• 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…

  • 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…

  • Cold Weather Tip For Boots
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    Cold Weather Tip For Boots

    Imagine this: You wake up after a cold night of camping, you go to slide your foot into your boot, suddenly it’s much harder to do than it was the day before, and that’s essentially because the material of your boot has frozen stiff. And, it doesn’t matter if your boot is made out of leather or synthetic material. If the temperature drops down low enough during the night, that material will stiffen up and it’ll be a lot harder to get your foot into your footwear the next morning. So, if that situation sounds familiar I have a really simple tip to share with you and it just involves…

  • How to Pack for a Weekend Camping Trip : How to Pack Tent Poles for Camping
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    How to Pack for a Weekend Camping Trip : How to Pack Tent Poles for Camping

    Hi, this is John Stewart and this is how to pack your tent poles for a weekend camping trip. You don’t want to take and roll up your tent poles with your tent because it takes up a lot of room. So you’re going to pack and stuff down your tent and put it on the inside of your pack. Since your tent poles are normally longer than the inside of your pack, you always want to take and put these on the outside of the pack. You can strap these right on the outside. They don’t have to worry about getting them wet because you’ll have a pack cover…

  • 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…