All posts by Allen

  • 2014 Great American Outdoor Show

    The 2014 Great American Outdoor Show is being held at: PA Farm Show Complex 2300 N. Cameron St. Harrisburg, PA 17110 on February 1-9, 2014.  During the week the show is open 10:00 am to 7:00 pm,...

    • Posted January 21, 2014
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  • Hiking boots with black paracord laces
    Paracord as boot laces

    I took the shoelaces that came with my hiking boots out finally to give them a waterproofing treatment that was long over due.  I was getting ready to put the original laces back in when I remembered...

    • Posted January 19, 2014
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  • The Basics of Buying a Camping Stove

    If you want the comforts of home while camping in the wilderness, you should have a camping stove as part of your camping equipment. With it, you’ll enjoy the luxury of hot meals and be able to...

    • Posted January 15, 2014
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  • Otterbox Defender – review

    A little over a year ago I got a Samsung S3 along with a clip on holster that the phone would slip into when not in use.  I really like the phone but always thought it was...

    • Posted January 7, 2014
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  • 2014’s Trends for Outdoor Furniture

    With 2013 out of the window and 2014 setting in, it is time that you embrace the new year with a few changes. So, in addition to the list of resolutions you plan on keeping, give your...

    • Posted January 1, 2014
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  • 7 Camping Gear Essentials for the Winter Camper

    While the idea of winter camping brings chills down people’s spine, many enjoy the outdoors during this season due to perks which include snowflakes, hot cocoa, clear skies and less bugs. However, it is important to stay...

    • Posted December 24, 2013
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  • Appalachian Trail Sign
    Tarps – nothing fancy, just tarps

    There really isn’t much exiting about tarps, but they are an integral part of most camping or hiking gear. The boys and I were recently to do an overnight hike on the Appalachian Trail in south central...

    • Posted December 21, 2013
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  • How to Choose a Portable Water Filter for Hiking and Camping

    Most everyone who participates in outdoor activities is also familiar with the need to stay properly hydrated because the human bodies’ cooling system is designed to operate via the process of evaporating moisture from the surface of...

    • Posted December 17, 2013
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  • Single tent in large snow field.
    How to Choose the Proper Tent to Meet Your Outdoor Needs

    Anyone who enjoys the outdoors is undoubtedly aware of the fact that the weather is often contradictory to our wishes and in fact, it can be quite harsh at times. Therefore, if you are a camper, then...

    • Posted December 13, 2013
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  • How to Stay Safe While Camping in Bear Country

      If you are planning a camping trip into bear country, it is important to educate yourself on the best ways to stay safe. Not only for you, but for the bear, as well. Remember, you are...

    • Posted December 13, 2013
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