Camping


Surprising Health Benefits Of Outdoor Adventure Travel

January 2, 2018

Many Americans love the great outdoors because of the full-sensory experience. After all, there’s nothing quite like cool fresh air, the sound of a river, the view of a beach shoreline, and the feel of the ground crunching beneath your hiking boots. But aside from sights, sounds and smells, there are other reasons to love the […]

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Essential Sporting Goods You Need for Summer Adventures

April 20, 2017

Summer is coming, and if you’re into more active pursuits than sitting on a beach, here’s some planning tips for your warm-weather adventures. So make a plan, make a list and visit an outdoor retailer to geared up right. Continue reading to learn what essential sporting goods you need. Essential Sporting Goods You Need: Backpacking […]

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How to extend the life of your camping gear

February 17, 2017

You spent hours, maybe days or weeks, researching brands, reading reviews and even handling potential gear in a store. Finally, you laid out a fair bit of money to amass all that camping gear for all those epic trips. It seems a pity to spend so much and then not spend just a little (time […]

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Back to Basics: Must-Have Camping Gear for Safety

July 11, 2016

Camping is a classic American tradition that remains as popular as ever, as more than 40 million people camped in 2013. And even though many campers – especially younger ones – are bringing technology, gadgets and specialty gear into the outdoors these days, it’s always a good idea to focus on the basics. This must-have […]

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Collapsible cooksets for backpackers

May 10, 2016

Backpackers are forever looking to save space inside their backpacks. Usually the cook pot is one of the bulkiest items in the pack. The answer in most cases is to stuff the pot with as much gear as possible, because no space can go to waste. Continue reading to learn about collapsible cooksets. Think flat […]

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Dealing with ticks while hiking

April 21, 2016

They’re out there – waiting for you. Creeping along on the ground, mixed among the leaves. Climbing blades of grass, hanging out, waiting for a host. They’re unsightly, clingy, and a health nuisance. They’re ticks. Continue reading to learn about dealing with ticks while hiking. Tiny in stature, ticks present a big problem for those who love […]

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How a Great Outdoors Store Can Meet Your Family’s Camping Needs

March 21, 2016

The storyteller pauses. The crackling of the campfire and the chirping of the crickets fill the tense air. The near silence is broken by the storyteller’s shout and the children’s screams. Then it all dissolves into laughter. Another ghost story creates another memory. Continue reading to learning about our Great Outdoors Store. Camping remains one […]

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Camping Gear: The basic essentials for a camping trip

January 25, 2016

You’ve decided to spend a weekend in the outdoors, getting back to nature and camping under the stars. Nice. Making that decision was easy. But now you’ve popped the trunk and you’re ready to load the vehicle. What camping gear do you absolutely need to put inside for this trip? Any camping gear checklist should […]

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What to consider when buying a camping hammock

October 1, 2015

You’ve started thinking about stretching that blissful nap in the backyard hammock into an overnight camping outing, swaying out there in the woods under the stars. Sounds great, right? Well, to have a good hammock camping experience, you need to give some thought to the hammock you want to spend all night in, which means […]

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Essential Adventure Gear for Your Child on a Camping Trip

September 2, 2015

More than 25% of campers in the US were between the ages of 6-17, according to the American Camper Report. That’s a lot of youngsters heading to summer camps, scouting events and family adventures. Here are some essential adventure gear for outfitting your children for camping. Essential Adventure Gear: A quality, child-sized sleeping bag: Unless […]

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