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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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