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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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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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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, […]

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Best Lightweight Walking Trousers

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Best lightweight walking trousers

Today, we’re heading into the minefield of the lightweight walking trousers market and doing the legwork for you so that you will know exactly what you are getting for your money.  We’ve found the 6 best walking trousers based on comfort, practicality, appearance, and durability so you can determine which leg protectors will suit your […]

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What Are Pop Up Tents?

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What are pop up tents?

Camping is the most authentic way to experience the backcountry as it takes you away from most modern luxuries. It creates an immersive, genuine connection to the outdoors where you can ditch the electronics and truly appreciate nature. If you are new to the camping scene and have started to shop for tents, you may […]