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From tents to coolers to backpacks, our camping gear reviews will not lead you astray. Be sure and check out our tips, guides, and ideas about how to make your camping trips the best!

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How To Store Coolers So They Stay Clean and Last Forever

Your cooler is probably your trusty sidekick for hauling food to the mountains or bringing home all your fish after a successful day on...
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Is a Canvas Tent Better? (Pros and Cons of Canvas Tents)

When you go camping, you need to bring a good tent. But before that, you have to decide whether to get a nylon or...
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Artificial Firelogs vs. Wood: A Head to Head Comparison

If you have a fireplace or fire pit, you want to make the most informed decisions about what to burn in it. Traditionally, of...
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Mountain Man Medical Reviews: Basecamp & Tracker Trauma Kits

Several years ago, a couple of buddies and I spent a week in the Alaskan wilderness hunting caribou. We were dropped off via floatplane...
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Best Fire Logs of 2022 (Hands-on Review, Bought and Tested)

I wasn't planning on doing a piece on the best fire logs. Then there I was at my local grocery store when I happened...
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Bear Scat: What Bear Poop Looks Like and More Crappy Facts

Anyone who spends time in nature knows that finding animal poop on or near a trail is more than just a gross inconvenience. Poop...
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How To Use Pepper Spray On Animals To Fend Off Attacks

You may think of dangerous animals as something that lurks in the woods or on backcountry trails. However, the reality is not quite so...
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How To Use Bear Spray Properly to Survive a Bear Attack

Whether you love to hike or can't wait for hunting season, to enjoy the outdoors safely, you need to come prepared. In bear country,...
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How To Pack a Cooler Properly (Drinks, Camping, Day Trips, Meat)

Improperly packing a cooler can lead to consequences that range from merely inconvenient to dangerous. Warm drinks or soggy bread are a bummer and...
how to clean a cooler

How to Properly Clean and Maintain a Cooler (Even Stains and...

There are many ways to use a cooler. Some ways even involve raw fish or wild game meat. Whatever its primary use, you need...
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