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The Roofnest Blog

The Roofnest Blog

Outdoor Play


From our favorite camp spots in Colorado to top mountain biking trails in California, best-kept secret ski spots in Utah to overlanding events in Oregon you won’t want to miss, Outdoor Play is packed with new adventures to satisfy every explorer.

Camping Safely During Coronavirus

Every day, there are new rules and regulations for keeping our communities safe during the Covid-19 outbreak. Now that it’s spring, we’ve had to rethink how we do our favorite thing — getting outside and going camping. First things first: We encourage you to adhere to the social distancing policies that are in place on […]

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5 Best Camping Spots Under 2 Hours from Seattle

Seattle is famous for so many reasons — Jimi Hendrix, the Space Needle, Starbucks, plus Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan in that one movie. But it’s also well known for the abundance of evergreen trees and forests in and around the city. There’s a reason they call it the Emerald City! And while we often […]

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3 Winter Adventures For The Whole Family

When we think of winter, we think of snow and skiing here in Colorado. But we know that not everyone skis or snowboards, so we wanted to offer a few tips on how to get in some winter adventures off the slopes. Whether your favorite way to get outside in the winter is having a […]

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The Best Way to Organize Your Outdoor Gear

Outdoor activities are a heck of a lot of fun, but they also mean having a heck of a lot of gear. Camping alone comes with a long list of must-haves to enjoy your trip to its fullest: outdoor cooking supplies, a way to stay clean, a camping power supply, and like 3 different kinds […]

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Why You Should Try Fat Biking This Winter

At Roofnest, we say there’s no bad time of the year for outdoor adventure. Hot or cold, rain or shine, we want to get outside and explore. In the winter, that means skiing, snowboarding, ice climbing, snowshoeing, and more. One thing you might not think about doing in the winter, though, is hopping on your […]

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How to Live the Van Life (Without Actually Living in a Van)

If you’re like us, you’ve probably spent your fair share of time scrolling through #vanlife posts on Instagram, day-dreaming of breaking away from the 9-to-5 world, and living life on four wheels. But for most of us, dumping tens of thousands of dollars into a Sprinter van or a fixer-upper VW and turning it into […]

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Top 5 Campgrounds 2 Hours From Salt Lake City

With a Roofnest, you can leave straight from the office on a Friday afternoon and set up camp in under 1 minute once you park at your campsite. But we know that a 4-5 hour trek to an epic campsite can take away from the sense of peace and tranquility you’re chasing.  That’s why we’ve […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Overlanding Events in 2020

One of our favorite excuses for packing up and hitting the road in our rigs is heading off to one of the many overlanding expos, conventions, and rallies that happen all over the country each year. We get to do some networking, show off our Roofnests, drool over other overlanding setups and UTVs. We also […]

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Cut Down on Holiday Waste with a DIY Bicycle Wheel Wreath

Image courtesy of REI.com Ah, the holidays…food, gifts, family…and unfortunately, a whole lot of waste. According to Stanford University, Americans throw out about 25% more trash during the holiday season, adding up to an extra 1 million tons of waste. While that amount of waste can feel incomprehensible, what’s not so mind-blowing is how simple […]

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Going to the Bathroom Outdoors: Your Options When Nature Calls

Checking out of civilization to escape in nature for a few days is our favorite way to refresh and reset. But there are few aspects of modern life that we sometimes miss when we’re out camping, hiking, climbing, and backcountry skiing. And out of all the creature comforts we sacrifice when we go exploring, number […]

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How to Find Places to Car Camp in Your Roof Top Tent

Camping with a Roofnest on your car is like regular camping…but way better. You don’t have to set up a tent, it’s more comfortable, more convenient, better protected from weather, and you wake up with a heck of a panoramic view. A hard shell roof top tent automatically turns any car into a camper. That […]

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Skiing Recovery Tips for Your First Day Back On the Slopes

Here at Roofnest, our passion for epic adventure is what drove us to start making hard shell roof top tents in the first place. And once winter rolls around in our home base of Colorado, epic adventure means one thing: skiing. We spend a lot of time hitting the slopes, from the Rocky Mountains’ iconic […]

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