R.I.P. Old Faithful, et. al.

July was a bad month for gear. Just over a month ago, I posted about my “Old Faithful” tent and camping grill. Shortly thereafter, in fact, just a handful of days later, my tent and grill were laid to rest, without (much) fanfare, in the campground dumpster at The Beach Camping Area in North Conway, […]

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Infographic: Anatomy of a Backpacker

Not sure where this week’s infographic comes from, but I discovered it on Let Children Play. If anyone reading this knows the original source, please let me know and I will update accordingly! This week’s infographic comes to us from HCC Medical Insurance Services, and is the Anatomy of a Backpacker… I carry much more […]

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Just Your Average Tip: Bring an Extra Tent Stake

Bring an extra tent stake. Chances are, you will lose, break, bend beyond repair, one of your tent stakes. Even if you do not lose one, it may come in handy as an extra tie down for your tarp, or some other use. Image from Lawson Outdoor Equipment I actually keep a couple with me […]

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Old Faithful

Back in the early 90’s, I stumbled upon a Marlboro Adventure Team Gear catalog, and saw the tents, grills, etc., and remembered always seeing packs of spent Marlboro’s lying around on the ground everywhere. I kept the catalog, and hunted around for a couple of months for these (and from my own as I started […]

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Infographic: The Tent Commandments

Ah, I see what they did there. Funny! I’m LOLing all over the place. Srsly. ROTFL. NEways… back to the infographic at hand this week, which comes to us from the British outfit – Outdoor World Direct, who not only sell camping gear, but also attend church every once in a while as well. Hey, […]

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