• 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,…

  • How to Pack for a Weekend Camping Trip : How to Select Cooking Equipment for Camping
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    How to Pack for a Weekend Camping Trip : How to Select Cooking Equipment for Camping

    Hi. This is John Stewart and this is how to select and pack your cooking equipment for a weekend camping trip. Once you’ve decided what you’re going to cook; how you’re going to cook it, you need to get your gear out. If you decide that you’re not going to do outdoor wood and stuff like that; charcoal or anything, you are probably going to go with a stove. You can get stoves that use canister fuel or liquid fuel. Canister stove fuels work really well. They’re a lot; real light weight, because the fuel, liquid fuel weighs a lot more. So, you can get a canister stove. They’re normally…

  • Camping Sleeping Bags & Pads : Camping Backpacks for Women
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    Camping Sleeping Bags & Pads : Camping Backpacks for Women

    I am going to talk a little bit about women specific packs. We all know women are shaped a little different then men and so maybe the pack should be as well. If you will notice on these twp packs here we have an Osprey Aether notice the straightness of the hip belt. Men are shaped like this. We don’t have very much in terms of hips. Women are shaped like this and they need a different shaped hip belt. You will notice here the up swing of the hip belt. The hip belt comes up when it wraps forward and it creates a cone and that places it in…

  • Camping Sleeping Bags & Pads : Caring for Sleeping Bags
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    Camping Sleeping Bags & Pads : Caring for Sleeping Bags

    We’ll talk a little about taking care of your sleeping bag because if you are going to be comfortable you want to take care of your bed. And pretty much all that can be said is that you’ve got to look on your bag and find the label that tells you how to take care of it. They usually say commercial front load wash. You never want to put it into your home regular one with an agitator. What happens is an agitator in a washing machine will tear the bag up and void the warranty on it. And the bags that we carry Bill Jackson’s have a life time…

  • Recycled/Salvaged Liqour Bottle Alcohol Fuel Container and Stove🔥2 in 1 Multi Use Gear Item🔥
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    Recycled/Salvaged Liqour Bottle Alcohol Fuel Container and Stove🔥2 in 1 Multi Use Gear Item🔥

    another DIY gear modification video brought to you by Patrick’s Bushcraft walking along side the road one day I found an empty liquor/booze bottle… being the recycle type of guy, I picked it and took it home thinking I would find some use for it somewhere… the bottle is plastic and is 375 mil (about a pint) and is slender in design, so it will fit down nicely into bug out backpacks, haversacks, bicycle panniers, etc… after realizing that this bottle would be ideal for storing my camping fuels (mainly alcohol, methonal,denatured alcohol, heet, etc) I then took a closer look at the cap and realized it too, being aluminum,could…

  • Camping Sleeping Bags & Pads : Choosing a Pillow for Camping
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    Camping Sleeping Bags & Pads : Choosing a Pillow for Camping

    Now you get into your sleeping bag and where are you going to put your head? Well if you forgot your pillow you going to have to take your fleece jacket and pop it up underneath your head. Some people will bring a pillow though. Here?s one that is made specifically for camp use its small its compact and you can use that. But I’d like kind of cross between these two and basically what you have here is a pillow case that you take your cloths you put it in to and then that becomes your pillow. Little more firm than this but the advantage is as you sleep…

  • Camping Sleeping Bags & Pads : Camping Sleeping Pads for Women
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    Camping Sleeping Bags & Pads : Camping Sleeping Pads for Women

    Talk a little bit about women specific pads and for this matter, it goes with women specific sleeping bags as well. If you’ll notice here, I have two pads very similar. The little diamond shaped spots are places where the foam is cut out. That makes it more compressible. But in the non-sex specific one you see it’s evenly distributed throughout the pad. On the women specific one, they left some of the insulation in the torso, and also in the foot. Statistically speaking, that’s where women get cold and so they make these pads specific for that. Now, I wish they didn’t have this pink because if you have…

  • Camping Sleeping Bags & Pads : Rectangular Sleeping Bags
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    Camping Sleeping Bags & Pads : Rectangular Sleeping Bags

    I am going to talk about rectangular bags now. The great thing about rectangular bags is there is lots of room. Everybody knows from a kid having a rectangular bag going to summer camp. But there?s some down sides going to rectangular bags. There usually heaver. There bulkier. Why are they bulkier? Because they got more fabric. Down here at the foot all this fabric off to the side is extra weight. Not only is it extra weight its extra space inside the bag for your body to heat up before this bag can do its job. Sleeping bags don’t keep you warn all they do is they prolong the…