The right way to walk your dog…..nCamp loves our furry friends

The right way to walk your dog.....nCamp loves our furry friends

Enjoy the great outdoors with your best friend…… Walking your dog seems simple enough—it’s just you, your pup, and the great outdoors. But without the right equipment and approach, a much-anticipated W-A-L-K can be disappointing. Get some good gear Search for “walking a dog” online and you’ll find pages of photos with people holding leashes attached to a collar around a dog’s throat, which is exactly what the experts we spoke to advise against. “I’m not a big fan of anything around the neck that’s pulling,” says Anna Mynchenberg, a manager at Bark, the company behind BarkBox. “I can’t imagine having any pressure on my neck, so I wouldn’t want to do that to my dog.” There are simply too many reasons your furry best

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How to Plan a Menu for a Long Distance Backpacking Trip

How to Plan a Menu for a Long Distance Backpacking Trip

This article is a must read if you love to spend your days outdoors and cook your meals immersed in nature! For many of us, menu planning for a backpacking trip is a last minute consideration. Stop off at a grocery on the way up to the mountains and grab the essentials: mac and cheese, ramen, oatmeal, and, of course, bars, bars, and more bars. But the longer your hike (around the third day of a backpacking trip is usually when it becomes tough to eat another energy bar), the more important it is to vary your diet, both to maintain a high interest in your food and to keep your energy levels up and active. If you’re planning your first long hike, whether it’s

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Social distancing is a no-brainer when you’re already isolated in nature

Social distancing is a no-brainer when you’re already isolated in nature

COVID-19 is here, and we must stay away from each other. Those of us who can are working from home and avoiding public spaces. In our spare time, we’re obsessively scrolling through news updates and social media posts. Yes, it’s wise to follow the important news in your neighborhood, but there is a limit. No matter how much media you consume, no post or story can tell you what the future holds. Outdoorsmen and women are uniquely suited to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. Most of us have freezers stocked full of wild game and pantries loaded with goods from last summer’s garden. Many of us have cabins and camps to retreat to, and we have the gear and know-how to survive (and even thrive)

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Wood or Gas – Useful Information

Wood or Gas - Useful Information

nCamp is always looking for ways to elevate your outdoor experience, so we are sharing a recent message from a new customer. We hope you find it to be helpful! QUESTION: Will your adapter work with a Jetboil Jetpower canister?ANSWER: Yes, our adapter connects to the type typically know as; ‘threaded,’ C100, C500, CA500 or ‘normal.’ However these are rarely marked very well. The Jetboil Jetpower canister is the same type and we have used them with the nCamp Gas Adapter. QUESTION: What is better, pure propane or a mixture?ANSWER: Pure propane is best for colder temperatures, but the canister is typically much heavier and have a different type of connection (although adapters are available). There are different mixtures (like Isobutane-Propane) that are designed for

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5 Oregon State Parks That Offer Cabin and Yurt Camping

5 Oregon State Parks That Offer Cabin and Yurt Camping

Yurts & Cabins: A dilemma Portlanders face every winter is the desire to camp and spend time outdoors in cold weather. Frosty temperatures, substantial snowpack, and unpredictable weather conspire to keep us home. Fortunately, there are many cabins and yurts around Portland that offer an appealing alternative to pitching tents in rainstorms and wind gusts. Yurts are domed tents with electricity, wooden floors, locked doors, beds, tables, chairs, lighting, and a covered porch. Staples along the Oregon Coast, where numerous state parks rent yurts year-round. The structures can now also be found in Central and Eastern Oregon. Cabins, meanwhile, offer year-round camping in cozy, wooden structures, most with lights, electrical outlets, covered porches, beds, and dining tables. Yurts and cabins are popular among outdoors-loving Oregonians.

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RV Guide for New Travelers – Top Five

RV Guide for New Travelers - Top Five

RV Guide: RV Guide: Are you looking to hit the road and spend retirement enjoying the RV lifestyle? Maybe you want to rent an RV to take your family on the vacation they will never forget? Recreational vehicles are a great way to reconnect with nature while maintaining some of the luxuries of home. To help ensure your maiden voyage doesn’t end up like the Griswold’s, Jane from Outdoorsy.com shares five hacks for RV travelers. RV travel is one of the best ways to get out, see the world and experience it in a way that simply cannot be duplicated through more traditional travel options. Not only do you have the chance to travel wherever you want at your own pace, but you can also

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A Guide To Campfire Safety

A Guide To Campfire Safety

Campfire Safety: After two months of exceptional drought this fall, forests across the Southeast were like a tinderbox. “When the leaves started falling, we had no rain to wet them down,” said Tennessee State Park Ranger Stuart Carroll. “If we get periodic rain, the leaves capture the water and help the soil stay moist. But, this year, the rain just seemed to shut off, and we had this incredible load of leaves, limbs and brush.” Due to lighting strikes and blazes started by people, hundreds of forest fires ignited in November, burning 119,000 acres from Alabama to Virginia. In Gatlinburg, Tenn., fires claimed the lives of 14 people. Additionally, nearly 20,000 acres burned in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Several states, including Tennessee, issued burn

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Hot Cocktail Recipes for Warming Up Your Winter Adventures

Hot Cocktail Recipes for Warming Up Your Winter Adventures

Hot Cocktail Recipes: Getting quality outdoor time during the winter can come with a few sacrifices, but a delicious cocktail need not be one of them. That’s why we’ve hand-picked six hot cocktail recipes that can be made at home or in the outdoors. These drinks are sure to warm the fingertips and elevate the spirits of those who play in cold temperatures. We recruited professional NYC bartender with a General Certificate in Distilling, Ryan Herzog, to curate these recipes for a variety of winter adventures. 1. Italian Coffee The perfect powder day cocktail. Jenna Herzog A close cousin to Irish coffee, this Italian variation calls for bittersweet amaro to add depth and spirit to your daily brew. Try it: instead of your usual morning

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5 Ways to Beat the Cold on Winter Hikes

5 Ways to Beat the Cold on Winter Hikes

Winter Hikes: When winter arrives hiking and backpacking just get better. On high mountain trails, the bare trees allow you to see for miles, and the cold, clear air creates perfect conditions for brilliant sunsets. Plus, you don’t have to suffer the heat and mosquitoes that descend on trails in summer. Still, some people avoid trails in winter because they think cold temperatures will make them uncomfortable. But, if you take certain steps and follow the advice of seasoned hikers, you can beat the cold and remain warm, content and safe during cold weather. As you contemplate a winter outing, consider the following five tips offered by veteran hikers. 1. Layer Your Clothing The key to staying comfortable on the trail in winter is to

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5 Backpacking Skills to Master in the New Year

5 Backpacking Skills to Master in the New Year

Backpacking Skills: If you’re new to backpacking, you might be eager to try a more challenging hike. Maybe you want to do a longer trip and backpack for more than a week?Perhaps you’d like to explore a place that’s more remote and wild? If you’re going to go big, you need to improve your backpacking knowledge and skills. As you hike more miles, tackle tougher terrain, and move farther away from civilization, you’ll face more obstacles. You and your hiking partners will have to rely on your own know-how to overcome them. Make this the year that you take your backpacking skills to the next level. In our list of skills below, we begin with fitting and packing your pack. While those sound like simple

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