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Camping & Survival

Quick Camping Tip: Camping With Your Dog

I’m a dog lover and take my pets with me nearly everywhere I go—including camping. Dogs love to be outdoors and yours will get a kick out of going camping with you. However, you and your pup should follow a proper etiquette. Taking your dog camping is fun, easy and should not cause any problems if you follow these 10 rules to taking your dog camping.

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Camping & Survival

Quick Camping Tip: Taking Your Gun Camping

Since February 2010, federal law states it is legal to carry a firearm into our country’s national parks. However, all local and state laws still apply. Are you a concealed carry permit holder? Well, don’t try taking it to Adirondack Park in New York. Firearms are still prohibited in New York’s national parks. Fortunately, most states do allow CCW in national parks, as long as they hold reciprocity agreements with your states permits and licenses. This quick-read guide will tell who which state is gun friendly and which one is not, so you can plan to pitch your tent accordingly.

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Camping & Survival

Quick Camping Tip: How to Critter Proof Your Campsite

While out in the wilderness there is a good chance you are going to run across a critters and wildlife. Cooking and barbequing food while camping attracts all kinds of animals and bugs. Raccoons, bears, skunks and ants are attracted to your campsite. Clean up after yourself, store your food away properly, and follow these six steps to keeping unwanted visitors away while you are camping.

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Camping & Survival

Quick Camping Tip: 10 Tips to Keeping your Tent Cool

With about 40 million Americans pitching a tent this year—summer is peak camping time. July and August will also be our hottest months. Since camping is about leaving the luxuries behind and getting back to nature, you can’t exactly take the air conditioner with you. How do you survive 100-degree weather while camping? These 10 suggestions will help make tent camping in the summer a little more comfortable.

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Safety and Training

Quick Camping Tip: How to Splint a Fractured Leg

The biggest bone in our leg is called the tibia—also known as the shinbone. Did you know that it is the one bone we are most likely to break? Falls and accidents can cause you to break your leg. When out in the field, camping, hiking or hunting it is important to know how to splint a fractured leg to prevent further injury. While awaiting medical attention, splint a fractured leg in these 10 easy steps.

Picture shows a man standing at a barbeque grill in the rain with a large umbrella. A tent with a pop up sun shade is in the background.

Camping & Survival

Quick Camping Tip: 10 Camping Hacks and Shortcuts

Camping is supposed to be simple, right? Getting back to nature, turning off the electronics and cooking over an open fire. Do you find yourself packing in more stuff than you should for a weekend in the woods? These 10 camping tips, hacks and shortcuts will help you save time, space and money. Read on for some great ideas, including a foolproof plan to prevent rain from ruining your weekend to a creative new spin on S’mores.