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A Complete Look at the Chameleon Hammock

There is no hammock like the Chameleon for offering comfort and easy setup for your next camping adventure. Designed for function at every level, the Chameleon is a full-featured hammock made to be completely customizable and adaptable to any environment. Because of its modular structure, you can swap out components of your Chameleon hammock setup to fit your needs. …

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Foraging for Beginners

Foraging provides ample opportunity to get yourself out into nature and experiment with new flavors and textures while cooking. Some plant varieties even have a better profile of micronutrients than their supermarket alternatives due to being raised in the wild. Plus, with gardening and veganism on the rise, it’s only natural that curious campers are…

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5 Benefits of Making Your Own Gear

Whether you’re a seasoned camper or a newbie backpacker, making your own gear is an empowering, cost-effective way to ensure your needs are being met out there on the trails. Making camping and backpacking gear on your own can be a fantastic experience because it helps you realize just how capable and courageous you really…

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Tips to Know Before Hiking at High Altitude

Hiking at higher altitudes is more challenging due to decreased levels of oxygen in the air. Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned hiker, it’s important to train for your hike beforehand, pack appropriate equipment, and take safety precautions during your trek. Also, learning a few tips and tricks on high-altitude hiking ahead of time may…

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How Spending Time Outdoors Enhances Your life

Spending time outdoors enhances your physical and mental health and can improve memory, mood, and overall life satisfaction. According to one government calculation, the average American spends more than 80 percent of his or her life indoors — and the time spent enjoying Mother Nature only decreases as we get older. However, no matter your age, spending…

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9 Plants and Animals Only Found in the US

With its diverse geography and climate, the United States is home to numerous plants and animals not found anywhere else in the world. Scientists have already documented more than 200,000 species, and more are still being discovered. Due to ecological and evolutionary reasons, certain areas are characterized by a greater diversity of flora and fauna…

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Introducing Young Children to the Outdoors

For a child, even the tiniest things can be exciting. Introducing your children to the outdoors is a wonderful opportunity for them to engage in learning in today’s entertainment-driven world. Below are some surefire tips to ease kids into outdoor exploration before setting them free. How to Introduce Children to the Outdoors  First and foremost,…

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10 Realistic Ways You Can Help the Environment Today

Our outdoor world is a gift to us all, and we all play a part in preserving it for future generations. If you’ve heard of the green movement, you are probably familiar with recycling and other practices that can lead to more ecologically responsible lifestyles.  But what simple ways can you help the earth besides…

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A Minimalist’s Guide To Trekking Lightly When Outdoors

  If you’re like our crew at DutchWare, then you were born to explore the outdoors. Even if you’re wearing comfortable clothing and durable footwear, an overloaded backpack can both weigh and wear you down. That’s why we suggest backpackers learn how to create a pack that contains everything you need and leaves behind excess…

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6 Tips for Teaching Your Children to Respect Nature

  As a new parent, coach, teacher, or caregiver, you’ve probably been told how crucial it is to teach younger generations how to respect the environment. Respecting nature ensures that communities have access to resources to meet their needs and wants.  Younger children have a remarkable capacity to learn about the earth and begin to…

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All About Fabrics

You love the outdoors. The smell of fresh air, the gorgeous views, the excitement of those first few steps on a new adventure — any time when you’re surrounded by the serene sounds of nature is time well spent. Our team of designers enjoys outdoor adventures as much as you do and our years of…

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The Differences In Hammocks Dutchware Offers

There’s nothing quite like spending a few moments relaxing outdoors in a hammock. The lulling swing and cradling feeling can be almost meditative. Meanwhile, you can take time to rest your eyes or enjoy the scenery, looking up at the tree branches or blue sky. Hammocks are perfect for hiking, camping or even casual everyday…

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