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    How to Choose a Backpacking Stove

    There are many ways to cook a meal in the backcountry: Learn the pros and cons of different types of backpacking stoves and fuels.

    rated 4 out of 5 with 176 reviews
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    How to Choose a Camp Chair

    Making yourself comfortable while you’re hanging around the campsite is one the great pleasures of a life outdoors. Learn how to choose the camp chair

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    How to Choose a Hammock

    Hammocks are a comfortable and popular way to hang out in Nature. Some are also great for backpacking. Learn how to choose one that's right for you.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 74 reviews
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    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 24 reviews
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    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.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 27 reviews
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    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 4.25 out of 5 with 45 reviews
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    How to Choose Car Racks

    Our overview of car racks offers advice and helps you sort through the extensive variety of vehicle racks and gear mounts.

    rated 4 out of 5 with 127 reviews
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    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 64 reviews
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    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 out of 5 with 163 reviews
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    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 4.5 out of 5 with 121 reviews
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    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 3.75 out of 5 with 53 reviews
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    How to Choose Sleeping Bags for Camping

    Need help deciding? We'll fill you in on sleeping bag ratings, insulation types, women-specific bags, and nice extras like pillow pockets.

    rated 4 out of 5 with 113 reviews
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    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 4.5 out of 5 with 275 reviews
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    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 4 out of 5 with 225 reviews