• Backpacking Equipment Tips : Picking Camping Sleeping Bags
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    Backpacking Equipment Tips : Picking Camping Sleeping Bags

    A sleeping bag is a really really important part of your backpacking trip. If you don’t have a good sleeping bag you are going to be uncomfortable and you could even get hypothermia so what you need to do is find out what temperature it is going to be getting down to where ever it is that you are going. My sleeping bag says that it goes down to 20 degrees Fahrenheit. It says it right on the back so typically you can take it almost always at whatever the lowest temperature it is, you don’t want to be in the sleeping bag at that temperature because even though it…

  • The Sand Between: Camping on a Beach Outside Hong Kong
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    The Sand Between: Camping on a Beach Outside Hong Kong

    Let me tell you why I decided to go camping on a beach outside Hong Kong for four days. When I was a kid, I hated camping on the beach. I remember that oily and greasy sensation of putting sunscreen on your body. When it was really hot, the sweat started dripping and mixing with the sunscreen and you ran to the water for comfort. but you could not stay in the water forever. You know what else I hated as a kid? Jeans and Chuck Taylors. But that’s another story. Anyways, if you were lucky, you had a campsite with hot water and you could take a shower before…

  • How to Choose Backpacking Sleeping Pads || REI
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    How to Choose Backpacking Sleeping Pads || REI

    for the sake of both comfort and warmth sleeping pads are crucial to getting a good night’s rest in the backcountry but how do you know which ones right for you let’s talk about how to choose backpacking sleeping pads when choosing a sleeping pad there are three main factors that you’ll want to consider and those are comfort weight and inflation comfort generally comes from thicker cushy or sleeping pads but you can gauge this by trying out a couple you can do that at your local REI weight is pretty self-explanatory which leads us to insulation most manufacturers will use a number called an r-value to gauge how…

  • How To Sleep Better Outdoors
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    How To Sleep Better Outdoors

    A good night’s sleep is essential for getting the most enjoyment out of your time in the outdoors. Here are a few tips that will help you get the best night’s sleep possible, wake up feeling rested, refreshed, and ready to start a new day. You’ll want to begin choosing the best campsite possible. Preferably one that offers protection from the elements, has a flat level area large enough to pitch your tent, and smooth ground free from any obstructions or debris. When setting up your tent or shelter, make sure to do so as securely as possible. This will ensure that it offers the protection you need throughout the…

  • How to Pack for a Weekend Camping Trip : How to Select Shirts & Pants for Camping
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    How to Pack for a Weekend Camping Trip : How to Select Shirts & Pants for Camping

    Hi. This is John Stewart and this is how to select your shirts and pants for a weekend camping trip. When you decide to go camping you need to pick which clothing you’re going to wear. You’re going to pick clothing according to the season and the weather for the weekend you’re going to go camping. If you’re going winter hiking you’re going to definitely want to take warmer clothes. Long pants, long sleeve shirts, layers, fleece, stuff like that. If you’re doing some summer camping; some real light moisture wicking shirts are going to work great; shorts, definitely some wool socks, stuff like that. That’s the stuff you’re going…

  • How to Pack for a Weekend Camping Trip : How to Pack GPS Equipment for Camping
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    How to Pack for a Weekend Camping Trip : How to Pack GPS Equipment for Camping

    Hi, this is John Stewart, and this is how to select and pack your GPS for a weekend camping trip. A GPS is going to be really nice for a weekend camping trip or any length of a camping trip, just because a GPS does a many different things. You can get GPS’s that do very simple things and tell you what direction your heading. They have compasses on them, they tell you longitude and latitude, and then they tell you, show you different locations to where you are. Plus you can also get GPS’s that’ll do just about anything for you. You can take and plug in data to…

  • Backpacking & Camping Tips : Staying Warm in a Sleeping Bag
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    Backpacking & Camping Tips : Staying Warm in a Sleeping Bag

    Hi, I’m Richard Fields. In this clip we’re going to talk about how to stay warm in your sleeping bag. Of course, zipping it up all the way is, number one. Your bag needs to be on a, a good quality pad to insulate you from the ground, where you’re going to loose most of your heat. Having done that, it’s a good idea if you have some kind of long underwear, polypropylene or wool, top and bottom. That will increase the warmth of the bag quite a bit. On really cold nights, you zip that bag up all the way to where the only thing showing is your face,…

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    BEST Water Filter System for Backpacking,Hunting & Camping?

    so we all know that water is the essence of life but what’s the best water filtration or purification system for your style of camping or hunting in this video we’re going to introduce you to a few options coming up hey everybody Michael Batease from the elk calling Academy where we give you the blueprint for success in the elk woods on this channel we do elk call reviews gear reviews elk calling lessons tips and tutorials just like this one so if you’re new to the channel please consider subscribing something you don’t miss out on future videos alright water we have to have it so now when…

  • DIY Overhead Gear Storage – Ridgeline Organizer
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    DIY Overhead Gear Storage – Ridgeline Organizer

    Hi there, I’m Chris and I have a really simple tip to share with you today that’ll allow you to create some DIY organization. All you’ll need is a stuff sack of some sort. These are the things that usually your sleeping bag is stored in or maybe your sleeping pad. But, basically anything with a drawstring, like this, with one of these sliders will work great. Once you have your stuff sack then just set up a line, um, like I have here. This can be a ridgeline if you’re a hammock camper, you can put one of these up in your tent if you want a DIY gear…