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How to Choose a Hammock for Camping and Backpacking

  Hammocks have become serious hangout gear for the outdoors. Sightings of these colorful slings hovering between trees are becoming more and more common.    For some, a hammock is the ultimate chill-out spot. For others, it takes sleeping under the stars to a whole new level. If you’re thinking about getting a hammock, we […]

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Tips: How to Choose Your Campsite?

One of the best things about the co-op is the thriving community of gearheads, dirtbags, bird nerds, thru-hikers, peak-baggers, storytellers and more who work in stores and headquarters, guide our trips. In this series, we’ll tap into that expert knowledge to answer some of your burning questions about terrain, gear, safety, etiquette anything! The co-op has […]

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Planing Camping for Beginners What to Know for Your First Campout

Even if you’re the most urban of creatures, the urge to get out of the city to camp out, in fact, can seize your imagination at any time.  If you find yourself contemplating car camping for the first time, but also find the gear and the prep to be a little daunting, don’t despair. We’re […]

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Tips to build the perfect Campfire

For many, the campfire is a beloved and indispensable outdoor traditional kinetic, luminous, dreamlike force of nature that for generations has served as the centerpiece of backwoods gatherings. This article explains the key steps for building a successful campfire, as well as fire etiquette tips, whether you’re car camping or backpacking. 1. Find or Build […]

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How to Choose a Tent for Your Camping Trips

Car camping with family or friends is a summer pastime for many of us. Whether the campground itself is the main attraction or it’s simply your base camp for nearby activities, this article will help you find the right camping tent your home away from home. Tent Sleeping Capacity   When choosing your tent, first choose […]

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7 Tips to Camp and Hike Responsibly

If you’re hiking near Vancouver and see a group of people leave the trail and start digging small holes, that might be me. We’re not searching for buried treasure… we’re learning how to poop in the woods.  Yep, you heard that right, I teach people how to poop outdoors along with how to choose a […]