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How to Make Camping More Comfortable

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how to make camping comfortable

Today, you’re going to learn how to make camping more comfortable. When I first started camping, my goal was to spend as little as possible on gear. While I did save money initially, I ended up having to replace things regularly. I realized my gear was insufficient for the amount of camping I was doing. […]

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Do I Need A Camping Pillow?

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Do I need a camping pillow

A lot of the appeal of camping is the sense of accomplishment that comes from successfully getting everything successfully set up. It’s a measure of your ‘outdoorsiness‘, your outdoor proficiency. In some ways, camping is all about roughing it, but that is no reason you have to feel uncomfortable. but, do you need a camping […]

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What Do the Ratings on Sleeping Bags Mean?

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what do the ratings on sleeping bags mean

The ratings on sleeping bags might leave you feeling confused and concerned that you may not be getting exactly what you want or need. We’ve unravelled the jargon for you so you won’t need a lie down before you’ve even ordered your sleeping bag! So what do the ratings on sleeping bags mean? In a […]

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Can You Zip Sleeping Bags Together?

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can you zip sleeping bags together

Is it really possible for two to become one? We’re talking about sleeping bags here and whether two single sleeping bags can be zipped together to make a warm and comfortable double bag? In short, Yes, you can zip two sleeping bags together in many cases. However, there are many designs out there and not […]

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Best Double Sleeping Bags UK Edition

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Best Double Sleeping Bags Uk Edition

So you’ve moved on from lonely planet to two’s company but the last thing you want to do is compromise when it comes to getting some shut-eye. Buying the best double sleeping bag will save you and your partner from morning blues around the breakfast campfire and ensure you wake up feeling hot, hot, hot!  […]

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What is the point of a base layer?

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What is the point of a base layer

For years I wore cotton t-shirts for all things outdoors, hiking, mountaineering, skiing, climbing, etc. It wasn’t until I joined the military that I realised I had been making my life more difficult and more uncomfortable than it should be. So what is the point of a base layer? The point of a base layer […]

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Is Merino Wool Better than Synthetics?

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Is merino wool better than synthetics

Does the thought of 100% wool bring you out in a cold sweat fearing your beautiful garment will shrink in the wash? Or in an itchy, hot sweat when you remember how uncomfortable you were in that chunky turquoise jumper a family member knitted? (Sorry Dorris!) Or are you anti-synthetic, for reasons that go back […]

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Best Base Layer for Hiking

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Best base layer for hiking

Hidden beneath the surface of a happy hiker is the perfect base layer. You can splash the cash on the very best outerwear gear but still be cold and uncomfortable because you’re not wearing a suitable base layer for hiking. Your base layer will be the closest kept secret to a comfortable and contented adventurer, […]

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How to Wash Walking Trousers

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How to wash walking trousers

Most of us invest a lot of time and money into buying our outdoor clothing. After all, our kit isn’t something we lounge around in at home on the settee… well, not always!  It’s clothing that is designed for a purpose. To keep warm, to keep dry, to keep protected from sun, rain, wind, snow, […]