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Tips for Starting a Campfire Without Matches

No Matches? No Problem – Tips for Starting a Campfire Without Matches One of the highlights of any camping trip is relaxing by the fire at the end of the day. Starting this fire, however, may not be quite as relaxing. Creating fire with modern tools is easy enough, but how do you make a…

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The Best High-Energy Foods for Hammock Camping 

The Best High-Energy Foods for Hammock Camping As any hammock camper knows, keeping your stomach full and your body energized is a key part of a great outdoor adventure. Fueling yourself properly during your trip will make sure your blood sugar stays steady and give you the nutrients you need to keep going. Read our…

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Your Guide to Hammock Cordage

Your Guide to Hammock Cordage Whether you’re a newbie or a hammocking enthusiast, you still want to pick the best rope for hammock suspension. Your hammock’s cordage can be the most critical part of your setup, and the right hammock ropes can make hammock camping a cozy and secure experience. Below are helpful recommendations for…

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The 5 Best Hiking Trail Apps for 2021

The 5 Best Hiking Trail Apps for 2021 You rely on your phone’s apps every day. Why not add a hiking trail app (or five) to the mix? The right hiking app can help you stay safer and get more from every excursion. Plus, you can track your hikes and bookmark your favorite places. We’ve…

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How to Backpack Comfortably in Cold Weather

How to Backpack Comfortably in Cold Weather Did you know that backpacking isn’t just for the warmer months of summer and fall? It’s not only possible to backpack and camp in cold weather, but it can offer a unique and one-of-a-kind outdoor experience. There is a peace and stillness to late fall and winter that…

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Double Camping Hammocks vs. Two-Person Camping Hammocks

Double Camping Hammocks vs. Two-Person Camping Hammocks While hammock camping is a lot of fun on your own, it’s even better when you bring your favorite person with you. With a little preparation and the right supplies, you can create your own two-person hammock setup, complete with protection from the rain, cold, and bugs. There…

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What You Need to Know Before Hiking With Your Cat

What You Need to Know Before Hiking With Your Cat For some people, getting their cat to come out from under the bed is a chore. Yet, others want to take their cats on hikes. As a pet parent or buddy, convincing your house cat to do outdoor activities can be tricky. However, if your…

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Is it Too Hot to Go Hammocking?

Is It Too Hot to Go Hammocking? Summer is approaching, which means you may be wondering how hot is too hot for hammocking and camping. The answer usually varies depending on the humidity, night temperature, and your activities for that day. Below, learn some hot-weather camping hacks to help yourself stay cool. How Hot Is…

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4 Tips for Hiking in the Heat

4 Tips for Hiking in the Heat Summer is a glorious time to head outdoors and immerse yourself in nature. However, the heat and intense sun exposure can lead to side effects that range from dizzying to downright dangerous. Before you hit the trail, keep these tips in mind and you’ll be prepared no matter…

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What to Wear When Hammock Camping 

What to Wear When Hammock Camping Hammock camping is a fun activity that you can enjoy year-round. As long as you have the right hammock camping gear and clothing, you can stay comfortable and protected in any season. Consider the time of year you’ll be camping, as well as your location and which activities you want…

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10 Ways You Can Immerse Yourself in Nature This Earth Day

10 Ways You Can Immerse Yourself in Nature This Earth Day If you’re a nature lover, you appreciate every season to the fullest and look forward to everything from snowfalls to sunshine. For you, Earth Day’s a wonderful “excuse” for exploring the countryside or just hanging out in your backyard. On April 22, set aside…

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Hammock Safety 101 — A Beginner’s Guide to Staying Safe and Sound in a Hammock

Hammock Safety 101 — A Beginner’s Guide to Staying Safe and Sound in a Hammock Recreational hammocks are fast becoming must-haves for camping and hiking trips. They’re comfortable to lounge in, lightweight and easy to carry, and quick to set up. Whether you’re just starting out or consider yourself a veteran “hanger,” here’s everything you…

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