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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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Sleeping in a Car Vs Tent: Pros and Cons

Some car campers decide not to bother with a tent and instead set up a sleeping area inside of their vehicle. With a few small modifications, you can comfortably sleep in a car, SUV, van, or even in the bed of a pickup truck. Whether you’re overlanding, road tripping, or just car camping, sleeping in …

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Rooftop Tent Vs Ground Tent: Pros and Cons

Rooftop tents are becoming an increasingly popular alternative to ground tents. Particularly among overlanders, road trippers, and off-roaders. This guide outlines the pros and cons of using a rooftop tent vs ground tent. We’ll cover comfort, setup time, costs, safety, ease of use, longevity, and more. Hopefully, this guide helps you choose the best shelter …

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Goose Vs Duck Down: Pros and Cons

While shopping for a down sleeping bag, jacket, quilt, comforter, or pillow you may have noticed that there are two different types of down available. This guide outlines the pros and cons of goose vs duck down to help you decide which insulation is the best choice for you. We’ll compare the warmth, weight, price, …

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Down Vs Synthetic Sleeping Bag Insulation

When choosing a sleeping bag or jacket, one of the most important decisions you need to make is the type of insulation it’s filled with. The insulation (or fill) determines the warmth, price, weight, durability, compressibility, performance in wet conditions, and more. The ideal insulation depends mostly on the climate and temperatures you plan to …

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Quilt Vs Sleeping Bag: Pros and Cons

In the never-ending quest to cut weight and bulk, many minimalist hikers, bikepackers, and travelers are making the switch from a sleeping bag to a quilt. Everyone is going ultralight. This guide outlines the pros and cons of a quilt vs sleeping bags. I’ll compare weight, warmth, ease of use, cost, durability, comfort, size, moisture …

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How to Reduce Condensation in a Tent

Condensation inside of a tent is an annoyance that every camper faces. It is an unavoidable natural process that occurs in every tent, regardless of the design and the materials it is made of. You can’t stop condensation but you can minimize it by taking a few simple precautions. This guide outlines how to reduce …

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Freestanding Vs Non-Freestanding Tents

Backpacking tents fall into two categories: freestanding and non-freestanding. The ideal tent design for your trip depends on the climate, the type of ground you’re camping on, how often you plan to use it, personal preference, and more. This guide outlines the pros and cons of freestanding vs non-freestanding tents to help you decide which …

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