• 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 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 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…

  • Backpacking & Camping Tips : Food for Backpacking Trips
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    Backpacking & Camping Tips : Food for Backpacking Trips

    Hi I’m Richard Fields. In this clip we are going to talk about how to buy food for your back packing trip. First of all you are going to want to calculate how many days you are going to be out and the number of meals you are going to need. The dinner meals if you buy the prepackaged meals work much better than trying to prepare an entire meal on the trail. They are a light, very low moisture to carbohydrate ratio. This is something to think about in all of the foods that you choose. Even the tuna can be bought now in foil packets that don’t have…

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

    Hi, this is John Stewart, and this is how to select and pack your survival equipment for a weekend camping trip. When you go camping, you always want to prepare for the worst, so this is why it’s a good idea to take and put together a small, but very simple survival kit. This survival kit is going to include very few things. One more, one important thing is a knife; carry a knife. This is going to help you for cutting items; cutting rope, cutting trees, limbs; stuff like that for building a shelter, so always take a knife in your survival kit. Try and get a compass; a…

  • How to Pack a First Aid Kit | Camping
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    How to Pack a First Aid Kit | Camping

    The question always comes up, what did you pack in your first aid kit for camping, and I sort of have two beliefs with first aid kits. First, I trust R E I, and E M S, and Patagonia and Coleman. So if there’s a first aid camping kit, they put out that’s the one I have. I just think they know what they’re doing, rather than trying to stock and create your own, trust the professionals. The other thing with first aid when you’re camping is that if it’s something more than a little scrape, or a slight rash, or a little stomach ache, or a headache, I say…

  • Backpacking & Camping Tips : How to Pitch a Tent
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    Backpacking & Camping Tips : How to Pitch a Tent

    Hi I’m Richard Fields. Today we are going to talk about how to pitch a tend. The first thing you are going to want to do is if this tent is new to you set it up at home. Practice with it there. You are not going to want to be out in the wilderness and find out that you don’t have all the parts and have no clue how to set it up. Having done that, the first thing you will want to do whether you choose to use a ground cloth or not is to prepare the ground. You want to select a place that doesn’t have any…