Just Your Average Tip: You Already Have a Pillow

Whether you are car camping or backpacking, or, a long day hike where you are looking to take a rest, you already have a pillow with you. There is no need to take an actual pillow (way to big and heavy for backpacking!), or even one of those smaller travel pillows. All you need to […]

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Infographic: Sleep Warm While Camping

This infographic is another one that comes to us from ScoutMasterCG.com – another purveyor of great outdoor-related infographics. While geared towards scouts, it applies to us all. Enjoy!  This infographic also pairs well with a post I made in February – Settling down for a long winter’s nap.

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Just Your Average Review: Kelty Cosmic 0-Degree Sleeping Bag

Product Specifications Manufacturer: Kelty Model: Cosmic 0 Size: Long  – Fits up to 6’ 6” Temperature Rating: 0° / -18°C Trail Weight (per manufacturer): 5 lb. 1 oz. / 2.27 kg Dimensions: Length: 84” / 213 cm, Shoulder girth: 64” / 163 cm Stuffed Dimensions: Diameter: 12" / 30 cm, Stuffed length: 20" / 51 […]

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Settling Down for a Long Winter’s Nap…

This is a checklist for what to do when camping in the winter to ensure you have just as comfortable of a night’s sleep as you would any other time of year out in the sticks… Hot Water About an hour before going to bed, boil up some hot water, and put it in a […]

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