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Most comprehensive online directory of U.S. campgrounds?

What is the most comprehensive directory of campgrounds for the United States?
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Should I drain the pierceable fuel canister once mounted to the stove?

Going to use a camping gas stove campingaz 206, which uses the pierceable fuel cartridge. The instruction on the cartridge states it should not be detached from the stove unless empty. Does it mean I ...
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I need Ozark replacement poles

I have a 6 persons Ozark tent model WT101310 , I need all the poles I have the part numbers but i can't find them, does any one knows the size of the replacement poles , the parts number are ...
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Help with "car camping"

I want to do some car camping. I have a sleeping bag and a 1/2 inch thick foam mat, (just over one cm thick.) The interior is about 43 inches by 63 inches. (About 1.1 by 1.6 meter.) Looking for some ...
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loop knot vs slip knot vs hitch knot around a tree when camping

When camping, I often need to tension a rope between two points, and it starts by tying the rope to the first point, which can be a tree. In this situation, I can use a bowline or a Siberian hitch or ...
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What's a good illustration of the alternate PCT bear-bag hanging method?

Illustration of the standard "PCT bear bag hanging method"[1] is easily found by search engines, e.g. https://theultimatehang.com/2013/03/19/hanging-a-bear-bag-the-pct-method/ The alternate ...
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Advantage of truck tent?

I've seen tents for sale that fit in the back of a truck, like this: https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/napier-backroadz-truck-tent-0340183p.0340184.html What's the benefit of having a tent in the ...
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Lost my vacuum release plug on my 5 gallon water carrier [closed]

Does anyone know I can replace the tiny white plastic vacuum release plug on my Coleman 5 gallon plastic water carrier? I lost it camping.
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Can I use a glass mason jar or an empty tin can as a DIY cooking pot?

I'm talking about a small gas or alcohol stove, for example like this: Images from: https://www.rei.com/blog/camp/diy-how-to-make-an-alcohol-stove-from-soda-cans Since the stove is DIY, I was ...
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How to protect from UV radiations and sunburns using elements found in nature? [duplicate]

Is is possible to avoid sunburns and block UV radiations without using industrial suncream, but using elements found in nature(plants, mud, etc.)?
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Does anything like the Dutch natuurkampeerterrein exist in Central Europe?

In June 2022, I was impressed to discover the natuurkampeerterrein (natural camping area) near Groesbeek, The Netherlands. In character, it was a lot like National Forest campgrounds in the United ...
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How to defend from animals while camping (golden jackals, boars, foxes)?

I want to go camping somewhere (I am from Eastern Europe) but the zone is full of golden jackals/foxes. They are a bit larger than a fox, but they stay in packs. I have a husky dog that wouldn't be ...
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Under what circumstances, if any, can thunder by itself cause damage?

We had an extremely impressive thunderstorm last night, unprecedented for the fairly moderate Northern Virginia weather, and impressive probably in most places. I was glad not to be in a tent. I was ...
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Condensation, dew when biouvacking above tree line

I have problems with condensation, dew when I camp above tree line in European mountains. The problem is that my down sleeping bag gets wet from the outside. Even when I use single wall tent the ...
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Best axe for making kindling and little work

I am looking for the best type of axe for being able to chops already split wood into smaller kindling, while also being capable of chopping down small trees.
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For multi-day trips on a road bike - What is the most efficient bike pack set up?

I'm going for a 3-4 day bike trip in the Trossachs (Scotland) at the start of June, and as I have never done a multi day cycle trip before, I am looking for some guidance on the best type of bike bag(...
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What kind of camper do I have?

I bought some land last December, and it came with a camper. It's in much better shape than I had feared, but I suspect I'll need a few replacement parts. How can I figure out which model of Prowler ...
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How does camping in "restricted camping areas" in Spanish natural/national parks work?

On the map Parque Natural Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara, y Alhama, there are several marked Restricted camping areas within the natural park, typically alongside a recreational area. They tend to be in ...
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What are the different types of camping for a beginner?

I am looking into the camping hobby no found few different styles, specifically the shelter used in the outdoor. So far I have learned that camping with a wood stove means it is hot tent camping, and ...
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Coleman 2-burner Camp Chef stove leaks: Can't find suitable seal

A 15-year-old square o-ring has deteriorated to the point that it can't hold the seal, and propane leaks around it. I have exhausted myself searching for a suitable replacement. The seal in question ...
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Is it worth to use LEP flashlights as a tactical or EDC?

LEP (laser excited phosphor) is the new technology of flashlights to use, with extra brightness. I get some cons to use LEP, like its effect on eyes if the light beam is applied directly to them. I ...
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How high need a concrete wall to be so bears can't climb it

This question is a bit similar with how high does a fence need to be to prevent European brown bear to climb it? question but not exactly (that one specifies a fence, and needs to provide vision and ...
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Density, weight, and compressibility of synthetic sleeping bags

I am very curious. I have frequently used a very small summer-rated sleeping bag, but have now bought a somewhat warmer bag, which is less compressible and takes more volume. It will be tested soon. ...
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self-inflatable mat damaged valve socket where to get replacement [closed]

I am looking for this plastic base cs I lost it for my self inflatable mat here is just valve https://www.openair.co.uk/camping-c11/thermarest-therm-a-rest-winglock-valve-repair-kit-p6229/s48371?cid=...
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Silicone waterproof treatment on former PU treated tent

I read the following post and wondered if I could use the same method on a tent that was formerly treated from factory with a polyurethane coat. What is the best way to re-waterproof a nylon tarp? My ...
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How much different was camping before “leave no trace” took hold?

I’ve read an interesting comment on a different post: I remember when Boy Scout manuals advised "trenching" a tent site- that is, digging a trench around your tent to direct rain water away....
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My Trangia leaves soot all over everything—how do I remove or prevent it?

Just got back from a delightful couple of days hiking in the Cathedral Range in Victoria Australia, and I'm washing all the pots and plates, and cursing the black soot that comes off my Trangia ...
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Is Sleeping Pad R-Value Misleading for Winter Camping?

Most of the advice I see on sleeping pads is along the lines of "for cold weather, get a sleeping pad with an R-value of 5+." I've also read that R-value is additive—that is, if you stack ...
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Is it feasible to use a shovel to even out a camping spot?

While car camping (reaching a campsite by car vs backpacking), it’s not uncommon to encounter camping sites where all the spots are slightly uneven, making it a little uncomfortable to sleep. There ...
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Why are there capacity limits on overnight stays in some locations but not on day trippers?

As an example, The Enchantments area in Washington is open to an unlimited number of day trippers for hiking. But any overnight stays require a pass which is hard to win in a lottery. What is the ...
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Are you allowed to collect dead wood for a campfire?

Yesterday we've camped in a campsite near Lake Wenatchee. We've brought in a lot of wood but I've also seen numerous dead trees lying around in the surrounding forest. Is it okay to take branches from ...
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How many tents you can put up in a USA National Forest campsite?

Yesterday we were staying in a campsite near Lake Wenatchee in Washington, part of Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Specifically, Nason Creek campground if it matters. I gave the local park ranger ...
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Is it safe to leave a campfire unattended overnight in a campsite?

Yesterday I was staying near Lake Wenatchee in Washington in an official campsite. There was a fire pit on site consisting of circular piece of metal and some rocks. The closest trees/objects were ...
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What material should I use for picnic ground covering?

I plan on taking family to light camping/park/picnic. This includes infant daughter. I plan on having some material on ground to act as moisture barrier as well as insect barrier. So I am not looking ...
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Use external water tank with destination trailer

My wife and I recently purchased a brand new destination trailer to spend the summer in with our kids. We chose our "permanent" campground based on my wife's parent's presence there and ...
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Looking for a place in the United States to camp for seven weeks

This summer I want to camp in the same place for seven weeks. Wherever I do it must be fairly isolated and near a water source. I would be living in a tent. All US lands seem to prohibit staying in ...
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How to seal a swimming pool/water hole while camping

There are lots of "survival videos" on Youtube, showing "primitive" people making swimming pools in the middle of the forest. They always smear some sort of greyish material over ...
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Help with choosing camping gear

So I have recently developed an appetite for camping and thinking about buying some gear. Since I'm not sure how committed I'll be, I want to keep my purchases on the lower side. So I have chosen Tent:...
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What to do with partially burned fire logs

What I should do with the previous day's fire logs which are not fully burned yet? I believe they can be used again, but should they be put on the top or the bottom? Can they be use as a fire starter?
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Best tarp setup for camping on the plains?

I'm in the middle of the country, in Kansas. Not a lot of trees. Most of the tarp camping setups always show camping in the woods. Wanting to try tarp camping, but I'll be mostly in areas without a ...
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Camping: how to put sleeping mats in a tent that tapers at the feet end?

I am not a camper, so please excuse my ignorance here. We have purchased a 2 person tent. The normal width is 140cm, which means that sleeping mats can go down fine (many seem to be 70cm wide, or ...
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How to make a segmented double hammock?

I have been toying with the idea of a split hammock. My idea is a wider than usual gathered end hammock, about 11' by 8', with an adjustable line running under to separate our individual sag points. ...
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I am torn between axe or hatchet, what would you recommend?

I was reading this article on axe or hatchet for camping and I am thinking on bringing a hatchet in my next trip.
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Tenting, and want to hookup my laptop to RV power hookup

The campground I'm thinking of staying at has tenting spots, but they don't have power. I need to be able to charge my laptop, phone, and possibly a portable electric heater. They also offer RV spots ...
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SOTO Triple Mix Expiration

I have a SOTO Triple Mix canister (Power Gas 250, SOD-725T) which is a mixture of Butane, Isobutane and Propane gas. I use it with my SOTO WindMaster but I have not used it in over 10 months. It has ...
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Keeping a backpack from being stolen whilst sleeping in a tent

In the past, I have always slept with my backpack wedged uncomfortably beside me due to limited room in a fully manned tent, since I'm concerned about bag theft when miles away from civilization. ...
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Camping in Yosemite in March

I'm planning a camping trip in Yosemite with a group of friends for some time around mid-March. I know it can get cold at that time of year, but that's the only time we could all arrange the time off. ...
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How do I get a stuck gas canister (for hiking/camping) out of a stainless steel mug?

I nested my 110g gas canister inside my stainless steel mug for a hike. I used it about halfway through for lunch, and when I was done put it back in the way I had packed it (upside down). Now it is ...
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Guidebook for Hiking activities around Geneva

Any recommendations for good hiking books describing trails, camp sites (back- and front-country), etc. along with their topology, difficulty levels for Switzerland, especially around Geneva? ...
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Rainfly window repair

I have a Marmot Limelight tent that the see-through window needs reglued around the edge onto the tent. Is there a common household glue that can be used for this? And what is the best glue and/ or ...
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