Winter Tent Camping – What You Need To Know

Things to Consider When Winter Tent Camping


Going camping in winter might sound like an amazing idea. There is the crisp snow all around you, endless snow games and the calming trek through the snow-laden trees. Such is the beauty of winter, a beauty that comes at a price. The biggest problem in winter camping lies in the same thing that makes it interesting, the frigid weather. While most people think of packing the warmest parka they can lay their hands on, your comfort lies in something bigger at night – your tent.

Knowing the basic things to consider when choosing your winter camping tent ensures that you stay warm and cozy all through the night. Since you want a balance between weight and functionality, it would be better if you understood the essentials of winter camping and all the tricks that you can use to cover up for your tent shortcomings without putting your life at risk.

Because of the colder, wetter climate, winter tent camping requires some different techniques and equipment than summer or fall camping. Some manufacturers make tents and sleeping bags specifically for winter camping.

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Best Coleman Instant Tent For Family Camping: Buying Guide

Coleman Sundome 6 Person Tent OutdoorsCar camping with family or friends is a summer pastime for many of us. Are you in need of an ideal tent for family car campers? Do you, or does anyone you know, have a Coleman Instant Tent? This will meet all your needs for a family camping tent!!

If you love camping, then you are probably very particular about your camping tent as well. If you are looking for a high-quality tent to hold family or friends, you will find a fine selection from Coleman, a leader in outdoor equipment for lovers of nature. The company has been in business producing top-quality tents and additional camping necessities for over a 100 years.

Coleman tents were designed for the outdoors. Campers enjoy the security of durable construction, protective features, and solid structural design that you rely on for safe and pleasant accommodations for your camping needs. Below you will find four tents known for their superior quality so synonymous with Coleman products.

The Four Best Coleman Family Tents

To start off, we present to you the 4 Best Coleman Camping Tent which comprise the top four most highly-rated and well-loved models available today. Check out our Coleman tents reviews and see if any of them fit into your lifestyle and daily routine.

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Top 10 Backyard Drinking Games

Drinking is always fun, but drinking as part of a yard game always makes the night (or day) a blast!!

Here is a list of games that you can set up and play with your friends in your backyard. These are great to have on hand for all parties and really helps get that party going!They are not in any particular order because you can’t go wrong with any of them!

They are not in any particular order because you can’t go wrong with any of them!

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What to look for in a Combat Knife?

Smith & Wesson SWHRT9B Black HRT Boot KnifeWhich is “the best” knife. This is a question which is asked by both new people, and experienced outdoorsman time and time again. Many people believe that in the massive sharp metal sea of knives, one knife will stand out as being “the best combat / survival knife” ever made.

The honest answer about which knife is the best is very vague and frustrating to many buyers. The honest answer is “it depends”

Hearing “it depends” is an extremely frustrating and disparaging remark. It often sounds mocking to the reader, and can often cause the reader to simply go elsewhere to purchase their combat knives somewhere else.

When an individual in the outdoor industry hears the question “which is the best combat knife” – it is often coming from the voice of inexperience.

The most appropriate way to ask this question is: which is the best combat knife for me.

Many people have spent small fortunes attempting to figure out which is “the best” combat knife for them. This includes talking to every store representative, reading online reviews, watching YouTube videos, and ultimately purchasing many, many knives in their search.

There are many, many factors which can help determine the best combat knife for the individual.  These factors include things like shape, size, use, budget, metal type, and the most defining factor: personal preference.

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How to Choose the Best Fishing Line

img_0222We all want the best chances for success on the water. That’s why we’ve put together the ultimate guide to finding the best fishing line! We are fellow fishermen who have created a comprehensive resource to help you determine what is the best fishing line for your situation. We’ve based this on both our personal experience and on research we’ve done over the years.

Fishing line is arguably the most important piece of equipment when it comes to success on the water. It’s what’s connecting you to the fish. That’s why it’s important to take some time and research what line you need before you go out and buy something. As with most things in fishing, the right equipment depends on the circumstances: What are you fishing for? Where are you fishing? How will you be fishing? These are just some of the questions that will determine what is the best fishing line for you.

Here is some general information about the different types of fishing line and which lines we would recommend.

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Best EDC Folding Knife

An EDC (every day carry) knife can be an extremely useful piece of equipment to have on you. You never know when you are going to be in a situation for when you are going to need such a knife, but when you are you are damn thankful you have one.

Kershaw Junk Yard Dog Folded

An everyday carry folding knife can be used in a variety of situations from cutting boxes, to preparing food to even being used in a survival situation. Their uses are really endless, but so is a number of products out there on the market. This can make your choice extremely overwhelming when deciding on what the best one for you is, which is why I made this post. Here I attempt to not only go through the basic features you need to look for when looking at getting an everyday carry knife, but also list a few top quality models which I highly recommend for you to get.

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Bowhunting Tips for Beginners

bowhunting_tipsJust knowing or memorizing a few bowhunting tips won’t guarantee success in the field. There’s plenty one needs to know or be aware of to avoid a wasted day. There’s going to be times when the deer, elk, or whatever you’re after just won’t cooperate, but you can still practice those things that can give you a bit of an edge, a better chance to get a shot off, and a better chance of hitting your target.

Just for the heck of it, let’s work backward, starting with the kill, and ending with the preparation.

When hunting with a rifle:

  • The goal is to hit a vital spot or failing that, bring the animal down so it won’t wander off for a mile or two.
  • In addition, you can shoot from a distance, and even shoot at a moving target, if it isn’t moving too fast.
  • Finally, you may be able to get off more than one shot in some instances.

bowhunting_arrowheadAll of these advantages go away when bowhunting. You have to be close, you have to hit the right spot on the animal, and if you ever get more than one shot in, tell others about it, because that will be a rare event.

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3 Good Options for Best Folding Knife and Fixed Blade Knife

If you are in the market for the best folding knife or fixed blade knife then you have come to the right place. As they say, good shoes will take you to good places; but so will a good knife. The best knife will provide you with security, ease of use and most of all peace of mind. There is a huge difference between choosing the best folding knife for a civilian and a knife for a soldier. Initially determining your purpose for purchasing a folding knife will lead you to find a suitable one.

So what are the best folding knives and fixed ones then? Here are 3 good options for the best folding knife and fixed blade knives for you. These knives have been chosen according to the most important criteria in a folding knife for survival and self-defense namely: ease of use, the weight of the knife, the quality of the blade steel, the quality of the blade edge, the material used for the handle and the size of the knife.

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Enjoying the Outdoors with Backyard Games

Why not enjoy the outdoors and nature in your own backyard? Now you can add the next level of excitement to your family and friends gatherings with backyard games. These outdoor games are also great for events in parks, on the beach and so much more!

Outdoor games can range from the size of a frisbee to a life size giant Jenga!  With all of the options out there, I’m sure you’ll find the perfect ones for your next gathering!

Life Size Games / Giant Games

Life size games also known as giant games, yard games or lawn games are your childhood favorite games turned into giant games so you feel you are part of the game. These are always fun as you can move around while you play, others can easily watch, and it makes people want to jump in and join!  The most common life-size game is Jenga, but there are so many more you probably never thought of!!  Our favorite is the Giant Connect 4! A simple, easy to learn game, but super huge! We will go into detail of each giant size yard game so you can see which ones are best for you.

Pros and Cons of Giant Games vs Traditional Games

Uniqueness – Giant games are usually unique so everyone wants to play. It helps get everyone involved and together. Sometimes though you need to take time the explain the rules or have a sign somewhere with the rules on it.

Exciting – When a play is made, such as the Jenga falling, Giant games are so much larger than the tradition table games that it creates more excitement! But, that doesn’t mean that table games or smaller yard games are still not thoroughly enjoyed.

Travel – The size of some giant games often make it hard to take somewhere, but this depends on the game and your vehicle.  Most traditional backyard games are easy to transport and come in handy holding bags.

Cost – Some giant games cost a decent amount, but the extra fun they bring and the uniqueness experience is always worth it! You surely will be bringing life to the party! Traditional yard games are usually more cost friendly.

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Benchmade 551 Griptillian Pardue Design Knife Review

Benchmade 551 Griptillian Pardue Design Knife is a full-sized cutting tool that is available at an attractive price. What is unique about this thumb knife is that it has an excellent grip in the hand although sometimes it can get a bit messy to hold his knife especially when wearing gloves. The Griptilian knife comes with a blade that is 3.45” long, thickness is 0.115” and the material used in this knife is stainless steel. It is relatively lighter compared to other knives and its valox handle provides users with a solid grip on the knife. The relatively lighter weight of this knife makes it a perfect companion to carry anywhere in a bag or pocket. The one interesting thing about this knife is that when it is open, the balance shifts just a fraction behind the lock slide axis.The built-quality of this knife is fabulous and it has excellent durability.

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