Posts tagged camping
10 Tools from Walmart to Hack Backpacking

Backpacking is considered to be a rough way to travel with high costs for good gear and many inconveniences. While true in some regards, there are ways to hack your travels to make life a bit easier on you. Here are ten items that you can use to make life on the road a bit easier. No high costs - you can find them all at Walmart. No added weight - they each weigh only a few ounces.

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The Art of the Mini-Sabbatical

In that moment I was grounded. I could feel the fire. I could taste the coffee. I could hear the music. I soaked it all in, intentionally ingraining the memory in my mind. Surrounding me sat some of the men who I respect most in life and my stomach was full on southern cooking - it couldn't get much better than that.

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Camping: The Essentials

Camping, like other activities, has a small learning curve. If we aren't used to being without certain conveniences, we might find ourselves stumped over an ordinarily simple task. Here are a few of the essentials of camping to help you along.

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Camping 101

I woke up and groggily stepped outside of my room. As I opened the door I was immediately welcomed by a cool, fall breeze. My heart skipped a beat as the fresh air awakened my senses.

"YES!" I thought. "Fall is here."

And when fall is here, it means camping season is here. Warm fires, wool socks, black coffee (or not) and flap jacks - it's all a part of the magic of camping in Autumn. If you have never been camping, don't worry! I got your back.

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6 Reasons to Grab Your Sleeping Bag (if the thrill of adventure isn't enough)

Now that the cool weather is setting in, it's time to break out the sleeping bags and marshmallows. Camping has been a part of my life since childhood and I absolutely crave it. For a short time, as the dry, autumn leaves rustle beneath your feet, nothing else matters.

For some, however, they can't imagine why anyone would want to sleep on the hard ground, smell like smoke, potentially freeze at night and pee behind a tree. Allow me to explain:

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