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6 Helpful Changes to Discover Camping You Need to Know!  

This week marks the start of some related changes to Discover Camping, Provincial Campground reservation system. These changes will impact the Front Country Campgrounds in several ways but how successful these changes are is yet to be determined. Here is a summary:
1.Changes made to prevent “overbooking”: 
This happens when campers make a reservation to include nights ahead of their planned arrival date (e.g. booking a site for 5 days ahead of a long weekend) to take advantage of the ‘book 90 days ahead’ process. They later cancel the unwanted dates  with no substantial penalty.  BC Parks has eliminated the ability to make changes to one’s arrival date. In order to change your arrival you will need to cancel your booking and make a new reservation. Cancelled inventory will be released the next day at 7 am and will be available to all customers.
My Take: this should level the playing field for the peak times and there is really no down side.
tree carbine2.Changes to preventing people from reselling or transferring reservations: 
There were endless stories of campsites being resold by third party “scalpers”. The new policy requires customers to register one or two permit holder names at the time of reserving and at least one of the permit holders must be present during the stay.
My Take: There has always been a policy in place that the person named on the reservation must be in attendance but personally I have never been asked for ID while checking in for a campground reservation. This will only be effective if enforced!
rode tree3.Changes to shorten the maximum length of stay: 
Parks is trying a pilot project in select parks to shorten the maximum length of stay to seven days during the peak camping season to create more camping opportunities.
My take: this is a great idea but I find it interesting which parks they have selected. For example, Haynes Point is not one of them and is without question the most difficult park to get into.
people car sit4.Changes to the Campground Reservation Window:
Campers will now be able to reserve a campground 4 months in advance with the reservation window being open all year. This gives people an extra month to work with and the system will no longer be flooded with bookings on the March 15th  opening day.
My Take: This is a great change and should be very successful.
5.Changes to the number of reservable sites: Discover camping has added Skagit Valley (near Hope), Mount Robson – Lucerne Campground (near Valemount), Garibaldi Park (near Vancouver)  Helm, Cheakamus and Singing Creek as well as more campsites at Gold Creek and Alouette Lake to the reservation system.
My take: In theory this is a good idea but it will reduce the chance of spontaneously camping on a sunny weekend even more.
6.Changes to the number of campsite: The website states that they will be spending $23 million over the next five years to add 1,900 new campsites.
My take: This is a great plan and long overdue.  I cant remember when a new campground was added so any additional spots is welcome.

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Why Campfires Make Life Better

Plan a weekend trip and get on the road because the weather is almost perfect. Nicer weather can only mean one thing: It’s campin’ time! But camping could mean different things to different people; to us, it means campfires. And what’s a better way to celebrate cooler weather than with a camping trip? Here’s why campfires make life better.
Things to Eat
S’mores, smoked pigs in a blanket, roasted caramel apples, quesadillas, and cinnamon rolls on a stick—campfire food ideas are endless. Campfire food is one of the best parts of the trip, especially if you get creative with your campmates and plan out your meals in advance, so you’re not just picking up random snacks. Chips and canned soup can be great but there’s nothing like taking along a cupcake tin and layering bread, egg, and bacon. Cooking over the campfire in nature, there’s just nothing else like it. Our mouths are already watering at the thought. Don’t forget a coffee press for the mornin’!
Things to Do
Campfire games and songs are another unforgettable aspect of camping. Two truths and a lie, truth or dare, and telephone are all perfect games for sitting by the campfire. If you’ve brought along the kids, chubby bunny and group storytelling can bring about some laughs. Songs like, “Home On The Range,” “This Land is Your Land,” and “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” are some of our favorite campfire songs. There are a lot of games and songs to choose from, but ask everyone to bring ideas so you get a good mix and can choose best ones as a group.
Things to Learn
Staring up at the sky, observing the stars and the clouds go hand in hand with campfires. That’s the time to tap into your astronomy knowledge and point out all of the constellations. The big dipper, the little dipper, and the twin sisters are popular ones to search for. Hopefully there are trees lightly swaying in the wind to enhance the atmosphere of your campfire.
Lounging around and bonding with the family and/or friends is one of our favorite things to do. What are your reasons for loving a good campfire?

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Overnight Packing Tips for Seasoned Hikers

My pack
Before I get down to the nitty-gritty, let’s start with my pack. I use a 65L pack and for now, it’s a perfect size. I’m in the process of lightening my base weight to become an “ultralight” hiker with an immediate goal of 5 kg. So eventually I will have to get a lighter pack but for now, it’s great. I have some long-distance thru-hike goals which include The Great North Walk and the Great Ocean Walk and eventually The Heysen Trail in its entirety – so I’ll want to be ultralight for that.
Taking the hood off the pack saves a little bit of weight and if you don’t need it, why not? Everything that went in the hood now goes in the side pockets but not all packs have these.
Now that you’ve met my pack, here’s everything I put in it for an overnight hike:
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2P Tent
Sleeping bag
Cooking water
Long-handled spork
Nalgene bottle
Pack rain cover
Trowel
Toilet paper
Fleece
Rain Jacket
Trekking poles
Camp shoes
Map & compass
Tyvek (for a groundsheet)
First-aid kit
PLB
Notepad & pen
Portable camping light
Waterproof matches
Mini roll of duct tape
Garbage snap-lock bag
Body Glide
Spare batteries
Flick knife
Earbuds
Lip balm
2 in 1 sunscreen & insect repellent
Toiletries
A lightweight shelter vs a tent
This is a lot of gear and I could go lighter by substituting some things like the tent for a tarp but I can’t bring myself to ‘cowboy camp’ yet. The thought of all those little critters crawling on me and mozzies biting me makes me cringe. Also, I like the privacy option of the fly but if I’m on my own and the weather is fine I leave it off so I can see the stars.
I use an ultralight roomy 2-person tent that has a minimum weight of 1.5kg. I’ve been through so many hiking tents and I’ve finally found one that works for me. There is the possibility that I’ll end up swapping it out for an even lighter one down the track when I’m really conscious about weight, but for now, I’m more than happy with this one.
I’d always recommend a 2 person tent for 1 person, 3 for 2 and so on because you will appreciate having the extra room for the weight. It’s so worth it!
In the kitchen
Some ultralight hikers prefer to go without a stove and fuel to save weight, but I always bring a hiking stove. This is because I know I’ll want hot food for dinner or sometimes even lunch if it’s really cold. It’s also nice to have a cup of coffee in the morning to start the day.
I decided to downsize my pot set to save on weight and space in my pack. Plus, I worked out that I only use one pot at a time so I didn’t need a two-pot set. I just make sure that my pot is large enough for boiling the water I need. In that goes my little gas canister and on that sits my stove. I have an ultralight stove that weighs only 45g, and then to save more weight I use a mini lighter which lives in the bag with it.
The Sea to Summit long-handled spork is all I eat and stir my food with. Everything you need right there! I also keep a cut up bit of sponge in the pot as well for cleaning up. All up, my kitchen weighs 150 g (without the gas and not including my spork).
Something I do, and I haven’t noticed anyone else doing it, is carry some extra water that I call my cooking water. I carry it in a foldable bottle so when it’s empty it doesn’t take up much room and weighs nothing. I’ll also sleep with this bottle next to me in case I get thirsty through the night.
Meals for the trail
In my food bag, I always carry some emergency noodles. I don’t have any intention of eating them, but I keep them they just in case.
Back Country Cuisine is my go-to hiking meal and I’ll pack one of them for each night I’m on the trail, and perhaps one or two for lunch as well. I also love their cooked breakfast but I keep that as treat and mostly just eat quick oats for breakfast.
Sometimes, I’ll also pack in some Back Country Cuisine desserts for another treat or if I know I’m going to be doing a hard day so I get extra fuel for my body. Lots of calories before bed will also keep you warmer!
For snacks, my go-to’s are:
Dried fruit
Nuts
Protein bars
Lollies
Cheese sticks (just because I love them)
Beef jerky
Dark chocolate, and
Clif bars
Cheese sticks don’t have much nutritional value but I just love them, and the dark chocolate is usually for before bed. Unfortunately, I need to go to the dentist so that I can then eat some more naughty-but-good-for-hiking things!
Food for a hiking trip is pretty simple for me as I’m not a huge cook anyway so I like to just keep it quick and easy with no mess. Back Country Cuisine all the way! You can pick up the biggest variety I’ve even seen from Snowys. Cheerin!
Sleeping gear
Bed time in my hike-in camp consists of a Sea to Summit Comfort Light Insulated Sleeping Mat. I have to get the insulated one because I feel the cold so much. I also spoilt myself by going with the Comfort Light and not just the Ultralight range. Worth the extra weight in my opinion as I’ve never slept on a more comfortable sleeping mat.
I got the pump sack to inflate it so I’m not having to exhaust myself further after a hard day of hiking. It takes about 3-and-a-bit minutes to inflate the sleeping mat and I use the left-over air in the pump sack to inflate my Sea to Summit Aeros Premium pillow.
Pillow vs no pillow
Back in the day when I was starting out, I thought I was so hardcore by just sleeping on a pile of my clothes, but I soon realised how much that sucked! So, I decided to buy a pillow and I don’t think I’d ever go without, even when I become an ultralight gram-counter.
Sleeping bag vs a quilt
The sleeping bag I use has a comfort level of -9, and a transition comfort level of -16 so it was pretty much the warmest one I could find at the time. I do love it, but in the future, I will be swapping it out for custom made quilt as it will be warmer, lighter and can compress smaller – pretty neat hey?
To prepare myself for using a quilt I’ve been sleeping with my bag open and laid over me, which does work – but you have to have an insulated sleeping mat so you don’t freeze.
Eventually, I want to upgrade my sleeping bag to a lightweight quilt. Photo: Sea to Summit
Extras that could come in handy
If I know it’s going to be extremely cold, I’ll pack my thermal sleeping bag liner for extra insulation.
Water filter that I’ve never actually used but could still come in handy on long trips in case you run out of drinkable water.
Scrub gloves (which are just thin gardening gloves) come in handy for when you need to hold onto weeds or branches in steep terrain.
Fingerless gloves for the cold nights at camp.
Day pack which is useful for heading into town for a resupply or doing a short hike with your camp still set up.
Mini towel for drying yourself off after a shower, cleaning your pot or wiping condensation or moisture off your gear.
Priorities
If I had limitations on the gear I could take for some reason, here’s my list of priorities:
A comfortable pack – I don’t think there’s much point in going on an overnight hike if you’re not going to be comfortable while you’re hiking.
Nalgene bottle of water – The reason why I say that is because you can put boiling water in a Nalgene bottle and then put it in your sleeping bag like a hot water bottle. Awesome!
Warmth, i.e., a sleeping bag or quilt – You could go without food for a night but you’d be risking your life if you get too cold.
First-aid kit – If you use your imagination, the little things in your first-aid kit could save your life, you never know.
Shelter of some kind – Why rough it if you don’t have to?
Sleeping mat – I don’t know about you but I don’t love sleeping on the ground so I’d definitely want a sleeping mat in there!
Warm clothes – Again, I’m always paranoid about getting cold so it’s always better to be too warm than too cold.
Toilet paper – I’m not one for using leaves or anything like that! I love nature and maybe too much to use it as toilet paper.
Headlamp – Super important for visibility.
With all of that, you’d feel good carrying all your gear in a comfortable pack. You’d have water, snacks, first-aid, light, TP and somewhere warm and comfortable to sleep for the night.

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Seven Ways to Pitch the Perfect Campsite

Finding a place to put a tent is easy if you follow these steps
So forget the perfect campsite. But here are seven tips to help you find a greatcampsite and make it even better.
Give Yourself Enough Time  

When you’re headed out for a weekend of camping in a new-to-you area, be it a backpacking trip or car camping off a U.S. Forest Service road, estimate how long it will take you to find a campsite and immediately double it. The last thing you want to do is make camp in the dark. For a little extra insurance, bring a solid headlamp that puts out around 300 lumens (read: plenty bright), like the Portable camping tent light
Be Close to Water
It keeps things like washing dishes and collecting drinking water a lot easier. Plus, nothing beats jumping in a cold lake or river at the end of a long day of hiking. (Just be sure to familiarize yourself with regional regulations, though it’s safe to assume you should camp at least 100 feet away from water.) If there’s no water to be found and you’re car camping, pack a few of these water containers and a camp shower kit—it’ll make life a lot nicer, even if you just rinse off your muddy gear at the end of the day.
Aim for Privacy 
If you’re just getting into camping, you might be tempted to head to an established campground at a national or state park. You can absolutely find some killer campsites in places like that, but if you’re willing to give up the bathroom (you’re not missing much), you’ll find a lot more privacy by what’s known as dispersed camping, typically done in a national forest or on BLM land. Check local regulations, but in most cases that means simply finding a vacant campsite off of a forest service road, which are usually a lot prettier and much less crowded than a major established campground. Look for fire rings left by previous campers to save you some work and limit your footprint. For help figuring out where you can and can’t camp, use the Ultimate Campgrounds app.
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Plan for Bad Weather
Nothing kills good camp vibes like a thunderstorm, but it doesn’t have to ruin your trip if you’re prepared. A little planning goes a long way in this department, so look for a site that’s as level as possible and has decent drainage so it won’t flood on you if it rains. (I once spent the night on a picnic table in the Grand Canyon because I neglected to do this.) Whether you’re backpacking or car camping, having a footprint for your tent can help keep things drier inside. Most manufacturers sell footprints (like this one for the REI Half Dome 2) separately, but you can also get by with a good old fashioned tarp. Just be sure it doesn’t stick out past the tent body, or water will pool.
Pick a Site With Enough Space
This seems like a no-brainer, but it’s easy to think there’s enough space for your tent without considering the added square footage of the rainfly, vestibule, and guy lines. Chances are you’re going to pitch the fly even if it doesn’t rain (it’s worth the five minutes to save yourself a rainy midnight wake-up call), so make sure there’s enough space to do that properly. Before your trip, pick up some proper tent stakes like these from MSR—they stand up to a lot more abuse than the ones that come with most tents, and then you can use the old ones as extras in case you get a lot of wind and really need to stake things down.
Ditch the Bugs
Mosquitos suck, but pick the right spot and you can avoid them altogether. Avoid low-lying spots like valleys, hollows, and depressions—you’ll stay warmer that way, too, as cold air tends to settle there. That’s easier said than done in the South or North Woods: basically, you want to be in either a desert or very dry, high-alpine environment. When all of that doesn’t work, bring a Thermacell Lantern or their more backpacker-friendly version—the stuff works.
Bring a Book
When you’ve given yourself all that extra time to find that roomy, private campsite off of a forest service road next to an idyllic river and Thermacelled every mosquito within a quarter mile radius, you’ll have some time on your hands. Bradford Angier’s How to Stay Alive in the Woods is a classic, fitting read, though there’s no shortage of great adventure reads out there.
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Top 5 Places For Camping In China

1. Located in northwest Qiubei county, Zhuang-miao autonomous prefecture in Wenshan YunNan province, Puzhehei is a scenic spot with many places for camping with Led Waterproof Camping Light. among areas surrounded by big lakes which are the most popular with visitors. Its beauty lies not only in its natural landscape such as karst lakes, peaks and canyon views, but also in man-made features such as ancient rock paintings, revolution commemorations and unique ethnic customs.
2. Located in northwest Qiubei county, Zhuang-miao autonomous prefecture in Wenshan, Yunnan province, Puzhehei is a scenic spot with many places for camping among areas surrounded by big lakes which are the most popular with visitors. Its beauty lies not only in its natural landscape such as karst lakes, peaks and canyon views, but also in man-made features such as ancient rock paintings, revolution commemorations and unique ethnic customs.
3. As a typical highland pasture, Xilamuren prairie is always covered with green grass and gorgeous flowers during the summer and fall seasons. In recent years, reception facilities have become more accommodating as a result of continuous investments from the local government, which have made the prairie a renowned tourist spot of the Inner Mongolia grassland.
4. As a typical highland pasture, Xilamuren prairie is always covered with green grass and gorgeous flowers during the summer and fall seasons. In recent years, reception facilities have become more accommodating as a result of continuous investments from the local government, which have made the prairie a renowned tourist spot of the Inner Mongolia grassland.
5.For Tibetans during their pilgrimage to the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, Southwest China’s Tibet autonomous region, the best place to sleep is in the pasture along the Sichuan-Tibet road, especially in Aba county, Aba Tibet and Qiang autonomous prefecture, in Southwest China’s Sichuan province, where shining stars can fill your dreams.
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The Best LED Lights For Camping

Maybe you’re the kind of adventure-seeking camper who loves to discover picturesque, remote boondocking spots, far away from the pollution of artificial lights.
Or maybe the luxury resort campground you’ve chosen for the weekend, which comes complete with a rec room, a swimming pool and a weekly ice cream social, just happened to lose its power for a night.
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No matter what your camping style or where you’re headed, it’s always a bright idea (get it?) to have some extra light on board. It doesn’t take up much room and you never know when it might come in handy. LED bulbs are especially useful as camping lights since they’re so efficient; if properly taken care of, they’ll last just about forever, and they draw almost no power to get charged up in the first place. And in the majority of cases, you don’t need to worry about plugging anything in at all — you can find many solar-charged and battery operated options when seeking LED lights for camping.
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In fact, there are so many options, it can get a little daunting trying to choose!
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The Ultimate Guide To Go Camping With Your Dog

There are times when the hustle and bustle of the city outskirts become overbearing for us. Those are the times when the growing need for solitude intensifies. When the season allows, we, Athena and I, take refuge in the nearby mountains a couple of miles from home. There are times I tend to think my Athena is just as introverted as I am. She seems to love the quietness of a solitary campsite in a safe area. Where we can be at peace with our thoughts. Trying to push away humanity, yet, feel the love of loyal companionship in each other’s presence. Other times we partake group camping with friends and family. To strengthen the bond of blood ties and close relations.
Whether alone or in the midst of other campers, camping with my dog has been a trial and error activity. Mistakes have been made but they have been a learning experience in equal measure. As much as I enjoy the solitude of a lonesome camp, Athena’s happiness has been a priority. Ensuring her comfort throughout the backpacking adventure has been the key to a successful expedition. I’ll share some of my lessons with you, and I hope the information may be of immense help the next time you go camping and take your faithful friend along.

Why you need to go camping with your dog
camping dog considerIf you are reading this, you may be considering going camping with your furry pet. You may have doubts, possibly wonder if you will be doing the right thing. I have been there. Don’t worry too much. There are a couple of reasons why you should carry on with the plan.
1.It will make your trip all the more worthwhile and fun too.
2.The outdoor surroundings will engage your pet’s mind and body.
3.There is no better bonding than this. Athena and I are closer than ever.
4.It’s a perfect physical exercise for your pooch.
5.Your loyal companion will provide extra protection and security.
6.You may get to teach your dog new tricks like tracing scents.
7.It will help him/her to learn swimming if there are water bodies nearby.
8.Record visible memories during a photoshoot.

Factors to consider when planning a camping trip with your dog
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The pet’s physical attributes
The dog’s age is an important factor. It would be riskier to take a puppy backpacking than a full grown dog. The breed is a major consideration. Some breeds maybe vulnerable to tougher surroundings like camping in the wild.
Health
Ensure you take your pet to a veterinary checkup beforehand. The vet will be in a position to make the final verdict, whether your dog is physically fit for the hike. Also, ensure he/she is vaccinated accordingly. Bring a first aid kit with you with all the crucial requirements such as hydrogen peroxide for the wounds, antibiotics, bandages, septic powder etcetera.
Proper training
Backpacking exposes your pet to a whole new different environment. It will be helpful to get him accustomed to the new routine that awaits her/him. Try taking him in rides around town in readiness for the long hiking journey. Get him to sleep in a different place so that he doesn’t get restless while out in the wild. Unleash your dog if he is used to being in a cage. He will be a lot free during the adventure. Take him out on frequent walks to get him accustomed to the outdoors environment if he doesn’t get out often. Just train him to be psychologically prepared for the expedition that awaits.
Food and drink supplies
Depending on the duration of your backpacking, ensure you have carried sufficient food and water for hydration. If you run out of supplies, you may not find the same type of food your pet is used in the nearby local villages or towns. You wouldn’t want to risk a stomach upset for your pooch, right? Besides, your companion is bound to use more energy when hiking. That means more food requirements.
Weather and climate
Let the weather be conducive before going hiking. Extreme hot or cold climatic conditions may harm the pooch.
Camping policies
Confirm whether dogs are allowed at the campsite. You wouldn’t want to travel all the way only to go back empty handed. Find out what restrictions may be put in place where dogs are allowed. For example, should they be on-leash or off-leash during hiking?
Discipline
The pet’s behavior while hiking is crucial. It is, therefore, necessary to train your dog long before you make the trip. He/she should be able to respond to commands and instructions. Come to you when he is called. The behavior portrayed plays a big role in deciding whether you will bring him camping again. This will avoid mishaps like him barking unnecessarily to other campers. Especially when you are away. Train him/her accordingly.

Important considerations during camping
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– Be sure to have your pet treated with tick and flea treatment all through. He/she is most likely to come into contact with them. An insect repellent will be of immense help as well.
– Have the contact information of the nearest vet near you. Just in case of an emergency, the necessary aid will come sooner.
– To ensure the pet’s health and yours too, pick a flat and dry spot to set up the tent.
– Don’t leave out traces of dog food leftovers. This may attract wild animals. Clean up thoroughly.
– Whatever exercises you partake, ensure he/she rests when she seems tired.
– Do not set the camp in a place near farm/domestic animals. They may get spooked by your loyal pooch.
– Clip your furry friend’s nails to avoid him/her from poking holes or tearing the tent.
– See to it your contact details are attached to the pet’s collar. You may add an extra contact preferably of somebody back home if camping on a remote site. If they fail to contact you due to poor reception, somebody else will be aware if the worse happens.
– Try to stick to your normal routine like you would at home. New surroundings may cause emotional upheaval in dogs, therefore, affecting their sleeping and eating patterns.
– Keep your eyes on him/her at all times. Watch him carefully for safety.
Keep in mind, you may not always get it right during the first attempt. Camping with your best friend is a learning process. Athena was troublesome during the first days, but she got used to it eventually. The information above will help mitigate some damage. All the best in the next camping adventure you take your dog along.(jhaled)

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Best Smells Of Fall

The day you step outside to find that a chilly breeze has replaced the 100-degree summer weather, that’s when you know fall has arrived. The leaves on the trees start to change and the weather brings awesome scents from nature. The outdoor critters are preparing for winter, and crops are just about ready for harvest. If you often venture into the outdoors you know and love this time of year when nature change right before your eyes…and nose.(jhaled)
Our favorite thing about fall is all of the smells floating around, both inside and outside. For us, that means the smell of a musty campsite; it’s the smoke from the fire pit and the campfire must-brings like sausage, pork, and beans; it’s the dried leaves that surround your tent and crunch under your feet.
At home, kindling in the fireplace is the ultimate fall smell hub. Next, it’s the marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers smashed together for some classic s’mores. And bread pudding, too. Your home is filled with the scent of hot cocoa and homemade apple or pumpkin pie straight from the oven, mashed sweet potatoes, or candied roasted squash. The fall harvest is practically too good to be true.
It’s the change in weather that makes the biggest difference for us adventurers. Some mornings you’ll head out for a run and suddenly it will start to pour. It often smells like rain is coming and it’s overcast, but you’re never quite sure until you get out there. You’ve got to change things up with long sleeve shirts, and it’s the gross smell of your moist sneakers and workout clothes. We suggest bringing along a poncho and a backpack rain cover for your next hike, just to be safe—no one likes the smell of a wet pack.
Take advantage of the fall crops and unpredictable weather this fall and embrace the best smells of fall wherever you are.

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Now Camp It Out — Your Action Plan

To ensure a memorable stint with nature and stay out of harm’s way, follow the guide below — perfect for any neck of the woods!

1,Gear up: Figure out what to bring based on how much room you have and how long you’ll be gone. If hiking to the campsite, be mindful about weight and bulk — nobody wants to schlep a 50-pound pack up a mountain! Stick to absolute essentials and leave the fancy extras for car camping.
Pick your pack: Choose a backpack based on how long the trek will be. The volume of the pack is measured in liters. Multi-day packs are 60 to 80 liters and are perfect for two- to five-day hikes. If you’re driving in and doing day hikes from one base camp location, a small day pack is large enough for daily provisions and supplies.,
2,Sleep well: Don’t forget the tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad (for extra cushion!), and pillow. The size of the tent depends on how many people are squeezing in. And make sure that thing’s weather resistant. A light-weight “three-season” tent is made for spring, summer, and fall conditions — designed to keep people dry during light snow or rain while keeping the bugs out! If camping in the winter, go with a mountaineering tent that can withstand harsher weather conditions,
3,Emergency light accompany:When you go for camping, it is helpful if you take emergency light with you, some light with powerbank function would be perfect, it could keep you phone full charge
4,Fire up: Unless you’re planning to subsist on PB&J sandwiches alone, bring along some charcoal (for campsite grills), fire starters, wood, newspaper, matches, propane stove, skillet, pot, utensils, and cups/bowls/plates. Always check to see if the site allows campfires, and use fire rings if available. Keep sand and water nearby in case the fire needs to be put out quickly.
makeup light camping outdoor5,Chow down: Granola bars, peanut butter, beef jerky, canned beans and soup, trail mix, drink powders, and coffee and tea are all great camping food options. They’re perfect for pack, won’t spoil, and don’t require any cooking. Keep an empty water bottle on hand, too. Use the tap provided at the campsite to fill ‘er up — or boil and/or use purification tablets if collecting from a fresh body of water. Try to drink at least 16 ounces of water every hour while doing high-intensity outdoor activities.
6,Dress for success: Cotton is great for staying cool in the ‘burbs, but it’s not your friend in the woods. Instead, choose moisture-wicking clothes and synthetic or wool socks to keep the bod dry and sweat-free. Don’t forget to pack raingear, a sun hat, hiking boots, and a swimsuit just in case.,
7,Grab the gadgets: No, we’re not talking about video games. A flashlight (or headlamp or lantern), extra batteries, a multi-tool, and phone charger (for emergencies) all make camping much safer and easier.
8,Keep clean: Obviously you’re going to get dirty in the woods, but bring soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and toilet paper to stay as clean as possible. Bonus tips: Use baby wipes to get rid of dirt, always carry hand sanitizer, try soap to wash hair, and bring garbage bags to separate clean and dirty clothes!
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9,Stay safe: Safety is no joke, especially if camping in a remote area. Every camping group should bring along a well-stocked first-aid kit, creams for blisters, After Bite, sunscreen, and any other personal medications.
10,Add some extras: Bringing along a camera, set of binoculars, maps, books, folding chair, cooler, and chapstick makes any trip in the woods much more enjoyable. For even more ideas, check out these expert suggestions!,
11,Pick a place: After everything’s packed up, the next step is figuring out where to park that tent! There are tons of campgrounds to choose from, like national parks, state parks, and other campsites around the country. Find out what amenities are provided; most sites have grills, and some have showers and even wifi! Remember to call ahead and reserve a spot, especially in the summer. Ask about wildlife (I want to spot a chipmunk, but not a bear, please!) and watch out for campgrounds that are at high altitudes — this may cause altitude sickness.
12,Set up camp: Once at the campsite, find level ground to pitch the tent. Set it up (some extra hands will help!) and make sure to use a tent cover in case of rain. Pick a place that’s close enough to running water for easy access when cleaning dishes, showering, and filling up water bottles. And remember: Keep food out of the tent! Place it in bear food boxes or hanging bear bags if the campsite recommends doing so.
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13,Play it safe: Following the tips listed above should make any camping experience smooth sailing, but remember that it’s best to camp with others so someone can always call for help in an emergency. With common sense, the right equipment, and a positive attitude, Mother Nature will quickly become your second home.
14,Proceed with caution: Camping often involves some rough terrain, so make sure to wear good hiking boots to avoid sprains and strains. Slip on the right socks and shoes to avoid blisters, and keep a first-aid kit on hand incase there are some cuts and scrapes along the way.,
15,Stay safe in the sun: Slather on the sunscreen, and wear a hat and sunglasses to keep the sun out. Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration, too,
16,Avoid ticks: Wear high socks, use insect repellent, and avoid high grass to keep ticks away. If a tick attacks, carefully pull it out with tweezers, making sure not to squeeze or crush the bug. Disinfect the area with soap and wash your hands immediately after!,
17,Beware of bears: As for fending off our furry friends, make sure the campsite’s clean and remove all food from the tent. Keep in mind most bears don’t actually attack. In the unlikely event a black bear enters a campsite, remember they are generally timid, so be aggressive and make noise, or fight back with sticks and rocks if it attacks. Grizzly bears perceive humans as a threat, so do not make any sudden movements. Curl up in the fetal position and play dead.
18,Break it down: Most importantly, leave the campsite as you found it! Throw away any trash (that might mean bringing it home with you), make sure the fire is out, and pack your gear into a backpack, trunk, or RV.
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Tips For The Trail: Hiking Boots, Camping Gear And More

Tips For The Trail: Hiking Boots, Camping Gear And More
Any outdoor enthusiast will tell you: The best way to spend quality time with mother nature is on foot. Hiking is not only a fat-burning, low-impact aerobic exercise; it also can take you to some breathtakingly beautiful places. But it’s not as simple as putting one foot in front of the other. Planning well, packing smart and keeping safety in the forefront will make the difference between a terrific trek and a horrendous hike. Here’s how to make the most of your outdoor adventure with Feifan Led Camping Light.
Before You Go
Plan your route. Study the map and guidebook before heading out. Note steep climbs, river crossings, side trails and scenic viewpoints. If you’re going alone, leave your itinerary and probable return time with a friend or family member. Check in when you get back.
Dress like an onion. While a cotton shirt feels cool against your skin, less-absorbent lightweight wool, polypropylene or luxurious silk are better choices for hiking because they dry faster. Your first layer should fit without being tight. Then add an insulating layer such as a wool or synthetic fleece jacket to keep you toasty on chilly mountain summits. The best top layer is a waterproof, breathable shell jacket. Choose wind- and rain-resistant pants or quick-drying shorts. Peel off or add layers as needed.
Pack smart. Line your backpack with a heavy plastic bag to keep your clothes and gear dry. Soft bulk camping gear items such as your Feifan portable waterproof camping light, tent, sleeping bag and air mattress go in the bottom, followed by extra clothing. Next add your portable kitchen (stove, pot, utensils, water filter). Keep your food, water, camera, rainwear and waterproof pack cover within easy reach near the top or in outer pockets. Pack rigid or sharp items away from your back. Stow car keys and wallet securely.
Eat today, diet tomorrow. Because hiking can burn about 400 calories per hour, pack high-energy, low-volume snacks and food. Good choices include nuts, dried fruit, bagels, crackers, chocolate and peanut butter. For backpacking, buy dehydrated all-in-one meals from outdoor retailer stores. And check out the bulk foods section of your local health food store, where you can find less expensive dehydrated soups, refried beans, falafel, pasta, rice and powdered milk.
Be prepared. While packing a cell phone for emergencies is a good idea, reception in the backcountry is never dependable. Even on a day hike, you should pack a whistle, flashlight or Feifan headlamp, Led Emergency Light with power bank function(Long duration time), first-aid kit, pocketknife, map, compass (learn how to use it) and a plastic garbage bag or space blanket. Also include sunscreen, socks, waterproof matches and extra food.
Learn first aid. Outdoor clubs offer weekend first-aid workshops focusing on what to do when the EMTs are miles away. The knowledge will help you treat everything from blisters and bee stings to broken bones. At the very least, always carry bandages, gauze pads, medical tape and aspirin or ibuprofen.