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Camp Napping: Don't Pass up a Good Opportunity

Camp Napping:  Don't Pass up a Good Opportunity Napping at your campsite is one of the best things that you can do for a lot of reasons.  However, not everyone takes advantage of this opportunity.  Maybe they're not nappers, or perhaps they are in “go-go mode” and don't want to waste precious time.  No matter the reason, a lot of people sell themselves short by not building in enough downtime on their trips.  Let's take a look at a few reasons to think about scheduling some nap time the next time you head out. Calms us Down The first reason for napping on a lazy afternoon is to give our minds and bodies a chance to calm down.  Think about...

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How to Make Bacon and Eggs in a Bag

How to Make Bacon and Eggs in a Bag You don't need to bring along a lot of cooking equipment to be able to enjoy a nice, hot breakfast on the trail.  In fact, you can easily whip up a batch of fried eggs and bacon with little more than a water bottle, a paper lunch bag and a fire.  Take a look at the steps below, and see how this method can get your day, and your belly, off to a great start.   Before You Go Use 4 strips of thick-cut bacon and a few large eggs for this recipe, and you should try and do the prep work the night before the trip. This method works best...

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The Debate Over Hiking Footwear Made Simple

The Debate Over Hiking Footwear Made Simple Personally, I believe that the debate over hiking boots vs trail runners is fueled more by personal preference instead of practicality.  Both options can be equally-beneficial as long as we are wearing the right footwear for the conditions that we expect to encounter.  Instead of worrying about which one is the best option, consider a few things that will help you to choose the right footwear for your particular needs in general. Weight Did you know that for every pound that our footwear weighs, it's like adding another 10lbs to our backpack?  Our legs have to work harder to lift that extra weight with every step, and added weight can also change our...

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Removing Ticks, Stingers and Bandaging Fingertips Made Easy

Removing Ticks, Stingers and Bandaging Fingertips Made Easy Encountering minor ailments and injuries while camping or hiking is par for the course.  However, dealing with them in the field isn't that difficult, and you don't need a lot of experience or skill.  Let's take a look at a few tricks that are worth keeping in the back of your mind the next time you encounter a tick bite, insect sting or a cut or burn on your fingertip. Ticks Tick removal can be tricky.  On one hand, you need to pull it off of your skin, but you need to do it in a way that won't squish the tick in the process.  Otherwise, you run the risk of creating...

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4 Simple Camp Cooking Tricks for Everyone to Enjoy

4 Simple Camp Cooking Tricks for Everyone to Enjoy Campsite cooking requires a bit of adaptation compared to how we're used to doing things at home.  Sometimes even simple things like making a cup of coffee or mixing pancake batter can be a challenge on-site.  Finding ways to simplify the process can save you time and effort while enabling you to have more opportunities to relax and enjoy yourself.  Let's take a look at four simple things that can make a big difference the next time you're camping or hiking. Making Coffee The most popular coffee-making trick is to measure and place grounds into individual packets.  Simply add the grounds to the center of a small coffee filter or tea...

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