• Backpacking Gear & Tips : Packing a Backpack for Hiking & Camping
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    Backpacking Gear & Tips : Packing a Backpack for Hiking & Camping

    When you go to pack your pack you want to make sure that you keep the weight close to your body. The way the pack works is the frame will deliver the weight that’s put in the pack to the hip belt and so the closer that weight is to the frame the easier it is for it to direct it down to the hip belt. So heavy things like water, fuel, stoves, cook pots, those things need to go close to your body and relatively high up, not really high but right about here in your pack. The light stuff like sleeping bags and clothing will go down low.…

  • How to make a coffee can rocket stove(2/2)
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    How to make a coffee can rocket stove(2/2)

    I’m going to paint it and tomorrow I’m going to cook on it so I’ll bend these over hit it with some paint and show you what it looks like okay that’s the finished product the little thing I added to the top was just the leftover bottom of the top can there and I just bent some legs and screwed it down to the top and that will give me a whole about 5/8 of an inch of stand off from the top edge of the can there that will allow the flames to come around the pan and all that alright tomorrow I’m gonna cook some burgers but…

  • Camping Gear : Using a Map & Compass for Hiking
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    Camping Gear : Using a Map & Compass for Hiking

    I want to talk now about how to take the map and the compass and put them together. First thing you’re going to need to do is look at the legend. Or somewhere on the map and look for where it talks about magnetic declination. Magnetic declination is the difference between magnetic north is where the needle is pointing and true north. It’s going to be different depending on where you are in the world. This map indicates that’s about 6 degrees west of true north. Now a lot of compasses you’re going to have to do the mental gymnastics each time you put the map and the compass together.…

  • How to go camping with a small convertible car?
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    How to go camping with a small convertible car?

    We love camping comfortably but we also love our tiny convertible car. How does it all fit in there? We use the luggage compartments and some of the space behind the seats for clothes and toiletries. Food, camera equipment and personal items go in the foothold of the passenger seat, the glove compartments and under the seats. Then we have our tent with an air bed sleeping bag and inflatable pillows these are packed in a waterproof bag, in our case a large handy duffel. This also fits the foldable table and chair and some other items like a rubber hammer, lamp and some spare shoes. This is the foldable…

  • Camping Gear : Camping Altimeters
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    Camping Gear : Camping Altimeters

    Some people use an altimeter to help them navigate. And altimeter is basically a barometer that is used to determine your altitude. How high you are up in the mountains. On the map, the contour lines give you an idea of elevation. Basically what you’re doing is as you’re walking along a trail you will find a point on the trail and set your altimeter. Say we start out here at Little Rock Knob. It says its 4,918 feet. So I take this and set it about that high and as I walk along and go up and down in elevation the air pressure will change. It will basically go…

  • Camping Gear : Camping Gear Compasses
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    Camping Gear : Camping Gear Compasses

    I am going to talk about campuses now there a handy thing to help you keep on track. There is a number of different styles of campuses and you can really get confused looking at them. But you really need to look at what kind of navigating your going to do. If your going to use a map my preference is some form of a base plate campus. Base plate campus has a little plate and you can use that plate to line up between a couple objects on the map. There are also ones with a sighting mirror that allows you to hold it look through it like a…

  • Camping 2 || Glitch
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    Camping 2 || Glitch

    -cricket sound I N T E N S T I F I E S – Weird… Weird… HOW IS THE TENTS SLIPPERY THO! OH NO! OH NO! 【THE NPC IS ALIVE!】 🅶🅾 🅷🅸🅳🅴 🅸🅽 🆃🅷🅴 🆃🅴🅽🆃🆂 🅱🅾🅸! 𝕆𝕜, 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕝𝕖𝕒𝕧𝕖, 𝕚 𝕝𝕖𝕒𝕧𝕖!

  • 31 ESSENTIAL First Time IRELAND Travel Tips
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    31 ESSENTIAL First Time IRELAND Travel Tips

    Ireland, the Emerald Isle is a stunning country full of ancient history and some of the most warm people that you’ll ever meet. Top of the morning to ya! Have ye seen me pot of gold, mister? Huh? How about me potatoes? What? Are you a walking stereotype? No, I just wanted to like get us in the mood of things. Nobody says top of the morning to you except for your annoying co-worker on St. Paddy’s Day. True Ireland is one of our all-time favorite destinations. Friendly locals, rugged beautiful scenery and an evolving cuisine that’s one of the most underrated in Europe. Ireland holds one of the richest…

  • 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…