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  1. Checklists

    Camping Checklist

    Our comprehensive checklist for car campers and families includes recommendations on equipment, clothing and other camp essentials.

    rated 3.984042553191489 out of 5 with 564 reviews
  2. Checklists

    Winter Camping Checklist

    Our comprehensive checklist for winter camping includes the Ten Essentials, plus other important gear, clothing and footwear.

    rated 3.8174603174603177 out of 5 with 126 reviews
  3. Care & Repair

    Sleeping Bag Care

    Learn how to wash, dry and store your down or synthetic sleeping bag. Get tips on care and repair in camp and at home.

    rated 4.666666666666667 out of 5 with 18 reviews
  4. Skills

    Winter Camping and Backpacking Tips

    Get the tips and info you need about pre-trip planning, clothing, gear and shelter to make winter camping comfortable and enjoyable.

    rated 4.261904761904762 out of 5 with 42 reviews
  5. Skills

    Leave No Trace Principles

    Learn about Leave No Trace Principles for protecting and preserving outdoor spaces so you can be a responsible hiker and camper.

    rated 3.9272727272727272 out of 5 with 55 reviews
  6. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Sleeping Bag Liners

    Sleeping bag liners are great for backpackers or travelers who sleep in hostels; this article explains their benefits and how to choose one.

    rated 4.857142857142857 out of 5 with 7 reviews
  7. Skills

    Sleeping Tips for Campers

    Learn to sleep soundly in a tent?whether at a campground or in the backcountry?with tips on gear, getting ready for bed and staying warm.

    rated 4.478260869565218 out of 5 with 23 reviews
  8. Buying Guides

    How to Choose and Use Sunscreen

    Learn how to use sunscreen to guard against UV radiation. Topics include ingredients, SPF, UVB, UVA, broad spectrum, and water resistance.

    rated 3.772727272727273 out of 5 with 22 reviews
  9. Skills

    How to Build a Campfire

    Learn how to build a campfire when you?re camping or backpacking, as well as fire etiquette tips.

    rated 4.173913043478261 out of 5 with 23 reviews
  10. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Headlamps

    Our guide to headlamps helps you understand light output, beam distance, run time, size and weight so you can choose the right one for you.

    rated 4.317073170731708 out of 5 with 41 reviews
  11. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Cookware

    This backpacking cookware primer offers the pros and cons of different materials and has tips on which and how many pieces to carry.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 16 reviews
  12. Care & Repair

    Tent Care Basics

    Learn how to extend the life of your tent by proper setup and takedown; also get tips on how to clean, dry, store and restore it at home.

    rated 4.833333333333333 out of 5 with 6 reviews
  13. Care & Repair

    How to Store a Sleeping Pad

    Storing your sleeping pad properly is super easy: We explain how to do it so that you and your pad enjoy many peaceful slumbers together.

    rated 5 out of 5 with 2 reviews
  14. Buying Guides

    How to Choose a Roof-Top Tent

    Wondering what?s up with roof-top tents? We cover the basics so you can decide if this new style of camping is right for you.

  15. Skills

    How to Set Up a Comfortable Campsite

    Learn how to create a campsite that mirrors the comfort and organization of your own home.

    rated 3.85 out of 5 with 20 reviews
  16. Skills

    Tips for Festival Camping

    Get tips and advice on planning for a music festival and choosing the right gear for comfortable camping.

    rated 5 out of 5 with 3 reviews
  17. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Sleeping Pads

    Sleeping pads offer cushioning and insulation for sound sleeping. Learn about types of pads, insulation, R-value and other key features.

    rated 4.769230769230769 out of 5 with 26 reviews
  18. Skills

    Food Storage and Handling for Campers and Backpackers

    Learn how to deter bears and other animals from raiding your camping or backpacking food; also get tips on proper food-handling hygiene.

  19. Care & Repair

    How to Waterproof a Tent

    If your tent is leaking, it?s time to shore up its waterproofness. Learn how to seal seams, apply urethane coatings and refresh the DWR.

    rated 5 out of 5 with 3 reviews
  20. Skills

    How to Set Up a Tent

    Learn how to select a good campsite and get tips on setting up your footprint, poles, rainfly and guylines when you?re pitching your tent.

    rated 4.875 out of 5 with 8 reviews
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    Intro to Camping

    This beginner-level series covers everything you need to know for your first time camping.

  22. Care & Repair

    How to Clean a Tent

    Properly cleaning your tent will allow you to enjoy many years of happy camping. Learn how in this article.

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  23. Checklists

    Camp Kitchen Checklist

    Our checklist for camp chefs includes all the pots, utensils and basic foods popular for campground meals. Useful for backpacking chefs, too.

    rated 4.403846153846154 out of 5 with 52 reviews
  24. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Flashlights

    Learn about types of batteries and bulbs, lumens, beam distance, run time, modes and more to help you choose the right flashlight.

    rated 4.144927536231884 out of 5 with 69 reviews
  25. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Tents for Camping

    Learn how to choose a car camping tent. This article with video covers capacity, seasonality, features and optional accessories.

    rated 3.857142857142857 out of 5 with 56 reviews
  26. Care & Repair

    How to Fix a Tent Pole

    Learn how to fix a broken tent pole in the field and at home.

    rated 2 out of 5 with 2 reviews
  27. Care & Repair

    How to Repair a Sleeping Pad

    Got a hole in your inflatable sleeping pad? Most of the time the fix is easy. We explain the basic steps to make your pad cushy again.

    rated 5 out of 5 with 1 reviews
  28. Skills

    Camping for Beginners

    First time car camping? Learn the essential gear you?ll need to bring and read our helpful tips for making your outdoor overnight a success.

    rated 4.7272727272727275 out of 5 with 11 reviews
  29. Skills

    Hammocking Responsibly

    This article offers simple tips for hammocking responsibly so you can minimize the impact to your surroundings.

    rated 4.375 out of 5 with 8 reviews
  30. Buying Guides

    How to Choose a Lantern

    This guide to choosing a lantern covers electric/LED and gas models. Includes tips on comparing lumen output and average run times.

    rated 3.5 out of 5 with 2 reviews