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 Top Spots – Car Camping Around Aspen

5 Top Spots - Car Camping Around Aspen

Car Camping Around Aspen – 5 top spots: Fall and camping go hand in hand. With crisp weather perfect for hiking and other adventures by day and cozying around the campfire at night. A bonus for Aspen-area adventurers, taking in the kaleidoscope of fall color is another reason the season is ripe for an overnight adventure in the woods. As awesome as it is, camping (and backpacking) can come with a significant hassle factor, such as, packing up the gear, figuring out where to go, and schlepping everything to the campsite. However, with car camping, you can reap the same benefits of getting away from it all with a fraction of the hassle. Your vehicle serving as a home base and cutting down on the

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Keep Your Gear Like New: Cleaning, Repair, and Storage Tips

Keep Your Gear Like New: Cleaning, Repair, and Storage Tips

After a few days in the great outdoors, the last thing you want to do when you finally get home is tackle the task of cleaning your gear—we get it. But, as any outdoor enthusiast knows, gear is pricey stuff—and that’s if you buy it once. However, putting in just a little bit of time and effort into keeping your gear cleaned, fixed, and stored properly has big impact on its lifespan and performance. Fortunately, many wear-and-tear issues can be eliminated with proper maintenance and storage, and most damage can be addressed without replacing the item. By getting into a “Repair > Replace” mindset, you’ll save money and be more environmentally friendly. Your used gear is already part of the waste cycle, and by repairing

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A Beginner’s Guide to Campsite Cooking that Elevates Your Experience

A Beginner's Guide to Campsite Cooking that Elevates Your Experience

Is your campout cooking limited to the same-old, same-old? Hot dogs and s’mores at the campground, instant oatmeal and freeze-dried meals in the backcountry? Here’s the deal: It doesn’t take much to spice up your great-outdoors cuisine, and the ingredients and tools you need to do it don’t have to overload your pack (or your bear canister). It’s all the easier to do some real wilderness cooking with the compact nCamp Stove. Its collapsible, wood-burning combustion chamber means that you’ll have a ready supply of biomass and no fear of running out of fuel (though this multi-talented stove also works with liquid, solid, and gas fuels). The nCamp portable Prep Surface, meanwhile, makes chopping, staging, and serving a breeze. The nCamp Stove and Prep Surface

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7 Awesome Camping Recipes

7 Awesome Camping Recipes

7 Camping Recipes: There’s no disputing that summer’s long days are best spent hiking and camping in America’s great outdoors. But when the day wanes and the temperatures start to drop, it’s time to build up the campfire and settle in for a long evening of watching fireflies and roasting marshmallows with friends and family. This summer, make this magical time of day something special with these seven inspired recipes. 1. Roasted Chipotle Corn Nothing beats grilled corn straight off the campfire. ChrisDag Sweet, slow roasted corn, brought to life with chipotle and lime, is the perfect accompaniment to just about any outdoor meal. This recipe is also great for kids to help out with: carefully peeling back the husks, removing the strands of silk,

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7 Tips for Camping with Kids

7 Tips for Camping with Kids

Did you switch out the car seats into the SUV? Did you pack sunscreen? What about bug spray? Oh shoot, we need to bring Lil’ Bear or else Ella will be in full-on riot mood at bedtime. All parents know how difficult it can be to just get out the door for family outings, and sometimes the challenges associated with having young children can feel very restrictive for active, adventurous families. But fear not! Once your little groms get to the toddler stage there are very few trips that you can’t do. In fact, regular camping trips at the crag, river, or up in the mountains will do wonders for the whole family. Just make sure you take lots of photos to capture the look

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A Beginner’s Guide to Camping Gear

A Beginner's Guide to Camping Gear

When you first start camping, it’s not easy to know what you will need. Plus, you have to decide which items you should buy, and what you can rent or borrow from your own household supplies. To help you get started, we’ve put together a list of gear that you should take on any camping trip, whether you’re car camping or backpacking. Of course, these aren’t necessarily the only things you might want to carry, but these essentials will put you on the path toward a successful camping trip. You can rent most of the equipment here, but if you plan to start camping regularly, some things (like a good tent and water bottles) are worth the investment. Make sure you get a tent with

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Beginner’s Guide to Car Camping

Beginner's Guide to Car Camping

nCamp – Beginner’s Guide to Car Camping – Where to Go & What to Pack: If you don’t have much camping experience, you’re not alone. Over the past 20 years, fewer kids have been introduced to the outdoors, so a declining number of people have grown up camping with family and friends. It’s no surprise, then, that many adults these days have never pitched a tent or cooked over a camp stove. If you’d like to start camping, but aren’t sure where to begin, car camping in a state park is a great first step. When you camp in a park close to your vehicle, you can enjoy the outdoors without having to rough it too much. At most state parks, you’ll have access to

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7 Underrated Ways to Leave No Trace in the Outdoors

7 Underrated Ways to Leave No Trace in the Outdoors

7 Ways to Leave No Trace: Everyone knows about packing out your trash, or what to do when nature calls in the wilderness. These are number one and number two (literally) in the leave-no-trace playbook for those of us who care about preserving outdoor spaces for future generations to enjoy. Well, okay, apparently not everyone knows. We see trash (and pick it up) all the time, just like you do. We’re as baffled as you are when we see some yahoo flick a cigarette butt out the window of their car. Do some people simply not care? Further education is clearly needed. For those of us in the know, though, minimizing our own impact goes beyond these two obvious line items. If you’re already doing

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3 Camping Recipes with an Appalachian Twist

3 Camping Recipes with an Appalachian Twist

The following article is a paid collaboration with Wild, Wonderful West Virginia. Want to upgrade your campsite cooking? Give it a hearty country touch with some age-old mountain advice. Here are some traditional recipes to craft a forest feast, even without all the bells and whistles of your kitchen. Keep in mind: For a fresh taste, forage for some wild ingredients. Cast-iron cookware is best for an authentic taste, and most of these recipes can be cooked with a single deep-dish cast iron skillet. But be sure to pack a potholder, because cast iron retains heat. Bring a water filter to cut down on weight and bulk if you will have a water source. If you’re camping in the backwoods, where fire rings won’t have

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