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How to Choose a Fishing Rod: Your Guide to Different Rod Types
How to Choose a Fishing Rod: Your Guide to Different Rod Types

Before you can think about slicing up a fish with your favorite fillet knife, you need to first catch the fish, and that require a rod and your favorite tackle box. In the world of many fishing rods, there is even more species of fish to catch. Some types of fish are smaller and...

Apr 08, 2021
Ice Fishing 101: The Tips and Tools You Will Need for a Successful Trip
Ice Fishing 101: The Tips and Tools You Will Need for a Successful Trip

People have leaned on ice fishing as a way to obtain food for a long time. The practice of ice fishing is native to the early residents of North America. Back in the day, the people taking part in ice fishing would use wooden decoys shaped like fish to lure in their prey. Once...

Apr 08, 2021
What to Know About Camping Safely in the Rain
What to Know About Camping Safely in the Rain

If you’re going car camping or RV camping, rain isn’t a big issue. But if you’re tent camping, rain can ruin your camping trip if you don’t know how to handle it.. Some people will go into a camping situation fully knowing it will absolutely rain, for sure. Of course, there’s also the very...

Jan 26, 2021
Leave No Trace: 7 Principles Every Camper Needs to Know
Leave No Trace: 7 Principles Every Camper Needs to Know

Camping provides a mental and physical escape from the busy schedule of everyday life, which makes preserving the beauty of nature essential to keeping this pastime alive.. “Leave No Trace” camping keeps these natural areas intact for the protection of wildlife and the enjoyment of campers, including yourself, for years to come. Whether it’s...

Jan 26, 2021
Campfire Safety 101: How to Safely Build and Maintain a Campfire
Campfire Safety 101: How to Safely Build and Maintain a Campfire

Nothing beats the feeling of gathering around a campfire with a few friends or family under a clear sky. The concept of building a campfire sounds easy, right? You only need a pile of wood and a match. Anyone who has ever been out camping knows that starting a campfire is not as easy...

Jan 26, 2021
How to Camp Safely With Your Dog
How to Camp Safely With Your Dog

You don’t need me to tell you how camping is one of the best ways to spend your summer. There are so many national and state parks that offer the perfect environment for this summer fun. If you’re like me and don’t have any children to bring camping, you wouldn’t think about a location...

Apr 07, 2021
How to Make a Camping Emergency Kit
How to Make a Camping Emergency Kit

No matter if you’re going car camping, tent camping, or RV camping, you include an emergecy kit when you pack your bags. Camping emergency kits provide life-saving help. They help get us back to safety when we are struggling, and far from outside assistance, and they are an important piece in the gear you...

Jan 26, 2021
How To Keep Animals Out of Your Campsite
How To Keep Animals Out of Your Campsite

Autumn approaches, and the trees are now beginning to change colors! Nature enthusiasts know that this is the absolute perfect time to plan a trip upstate to the wilderness and camp out for a few days. A favorite American pastime, camping allows its partakers to reconnect with their roots and relieve stress or anxiety...

Jan 15, 2021
Camping Dangers To Be Aware Of This Summer
Camping Dangers To Be Aware Of This Summer

How Can You Stay Safe On Your Next Camping Trip?. Camping can be fun, but it can also be dangerous for someone who doesn’t know how to avoid common camping hazards. . For someone who wants to go camping and stay safe, knowing about some of the most common hazards is important. Being prepared...

Jan 26, 2021
Backpacking Necessities for Safety and Emergency Situations
Backpacking Necessities for Safety and Emergency Situations

What Do You Need To Stay Safe While Camping?. An emergency can arise at any time on a hike, and preparation is the key to getting out of many wilderness situations safely. . Whether it’s a scraped knee, bad chafing while hiking, an unexpected rainstorm, or a wild animal approaching or getting lost on...

Jan 26, 2021
The Do’s and Don’ts of Wildlife Interaction While Camping
The Do’s and Don’ts of Wildlife Interaction While Camping

How Should You Act Around Wildlife When You’re Camping?. Whether camping in a tent or staying in a luxury RV, campers often spend most of their time outside hiking the local trails, cooking over the fire with a great cooking pot and enjoying late night chats underneath the stars.. While spending all of this...

Jan 15, 2021
3 Camping Tools You Can Use to Purify Water
3 Camping Tools You Can Use to Purify Water

What Can You Do If You Need More Fresh Water While Camping?. One of the best parts of camping is the ability to throw off the trappings of day-to-day life and reconnect with what’s really important.. But camping and hiking require us to usually bring our own equipment. Equipment like our own food, water,...

Jan 26, 2021
Rock Stacking: Modern Art or Destructive Graffiti?
Rock Stacking: Modern Art or Destructive Graffiti?

What is the Truth Behind Stacks of Rocks?. The practice of building cairns—or stacking rocks into “signposts” in wilderness areas—is not new. In fact, it’s a tradition that dates to ancient times and has significance to many cultures. But now it’s being decried by environmentalists and park rangers. This is because it can be...

Jan 26, 2021
How to Handle an Animal Encounter When You’re Camping
How to Handle an Animal Encounter When You’re Camping

What Do Should You Do When You See an Animal While Camping?. Camping is hands-down one of the most popular family activities of all time. However, there are at least a few dangers that all campers should be aware of before they venture out into the great unknown.. As campers in the wilderness, or...

Jan 26, 2021
Make the Most of the Great Outdoors With These Five Camping Safety Tips
Make the Most of the Great Outdoors With These Five Camping Safety Tips

What Are The Some of the Most Important Camping Safety Tips?. Nature enthusiasts who love packing up their gear and their families to head for the great outdoors understand just how much careful planning is required for a successful journey.. Camping and hiking can be fun and memorable. But camping with no thought to...

Jan 26, 2021