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Recommended MSR Reactor Stove For Traveling

MSR Reactor Stove The trump card that liquid fuel stoves long held over gas canister stoves was their ability to perform in low temperatures, whereas gas canisters tended to fall flat when the mercury dropped.A while ago it looked like liquid fuel stoves might send classic canister stoves the way of pagers, MySpace and disposable cameras – the kind of …

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Morakniv Eldris Neck Knife Kit

This backstory leads us on nicely to a discussion of Morakniv’s Eldris Neck Knife Kit. As the brand proclaim on their website, this knife should be considered “a part of you and your adventure.” Speaking as people passionate about getting out there and experiencing the thrill of adventure in remote corners of the planet, and also as people who’ve used …

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Hacks To Make Your Tent Last Forever

Follow these tips, from Kristin Hostetter’s “Complete Guide to Outdoor Gear Maintenance and Repair: Step-by-Step Techniques to Maximize Performance and Save Money,” to keep your tent finely tuned, properly stored, and operating at its best. Tent Last Forever : Fix Replace worn-off coatings. The rainfly and floor of your tent are coated with a thick, tough polyurethane. Improper storage, UV damage, …

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Hardware and materials For Building A Treehouse

Hardware and materials supplies Neoprene flexible waterproofing sheet More details on Amazon Use to seal around branches and main trunks at roof level or through walls. This material is very flexible and allows the tree to move while still keeping rain from getting into the treehouse through gaps around roof and wall coverings. EPDM flexible waterproofing sheet More details on Amazon Used …

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Building a Treehouse with Children

Treehouses have always been associated with kids playing outdoors and building a little place to share with a group of friends. Today these kinds of quickly assembled treehouses are less common, and the main growth in treehouse popularity is from adult sized buildings with modern day luxuries. Perhaps the builders of treehouses today have some nostalgia for the simple forts …

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Best Camping Chairs of 2019

Therm-a-Rest UNO Every year Therm-a-Rest seems to add to their line-up of camp chairs. For 2018 it’s the Uno, a compact and low-slung chair designed for camping, outdoor concerts, and travel. What sets the Uno apart from other lightweight chairs is its disc base, which provides a solid foundation for the chair and stores the legs and seat for transport. …

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Best Camping Stoves of 2019

Camp Chef EX60LW In terms of burner performance, you’ll be hard-pressed to find more quality output for your dollar than the Camp Chef Explorer. 60,000 total BTUs from the two burners are a dream for camp cookouts or even emergency use at home. In keeping the price down, the Explorer is pretty low on features: there is no push button ignition and the …

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Best Camping Mattresses of 2019

Therm-a-Rest MondoKing 3D The formula isn’t revolutionary—a self-inflating mat with a foam core—but the result is pure camping luxury. Most importantly, the MondoKing 3D is a substantial 4-inches thick and the vertical sidewalls allow you to enjoy every part of the soft 77 by 25-inch platform. The foam is plush and supportive, and the strong fabrics are soft to the …

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Best Camping Headlamps of 2019

Black Diamond Icon I’m getting into summit territory with the Black Diamond Icon. This headlamp is designed to last a long time, shine brightly throughout, and handle the elements. It’s overkill for most normal hiking and backpacking trips, but for serious adventure, it’s a favorite among the outdoor community. The Icon received an update for 2017, with the most notable …

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Buying Advice : Best Camping Sleeping Bags

No matter where your travels take you, from national parks to backwoods to back porches, a camping sleeping bag remains a trusty companion. Since space and weight are not at a premium when you can drive to your destination, the comfort dial can get turned way up. There’s no need to suffer through the night in a constricting mummy bag, …

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Best Camping Sleeping Bags of 2019

Kelty Cosmic Degree Sleeping Bag One of our favorite crossover sleeping bags, the Kelty Cosmic Degree has cemented a spot on both our backpacking and camping bag lists. Last year the Cosmic got an update, upping the quality of the down (from a low-mid grade 550-fill to 600). The benefit of nicer feathers is an uptick in warmth for the weight …

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Best Camping Tent :MSR Papa Hubba NX 4p

Most of the tents on this list truly are of the “camping” variety, meaning they’re heavy enough that you won’t be carrying them more than a few steps from your car. However, there is a whole world of family backpacking tents that also can be taken into the backcountry much farther from civilization. If you don’t mind sacrificing interior space, …