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How to sleep comfortably while wild camping

Learn how to get a good night’s sleep out on the trail by making yourself warm and comfortable.

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How to make a campfire

Learn how to make a campfire for staying warm, cooking food, or simply staring into.

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How to poop in the wilderness

Answering the call of nature doesn’t have to be a hazardous exercise. This article explains how to safely do a number two while adhering to LNT principles.

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Tarp camping basics

Beside lightening one’s pack, a tarp offers the savvy outdoorsman a range of benefits. Learn all you need to know before getting into tarp camping.

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Snake bite treatment and prevention

The chances are you’ll never need to treat a snake bite, but if you do, knowing what to do can mean the difference between life and death.

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How to stay hydrated during endurance sports

Everything an athlete needs to know about H20, electrolytes, and performance hydration.

ultralight tarp pitched in A-frame configuration

Knots and techniques for rigging tarps

Erecting a tarp is not as simple as pitching a freestanding tent, but a taut pitch is possible if you know these knots and techniques.

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How to layer outdoor clothing

An effective layering system will keep you warm and dry regardless of the conditions and level of activity.

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How to pack a cooler

Keep your perishables chilled for longer with these 9 tried and tested tips for packing a cooler and preserving ice.