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Q&A How can I locate the leak in a inflatable pad

I went camping last trip and my nice inflated pad... deflated. I always carry a patch kit but I discovered another issue: I couldn't find the leak. The leak was small. It took quite a while of me l...

2 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Russell Steen‭  ·  edited 1d ago by Iizuki‭

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Q&A How does a synthetic overbag work?

In really cold temperatures, it's often recommended to use a separate overbag made from a synthetic material over your main down sleeping bag. Supposedly this helps moisture (from your body) escape...

0 answers  ·  posted 1mo ago by Iizuki‭

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Q&A Winter Camping: How to warm up your boots in the morning?

Is there a good technique to warm up your boots in the morning? Should you just put them on and warm them up with your feet or is there a better alternative?

5 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by sixtyfootersdude‭  ·  last activity 1mo ago by Iizuki‭

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Q&A How to keep your nose warm in a sleeping bag during the winter?

When sleeping in cold temperatures in a sleeping bag with the opening closed to the minimum — just your face — how to keep your nose from getting cold? I feel like the cold air coming in will alway...

0 answers  ·  posted 1mo ago by Iizuki‭  ·  edited 1mo ago by Iizuki‭

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Gear Recommendations Which are the best lightweight, non-solar, camping lanterns available?

What features should I look for in lightweight, non-solar, camping lanterns? What are the best brands available?

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Sam Wu‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by Iizuki‭

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Q&A Does toothpaste freeze?

When camping in freezing conditions, does normal toothpaste freeze? I imagine it would be hopeless to get it out of the tube.. And in the event that it does indeed freeze, are there some non-freez...

1 answer  ·  posted 2mo ago by Iizuki‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by Iizuki‭

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Q&A What are some good games or activities to do on a hike?

A few friends and I regularly play board games and RPGs together. We are planning a casual hiking and camping trip. We will go by car to the trailhead and hike in with our gear, tent camp overnight...

4 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Sigma‭  ·  last activity 4mo ago by Michael‭

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Q&A What is "Dry Camping"?

I heard the phrase "Dry Camping" while watching an American RV show. What does it mean? Are there similar but different terms for the same thing in other parts of the world?

3 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭

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Q&A Is it safe to carry a propane gas cylinder in minivan?

Is it safe to carry the 20 lbs propane gas cylinder in the minivan? I have carried the small Coleman's gas cylinder for camping in car trunk but now with family, I am not sure if what's the right ...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by zar‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭

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Q&A How to find a safe portable 1500 watt heater

I have 20+ year old space heater that is nearing end of life. 120 volt, 1500 watts We use it in the camper when have electric hookup, and need a little extra heat. I started looking online for a...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by James Jenkins‭

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Q&A Portable power generator ballpark fuel consumption

tl;dr What is a likely value for fuel consumption for a small portable 4-stroke gasoline-powered inverter power generator in, say, litre / ( kilowatt * hour )? At times I attend music festivals wh...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by eomanis‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by James Jenkins‭

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Q&A Camping site suggestions

My friend and I are planning to go camping for three days next week. Since it's winter here in the US, we're targeting the south east side (FL, SC, etc.) I am looking for suggestions on camping sit...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Actuary‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by James Jenkins‭

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Gear Recommendations Guidebook for Hiking activities around Geneva

Any recommendations for good hiking books describing trails, camp sites (back- and front-country), etc. along with their topology, difficulty levels for Switzerland, especially around Geneva? Somet...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by nGlacTOwnS‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do you flavour your water on camping trips?

Always drinking pure water can be boring and tasteless, especially when you have to filtrate it or use sterilizer/purification tabs which might cause the water to taste really bad. What are easy (...

10 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by Wills‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Resources for camping in Georgia (country)

Is there any resource provided by the Georgian government or by any other agencies about the camping in Georgia? I would like to know about the rules and safety aspects. Any resource on these woul...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by ALH‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What should I replace guylines with?

I need to replace some guylines on one of my tents. I normally use some paracord lying around but they have been getting tripped over more and more. I found some glow in the dark paracord, but be...

5 answers  ·  posted 12y ago by MaskedPlant‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to properly light a Son Of Hibachi

So my friend convinced me to buy a Son Of Hibachi :) I've set it up and want to give it a try in the evening. Of course there are several sources for a "how to" and even videos but I wanted instruc...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Would it be warmer to sleep at the bottom or on the side of a valley?

Given that temperature decreases with altitude, and yet inversions happen where cold air is below warmer air, as a general rule of thumb, where would the warmest place to sleep be? Here is one pl...

3 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Are square or rectangular tarp shapes more versatile?

I'd like to try tarp camping. 3m x 3m (9ft x 9ft) and 3m x 4m (9ft x 12ft) tarps of differing material are plentiful and many are even affordable. Which tarp shape is more versatile in the number...

5 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by B540Glenn‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Camping in Yosemite in March

I'm planning a camping trip in Yosemite with a group of friends for some time around mid-March. I know it can get cold at that time of year, but that's the only time we could all arrange the time o...

4 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is there any reason that a wild boars would charge the tent?

So I have camped in France, in the Vosges region, in the locality called "Le bonhomme". Where there are many wild boars. It was in a dense forest, with a freezy weather. (-5°C) My camp was just a...

4 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Gille Q.‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Tenting, and want to hookup my laptop to RV power hookup

The campground I'm thinking of staying at has tenting spots, but they don't have power. I need to be able to charge my laptop, phone, and possibly a portable electric heater. They also offer RV spo...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Anonymous‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Keeping a backpack from being stolen whilst sleeping in a tent

In the past, I have always slept with my backpack wedged uncomfortably beside me due to limited room in a fully manned tent, since I'm concerned about bag theft when miles away from civilization. ...

10 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by James Paul Turner‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A SOTO Triple Mix Expiration

I have a SOTO Triple Mix canister (Power Gas 250, SOD-725T) which is a mixture of Butane, Isobutane and Propane gas. I use it with my SOTO WindMaster but I have not used it in over 10 months. It ha...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Luna‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Looking for information about the large circles free of snow that form in the spring around the trunks of large trees?

We have often used the large snow free circles that form in the spring around the trunks of large trees as camping spots. Even in an area blanketed with deep snow, there will be such bare, dry gro...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by ab2 MonicaNotForgotten‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Legality of "semi-permanent" wooden structures in state and national forests in the US

Imagine the following situation: A group of friends found a remote spot in a state or national forest that they really like. They keep returning to the place quite often, lately there are at leas...

4 answers  ·  posted 12y ago by Jan Hlavacek‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Do I need to worry about inadvertently creating a distress signal while using a space tarp?

If I use a space tarp (basically a heavy-duty reusable space blanket) as a sunshade or as a ground tarp with the shiny side facing up, do I need to worry that someone might see it and think that I ...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is it warmer to sleep naked in a sleeping bag?

When camping in cold weather, some people say it is actually warmer to sleep naked than to sleep with clothes on. Is that true, or is it better to leave warm clothes on while in the bag?

13 answers  ·  posted 12y ago by Reverend Gonzo‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do I get a stuck gas canister (for hiking/camping) out of a stainless steel mug?

I nested my 110g gas canister inside my stainless steel mug for a hike. I used it about halfway through for lunch, and when I was done put it back in the way I had packed it (upside down). Now it i...

6 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Michael‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Where can I find public water tap for cleaning/bathing in the Netherlands?

We are wandering around Netherlands (on foot, hitch hiking, bicycle). We don't sleep in camping site, we put our tent anywhere "in the bush". We are use to travel on this way in Southern Europe bu...

4 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by MagTun‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Rainfly window repair

I have a Marmot Limelight tent that the see-through window needs reglued around the edge onto the tent. Is there a common household glue that can be used for this? And what is the best glue and/ or...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Tony Sturgeon‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is sleeping on a yoga mat better than on an airbed during winter camping?

This is a follow up on question that my friend asked earlier, but I can't comment on. My friend and I have an ongoing argument about a question : During cold winter camping (-20C air temperature, ...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by b0nd‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Are there any areas in Southeast Asia where it would be safe to wild-camp with a tent in the mountains?

I am not interested in camping on a campsite among lots of other people, I want to pitch-up a tent where there is just me and nature around. Are there any areas in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar...

5 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by yannn‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is sleeping on the ground in cold weather better than on an air mattress?

My friend and I had an argument about this topic. He says that the cold air in the mattress will stay at the ambient temperature, so if it's -20 outside the air in the mattress will stay at -20 so ...

5 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Conrad‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is the easiest way to remove creosote from pots and pans?

I just returned from a five day trip during which we used a friend's Solo Stove (wood burner). My pots are now covered with a thick, sticky, black layer of creosote. I've tried steel wool and soa...

6 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Jeff W‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Water sources: which are safe and which should be avoided? (UK)

I have been trying to find a list of water sources that should be avoided. I have checked online and looked at several water companies, e.g. Scottish Water. I haven't found any information on which...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by SweetJhoni‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How can I protect myself in case of a human attack like the murders of the hikers Jespersen and Ueland in Morocco?

I read about the murders of Louisa Vesterager Jespersen and Maren Ueland. What safety mistakes these girls did during their camping trip? What could have been done to avoid this situation? How ca...

7 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Pie‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can I camp on campsites as a 16 year old in Italy?

I just realised you can't sleep in hostels if you're under 18 years old. Is this the same for staying at a campsite in Italy? I really need help because I already planned a whole vacation around ca...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by diebolo‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How can I prevent this canvas swag from sagging in the middle?

I have this double canvas swag that tends to sag in the middle. What options do I have to fix this problem and keep the canvas from sagging too much?

3 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Pete‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Does anyone recognise this knot?

I came across this knot when it was used to tie a guy wire to a newly purchased light weight tent. I am reasonably knot savvy but have never come across it. It forms a non-slip loop when pulled u...

3 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by user17479‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is the most effective way to keep warm in a Hammock in below freezing weather?

I've hammock camped twice in below freezing weather, between 10 F and 25 F (-12C and -4C). The first time using a closed-cell foam (CCF) pad and the second time using a full size underquilt. I'm h...

4 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by tertius‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to replace an unknown propane lantern globe?

I have a propane lantern that the glass measures 3.25 X 3.25 and on the glass it has borosil with an r in a circle beside it, but no numbers so that we can get a new globe because it has broken. A...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by Horsegirl‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How should we protect ourselves from a lightning strike?

We are in the great outdoors and a massive thunderstorm will be over us soon. What steps should we take to be safe from a lightning strike? This question is not "am I safe in my tent" etc. You ar...

2 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Tent or hammock safer from lightning?

If a lightning storm is coming, and you had a tent and a hammock/tarp with you, which would you choose, based only on relative safety from lightning?

6 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Don Branson‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How can I safely use a candle lantern inside a tent?

I have a candle lantern housed inside what I think is an aluminum frame. I'm concerned it will get hot enough to melt fabrics. How can I safely use it inside a tent? Should I suspend it from the...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by birch‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Are sleeping bags needed in southern Spain in summer?

My girlfriend and I are going camping in Europe this summer and are starting off in Spain. We have this tent, and are looking into sleeping bags. We have also been keeping an eye on the weather in ...

2 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by TomSelleck‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Winter camping in Western Europe sleeping bag question

I will be car camping in Western Europe (Portugal & Spain) from Nov. 14-Dec. 22nd this year. I will be camping in a wide range of environments, ranging from the mountainous Asturias Province of...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by Ian‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Effective way to carry a sleeping mattress with rucksack?

I am going for four day hike in Western Ghats. The terrain is rocky humid and It is one of the eight "hottest hotspots" of biological diversity in the world. I am trying to pack my rucksac...

6 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by eirenaios‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to win against ants

I’m adapting to long-term lifestyle of outdoor living, and getting constantly assaulted by this or that type of bug has been a major issue. Sleeping in a tent has thwarted most my opposition at th...

6 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Tiana Pyre‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How To Quickly Warm A Tent

Some background links to Aravona's question here. Basically I am her other half and over the course of the night the tent was opened many times. As people will know opening a tent in the wee hours ...

9 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by Dynadin‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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