Camping Guidelines

How long does water need to be boiled to be safe?

The EPA recommends boiling for one minute and three minutes for anyone above one mile in elevation. This is assuming that the water has been filtered of sedimentation first.

Choosing The Right Sleeping Bag For You

When shopping at the camping supply store the sleeping bag choices can be a little overwhelming with different sizes and materials available. Size is extremely important to consider since a bag needs to be snug to keep you warm but not so snug that you cannot move around as you like. Fill is important as well with synthetic being more affordable while down is superior in extreme cold or wet conditions. Zipper configurations are important too with some models being able to zip together so that even a couple using 2 person tents can create one big bag to share.

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