It either takes a whole lot of rain or a little bit of condensation to soak the inside of a tent. Neglecting the drying process is a guaranteed way to destroy your camping gear. You’ll end up with mildew, mold, and an unbearable stench that won’t ever go away. How… Read More »How To Dry Your Tent: Quick and Easy Guide to Dry Your Tent
Aren’t all tents waterproof? That’s a very important question that doesn’t have a simple answer. It seems like tent manufacturers are purposely vague when discussing waterproofing. They talk about DWR Coatings and waterproof ratings, but they skate around weather or not the tents actually waterproof. So are tents waterproof? No,… Read More »Are Tents Waterproof? We Found Out!
You’ve just returned from a family camping trip, you have lots of gear ready to go into storage. Smaller stuff can easily get packed away in a closet, but what can you do with bigger pieces of gear like tents and sleeping bags? Does everything need to come inside or… Read More »Can You Store a Tent In The Garage?
Imagine waking up to a rat scurrying around your tent looking for food. Digging through your pack and tearing up gear. That’s one of my nightmares after living through a rat infestation in college. So can rats get into tents and how can I keep them out? Yes rats can… Read More »Can Rats Get Into Tents?
One of the best reasons to stay in a tent is to avoid mice, but are tents really mouse proof? Mice chew through backpacks all the time to get food. It seems like it would be simple for them to gnaw through the sides of a tent to get at… Read More »Will Mice Chew Through A Tent?
A beautiful day can turn into a brutal thunderstorm in minutes. It doesn’t matter what the weatherman says, you can run into bad weather fast. What if you were camping in a tent? Are tents safe in a thunderstorm? Tents don’t necessarily attract lightning, but that doesn’t mean they’re safe… Read More »Are Tents Safe In a Thunderstorm?
For such a simple product, headlamps have a ton of cool features. They have different colored bulbs, strobes and brightness settings. So why would you want a red light on your headlamp? It’s not just about looking cool. What is the red light for on a headlamp? The red light… Read More »What Is The Red Light For On a Headlamp?
Bubbles in your compass can really drive you crazy. It seems like a bubble has formed in every compass I’ve ever purchased. Why does it seem like every compass has an air bubble and does the bubble serve an actual purpose? Should a Compass Have an Air Bubble? A compass… Read More »Should a Compass Have an Air Bubble In It?
Look at all the tents you see the next time you go to a public campground. You’ll see a bunch of different tents with footprints and tarps hanging over the edge of the tent. The footprint that came with my tent is smaller than the tent itself. So why do… Read More »Should Tent Footprints Be Smaller Than The Tent?
Do I Really Need a Tent Footprint? I’ve heard that question countless times throughout the years. There’s lots of confusion over tent footprints. What do they actually do? What is The Purpose of a tent footprint? You don’t need a tent footprint, but it will help protect the bottom of… Read More »What Is The Purpose Of A Tent Footprint?