• How to Pack for a Weekend Camping Trip : How to Select a Sleeping Bag for Camping
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    How to Pack for a Weekend Camping Trip : How to Select a Sleeping Bag for Camping

    Hi. This is John Stewart and this is how to select and pack your sleeping bag for the camping trip. You can find many different types of sleeping bags in different sizes, shapes. The two different types of styles are going to be a rectangular shape sleeping bag or a mummy style sleeping bag. You can figure out what the rectangular one is. A mummy shaped sleeping bag is cut to the natural shape of your body, so wider at the shoulders and narrower at the feet. There’s two different types of materials you’re going to find with a sleeping bag. You’re going to find down sleeping bags made from…

  • How to Pack for a Weekend Camping Trip : How to Select a Ground Mat for Camping
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    How to Pack for a Weekend Camping Trip : How to Select a Ground Mat for Camping

    Hi, this is John Stewart, and this is how to select and pack your ground mat for a weekend camping trip. You don’t necessarily have to have a ground mat for a weekend trip, but it makes it very, very comfortable, and easier to sleep at night, and you can get different types of ground mats. You can use something as simple as a egg carton foam mat that you find under beds and stuff. You can buy them at Wal-Mart real cheap. Real easy, you just roll them up, strap them on the outside of the pack. You can also get inflatable mattresses. They’re going to inflate about one…

  • How to Choose the BEST Travel BACKPACK | Pros & Cons Minimalist Backpack Review
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    How to Choose the BEST Travel BACKPACK | Pros & Cons Minimalist Backpack Review

    What is a backpacker without a backpack? Like a tortoise carrying all its worldly possessions upon its back. Of all your travel gear, your backpack is the most essential. If it’s too big, you can’t carry it on. If it’s too small, you can’t carry enough. I’m Alex. I’m Marko. You are watching Vagabrothers, your go-to guide for travel tips, inspiration, and travel vlogs here on YouTube. This video is part of our series on how to travel the world and in it, we’re going to show you how to pick the perfect bag for your trip. If you find this video helpful, make sure you give it a thumbs-up,…

  • Camping Sleeping Bags & Pads : Trapezoidal Sleeping Bags
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    Camping Sleeping Bags & Pads : Trapezoidal Sleeping Bags

    This is a trapezoidal sleeping bag. It’s kind of like a rectangular one, but it’s tapered at the foot making the shape of it more like a trapezoid. The nice thing about this is you’re cutting down on space inside the bag. In order for the bag to do what it needs to do your body needs to heat up all the space inside and without having that extra space that a rectangular bag has the trapezoidal is a little bit more thermal efficient. This particular one has a zipper that goes down about the hip. Some of them will actually go all the way down. The neat thing about…

  • Stealth Camping★Digging out the side of a Mountain and building a Hidden Stealth Camping Location★
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    Stealth Camping★Digging out the side of a Mountain and building a Hidden Stealth Camping Location★

    heading back out of the valley during my 10 day trip, I was eager to check out a new stealth camping spot with great potential I had noticed coming into the valley stay tuned, I’m about to dig into the side of mountain and build a camp in my new found stealth camping location… this spot was also located up high (about 60ft in elevation) on about a 45 degree slope above the trail this is an ideal camping location for summer time because of the shade it provides… the camp spot sits behind an old Oak tree that provides plenty of overhead coverage, giving an ideal secret stealth camping…

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    Camping Sleeping Bags & Pads : Trapezoidal Sleeping Bags

    This is a trapezoidal sleeping bag. It’s kind of like a rectangular one, but it’s tapered at the foot making the shape of it more like a trapezoid. The nice thing about this is you’re cutting down on space inside the bag. In order for the bag to do what it needs to do your body needs to heat up all the space inside and without having that extra space that a rectangular bag has the trapezoidal is a little bit more thermal efficient. This particular one has a zipper that goes down about the hip. Some of them will actually go all the way down. The neat thing about…

  • How to Prepare for a Camping Trip : How to Choose Clothing for Camping
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    How to Prepare for a Camping Trip : How to Choose Clothing for Camping

    Hi, this is John Stewart, and this is how to choose the appropriate clothing and footwear, for leading up to a camping trip. When you decide to go camping, you want to take the right clothing and footwear. We’ll start with footwear. Footwear, you want to have a real supportive shoe. A lot of times a higher shoe is a little bit better, for the more ultra terrain you’re messing with, or if you’re carrying a heavier load, a shoe with more support, is going to be better for you in the long run. It might not be quite as comfortable, but it’s going to help you a lot, to…

  • Camping Sleeping Bags & Pads : Mummy Sleeping Bags
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    Camping Sleeping Bags & Pads : Mummy Sleeping Bags

    Here’s a mummy bag. This is probably the most common backpacking bag. It’s thermally efficient, often they’re light. You can get all different weights in this so of course the more you pay the lighter it will be, but this one you’ll notice is tapered at the foot so there is not a lot of space to heat up before the bag starts doing it’s job. A zipper runs along the length of it. You’ve got venting options from the bottom. Some people if they get hot they’ll stick their feet out the bottom there. At the other end of the bag you have a hood. The hood is nice…

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

    Hi, this is John Stewart, and this is how to select and pack your shelter equipment for a weekend camping trip. What I mean by shelter equipment is what you’re going to stay in. Are you going to take a tent, a hammock, or are you going to build your own shelter out there. The easiest thing to do is to take either a hammock, or a tent. When you pack your tent, instead of taking and rolling it to where it’s a long cylinder, most of the times you’re going to take and compress your tent down. You don’t want to roll it, just stuff it into a stuff…