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Camping With Your K-9: What To Bring

Article Written by LA Police Gear “What should I bring when camping with my dog” is a common question that many pet owners who camp ask. Every camper’s list may include slightly different things based on your dog’s needs, but certain items should be on every pet owner’s list. These things will help you have…

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Pack Back

Project Overview Skill Level Estimated Time Beginner 45 – 60 minutes Materials and Tools Materials Needed: Tools Needed: 1/2 Yard Mesh Sewing Machine 4 1/2 yards shock cord Scissors 2 – Mini Cord Locks Ruler/Tape Measure 4 Attachable Cord Locks Marker or Chalk 4 Hook Cord Ends 4 Easy Grip Cord Ends 2 Yards 1…

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Rain Mitts

Project Overview Skill Level Estimated Time Beginner 30- 40 minutes Materials and Tools Materials Needed: Tools Needed: 1/2 yard of one of the following:XenonHelionDyneema composite Sewing Machine 1 yard Dutch Cord Scissors 1 yard shock cord Ruler/Tape Measure 2– Mini Cord Locks Marker or Chalk Thread of your choice Pattern Components 2 cut mitten pieces…

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Junk Trunk

Project Overview Skill Level Estimated Time Advanced 3-4 hours Materials and Tools Materials Needed: Tools Needed: 1/2 yard liteskin Sewing Machine 10″ x 10 ” mesh Scissors 3 zipper pulls Ruler/Tape Measure 21″ waterproof zipper Marker or Chalk 10″ zipper 2 Beam pullers 1 mitten hook 6 3/4″ x 1/2″ grosgrain Thread of your choice…

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Seven Tips for Frugally Backpacking Across the World

International travel is a lifelong dream for many of us. We have a deeply held desire to see the world, experience new cultures, and glimpse some of the most gloriously beautiful sights with our own eyes. Travel comes with a price tag that can intimidate many from pursuing this dream — but there are plenty…

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Five Travel Journal Prompts That Will Help You Savor Your Backpacking Experience

Backpacking is a uniquely invigorating way to reconnect with nature — and with yourself. Those who wander the trail for a time often find themselves able to think more clearly when freed from the noise of their normal, busy home lives. Whether you’re backpacking solo or with others, something about the fresh air and physical…

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Seven Games That Will Make Hiking Fun for Kids

Hiking with kids can be a world of fun, as they have a tendency to delight in unexpected things and bring a new sense of perspective and wonder to any trek. However, there may also be times when little legs are tired, and they’ve had enough. In those moments, you might need a little creativity…

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How to Make a Backpacking Pillow

DIY instructions to make your own lightweight backpacking pillow. Project Overview Skill Level Estimated Time Estimated Cost Beginner 30 to 60 minutes $ Materials and Tools Materials Needed: Tools Needed: 14″x18″ ARGON 67 or ARGON 90 Sewing Machine ~55 Grams of Climashield or other fill Scissors 4″ of 1/2″ Grosgrain Ruler/Tape Measure Thread of your…

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How to Design & Make an Ultralight Shelter/Tarp

This project was made available by TwoFoolsWalking. Be sure to check out their Youtube channel and other articles we have here.

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Thru-Hiking for Beginners: Your Ultimate Mileage Cheat Sheet

The Pacific Crest Trail, the Continental Divide Trail and the Appalachian Trail make up the “Triple Crown” of thru-hiking. As a first-time thru-hiker, it can be overwhelming to think about completing a 2,000-mile or 3,000-mile hike. How many miles should you hike each day? The key to thru-hiking for beginners is to pace yourself. During…

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Tips and Tricks for Advanced Slackliners

You’ve mastered balance, built muscle memory and have a year or more of slacklining under your belt. You’ve experienced the many benefits of slacklining, like body awareness, flexibility, posture and core strength. It’s time to take your slacklining practice to the next level. Here are a few tips and tricks to elevate your advanced slacklining…

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The Benefits of Sleeping in a Hammock

Camping is one of the best ways to truly appreciate the beauty and serenity of the great outdoors. Laying under the stars surrounded by the sounds of nature is the perfect way to fall asleep. As any adventure enthusiast knows, getting a comfortable night’s rest can be difficult without the right backpacking and camping materials….

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