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Camping Games: 21 Ways To Stay Entertained In The Wild

Camping games are a great way to boost morale and enjoy some quality time together when you’re in the great outdoors. Whether you’re in a group of kids or adults, games can help bring people together, especially if you have a lot of free time in camp in the afternoon. There are hundreds of great …

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12 Ways to Get Cheap (and Free) Camping Gear

The outdoor gear market is a huge and rapidly expanding world. The price difference between seemingly similar pieces of gear can often be confusing, and many people opt for the more expensive option thinking that they are getting a better value. However, there are plenty of places to find top-brand and excellent quality discount (and …

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How do you Make a Roof Top Tent? (9 Clever DIY Builds)

There’s no doubt about it: rooftop tents are cool. These mobile, go-anywhere tents quickly and easily convert your car or truck into a luxurious outdoor retreat, wherever the open road might take you. Unfortunately, rooftop tents are expensive, so they’re not exactly practical for the vast majority of us. Plus, just because you spend a …

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Should You Use A Sleeping Bag Liner? (Backpacking FAQs)

It’s a cold fall night and you’re tucked into your summer sleeping bag, wishing you had extra layers to keep you warm. Unfortunately, your 35-degree bag just isn’t going to cut it, but you don’t want to invest in a warmer sleeping bag for shoulder-season adventures. A friend told you that a sleeping bag liner …

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Camping Alone: What Every Woman Needs to Know

Ever wanted to sleep out under the stars, wake up listening to the morning birdsong and feel 360 of nature around you – but have no one to go camping with? Well then, just go it alone! Although we might imagine the more stereotypical scene of friends hanging out by the campfire, sharing s’mores and …

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Are Quilts Better than Sleeping Bags? (Backpacking FAQs)

My first, rugged sleeping bag was the bulky, cotton bag issued by the Army. Like most military gear, it was nearly indestructible, until it got wet. I’ve since owned several bags, and especially like my current synthetic 20-degree bag. (Even the Army finally upgraded to a synthetic system.) But my bag is nearly 15 years …

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Are Roof Top Tents Safe from Bears?

Bears stalking your roof top tent campsite at night can cause your gut to drop with anxiety and fear, especially when you know exactly why they’ve chosen your camp over others. So, are roof top tents safe from bears? While not a completely bear proof and solid sided structure, roof top tents are still able …

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How To Stay Warm Camping in Cold Weather: 18 Tips and Tricks

Heading out to winter camp but worried about staying warm? Join the club. Winter camping has increased in popularity in the last 20 years, and more people than ever are exploring the fourth season. There is a stillness, a quiet, that is utterly unique to the winter woods. There are fewer people, and bugs. Your …

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4 Person Roof Top Tents: Our Top 10 Picks

Roof top tents are the road tripping family’s ultimate companion. A good roof top tent offers a comfortable and convenient place to camp, regardless of where your travels take you. Plus, they are spacious, keep you off of the wet ground, and away from any creepy crawlies below. However, roof top tents are some of …

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Silpoly vs Silnylon for Tents and Tarps: Pros/Cons and FAQs

People like me can talk about tents and tarps all day long. In fact, I could talk about tents and tarps, even if you filled my mouth with marbles, taped it shut and put me underwater. And to prove it, we have gone as far as analyzing the main fabrics used to make these products, …

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