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A List of Great Bikepacking Routes

Bikepacking combines the best of backpacking and biking, allowing you to blaze along trails, enjoy heart-pounding excitement, and explore new terrains. Finding the best bikepacking routes is essential for your next adventure. Some trails are ideal for bikepacking for beginners while other routes are for more experienced riders. Choose a place to explore based on…

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Hammock Camping vs. Tent Camping

The beauty of camping is experimenting with the type of camping and finding out what kind of camper you are. The two main types of camping that you can test out are hammock camping and tent camping — both have unique benefits and advantages. Comparing hammock camping versus ground camping can help you determine which option…

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Hammock PeaPod vs. Over/Underquilt

If there was ever a hammock sleeping bag vs. over/underquilt contest, it ended when backpackers saw the multifaceted benefits of packing an over/underquilt instead of their sleeping bag. There are some commonalities between the two, such as basic design elements and materials. Similarities aside, there are plenty of factors that determine the best sleeping solution for nights in your hammock,…

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Fun Winter Camping Activities

Fun Winter Camping Activities Has cabin fever struck your household? Are you rapidly running out of ways to keep your kids — and yourself — entertained throughout the long, cold days of winter? You should consider winter camping. While winter camping has some big differences from summer camping, you can make it a memorable trip for…

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The Complete Guide to Hammock Suspension Straps

The Complete Guide to Hammock Suspension Straps

Taking time to chill and hang out in a hammock is one of the best ways to unwind. Whether you’re relaxing at home, in a park or on a mountain trail, having a lightweight hammock is a must for people who enjoy the simplicity of unwinding in the trees. So long as you have the…

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Underquilt vs. Sleeping Pad: The Pros and Cons of Each

Underquilts vs. Sleeping Pads Portable and convenient, hammocks can offer an improved twist on camping or backpacking. However, when night falls, it’s crucial to keep yourself warm. Underquilts and sleeping pads are two insulation methods you can use. Which one should you pick? Here is a quick overview of both so you can make the right decision….

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Single Layer vs. Double Layer Backpacking Hammocks

When it comes time to purchase a hammock for your upcoming backpacking trip, you may wonder what the difference is between a single and double layer hammock. As you browse these different types of hammocks, it’s important to keep a few things in mind. The first is where you will be using your hammock and whether…

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Hammock Camping Laws and Guidelines in All 63 National Parks

Hammock Camping Guidelines in All 63 U.S. National Parks Camping with your hammock is a great way to enjoy the outdoors, especially in the United States’ many beautiful national parks. Before you set up your hammock for the night, it’s essential to know the current guidelines for the national park you are visiting. Can You Put…

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Bridge vs. Gathered End Hammocks

Bridge vs. Gathered End Hammocks: Which Is Better? If you’re in the market for a new hammock, you have a lot of decisions to make. From the shape to the material and color, your new hammock can take on many forms. Two popular hammock models are the bridge hammock and the gathered end hammock. Both…

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6 Reasons Why You Should Go Camping in the Fall

6 Reasons Why You Should Go Camping in the Fall Have you been considering a fall camping trip? Cool-weather camping offers more than just a chance to see how warm your sleeping bag is. You’ll also enjoy a range of fall camping activities you can’t experience at any other time. Check out these six reasons…

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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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