I Thought Your Tent Was Flame Proof

A group of 3 of my friends and I went on a < !– google_ad_section_start –>camping and mountain biking trip to West Virginia. On the trip up from South Carolina, Jake kept going on about how great his new camping equipment was. He had invested over $800 in a new sleeping bag and tent. It was getting so bad with his bragging that it had become a joke to ask his about some of the great features that made his new purchase worth it.


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The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass

If you like to get out and really travel the country, the new replacement for The National Parks Pass is a great investment for the family.

Parks Pass

This pass allows you and the occupants of your vehicle (up to four total adults) free entrance to all National Parks. It replaces the Golden Eagle, Golden Age, and Golden Access Passports. The old National Parks pass only allowed free entrance to family members in your vehicle. The new National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass will emit anyone in the vehicle into the park free without having to be related.

The pass can pay for its self in as little as three visits. Knowing that it won’t cost you anymore each time you enter a National Park will encourage you to get out and enjoy them more often. All of the $80 fee goes to helping run and improve our National Parks and Federal Lands.

The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass can be purchased at most National Parks and at the Government web site. http://www.store.usgs.gov/pass/

The Day The Bear At My Sleeping Bag

Sleeping bag bear

One cold evening in September in the Colorado Rockies I made the mistake of eating a bag of beef jerky while laying in my sleeping bag.

What I did that night was a fairly normal occurrence. I was tired and still a little hungry from a long day’s hike. All I needed was a snack to help me get off the sleep. Eating the jerky wasn’t so bad but letting a few pieces drop down in my sleeping bag would later come back to haunt me.

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Kelty Trail Dome 2 Tent Review

Kelty Trail Dome 2 Tent Review

Kelty Trail Dome 2 Tent – ’07 Special Buy

This tent is one of those tents that doesn’t do anything special but doesn’t seem to do anything wrong.

The 2 person Kelty Trail Dome tent is a good solid construction simple 2 pole tent. Its fast to set up with easy clip to pole design. One thing that stood out with me was that the floor seams are about 2 inches above the ground. That can be helpful in hard rains or when the ground is really muddy by making it harder for water to seep in. I have had tents who’s seams touch the ground and it can be hard to keep water out.

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Campground Shuts Down Gears Of War Tournament

Gears of war

4/7/07- Saturday at a upscale campground in Kissimmee, Florida eight teenagers were arrested for disturbing the peace,underage drinking and one of them also for pushing one of the arresting officers.

The eight teens were having a video game tournament called a LAN party. They were playing a popular game by Microsoft called Gears of War. It involves people acting as soldiers on a fictional planet. While gaming, the group were quite loud and neighboring campers complained.

The campground supervisor arrived shortly after the complaints to find most of the underage players to be heavily intoxicated. There were no adults present and beer cans were scattered around the RV said the supervisor.

The owners of the RV were unable to be contacted at the time of the arrests to determine if the teenagers had permission for the party. Two fourteen year old nieces of the RV owners were found hiding in a bedroom closet but were not arrested.

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Lowa Scarab II Approach Shoes On Sale – $55.00

Lowa Scarab II Approach Shoes On Sale – $55.00
Get great deals on Men’s Shoes & Boots! 35-70% off famous name brands at Sierra Trading Post.

These shoes usually sell for $85.00

Limited sizes and colors so act quick on these.

Great light hiking and around town shoes from the number one hiking brand in Europe. Light and breathable but stiff enough to carry a small pack without a lot of foot fatigue. Good combination of suede and mesh outer makes this a very attractive approach shoe.

  • Suede uppers with mesh inserts dry quickly
  • Climate-control insoles keep your feet cool
  • Weight: 2 lb. 5 oz. pr.
  • Adventure Medical Kit Sale $9.95

    On Sale Today for $9.95
    New Items items 35-70% off at Sierra Trading Post!! CLICK HERE TO REDEEM.

    This kit usually sells for $17.95

    Don’t get caught out far from home without some form of a medical kit. Sometimes it can make the difference between staying on the trail or coming home early. Protect yourself and other. You just never no what might happen on the trail.

    The Adventure Medical Personal Kit is made for one to four-day expeditions for 1 to 2 persons, and comes with essential items for emergency first aid.

  • Includes “An Illustrated Guide to Life-Threatening Emergencies” by Dr. Eric A. Weiss.
  • Very compact size is easy to stowing
  • Loops for 2” belts or strapping to your pack
  • Approx 6 x 8 x 2”
  • 7.5 oz.
  • Nylon carry case
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