Casey Pollock

Everything you need to know to make your own gear.

Perfecting Your Car Camping Kitchen Setup

  Good food is the first step to a memorable camping trip. Before you head out, you’ll need a well-stocked car camping kitchen setup full of everything you’ll need to make meals you love. Here’s a rundown of some of the essentials. Pick the Best Stove After a long day of hiking or relaxing by a…

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7 Chill Activities That You Need to Try in a Hammock 

7 Chill Activities That You Need to Try in a Hammock 

You spend plenty of time relaxing in your hammock when the weather is pleasant. Along with swaying under your favorite tree, you can try several other hammock activities for an engaging day outside. Chill Activities to Do in a Hammock Whether you need hammock date ideas or want a fun way to spend your day,…

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Hammock Camping for Two

What could be cozier than hammocking for two? Sharing a hammocking experience with someone else can turn a regular camping trip into an opportunity to take togetherness to new heights — literally! Nevertheless, the key to making two-person hammock camping work is having the right equipment. Why not just sleep in the same hammock? Although…

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10 Tips for Keeping Warm While Camping

10 Tips for Keeping Warm While Camping

Camping during the winter is a great time to see breathtaking views without the crowds. However, even the most spectacular views can’t make up for numb fingers as you try to enjoy yourself in freezing temperatures. With DutchWare’s winter camping tips, you can stay warm even when you’re camping in the snow. 1. Wear Layers…

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How to Plan Your Own Bikepacking Route

How to Plan Your Own Bikepacking Route

If you’re looking for an exciting new adventure, a bikepacking trip might be just what you need. These expeditions require thorough research and planning to be successful. Let’s look at some factors to keep in mind when preparing for your trip. Factors to Consider A lot of time and research goes into route planning for…

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Everything You Need to Know About Purchasing Your First Hammock

One of the best ways to take in some fresh air, relax, and enjoy the views around you is to set up your very own hammock between the trees. Figuring out how to buy the right hammock for your applications takes little time, and you’ll be happy when you get to use your new accessory…

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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 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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Essential Hardware Gear to Have for Winter Camping

Essential Hardware Gear to Have for Winter Camping Winter camping has many benefits, such as fewer bugs and crowds as you experience the peacefulness of a winter wonderland. However, inadequately preparing for a winter camping trip can leave you cold and uncomfortable. To ensure your next camping trip is a success, you’ll want to pack…

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

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

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What Is Bikepacking?

What Is Bikepacking? Here’s What You Need to Know If you enjoy the outdoors, you may have heard people talking about bikepacking recently. Wondering what bikepacking is and how you can get in on the fun? Learn more about this adventurous activity that appeals to people who enjoy multi-day cycling tours and exploring nature. What…

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hammock camper in the woods

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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