Improve your camping skillset with practical tips, tricks, and hacks used by experienced campers and backpackers. This is your home base for getting comfortable spending the night outdoors and equipping you with the skills to camp in our national parks!

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58 Insanely Useful Camping Tips for Beginners

Are you looking to improve your camping skills? This guide covers everything beginners need to know about camping. You’ll find tips on how to plan your first camping trip, how to choose camping gear, and camping safety basics. Plus, I’m sharing my favorite tips on camp cooking, getting a good night’s sleep, and staying clean in the outdoors!

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10 Outdoor Products on Amazon You Need to Own

Amazon should be your go-to retailer for outdoor gear! Get the best hiking, camping, and backpacking gear available on Amazon, including my favorite Osprey packs and tried and true Columbia hiking boots.

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