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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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The Best Backpacking Pillow of 2017

Are you a fan of long naps and extended periods of sleep? But you also love to explore and bask in the outdoors? Mate, get yourself a backpacking pillow from our list, The Best Backpacking Pillow of 2017!

Most novice backpackers ask - Have you ever used a backpacking pillow? Why would you need a backpacking pillow? Can I just use my travel pillow? My answer: YES, you’ll need a backpacking pillow if you want to have a nighttime as good as when you are at the comforts of your home. I once thought that bringing pillows are too luxurious for camping, but when backpacking pillows sprung, I knew I had to get one.

Perhaps you’re wondering what sets a backpacking pillow apart from the usual travel pillow and what’s so special about it. We’ll try to answer your questions about backpacking pillows, and the best part is we’ll give you a round-up of the best backpacking pillows out there, how about that?

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Hauling Gear Into Your Pop-Up Camper? Install A Roof Rack First!

Have you had any problems hauling big gear into your pop-up camper or your car? The easiest solution to the problem campers like us frequently face is a pop-up camper roof rack.

If you’re a fan (okay, or a reader) of my blog, you know very well that I’m an avid camper and I’ve been doing it for decades now. Oftentimes, I’d stumble upon trails leading to pristine lakes and rivers and I just can’t contain my desire to tread through the peaceful waters with a kayak.

Sometimes, when I take my family to campgrounds on nearby lakes, I get so disappointed by the lack of boat or kayak rentals of the facility. How will you not be disappointed when there’s a perfectly good lake standing in front of you, and you can’t even make use of it?​

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The Best Camping Fans of 2017

Going out to camp in a humid day? The sunny weather looks great because we all hate chilly nights and we don’t have to worry about insulation and the extra job of keeping the tent warm.

Yes, it’s all good until we resign to our tents to rest and we can’t stop sweating. It’s like hell inside the tent! Have anyone experienced this? It ruins the supposedly “chill camping trip”. What we’re missing is a camping fan. Worry not because we’re here to give you a review of the Best Camping Fans of 2017!

I should’ve added a camping fan to my camping checklist a long time ago. It’s perfect for cooling down after long hikes and other sure-sweat activities, and most importantly, camping fans make a good night’s sleep!

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Creating the Perfect Camping Quesadillas: Choosing The Best Quesadilla Maker

Good news for campers who are addicted to the Mexican quesadilla – finally, a quesadilla maker! So this quesadilla maker might be around for some time, but I only became aware of its existence just sometime last month, and I truly am ecstatic to try the thing.

With the quesadilla maker, I can always make a fresh quesadilla for my daily quesadilla fix or for pre-cooking a couple for my camping trips. No more taking out from the restaurant or messing up the entire kitchen, thank goodness.

There are so many perks that come with a quesadilla maker. First, you can have your Mexican lunch in less than 10 minutes. Secondly, you’ll never mess up your oven and cut foils ever again.

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Classic and Modern Drinking Card Games For Your Camping Night

Yes! Another weekend camping session! Don’t you just love weekends spent with nature? It’s so refreshing. It’s a great way to unwind with your closest friends or family!

Sometimes I feel torn on where to spend my weekend. Should I spend it to rest, binge, and drink a couple of beers on the couch or go out and camp with friends? You know what? You can do both. Camping is not only meant to reconnect with nature, but also to unwind as well.

Personally, camping takes my stress and worries away, and it clears my mind of all things that we people deem as essential but is actually trivial to the core.

A night of drinking in the great outdoors is the normal picture when the sun sets on the campsite. A few barbecues and a great many cans of beer is all you’ll need to have a merry night. Of course, a few drinking card games will break the ice.

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Tent Tarps and Tent Footprints: The Better Choice and A Guide On Making Your Own

Have you ever camped on a rainy day? Have you experienced a flooding at the bottom of your tent during that day? Are you traumatized and didn’t want to go out and camp again? I did, too. In my early camping days, I solely relied on tarpaulin-like fly sheets to protect my little collapsible house.

I thought it’s just the one thing I need to protect me rain or shine, but on that fateful rainy evening, my tent started to flood, along with my stuff. It’s one of the worst camping days of my life. After that incident, I learned about a tarp under the tent or a “tent tarp” and a “tent footprint”.

A tarp laid on top of your tent is a “flysheet” while a “tent tarp” and a “tent footprint” are basically cloths laid underneath your tent to preserve the life of your expensive outdoor house and to also make you feel comfortable too.

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5 Of The Best Portable Toilets On Earth

Are you tired of rushing to a shaded area and sitting your ass out in the cold while doing your thing? Or worse, walking for miles away from the campsite just to use the outdoor bathroom?

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An outdoor toilet in an icy mountain like that?! I wouldn’t want to go in there

Good news! Your misery ends right now. A portable camping toilet is all you need for a sound night’s sleep. It’ll also be very handy for children and elderly individuals. Not only can it be used for camping, but for other outdoor and home use too. As for me, I used it to potty train my kid.

It is a wonderful tool, people. It has unlimited uses and honestly, it’s a life-saver. When mother nature calls you out in the wilderness, you don’t have to be anxious of deciding where to dump it if you have a portable camping toilet.

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Finding The Best Gun Case: An Extensive Review and Some Useful Tips You Need To Know

“If you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one…”

- Luke 22:36 NIV

Most people cringe at the sight of a gun, rifle or other firearms. Yes, these things were meant to kill (of course not a person for goodness’ sake!) and protect. Shooting is also a recognized sport around the world.

For hunters like us, a rifle is the only way to put a 100-pound beast down. You cannot hunt without a trusted rifle by your side as if you can kill a beast with your bare hands, let alone a dagger.

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You cannot hunt without a trusted rifle by your side

Most importantly, hunting (for me) is far less atrocious than commercial farming of animals.

In hunting, we learn to stalk and trace the animal for as long as a month’s time and kill it with one clean, painful shot whereas, in industrial farming, they cram the animals in filthy cages and subject them to torture.

Now I’m not justifying the act, I’m only explaining my side.

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