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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.

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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.

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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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Cook All You Want At Camp: The Best Dutch Ovens Of 2017

If you’re reading this blog for a while now, you’ll observe that almost all our camping dishes are cooked in a Dutch oven. Dutch ovens are the most versatile cookware that is ideal for camping. The mighty oven has a ton of uses – it cooks, braises, bakes, boils, steams, and everything.

If you cook a lot of different dishes on camp, you better bring a Dutch oven with you. Did I mention how good an apple cobbler tastes when baked in a Dutch oven? That’s why you need to get yourself the best Dutch oven to bring to camp.

These cast-iron pots with legs are slow-cooking, big, and distribute heat evenly within the food, so it cuts the cooking time in half. Of course, you’ll also need to consider your heat source to determine the cooking duration.

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Fishing And Camping In One: The White Horse Lake Campground

The White Horse Lake Campground is an extremely popular fishing destination. It lies 19 miles southeast of Williams, in northern Arizona. Also, it’s just an hour’s drive away from the Grand Canyon National Park's south rim, and is surrounded by the diverse scenery of Kaibab National Forest.

The adjacent forest reserve is sprawling with stunning sceneries, pristine dams and also offers exciting activities such as hiking, swimming, and mountain biking.

The lake, a product of years of geological process, sits at an elevation of 6,600 feet. The lake is popular for anglers and fishing newbies. Rainbow trouts, brown trouts and channel catfish are abundant in the lake. Aside from fishing, the lake is also ideal for boating. In fact, there are more families frequenting the lake on weekends to kayak than anglers seeking out to fish.

On the other hand, the campground within the lake lies within a dense forest with plenty of open areas. There are 90 individual campsites in the area with essential amenities such as picnic tables, campfire rings, barbecue grills, and tent pads.

The place is also great for company outings due to its large campsite which can accommodate as much as 60 people. For small groups, there are campsites for 5-6 people, and also there are a lot of single tent sites within the campground. RVs are also permitted in the campground.

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Heavy-Duty Tent Stakes: How To Make Your Own Stake And Stake Alternatives

Have you had problems with sloppy and shaky tents though you’re quite sure you drilled your tent stakes into its proper places? Perhaps it’s time you switch to heavy-duty tent stakes.

Nine times out of ten, I would replace manufacturer-supplied tent stakes that come with the backpacking or camping tent set that I purchased. Mostly, they’re too short, too heavy, and can’t burrow deep enough when staked against rocky soils.

In camping, we don’t readily know what type of soil we’re going to set our tents up against so you can’t really depend on the ability of your tent stakes to drill through all kinds of soil, especially when the stakes seem to thin and wire-like.

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Never Miss Good Food When You’re Backpacking. Get Yourself A Backpacking Cookware!

Tired and beaten from traversing long and winding trails all day long? Refuel with food! Need pots and pans for that savory dinner? No problem. We’ve got the best backpacking cookware for you!

Every human needs to eat, but every backpacker needs to eat MORE. Of course, with all the activities we do and the places we explore on foot, we should have enough energy to sustain our bodies.

Have you been backpacking for long or are you a newbie to the outdoors? If you’re a seasoned backpacker, perhaps you’re reading this article to scout for the best backpacking cookware to replace your old one.

If you’re a newbie to backpacking, you’re lucky to have come across this awesome piece (yeah, self-proclaimed) because you’ll definitely need a backpacking cookware sooner or later, you just don’t know it.

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