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    The Best Backpacking Checklist? We Like to Think So, and It Just Got Updated

    fileSomething good just got better: the REI backpacking checklist. If you've used it before, you're likely already a fan. If you weren't aware of it, good news—the chances that you'll leave behind your headlamp or insect repellent on a future trip just went down. Demonstrating that we respond to user feedback, here are some changes on the new list: • The new version mentions a bear canister, not a "food-storage" container as the old list did. The old term is perhaps more technically accurate, but ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on February 2, 2012 1:14 PM & Tagged backpacking, backpacks and checklist | permalink | Comments

    Helpful Tips for Music Festival Camping

    fileWhat items are must-haves when camping at music festivals? Here are my Ten+ Essentials for Bonnaroo, which opens Thursday. My question for festival veterans: What would you add to this list? Resources • Checklist: Print out the 2-page, no-doodad-left-behind REI family camping checklist. We like to call it "comprehensive;" you might call it excessive. Fair enough. We intentionally made it detailed, figuring no one would ever bring every item on the list. Our goal: Nudge you to remember that one ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on August 29, 2011 1:25 PM & Tagged Bonnaroo, camping, checklist and music festival | permalink | Comments

    Hot Topic: The REI Camping Checklist

    fileEach month, I get a report of the most-searched Expert Advice topics on REI.com. The hands-down winner for July: Our comprehensive Camping Checklist for car camping or base camping. A pump for your air mattress? It's on there. Hand sanitizer? Check. Binocs? Yep. In fact, the camping checklist is just one of 27 such lists you’ll find on REI Expert Advice—including everything from canoe day tripping to triathlons. Since camping season is in full swing, and I’m hoping to get out myself in the next ...

    Posted by Steve T on August 13, 2010 3:08 PM & Tagged Expert Advice, Family & Car Camping, base camping, camping, car camping and checklist | permalink | Comments

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