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HOW TO THIRD WHEEL LIKE A PRO

We've all been there. Your friend invites you along on a weekend trip, and you happily agree to go - until you find out they're also bringing their significant other along. It's easy to feel left out when third wheeling on a trip, but with these tips you...

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FALL RECIPES TO WARM YOU UP

Fall traditions often seem to revolve around food: apple picking, Thanksgiving, pumpkin spice lattes. The fall season is a season of rich flavors and hot dinners - because nothing keeps fingers warm than being wrapped around a warm bowl.  Whether in your kitchen, backyard, or favorite car...

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NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT THIS KITCHEN SET

If you're a fan of cooking (or eating), you likely have a large collection of kitchen utensils at home. Whisks, spoons, spatulas, and knives jammed into a drawer so tightly they often arrange themselves to jam the drawer. Sound familiar?   What if we told you it was...

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WHY CAMPING IN THE FALL IS BETTER THAN CAMPING IN THE SUMMER

The signs are everywhere: in the smell of hot dust flying out of your hibernating car heater, the leaves stuck in your windshield wipers, the sight of your breath floating up in front of you as you walk into the office. In case you haven't noticed, it's...

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MAKE YOUR NEXT CAMPING TRIP FEEL LIKE GLAMPING

Glamping - or at least pretending to glamp - is all the rage for Instagrammers and bloggers alike. While glamping takes a lot of effort (and sometimes a lot of airbnb fees), you can still get your great photo ops and fancy feelings from a simple tent camping...

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HOW TO BALANCE ORGANIZATION WITH SPONTANEITY IN YOUR NEXT OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

Just like there are all types of species of plants and creatures in the outdoors, there are all types of outdoor adventurers. Some of us like to plan - collecting maps, nailing down itineraries, dehydrating food and calculating how much water you'll need each day. Some of us...

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HOW TO MAKE GOURMET COFFEE ON ANY TRIP

Just like you should get up on the right side of the bed (or the right side of the sleeping pad), you should wake up with the right cup of coffee. So why do so many people settle for bad coffee just because they're not at home?

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RICE BOWL RECIPES FOR BACKCOUNTRY COOKING

Rice is a backpacking staple for a reason: it's packed with carbs, protein, vitamins, fiber, and minerals to keep you going on the trail day after day. It's also a no-nonsense grain, with very little prep or cooking skills needed to whip up a delicious rice dinner...

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WHY BEER TASTES BETTER OUTSIDE

Fall is quickly arriving, and with the changing of the leaves comes many autumnal traditions: the likes of tailgating, Oktoberfest, and harvest festivals. What do all these fall events have in common? Enjoying beer outside!     This is no coincidence: beer tastes better outside. If you're one...

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CAMPING GEAR YOU CAN USE IN YOUR HOME KITCHEN

It's 2018, and we're all about things with multiple uses. Watches that double as phones. Phone cases that double as wallets. Cargo pants that zip off into shorts. (Okay, that trend is thankfully dead, but you get the idea.)     We make cooking gear for the...

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DELICIOUS DESSERTS YOU CAN MAKE WHILE CAMPING

A little known fact: dessert is the most important meal of the day. Okay, dessert is certainly not the most nutritious for the body, but it feeds the soul after a long day of hiking, road tripping, or overall adventuring. Yet, more often than not, we skip...

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5 VANLIFE COOKING ESSENTIALS

When you live in your vehicle, full time or part time, you have to get used to a lot of new things - like peeing in the woods in the middle of the night, spending your time in auto parts stores, and people endlessly quoting the Livin’...

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10 GOURMET S'MORES VARIATIONS TO TRY ON YOUR NEXT TRIP

For first time campers, the perfectly built s’more is a right of passage - an introduction to campfire cooking. Achieving that golden brown crust, the ideal melty chocolate-marshmallow ratio, and perfectly halved graham cracker takes patience and skill.     Once you’ve become a s’more master (s’master), it’s...

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BEAT THE HEAT ON YOUR SUMMER ADVENTURES

Summer is the season of outdoor adventure: the sun is shining, the snow has melted, wildflowers pop up, and blue skies abound. But summer is also the season of miserable, sweltering, merciless heat - which can make heading outdoors for an adventure seem like insanity.   Whether you...

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BREAKFAST FOR DINNER RECIPES THAT WILL FUEL YOUR ADVENTURES

When you were a kid, there was never something quite as exciting as hearing you were having breakfast for dinner. You felt like you were getting away with something - since when were you allowed to cover your dinner with syrup and whipped cream?

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8 SIMPLE TIPS FOR CAMPING WITH YOUR DOG

Our dogs are our best friends, and adventures are always better when spent with friends. Dogs keep you company, make you feel protected, and keep the tent a little warmer on chilly nights. But without the proper preparation (mentally and logistically), taking your dog camping with you can...

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THREE EASY WATERMELON RECIPES FOR SUMMER

Watermelon is the fruit of the summer. It awaits you at the door of every grocery store come June, and the sweet seedless melon calls to you to reenact the scene from Dirty Dancing. As easy as watermelon is to snack on straight from the slice, it's also wonderful...

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YOUR GUIDE TO PERFECTLY GROUND CAMP COFFEE

The best adventures start with coffee. There's nothing easy about dragging yourself out of your warm sleeping bag and tent before the sun comes up, but a steaming cup of camp coffee sure makes the back soreness and lack of plumbing a little more bearable.

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CAMP FURNITURE AND STORAGE? WE'VE GOT THAT TOO.

We've been creating the finest Outdoor Cookware since 1985. But we soon realized that unless you like cooking in the dirt and mud, you need quality camp furniture. Many campsites are lacking in proper cooking surfaces and there aren't a lot of picnic tables to...

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DUTCH OVEN PIZZAS

On this week's episode of Foods I Didn't Think I Could Make While Camping, we present: Dutch Oven Pizzas!   That's right: you can enjoy a deliciously baked pizza right at your own campsite. With a little effort and lots of help from our camp Dutch Ovens, you'll...

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HOW TO CELEBRATE A FLAMELESS FOURTH

Fire and the Fourth of July go together like America and bald eagles. When the most American of American holidays rolls around, it's become customary to start up the barbecue, build a mean campfire, and of course, light off fireworks in the name of independence. We get...

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WHY YOU SHOULD SUP THIS SUMMER

If you're looking to step up your camping adventures, a SUP is for you. Whether you're a beginner water sports enthusiast or are looking for a way to make your water adventures a little more extreme, a paddleboard is the perfect SUP-lement to your gear collection. Now get out there and show everyone whatSUP!

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MICROLITES

These days, reusable water bottles are no longer just environmentally friendly: they’re engineered with the latest top secret temperature engineering technology. It’s come to the point where your bottle might be one of the most high-tech pieces in your gear collection.


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6 ESSENTIAL CAMP COOKING SPICES

We’re big fans of delicious food, and our best guess is that you are too. Yet, for some reason, many people are still settling for mediocre meals when they venture outdoors. There’s nothing more disappointing after a long day on the trail than having to dig in to a big bowl of blandness. It makes our stomachs sad just thinking about it.

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CANNONBALL INTO SUMMER

We’re far from the first people to muse about summer’s magical qualities -- the days stretch on into the evening, the warmer temps give way to exposed skin, the beer flows like wine, and the water is oh so inviting. And if there’s one thing we love about summer, it’s playing on the water! Its hypnotic essence invites adventure and discovery.

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HOW TO TELL A SCARY STORY

The practice of camping has a lot of traditions. Building a campfire, roasting hot dogs on sticks, skipping rocks across the lake, and watching the stars move across the sky from your sleeping bag are some of the classic camping trip activities enjoyed by both young and old. But is a camping trip really a camping trip without a scary story by the campfire?

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5 TIPS FROM VANLIFERS TO IMPROVE YOUR ROAD TRIP SKILLS

All the signs are here: temperatures are heating up, rivers are rising, and every highway is under construction. It’s beginning to look a lot like road trip season.

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CAMP SITE HERO

Adding a few yard games into your camping kit is the perfect way to stretch the legs and get the blood moving -- particularly beneficial after a big day on the trail or water. As an added bonus, yard games are “adult beverage-friendly” by nature, so you can get your party on and sip a beer or cocktail while you try to school your campmates

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S'MORE THAN A FEELING

Nothing says summer like a campfire in the woods. The crackle of wood, the wafts of smoke and, of course, the sweet, sweet taste of s’mores hitting your lips. Generations of kids and adults alike have been participating in the time-honored tradition of s’mores around the campfire, but few have ventured beyond the standard graham cracker, chocolate and marshmallow, a.k.a. The 1.0.

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HOW TO PARTY LIKE A PRO WITH DOGS THIS SUMMER

Everyone loves partying, BBQs and dogs. It’s only natural that eventually these worlds will collide and you’ll be partying on a hot summer day with your furry, four-legged friend. We’re smack dab in the middle of prime BBQ-ing season, so we thought we’d put together a few tips to ensure that your dog is dog-gone* happy while hanging around the grill this summer.

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WHEN TO RETIRE YOUR OLD COOKWARE

Old gear is the best. There’s old gear like the first tent you ever bought when you were young because you had a $50 gift card and you saw it hanging majestically from the ceiling of a grocery store for $49.99. The price was right, the quality was subpar, and it smells funny now, but you’ll always remember the beautiful places it inspired you to explore (even if it was just your backyard) and how it did its very best to shelter you during the early years.

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3 WAYS TO COOL DOWN WITH CAMP ICED COFFEE

Every adventure starts with coffee - whether that means tackling a 14’er or heading into the office for a ten meeting Monday. We take coffee brewing techniques very seriously around here because we rely on coffee to get us through our day (perhaps a little more than we should).

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