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3 Reasons Why You Need Campmate’s Kitchen in Your Life

Gone are the days when campers are only limited to ready-to-eat goods and beverages at camp – the Campmate kitchen trend is here and it looks like it’s here to stay.

Camping kitchens are truly one of the greatest inventions ever made. Just imagine the ease of preparing food like you’re in the comforts of your home kitchen, but against the backdrop of the great outdoors.

I thank Campmate for creating such a useful tool because cooking in the outdoors doesn’t get tougher than preparing a huge meal for a family of four, keeping an eye out on my kids who’re always trying to kill each other, and ensuring the tent doesn’t get swept away by the rain.

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Keeping The Pack Weight Down: 5 Of The Best Ultralight Tents In The Market

Minimalist backpacking shelters commonly known as “ultralight tents” have taken the camping industry by storm.

These terrific tents are the product of innovative manufacturers (and the constant ranting of campers who hate domed tents) aimed at making our outdoor life comfortable and more secure. In all honesty, you really don’t need that complex tent with dangling poles, elastic cords, and numerous stakes (which will make assembling impossible if you lose just one!).

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Keep Track of Everything: The Best Hiking Watches of 2017

A watch isn’t merely an accessory for hikers – it’s not only capable of showing the time and date. As a matter of fact, the best hiking watches provide crucial information for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts through the addition of navigation sensors and other features.

With the advent of modern technology came the hiking watches. These practical watches feature an altimeter, a barometer, GPS, and a compass, to name a few. Some can even give an accurate measure of our average speeds, navigation, weather forecast, and calories we burned.

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Top Tips For Staying Cool While Camping And More

Being uncomfortably hot, rolling from one side to the other of the camping cot just to get a sleeping position with the most air, and sweating profusely every step of the way are some of the worst camping moments you’ll ever experience. If you’re at your wit’s end and you can’t think of solutions for staying cool while camping, don’t worry because we’ll lay out every single solution we have in mind for you.

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Guard Yourself At All Times: The Best Boot Knives For Any Outdoor Activity

Do you fancy carrying a boot knife? If so, you know very well that the term “boot knife” corresponds to the obvious.. a slim blade knife designed to be carried in the boot.

A boot knife or fondly called as the “gambler’s dagger” is a small, double-edged sharp blade that is usually carried or strapped inside a boot. The blade measures 3 to 5 inches and is concealed by a protective sheath before latching inside the boot through the sheath clip.

Boot knives are used for self-defense and for braving the harsh elements of the great outdoors such as wild animals and tall grasses when camping, fishing, trekking, or hunting.

Not only can a boot knife provide protection, but it also comes in handy for doing simple tasks such as opening cans, chopping pieces of wood for fire, cutting off stubborn roots when setting the tent up, and many more. In essence, a boot knife is an indispensable tool for survival in the wilderness.

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Your One Travel Companion: The Best Waterproof Backpacks

The best waterproof backpack is the one travel companion you should have whether you’re planning an epic day-long hike, a weekend campsite bumming, or a week-long trek through dense forests and off-the-beaten paths. It’s also ideal for beach bumming and basically all forms of travelling.

I think a waterproof bag is the one bag all campers and non-campers alike should have. This decade is pretty much dominated by waterproof backpacks and for a good reason too.

They’re ultra-lightweight, do have a huge carrying capacity, expandable, very durable, and simple. Waterproof backpacks are particularly useful to travellers because going lightweight is the norm for an effortless wandering.

Best Waterproof Backpacks
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Heads Up Sleepers! The Better Choice: Hammocks vs. Tents

A large number of things on Earth are debatable these days - iPhone vs. Samsung (I’m pro-iPhone), whether or not pineapple goes with pizza (definitely!), tablets vs. textbooks (books, definitely. Old school’s the best), etc.

You see, these are easy topics, ones you can think over for a day. But hard ones like going vegan, legalization of marijuana, the right to abortion, and hammocks vs. tents will get your brains all worked out particularly hammocks vs. tents. The phrase alone stumped me.

Hammocks vs. Tents

Hammock or tent?

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Sleeping On Cloud 9 At Camp: The Best Camping Cots of 2017

Do you sleep on a nice camping cot whenever you camp? Or do you still put a sleeping bag on the ground and sleep in it? Out with the old, in with the new - The best camping cots of 2017!

The mere thought of another camping night makes me thrilled and excited. But my excitement all goes down the drain when I think of the gears and things I need to pack for the event. I need to pack my clothes, camping tent, portable toilet, camping lantern, sleeping bag, camping pillow, food, and fluids. Oh, bringing the heavy stuff kills my excitement further!

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Leisure and Adventure in One: The Letchworth State Park

Are you looking forward to magnificent views and untouched nature? Then you can’t go wrong with Letchworth State Park. Going to this park to camp is like stepping into a wonderful dream! It has been dubbed as the “Grand Canyon of the East” and the best park in New York by USA Today.

The park secured the top spot in USA Today’s competition last 2015 against 6,000 parks across the USA. With all the rankings and great reviews this park garnered, I didn’t have second thoughts in choosing this park for my college reunion.

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No-Sweat Camping: The Camping Tent Air Conditioner

Have you ever camped out on a hot, summer day? Or worse, you’re quite accustomed to the terrible sweating brought by a humid climate everytime you go camping? Well, don’t despair and just let the heat ruin your supposedly good night’s sleep because you can always make unpleasant situations better – Yes, by getting yourself a camping tent air conditioner.

camping tent air conditioner

There are a lot of portable air conditioners but not all are suitable for camping

A camping tent air conditioner is a cost-effective solution for camping during the warm parts of the year. It makes a big difference in tent camping when all you want to do is chill at home just to enjoy the cool air of your A/C. Camping tent air conditioners come in a compact design yet they deliver powerful breeze of cold air. But since they remove both heat and humidity from the interiors of the tent, they consume electricity thus the need for a campsite with a power source.

However, don't’ expect the tent air conditioner to be as cold as the one in your house because, err,' it’s not just possible with all the minute pores of the tent.

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