Camping Tips, Tricks And Gear

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Hilarious Parody Highlights the Difficulties of Starting a Bonfire

YouTube: Charlie Berens
Bonfire

This hilarious look at starting a bonfire is too true. Nothing really says summer quite like a nice roaring bonfire. It is the chance to roast some hotdogs or marshmallows, crack open some cold ones and enjoy a nice evening with friends and family. Of course, at any gathering comes the inevitable argument about the

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Simple Shower: The $14 Gadget That Turns a Water Bottle Into a Shower

YouTube: Simple Shower
simple shower

Turn an empty 2-liter bottle in a showerhead in seconds. There are plenty of ways to keep fresh on camping trips. Portable showers are great items to help you stay clean at the campsite, but they aren’t something you can keep in your backpack. Camping wipes are fantastic, but they won’t clean you up like

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Job Offers Free Beer and $20,000 to Hike the Appalachian Trail


Devils Backbone Brewing Company is accepting applications for what it calls its next “Chief Hiking Officer,” and all you have to do is apply. Hey hiking enthusiasts: you might want to pay attention to this job offer! One fortunate hiker will earn $20,000 to hike the Appalachian Trail, from start to finish, while getting to

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This $400 Motorized Inflatable Boat is the Ultimate Father’s Day Gift

Hammacher Schlemmer
motorized inflatable boat

This inflatable boat has two electric motors for an exciting afternoon of whitewater kayaking. Boats are pretty expensive. A luxury fishing boat might cost you around $30,000. Outdoorsmen are now leaning towards inflatable boats and inflatable kayaks. You’d be surprised by the quality of inflatable fishing boats. Many kayakers and anglers are saying great things

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Great American Outdoors Act Moves Forward as Senate Passes Momentous Bill


Things are moving along for the Great American Outdoors Act. On Wednesday the Senate passed the bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act, hoping direct billions in resources towards support for outdoor recreation on public lands. The vote was 73-25, and the bill will now leave its fate to the House of Representatives. Specifically, the Great American

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Take a Peek at Marine Life With the Help of a Transparent Kayak

Hammacher Schlemmer
Transparent Kayak

Forget scuba diving; you can get an unbelievable view of underwater with a transparent kayak. Before your next kayaking excursion, be sure to invest in a new kayak that’s going to enhance the experience. Clear kayaks are back just in time for summer, and outdoor enthusiasts can’t stop talking about them. Hammacher Schlemmer is selling

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Get Dad Amazon’s Best-Selling Pocket Chainsaw for Under $20


Pocket Chainsaw

A pocket chainsaw is the only gadget you’ll need for splitting firewood. If you’re the designated person on campfire duty, you know that splitting firewood is part of the process. Many campers and Boy Scouts pack axes, hand saws, and large chainsaws for camping trips, but you don’t need to do that anymore. Gone are

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