• 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 Set Up a Tent : Raising a Tent With Poles
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    How to Set Up a Tent : Raising a Tent With Poles

    Hi, this is John, and this is how to put the poles on the tent so you can raise the tent up. Once you’ve got your tent laid out, and your poles put together, it’s time to put the poles into the tent to where you can raise the tent. There will be two types of clips that you put the tent poles on. The first one is going to be a pin, that you insert over the pole, and then you push it in there. The other, is your going to have an eyelet, and the end of the pole will insert into the eyelet and go to a…

  • How to Set Up a Tent : Putting Tent Poles Together
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    How to Set Up a Tent : Putting Tent Poles Together

    Hi, this is John Stewart, and this is how to put the poles together for setting up your tent. Once you’ve got your tent laid out, you need to gather all the poles that come with the tent and lay them out so you can sort through them and get them all set up. Most tents have two to three sets of poles, they come in different lengths for different tents. Some tents have poles, that have bungee cords ran through them so that they stretch and they just pop right together once you unfold them. These are real easy to put together, you just fold them out, and they…

  • 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 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…

  • How to Set Up a Tent : Laying Out Ground Tarp for Tents
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    How to Set Up a Tent : Laying Out Ground Tarp for Tents

    Hi. This is John Stewart and this how to set up your ground tarp or your footprint for setting up your tent. Most tents now days come with a footprint or a ground cloth. These help for protecting the bottom of the tent from moisture, sharp objects, stumps, roots and other things. Most footprints come fitted to the bottom of the tent so that there’s no overhang on the outside of the tent when you set the tent on top of it. These are real nice because you don’t have to do any folding of the ground cloth or anything like that. Ground cloths can be tarps, tyvec, plastic sheeting,…

  • 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…

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    How to Prepare for a Camping Trip : How to Select Communications Equipment for Camping

    Hi,this is John Stewart, and this is some communication needs that you’ll need to address, for going on a camping trip. Going on a camping trip, backpacking trip, anything like that. You need to have ways to communicate. These things can be found in satellite phones, walkie talkies, GPS, stuff like that. All these things come in real handy. If you’re going out on the trail with other people, and they’re splitting off from you, a walkie talkie is real handy. You can get them from two to three mile ranges. Stay in touch with that person, in case of an emergency. Also cell phones, satellite phones, these come in…