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Why Athletes Need Quality Sleep (And How to Get It)

From tennis players to swimmers, mountain bikers to skiers, all athletes know that quality sleep is pivotal to bringing their A-game. But how much sleep do you really need to perform your best? Recent studies have revealed that in addition to hydration, nutrition, and condition, sleep (or not enough of it) can significantly impact performance […]

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How You Can Give Back to the Environment This Year

Feeling a soft-spot for Mother Nature lately? We don’t blame you. Between hurricane season, the devastating wildfires across the country,  and the ongoing destruction of natural habitats around the globe, 2020 was a rough year for the environment. Scientists have named deforestation for food production and global warming as the 2 most destructive forces impacting […]

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Enjoy the Best Holiday Yet with These Delicious Campfire Recipes

Congratulations — you made it to December! The end of a long and stressful year deserves a relaxing and joyous holiday celebration. While the holidays look a little different this year, there are still ways to make it the best Christmas yet. 2020 has been the perfect year to create new traditions. Perhaps you’ve started up […]

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The Best Cold Weather Camping Gear You Need This Year

With social distancing orders still in place, getting out in nature might just be the last safe way to still have a killer weekend with your loved ones this winter. Winter camping doesn’t have to be just for the hardcore outdoor types. With a cozy and durable hard shell roof top tent, you can stay […]

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4 of the Most Delicious Campfire Cocktails to Keep You Warm This Winter

When you’re out camping, there’s more to having a cocktail than just taking the edge off after a long week. A good cocktail can give you an experience to remember. There’s nothing like enjoying a drink with the perfect blend of flavors that seems to fit the mood and setting just right. As the snow […]

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Thanksgiving Foods You Can Make at Camp This Year

Thanksgiving this year looks different than any other. But that doesn’t mean it has to be any less special for you and your close family. We see this as a chance to celebrate the holiday in a whole new way. Getting outside and spending time in nature is a safe, socially-distanced, and memorable way to […]

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How to Feather Your Roofnest For Winter Camping

Winter is here, which means looking forward to cozy fireplaces, warm slippers, and holiday movie binges. But for those of us who can’t turn off the need for adventure, being cooped up inside all winter just isn’t an option — no matter how cozy. With a warm and durable hard shell roof top tent, you […]

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5 of the Best Camping Spots Within 2 Hours of Portland

Isn’t it funny how cool weather can make your urge to camp even stronger? With fall in full swing, all we want to do is put away our laptops and get outside before winter is upon us. Fall camping does need some extra prep, like cold-weather camping gear for you and your dog. You’ll also […]

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5 Winter Camping Accessories for Your Dog You’ll Want to Buy Now

If there’s one thing we’ve enjoyed about socially distancing this year, it’s spending more time outside with our families — including our canine companions. Dogs have a way of making any outdoor adventure even more fun, especially camping. Seeing their joy and sense of exploration when venturing in the wild seems to enhance our own […]

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How to Avoid Unwanted Wildlife Encounters While Camping

It’s hard to beat camping in the fall…long drives through changing leaves, layering up your hard shell roof top tent with extra blankets, and ending a long hike or mountain bike ride beside a warm fire.  The last thing you want to worry about while exploring the wilderness is uncomfortable or even dangerous encounters with […]

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How to Make Camping Educational for Your Kids

Kids are going back to school again — but this school year is looking different than ever before. It’s different for parents too, as many have taken on the role of home-schooler and parent (not to mention having a job). But out of the struggle there is opportunity to be found: more time with your kids […]

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The Best Solar Panels For Camping And How To Use Them

Photo by @sponsoredbywifey   After camping for more than a few nights, you might find yourself missing some of the luxuries of modern life back home. Don’t get us wrong — we can’t get enough fresh mountain air and sleeping out under the stars. But that doesn’t mean we don’t crave some creature comforts to make […]

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