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Freestanding tents are very fast and easy to set up because they don't require tents stakes to pitch.

Freestanding Backpacking Tents

Have you even wanted to move your tent because the ground underneath was uncomfortable or you needed to make space for someone else at your tent site? Have you ever had to pitch your tent on a wooden platform, a sandy beach, or a rocky overlook where you couldn’t use tent stakes? I think everyone has had an […]

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When camping in a hammock, you want to make sure you don't hyperextend your knees in order to avoid knee pain the next morning.

Why Do My Knees Hurt When I Camp in a Hammock?

I had a reader contact me about knee pain after they camped in a hammock that was so severe that it forced them off the trail early to recuperate. This is a fairly common ailment when sleeping in a hammock and is caused by hyperextending your knees. Imagine that you’re lying in your hammock, with your […]

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The screened walls in the Sierra Designs Tensegrity 1 FL tent provide excellent ventilation and airflow.

Sierra Designs Tensegrity 1 Ultralight Tent Review

The Sierra Designs Tensegrity 1 FL (feather lite) is a lightweight trekking pole tent that provides the benefits of ultralight tarp camping with the comfort of a screened-in and rain-proof tent. A single walled shelter without a separate rain fly, (you can pitch it in the rain without getting the interior wet) the Tensegrity 1 FL […]

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It's easy to pitch a Warbonnet Blackbird Hammock anywhere you have two trees, even if its not a perfectly flat campsite.

Review of Warbonnet Blackbird Double Layer Hammock w/ Superfly Tarp

The Warbonnet Blackbird is a backpacking hammock tricked out for multi-day trips where comfort and convenience trump the simplicity of a simple sling hammock. Complete with built-in bug netting, a ridgeline, and extra storage, the Warbonnet Blackbird is an exceptionally comfortable hammock that can adapted for a wide range of weather conditions in forested terrain. Available with a single layer […]

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Eureka Timberline A-frame Tent

Illustrated Tent Terminology Guide

Do you find the jargon and terminology around camping and backpacking tents confusing? This handy illustrated guide helps demystify tent terms and technology, so you can find the tent that best suits your needs. A-Frame Tent Classic pup-style tent patterned after old army tents where the walls form an ‘A’ shape. Eureka makes a lot […]

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