Anybody that regularly goes camping will eventually get caught in the rain. A little bit of rain doesn’t have to ruin your trip, but setting up a tent in the rain can be a challenge. The inside of your tent will be soaked with rain if you don’t know what… Read More »How To Set Up A Tent In The Rain and Keep It Dry
I’ve been to lots of state/national parks in my life and there’s one thing that always seems to confuse beginners. Many state parks, and national forests use wooden tent platforms so they can fit more campsites on otherwise unsuitable land. If you’ve ever tried to setup a tent on one… Read More »How To Pitch A Tent On A Wooden Platform
Pitching a tent on artificial grass is a bit of a challenge. Setting the tent up isn’t all that different, but there’s no way to stake the tent down. That might not be an issue on a calm sunny day, but you’ll run into problems the second the wind picks… Read More »Can You Put a Tent On Fake Grass?
It seems like everybody has their own favorite way to remove ticks. Burning them with a cigarette, smothering them with petroleum jelly, nail polish, and many other methods. I recently heard that rubbing alcohol can kill ticks, but does it actually work? Does Rubbing Alcohol Kill Ticks? Yes rubbing alcohol… Read More »Does Rubbing Alcohol Kill Ticks? (Kind Of)
Dealing with pesky racoons can be a serious headache. They might not have opposable thumbs, but it seems like they can get into anything. I’ve heard that sprinkling a little vinegar around can keep raccoons away, but does it actually work? Does vinegar keep racoons away? Racoons hate the smell… Read More »Does Vinegar Keep Racoons Away?
After a long day camping, nothing is as comforting as a warm, crackling campfire. It’s the heart of any camping trip. Everybody gets together, shares stories, and maybe have a drink or 2. If you plan on building a campfire you’ll need to bring or buy a bundle of firewood.… Read More »How Much is A Bundle of Firewood?
It’s hard to enjoy a summer camping trip with a sleeping bag that’s too warm. Nobody wants to wake up drenched in sweat without any way to cool off. What’s the best sleeping bag temperature rating for the summer? Is a 20 Degree sleeping bag too hot for summer? A… Read More »Is a 20 Degree Sleeping Bag Too Hot For Summer?
Figuring out a new sleeping bags temperature rating can be a confusing experience. Temperature ratings give you a quick way to compare sleeping bag warmth, but it’s not so cut and dry. With no upper temperature limit a lot of people wonder if a sleeping bag can be to too… Read More »Can a Sleeping Bag Be Too Warm?
Hiking in a rainstorm sucks! It’s cold, wet, and miserable, but things could be worse. If you’re not careful your entire pack could get soaked. This brings up the question: Are Hiking Backpacks Waterproof? It’s rare for a hiking backpacks to be completely waterproof. The polyester/nylon shells make packs water… Read More »Are Hiking Backpacks Waterproof? Is a Waterproof Backpack Necessary?
Daypack capacities vary greatly. Before picking out a pack, try to think of how much gear you usually carry and what activities you want to perform. What is a good size for a day pack? A 20-35 liter pack is the perfect size daypack for most hikers. It’s big enough… Read More »What is a Good Size For a Day Pack?