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  1. Winter Camping Tips (Part One)

    by on 03-02-2012 at 08:44 AM
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    Camping in the winter can be an enjoyable experience, but it does require a little more thought and preparation than summer camping. I'll admit, most of my experience with cold weather camping has been in late fall in the Colorado Rockies during hunting season, and during my years in the Army. The following tips are some that I've learned over the years, plus a few I've gleaned from others.

    Updated 03-02-2012 at 09:34 AM by STP Gear Doctor_Kevin

  2. Winter Camping Tips (Part Two)

    by on 03-02-2012 at 08:43 AM
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    Howdy, folks. I'm back with part two of my series on winter camping. I hope you find these tips helpful!

    Winter Cooking Tips

    ēBuild a wind guard for your campfire, if needed. This can be done by (a) choosing a place with a natural one built in, (b) creating one with a tarp, or (c) digging a hole or trench to bring the fire below wind level.

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    Updated 03-02-2012 at 09:00 AM by STP Gear Doctor_Kevin

  3. Family Camping Tips

    by on 07-29-2011 at 12:09 PM
    Family Camping

    Spending a weekend camping with the family can be a memorable and rewarding experience. Camping is a great way to bring the family together and enjoy the great outdoors. With some planning and preparation, you are much more likely to have an enjoyable outdoor experience. To help you make the most of your family camp-out, Iíve decided to share some helpful tips from my years of experience:

    Preparation is key:
    Plan you your trip in advance. Make

    Updated 07-29-2011 at 12:11 PM by STP Gear Doctor_Kevin

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  4. 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,
  5. 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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