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fall camping in the rain

Tips

7 Tips for Fall Camping

That crisp autumn air in your nostrils, the soft crunch of fallen leaves, the golden glow of an early sunset, less people, fewer bugs…camping in the fall is the best. Whether embarking on a late-season backpacking trip or shuttling the…

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Tips

How to Poop in the Woods

Pooping in the woods. There’s nothing quite like it. It can be anywhere from sublime to downright uncomfortable. I’ve camped with people who look forward to striking out in search of their ideal deed-doing spot. And I’ve camped with those…

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Tips

How To: Backpacking with Toddlers

My best friend Heidi and I laid all the gear on the living room floor while August, Heidi’s two-year-old son, danced through the piles asking if he could eat the Snickers bar that was going into our food bag. When…

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eco friendly backpacking

Tips

5 Tips for Eco-Camping

In the last year the number of people participating in outdoor activities spiked as seasoned and new adventurers alike looked to break the monotony of life in quarantine. More people camping and experiencing the beauty of wild spaces is wonderful,…

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Gear

Winterizing Your Gear

As summer waves at us in the rear view mirror, we begin to look ahead and prepare for the long-haul winter. The space in our drawers where shorts and t-shirts live for a precious few months of the year yields…

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fall sleep system

Gear Tips

How to Build a Fall Sleep System

A proper fall sleep system gives you the ability to capitalize on the exquisite shoulder season of autumn—no bugs, no crowds, no sweltering heat. Depending on where you are though, shoulder seasons can be hard to plan for. They are…

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Gear

How to Choose a Sleeping Pad

With all the options in today’s market, picking a sleeping pad can be an overwhelming affair. We won’t pick for you, but here is what you need to know to find the pad of your dreams.

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