Month: April 2016

Tent Cleaning 101

Mitchell, Campgear.com author and photographer extraordinaire breaks down proper tent cleaning technique for the up coming camping season.  As part of spring gear cleaning, it’s time to bust out the tent.  If you’re anything like me and have a 3-season tent—the missing 4th season is coming to and end!  Also, if your 3-season tent is anything like mine—your […] Read more…

Hiking: Don’t Wait Until Summer

Our newest addition to the Campgear.com Blog team, Mareth, writes about spending a Seattle spring in the hills.  The past few weeks have brought an unusually quick start to spring in the Seattle area – warm temperatures, clear skies, and an abundance of plant growth are all heralding the coming of spring – and early-season […] Read more…

Trekking Pole Lubrication and Cleaning

Have you noticed your trekking or hiking poles are becoming harder to collapse?   Perhaps your quick locks are no longer holding your poles at the correct height?   These both can be common problems with collapsible trekking poles, especially if they aren’t regularly cleaned.   It’s important to make sure that at the end of a hike, […] Read more…