Tips & Tricks

10 Tips for Family Camping

Ah, summer, arguably the best time of the year. A season we can spend more time with our loved ones surrounded by the simplicity of nature and the warmth of the sun. Campfires, lake adventures, hiking and camping are a few of the things we do not take for granted. In these few short months […] Read more…

Glamping

Glamping: How to Camp in Luxury

Ah, camping. It’s a time to unwind from everyday stressors and immerse yourself in the rich beauty of nature. It can be a weeklong getaway, or a short weekend escape. Sometimes all we need is just a day out in the woods, and our minds can achieve the mental refresh and clarity that they so […] Read more…

Your Guide to Hammock Camping

The Hammock’s Humble Beginning: So you want to spend a few days in nature to unwind and reset… or maybe you just need a quick afternoon nap in between your busy workday. Whatever the reason may be, hammocks have proven to be a popular leisure activity for nature-lovers and city-dwellers alike. But long before we […] Read more…

8 Essential Knots

There are a handful of knots that every outdoor enthusiast should know. Having a strong background in ropework can improve the quality of a trip 10 fold. Rope is surprisingly useful in a pinch and having a little background really helps. Knot tying is like math, the more you practice the better you are. Bowline […] Read more…

Travel: Perspectives on Pooping

For some people, the idea of pooping in the woods sounds so horrible that they would rather forego wilderness camping entirely: The Glampers – glamorous campers with all the beautiful photographs, but none of the discomforts. For others, the solution is to not poop at all until returning to an actual bathroom: The Willfully Constipated. […] Read more…

DIY: Adventure Kits

During my first winter in Alaska, I kept a lot of things in my car.   Extra woolen blankets, a snow shovel, a bag of kitty litter, fire-starting materials, granola bars, and anything else I could think of that might come in handy if my car were to break down halfway over some isolated, snow-covered mountain […] Read more…

Packing for your Big Trip

“The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.” -Christopher McCandless Be it Costa Rica for two weeks, backpacking through Europe over 2 months, or volunteering in the Philippines […] Read more…

Baselayers: Natural or Synthetic?

Baselayers break down into two major categories; those made with natural fibers like silk or wool and those made with synthetic fibers like Polypropylene. Many people have preferences on what they wear, however, few people know that there’s actually a reason for wearing either a natural garment or a synthetic garment. Natural fibers, like wool, […] Read more…

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…

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