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David Parnell

David is either blogging, training for his next 100 miler or hanging with his family in central Oregon. His next adventure will be bringing the whole family to Chamonix France so he can run the UTMB 100.

How Cold is Too Cold for Winter Camping?

Winter camping is one of the best ways to get outside during the colder months of the year. But how cold is too cold for winter camping? There’s no such thing as conditions that are universally too cold for winter camping. That’s because it all depends on your experience level, equipment, and cold tolerance. Some …

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What Does Exposure Mean on Mountains?

If you spend enough time in the hiking or climbing communities, at some point, you’ll come across the term ‘exposure.’ But what is exposure? Better yet, what does exposure mean on mountains? People most commonly use exposure to refer to large drops or cliffs that could be dangerous on a hiking, climbing, or scrambling route. …

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Find Used Travel Trailers Under $5000 (top 10 marketplaces)

Are you in the market for a used travel trailer under $5000? While there are plenty of options to choose from, it is key to purchase an RV that will suit your lifestyle and sense of adventure. With travel trailers ranging anywhere from $5,000 to $50,000 plus, doing research on the type of RV and …

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What’s the Difference Between Boondocking and Dry Camping?

The camping world is full of jargon that can be tough to decipher. Boondocking and dry camping are two such terms that are the source of much confusion for campers everywhere. That raises the question: What’s the difference between boondocking and dry camping? Boondocking specifically refers to camping (primarily in an RV or van) outside …

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Small Toy Hauler Trailers? (10 Micro Favorites)

Small toy hauler trailers are the best fit resources for towing a garage-like space with you on your recreational adventures. They are capable of hauling your favorite toys – ATVs, golf carts, side-by-sides, four wheelers, dirt bikes, motorcycles, mountain bikes, kayaks, canoes, watercrafts, and more – while doubling as a family camping home or office. …

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What is Meant by Dispersed Camping?

If you’ve ever perused a national park or national forest website in the US, you’ve probably come across the term ‘dispersed camping.’ But what even is dispersed camping? What does it mean when you’re told that ‘dispersed camping’ is allowed in a given area? Dispersed camping is an umbrella term for camping in areas without …

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What Does Pull-Through Mean in Camping? (RV FAQs)

Reserving a campsite is no easy feat. Not only do you have to find a campsite that’s available when you need it, but you also have to search for sites that meet your adventure style.  This can be super challenging given all of the jargon that you see on campground reservation pages. For example, you …

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What Does Gortex Mean in Boots? (a.k.a. Gore-Tex / GTX)

If you’re shopping for a new pair of hiking boots, at some point, you’ll come across the term ‘Gortex.’ The world of hiking footwear is full of lingo and jargon, which can make it tricky to figure out what you’re actually buying. So the question remains: What does Gortex mean in boots? Gortex, or more …

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Pop-Up Campers Under 3,500 lbs (10 top picks)

Pop up campers are a great option for those looking to upgrade from tent camping and experience some home comforts such as bathroom facilities and air conditioning. Lightweight pop-up trailers are the perfect option when searching for a camper with great towability and storage practicality as well. We’ve found the top 10 pop up campers …

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