Camping & Hiking How To’s and Advice

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What is Minimalist Camping?

Do you like the concept of camping, but hate how much stuff you have to bring? Are you into backcountry camping, but can’t stand carrying a 30-pound bag for miles? If either of these...
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How to Sharpen a Knife With a Rock

Have you ever had the pleasure of using a brand new kitchen knife to dice vegetables? Chopping potatoes may not sound like a treat but, trust me, the revelation of how easy this is with...

How to Make A Smokeless Campfire

No smoke without fire, they say. Liars. Thieves. Think of all the campfires that have blown smoke into your face. The bothies and stone shelters that filled with black, acrid smoke when you tried to warm...
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How To Get Tree Sap Out Of Clothes

If there is one thing I wish I’d known when I was younger, it’s how to get sap out of clothes. I lost a lot of my favorite camping shirts to tree leaning. What...
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What’s The Best Way to DIY Shower When Camping

There’s nothing like a warm, refreshing shower - and there’s nothing like the mud, sweat and stickiness of a camping trip to make you long for one. We always long for what we can’t have....
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What’s the Most Comfortable Way to Sleep in a Hammock?

What’s the most comfortable way to sleep in a hammock? This is one of the most frequent questions I receive. It is also one of the most important. A good night’s sleep is extremely...