost everyone has a trusty pair of denim trousers in their wardrobe. Seen as a...
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15 Fun Camping Activities for Teenagers

So you have finally carved out some time to hit the open road and explore some of the wonderful scenery of The Great Outdoors. While...
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10 Best Places to Camp Within Two Hours of Niagara Falls

So you have finally decided to explore all of the wonderful scenery of Niagara Falls and the rest of New York State. In general, it...
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10 Best Lake Camping Spots in Washington

Camping can be a truly incredible experience in the state of Washington. With cool rain forests, rugged backcountry and coastal areas, and breathtaking mountain views,...
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How to Get Electricity During Your Camping Trip

For a lot of people, going camping or backpacking is the perfect opportunity to disconnect from the modern world and really "live off the land"...
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How to Stay Warm Sleeping in a Hammock

Hammock camping is very different from other types of camping because you are generally going to be suspended in the air for long periods of...
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The 5 Best Camping Spots in Oahu, Hawaii

Oahu is the Hawaiian island that is home to the most people in the state, but it is also one of the most popular vacation...
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20 Best Places to Camp Within Two Hours of Las Vegas NV

The state of Nevada certainly has great gambling cities like Las Vegas and Reno, but there is so much more to see in the state...
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20 Best Places to Camp Within Two Hours of Asheville NC

The Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina’s passageway through the Blue Ridge Mountains, is often voted as one of the most scenic drives in the entire...
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20 Best Places to Camp Within Two Hours of Madison WI

Up in Wisconsin, you’ll find some of the most widely varied weather, camping, and wildlife. The Great Lakes have given us sandy beaches and bitter...
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20 Best Places to Camp Within Two Hours of Miami FL

Miami isn’t all sunshine and butterflies, sometimes you’ve got to get away. Folks to dent to think of Florida as the camping capital, but we’ve...
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20 Best Places to Camp Within Two Hours of Los Angeles CA

California (especially SoCal) is one of the most sought after states in the entire country, and LA is the city where dreams are made and...
Detroit.

20 Best Places to Camp Within 2 Hours of Detroit MI

Folks might know it as Motor City but Detroit is also home to plenty of natural beauty. Michigan’s famous sand dunes are across the lower...
Philadelphia.

20 Best Places to Camp Within Two Hours of Philadelphia PA

Philly is known for its cheesesteaks and the famous staircase at its Art Museum. But there’s tons of natural beauty just a short drive away....
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20 Best Places to Camp Within Two Hours of Salt Lake City UT

Named for the massive lake just to its north, Salt Lake City is a sleeper hit. There’s much more to this beautiful city than Mormons...
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16.4 OZ Propane Cylinder – How Long Does It Last?

16.4 oz. propane tanks are a common energy source for camping stoves and small portable propane heaters. Although they’re lightweight, convenient, and easy to use,...
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Can You Rent a Tent for Camping?

Of all the camping gear out there, a tent is one of the most essential. Although you can go camping without a tent, it’s much...
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7 Tips to Become a Campfire Cooking Expert

Cuisine in the great outdoors runs the gamut from s’mores and canned beans to homemade pasta and gourmet-grade paellas and tacos. You don’t have to...
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Most Popular Spots To Inspire You For Your Next Kayaking Trip

Kayaking is a famous water sport that involves the use of a paddle to navigate a small boat, which is referred to as a kayak....
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Learning How To Fish: A Handbook

Introduction: You’ve Got A Bite   Fishing has been around for centuries and it was one of the first sources of protein for humans. Nowadays,...
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What Are The Advantages of Kayak Fishing

Are you looking for an environmental-friendly boat that can bring you convenience and accessibility especially when it comes to fishing? If the answer is yes,...
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How to Enjoy Your Vacation During the Pandemic

It is a universal fact that we all look forward to vacation time. We make plans to either visit our favorite spots or try something...
Nashville, Tennessee.

20 Best Places to Camp Within Two Hours of Nashville, Tennessee

If you live in Music City, you’ve already got plenty to do in and around the city, but if you broaden your search just a...
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20 Best Places to Camp Within Two Hours of Portland, Oregon

Camping in the Oregon is all about clear waters, mountains, and hiking. You couldn’t have designed more picturesque landscapes if you had gathered all of...
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20 Best Places to Camp Within Two Hours of Seattle, WA

Break out your Swiss Army Knives and Leatherman tools, because it's time to go camping! The best thing about living in the Pacific Northwest is...
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20 Best Places to Camp Within Two Hours of Houston, TX

Texas is massive. We all know this. That size means that you can just point your car in any direction and you’ll find a campsite. That...
New York City.

20 Best Places to Camp Within Two Hours of New York City

New York is known for a lot of things as well as its great camping spots. It’s the heart of America, the beating heart of...
Denver, CO.

20 Best Places to Camp Within Two Hours of Denver, CO

Even people that don’t know the first thing about the Mile-High City will know that there’s plenty of great hiking spots camping spots to be...