Camping Gear

The One Piece of Gear I Always Bring Backpacking and Camping

I Just got back from a few weeks of playing in the interior. I did a few day trips to nearby lakes for a bit of fishing, went on one three day outing to look over an area for possible future trips, and did a bit of backcountry driving – poking around here and there.  Regardless of trip length, climate, time of year, or outing intent, there is one piece of gear I always pack.

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4 Places to Look for Discount Camping Gear

Camping Gear at Reasonable Prices There are a number of places you can get discount or budget outdoor gear. Notice I didn’t say cheap. Quality equipment can often be found for a reasonable price if you are not in a hurry to buy and/or don’t feel the need to own the latest and greatest.

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Why a Multi-Tool is Never My First Choice

General Purpose Doesn’t Equal Multi-purpose for Our Purpose The virtue and use of multi-purpose gear is often flogged as essential by many outdoor enthusiasts, but I often see confusion regarding overlapping paradigms. When multi-purpose gear is talked about, what many people are referring to is really general purpose gear. For example, a rope, tarp, nails, container, and the like, are all general purpose items whose uses can be extended with a little imagination.

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