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  1. Making Water Safe to Drink in the Backcountry

    by on 07-15-2011 at 08:26 AM
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    Water is the most important element to survival, especially in the backcountry when the body undergoes physical stresses and abundant exercise. If youíre camping or backpacking, one of the biggest concerns is having water that is safe to drink. A gallon of water weighs over eight pounds, which can be impractical to haul with you. Lakes and streams may have water that appears crystal clear, but drinking some without treating it first could expose you to bacteria,
  2. Gear Guide: Choosing a Camp Stove

    by on 06-23-2011 at 07:07 AM
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Size:  15.7 KBPlanning on doing some camping this year? Have you thought about how youíre going to cook your meals? Campfire cooking is certainly a popular method. Unfortunately it isnít the easiest or the most efficient. Campfires heat unevenly and take time to get hot enough for cooking. Another issue is that campfires are not always allowed in certain forested areas, or may be temporarily banned due to fire danger. If you want consistency and reliability, a portable camp stove is

    Updated 06-28-2011 at 04:00 PM by STP Gear Doctor_Kevin

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