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Camping tents on sale.

SEVERAL ITEMS HAVE AN IMMEDIATE 15% REFUND WHICH WILL BE MADE AFTER PURCHASE TRANSACTION IS COMPLETED.

 

Go Camping; ALL TENTS ON SALE with FREE SHIPPING

Make safe drinking water. KATADYN MICROFILTER PRICES INCLUDE FREE SHIPPING.

 

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Seasonal Reminder: Dress for the weather, not the car.

You can't always avoid the emergency room. But there are simple things to do that can make the best of a bad situation. Click here for tips to deal with trauma (e.g., broken bones, bleeding, etc), chest pain, abdominal pain, respiratory difficulty, and high fever. More info....

Click here for a listing of first-aid essentials for home, car, pack, or trek.

Finding Firewood

´╗┐Firewood is always a challenge, especially during wet or wintery conditions. Click for a tip...

Wildland Safety.

Always be prepared for survival situations.

 Be Safe Out There. Driving to the trailhead, hiking along the trail or bushwhacking and camping in the backcountry need some special techniques and good equipment. Keep your tent, sleeping bag, backpack and other gear in tip top condition.

Wildlife needs your respect, especially if you are part of their food chain. Learn to incorporate preventative techniques in your normal routine and you’ll not need to be apprehensive while in bear or cougar country.

Safe drinking water is one of your main concerns. Water filters and water purifiers provide safe and convenient water wherever you are.

To fully enjoy the great outdoors you must feel safe and secure. Whether you're new to the wildlands or have spent several years trammeling about, learning or reviewing safety tips is always beneficial.

Be aware of hypothermia whenever in cool, moist windy situations.

So pack up your tent, sleeping bag, and camping gear on your pack frame and get out there. 


NOTE: Please click on bolded words for additional safety information< ><-->

Enhance your hiking. Buy now.

Hiking Trekking Poles

Your hiking and backpacking experience will be enhanced using hiking trekking poles or walking hiking sticks. Trekking poles help transfer weight and strain from the legs, increasing efficiency and reducing fatigue.


Walking hiking sticks provide a safer and more stable platform for steep descents or loose-footing conditions. Trekking poles help give pushing power when climbing, and take  much strain off the knees when descending. 


Trekking poles for hiking, back packing or snowshoeing come in pairs. A walking stick for hiking and travel is a single pole. A simple, inexpensive walking stick is adequate for beginners and no-frills hikers. For more ambitious, multi-day or longer treks, telescopic trekking poles allow a more efficient hiking or backpacking experience. Any of these can also be used as fitness walking poles.

 

To get the full benefit of trekking poles takes some practice and special techniques. Use the hand straps to distribute the majority of the weight to the palms of your hands, rather than tightly gripping around the handle. Plant the pole and leverage off of it with each step you take; left pole with right foot, and vice versa. Proper use of the poles will make climbing and descending much easier while protecting your joints.

 

Choosing between trekking poles or a walking stick is largely a personal choice. The walking stick can help keep your balance, break or prevent a fall, be used as a pole for a tarp shelter, prop up your pack, push aside spider web, and a myriad of other handy uses.