Top Rated Sleeping Bags

REVALCAMP Sleeping Bag Indoor & Outdoor Use. Great for Kids, Boys, Girls, Teens & Adults. Ultralight and Compact Bags are Perfect for Hiking, Backpacking & Camping TETON Sports Celsius XXL Sleeping Ba Great for Family Camping; Free Compression Sack Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar … Read more

Backpacking for Beginners: What Knife Should You Choose?

* Sometimes we like to post guest articles by gear experts to help you make the best outdoor gear buying decisions possible. Let’s welcome our special guest Clayton Ensminger, here to tell us all about how to choose the best knife for backpacking. Take it away Clayton. If you’re a first time backpacker, one concern you may … Read more

Coleman 8-Person Instant Tent (14’x10′)

Coleman Instant 8 Person Tent One of the Best Family Tents on the Market Product Overview: Is the Coleman 8 Person Insta Tent Right for You? This Coleman Insta Tent is a two room tent that sleeps eight people. This tent is intended to be easy and quick to assemble. It is waterproof thanks to a Weather Tec … Read more

Etekcity 2 Pack Portable Outdoor LED Camping Lantern Flashlight

Etekcity 2 Pack Portable Outdoor LED Camping Lantern Flashlight Perfect Choice for Camping, Hiking, Emergency, Storm Season & Power Outages At a Glance Hey there! Thanks for checking out our review on the Etekcity 2 Pack Portable Outdoor LED Camping Lantern Flashlight. Overall, these are great lanterns for both camping and emergency gear, read on for more … Read more

Campground Do’s & Don’ts

When you first enter into a campground to register your site, you will likely notice a list of rules hanging in the office. You may even be handed a pamphlet of these rules. The rules are set in place for your safety and for your enjoyment while you stay at the campground. They can also … Read more

DIY Belt Tool Holder

Have you ever been working around your campsite only to find that you keep tripping across all of your tools? Does your camp table just not have enough room to hold all of your cooking accouterments? This DIY Belt Tool Holder is one of my favorite ideas that I’ve come across to help alleviate such … Read more

10 Great Tips for a Dry Camping Trip

There are many methods of staying dry on a wet camping trip. Here are my Top 10 Tips on keeping you and your tent dry. Before you Camp: Inspect your tent and repair any holes that may have been made on your last camping trip. Tape your seams with water proofing tape. Even tiny holes … Read more

Air Mattress – Protection, Prevention and Repair

    We received a great question on our Facebook fan page.  Much of the information contained in this article came from replies to this inquiry: “How do you protect your air mattress?” When I was in college, I slept on a few different air mattresses as a cheap alternative to purchasing a “real” mattress. … Read more

Camp Tip #2 – Bungee Cord Tie Downs

When the time comes to set up your camp shelter, be it a tent or tarp, there are often many troubles to anticipate.  Dealing with tangled cordage, a stubborn shelter that wants to fall over, or just trying to remember that one knot you learned in Boy Scouts years (and years) ago.  Not to mention … Read more

Ferrocerium Rods

In the large world of fire starters the ferrocerium rod must be king… at least in my book. There are a multitude of ways to start a fire out there. Everything from primitive friction fire methods such as a bow drill, a fire plow, to magnifying lenses, to matches and lighters – and many in … Read more

Survival Bandanna – Uses & Needs

A commonly overlooked piece of survival kit gear is the survival bandanna. A survival bandanna is a large piece of cloth, about 20 square inches, and made of thin cotton fabric that is usually a bright color such as “blaze” orange. These bandannas commonly have survival tips printed on one side of them. These tips … Read more

Survival Necklace

It’s not just for a survival situation. The survival necklace is a simple way of keeping the gear that you use the most, near by and ready for use. Being a “survival” item, it was designed to be worn when you are out in the wild as a survival tool. These necklaces can also be … Read more

DIY Packable Wine Hanger

A couple years ago I was talking with an old friend about over night hiking treks, the ones that just last a night or three. We were on the discussion of alcoholic beverages on the trail. From my experience and by talking with others, I find that this is a popular subject. My friend was … Read more

Learn How To Build Your Own Fire Starter Kit

Having and knowing how to use a fire kit can be a crucial part of your camping or survival experience.  Whether your are out for a weekend camping trip with your family, or you are stranded with little more than your emergency bag from your car, a fire can save a life and also add … Read more

Strike Master Survival Tools – Fire Starter

Strike Master Survival Tools – Fire Starter Tool The safest and most dependable fire igniting tool around.   The safest and most dependable fire igniting tool around. Performs well in wet conditions, cold temperatures, and high elevations. Visit the Strike Master Website When I was at the Saturday Market in Portland Oregon, We ran into … Read more

How To Choose a Knife – Philosophy of Tool Use

 If you ask any good survivalist what the best knife to use in a survival situation is… they will likely answer “the one that you have on you”. How To Choose a Knife – A knife is a tool, you use different tools for different jobs. If it comes down to a survival situation you … Read more

Putting Together Your Camping First Aid Kit

A camping first aid kit is something that every camper needs but will hopefully never have to use! It is one of the most essential camping gear requirements and you simply should not ever go camping without one. Accidents do happen, I’ve seen them happen enough during my own camping trips. Always follow the boy … Read more

MSR Miniworks EX Water Filter

  Click Here if you’re interested in buying the MSR Miniworks EX Microfilter, you can buy it now on MSR Miniworks EX Water Filter Review Hey Tent Camping Headquarters campers! Today our resident videographer and field agent extraordinaire Dick is going to be reviewing the MSR Miniworks EX Water Filter. This little pump action … Read more

Solar Powered Camping Gear

Picture this … you’re out camping in the woods with your friends one weekend, everyone decides it’s time to head home – but it’s so peaceful out that you decide to stay by yourself an extra hour to enjoy the tranquility of the forest. An hour goes by and when you leave, you go to … Read more

How To Tell Scary Campfire Stories

“The other day I heard a story about how scary it is how much topsoil we loose each year, but I told it around the campfire and nobody got scared.” – Deep Thoughts by Jack Handy Scary Campfire Stories (for adults) Sometimes it can get a little creepy sitting around a campfire at night. The … Read more

Ten Campfire Safety Tips You NEED To Know!

Having a campfire can be one of the greatest joys of spending the night in the woods camping.  There are many reasons to have a campfire from just relaxing in front of it with your beverage of choice – to using your fire to stay warm on a chilly spring or fall night.  Campfires can … Read more