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Preventing Annoying Nature Calls In The Middle Of The Night While Camping

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

High carb snack to prevent urge to pee when coldNothing is more annoying or colder than digging out of your warm cocoon to answer nature’s call. To prevent unwanted midnight forays, simply stick a high-carbohydrate, high fat bite size snack like a Snickers bar between your chattering teeth.

Prevent Your Water From Freezing When Winter Camping

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Keeping water from freezing in winter campingCarve a hole in the snow or snow wall, then fill a pot 3/4 full with water and put the covered pot in a the hole in the snow wall. Seal in the pot with snow.

Sleeping Bag Buying and Maintenance Tips

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Buying and maintaining sleeping bag tips

Remember to spend a few extra dollars on a sleeping-bag sheet liner made from either silk or a cotton/synthetic blend. It adds warmth and comfort to your sleep, but more importantly, it also absorbs grime and oil from your body, keeping the bag cleaner in the long run.

A Crash Course In How To Take A Fall In The Outdoors

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

How to take a fall, outdoor activities

Falling is a natural by-product of both genetic clutziness and pushing the limits of your skills. In many outdoor sports, hitting the ground is how we improve, so it only makes sense that we should also try to learn how to fall with style and grace.

Matches, Matches and More Matches

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

fire matches for camping and hiking trips

Always bring lots and lots of matches. Keep them in waterproof containers and place them in various places in your backpack and pocket to make sure the you don’t either lose them or that they get wet.

Make A Great Inexpensive Camp Stove Windscreen

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Aluminum Camp Stove Wind Screen

You can make a great inexpensive windscreen out of a piece of 10-inch aluminum flashing.

Keeping Cool At Night Outdoors – Camping

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

Keeping Cool at night outdoors - camping

Facing a sultry night outdoors?

Here’s how and where to pitch your tent to keep cool.  Camp low Hilltop views are tempting, but valleys often hold lower nighttime temps.

How To Repair Torn Mosquito Netting

Friday, August 15th, 2008

How to repair torn mosquito netting

One little rip in your tent’s gauzy armor, and the bloodletting begins. Thwart biting bugs of all varieties by promptly fixing holes in your tent screens. Here’s how.

[1] If it’s a clean tear, sew it shut with nylon thread, using an overhand stitch.

Get Your Zzz’s , Sleeping Comfortably Outdoors By Selecting The Right Sleeping Bag

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

How to select the right sleeping bag, so you get a good nights sleep 

You’re doing everything you should to stay toasty all night…warm hat, calisthenics before bed, a hot-water bottle at your feet-but you’re still suffering predawn shivers. You might just be a cold sleeper or you might need a new bag. Here’s how to find one that’s right for you.

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