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How Can I Eat Healthy While Camping?

Adventuring in the great outdoors is an energy-intensive pursuit. To keep ourselves fueled in the mountains, many of us turn to high-calorie foods that are easy to pack and cook. But most of these snacks are both highly processed and full of additives that aren’t good for us. For many of us health-conscious hikers, this …

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Can Bears Smell Through Smell Proof Bags?

If you’re planning on spending some time outdoors, but you’re worried about bears invading your campsite and eating all your food (or worse!), you may have looked into purchasing smell-proof bags to store your food in. But can bears smell through smell-proof bags, and are these bags enough to stop a bear’s keen sense of …

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Does Aloe Vera Gel Expire? (Types/Shelf-life FAQs)

Aloe vera gel is a biological compound, so it’s understandable if you ask yourself this question: does Aloe vera gel expire? Aloe vera gel does expire, but the date varies depending on its form and how you store it. Raw Aloe vera expires quickly but can be preserved for a week if refrigerated. Chemically preserved …

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What Tents can I Put a Stove In? (5 backcountry favorites)

What if I told you that the start of winter didn’t have to mean the end of overnight trips in the backcountry. Heating a tent with a stove and fire is not a new concept. Humans have been relying on fire inside shelters to cook and heat with for hundreds of years. The creation of …

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How To Keep Food Cold for an Entire Week While Camping

On long camping trips, it can be difficult to keep your fresh food cold and safe to eat. So, I’ve put together a handy guide on how to keep food cold for a whole week of camping. Camping is so much better when you bring fresh food and can cook delicious meals instead of relying …

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What to do on a Rainy Day While Camping?

While of course nearly everyone would prefer a nice sunny forecast instead of a rainy day while camping, that’s not always the reality. But, rain doesn’t have to mean the bitter end for your camping trip. With a little planning ahead, a rainy camping trip can still be a fun escape from the city and …

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Can You Sleep in 30 Degree Weather?

It’s one thing to be comfortable outdoors when it’s cold if you’re moving your body around, constantly generating body heat. It’s another story when you’re lying motionless, asleep. It’s hard to fall asleep in the cold, but how cold is too cold? You can sleep in 30 degree weather if you have the proper equipment. …

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What Is the Best Thing to Sleep on While Camping?

When you are out camping, where you sleep and what you sleep on can make the difference between a great night and a miserable one. Fortunately, there’s a solution to your sleeping challenges while camping. The best thing to sleep on while camping is an air mattress like the REI Insulated Air Mattress or a …

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What Clothes to Sleep in When Camping?

Many first time campers wonder what clothes to sleep in when camping. Camping doesn’t have to mean forgoing a good night’s sleep because with the right sleeping attire, you can sleep as soundly and comfortably as you do in your own home.  When camping, sleep in clean, warm, and comfy clothes such as a long …

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