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Fleece Vs Wool Vs Down: Pros and Cons

When dressing for cold weather, you have a number of insulating fabrics to choose from. Two of the most popular materials are fleece and wool. The best fabric for winter clothing depends on the weather conditions you expect, the activities you do, and your personal preference. This guide outlines the differences between fleece vs wool …

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Hot Tent Camping: Using a Portable Wood Tent Stove

Long nights and wet and freezing conditions make winter camping a challenge. Particularly during multi-day trips. Moisture from the environment, your breath, and perspiration build up in your tent, clothing, and sleeping bag. It’s difficult to stay dry. The freezing weather makes it impossible to warm up. You can only endure so much cold before …

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Winter Camping: 25 Tips for Camping in the Snow

Most campers stash away their tent and sleeping bag after the temperature begins to drop. If you properly prepare, winter camping doesn’t have to be cold and miserable. In fact, winter can offer some excellent camping. You don’t have to deal with crowds or insects and the landscape is absolutely beautiful. Of course, the cold …

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Inflatable Vs Foam Sleeping Pad: Pros and Cons

When choosing a sleeping pad, the most important decision you’ll have to make is whether to go with an inflatable or closed-cell foam model. This choice depends on the conditions you plan to camp in as well as your personal preference. This guide outlines the pros and cons of using an inflatable vs foam sleeping …

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3/4 Length Vs Full Length Sleeping Pad: Pros and Cons

To cut weight and bulk, some hikers use a 3/4 length sleeping pad instead of a full-length model. This is an option whether you prefer inflatable or closed-cell foam. To help you choose the best sleeping pad length, this guide outlines the pros and cons of using a 3/4 length vs full length sleeping pad. …

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Single Wall Vs Double Wall Tent: Pros and Cons

Tents fall into two categories: single-wall and double-wall. The ideal tent design for your trip depends on the climate and weather conditions you camp in, how much weight you want to carry, and personal preference. This guide lists the pros and cons of using a single-wall vs double-wall tent. I’ll cover weight, setup time and …

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Hard Shell Vs Soft Shell Roof Top Tent: Pros and Cons

Roof top tents are becoming an increasingly popular shelter option among overlanders, road trippers, and off-roaders. When it comes to choosing a roof top tent, you have two main designs to choose from. This guide outlines the pros and cons of using a hard shell vs soft shell roof top tent. We’ll cover ease of …

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Bear Safety Tips: How to Avoid Bears While Hiking and Camping

Spotting a bear while hiking is both a beautiful and terrifying experience at the same time. On one hand, bears are absolutely incredible creatures to view in the wild. On the other hand, bears can be dangerous. Luckily, attacks are rare. This guide explains how to avoid bears while hiking or camping in bear country. …

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