Friday, August 29, 2008

Gear Up During Labor Day Camping Equipment Sales

Summer is over. Sorry but wait this is the best time of year to camp. Days are bright and warm and the night tend to be cool and crisp. The mosquito's are dead or close to it.
Labor Day marks the end of summer and it also marks the sale season at all the best Camping Gear Stores

Backcountry Edge Deals

KLEAN KANTEEN COLOR WATER BOTTLES. BPA Free and Eco Friendly. Shop Today for Best Prices and Selection at Backcountry

Backpacking and Camping Stoves. See our full selection of cannister and Liquid-Fuel stoves. FREE SHIPPING and FREE RETURNS on all orders over $50.

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LED, Incandescent, Fuel-Powered Lights and Lanterns. See our Huge Selection. Free Shipping and Returns on all Orders over $50.

Sleeping Bags. Great Deals on Mountain Hardware, Sierra Designs, Marmot and more. Get FREE SHIPPING and FREE RETURNS on all Bags over $50.


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The Altrec Outlet has gear from NORTHFACE & MOUNTAIN HARDWARE. The best outdoor gear you can buy

Labor Weekend Super Savings at Altrec

North Face closeout - Up to 60% off

Mountain Hardwear Sale - Up to 60% off

Kelty Outlet Sale - Up to 60% off

Altrec Outlet - Free Shipping over $45.00

REI and REI Outlet has a sale every Labor Day that is second to none.

REI Labor Day Sale! August 22 - September 1

Save over 50% during REI Super Clearance! 8/22 - 9/1

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REI sales have different expirations and start dates. Be sure to check the deals out before they expire. Most are only a few days to a week.

There you have it have a great weekend

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Tent Camping Tip For Forth Of July, Best Insect Repellent

Happy Forth Of July Campers ! The 4th kicks off camping season for most. Those who prefer summer weather anyhow. Here in New England ( Base Camp Cape Cod ) we have had wet weather all along the East Coast. Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine have seen some severe weather with flooding. Even if the ground appears to be dry on the flat lands up in the mountains the ground is saturated. This mean mosquito season is still going strong. The Black Fies have dissipated somewhat, but mosquito's are probably here for the summer.

Lime disease and West Nile Virus has spread across the USA over the last 10 years so protecting yourself is very, very important. West Nile and Lime diseases is nasty. Once you have Lime Diseases its forever if not treat right away. Even then there's no guarantees.

This brings us to protection. Since the building of the Panama Canal to the US Military in Vietnam ways to protect our selves has varied. From Lemon Oil , Lemon Balm (herb ) to Eucalyptus, and these day's DEET.

Over the years I have tried everything and use 10 %deet when going into the deep woods of Northern New England. 10% is strong, but Deet is probably the most effective. Deet is a heavy duty poison though, which brings us to Natural Tick and Mosquito Protection. Bug Spray has evolved recently and there are several on the market. I have gathered together a decent group of popular bug repellents on the market.

Bite Blocker Ingredients Are: Castor Oil, Geranium Oil, Soybean Oil, Cedar oil, Lemongrass Oil, Purified Water, Coconut Oil, Citric Acid, Sodium Bicarbonate and Benzoic Acid. For use on Human Skin, fabrics. Bite Blocker is hard to come by though. Buy it when you find it.
Cutter also makes a variety of insect repellents and are well known for Natural Insect Repellents.
Also look for Cedar Side and Green Ban all natural insect repellents. We have heard good things about these two, but have yet to find them. Burts Bees Lemongrass Mosquito Repellent has a great reputation too

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

MSR Zoid 1 Person Lite Weight Tent


One-person, ultralight comfort.
The Zoid 1™ offers a huge side access door and big vestibule for less than 3 lbs.
Ultralight: Minimum weight is less than 3 pounds
Fast & Light™ Setup: Fly, poles and footprint can be setup independently for Fast & Light™ use Huge Side Door & Vestibule: Spacious side-entry door and vestibule for the ultimate in livability

Great Ventilation: Excellent high/low venting through a peak vent with kickstand support


3 Season Ultralight Backpacking Tent
Floor Area: 16.3 ft² / 1.5 m²
Vestibule Area: 6.7 ft² / 0.7

Interior Peak Height: 34 in. / 0.9 m
Doors: 1
Poles: 2
Freestanding: No
Size, packed: 4" x 16" / 10.2 cm x 40.7 cm
Included: 8 Ultralight Needle stakes, 1 pole-repair tube, 3 guy-line cords, 3 cord tensioners
Weight, packaged: 3 lbs. 6 oz. / 1.5 kg
Weight: 2 lbs. 14 oz. / 1.3 kg

This tent is perfect for the solo traveler. Great Bike Camping and Back Country Hiking Tent. MSR makes the gear the pros use.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Solar Power Panels For Camping

Solar Power Panels For Camping
The Solio is the best solar charger we have found for backpackers. There are lots of Solar Chargers but the solio is so compact and lite there is really no comparison.
Award-winning, compact and versatile - Solio stores power from the sun or socket; freeing you to recharge your mobile phone, iPod and other handheld devices anywhere, anytime. A fully charged Solio will recharge the average phone up to two times, or give you up to 15 hours of MP3 music. Solio's intelligent internal circuitry and Adapter Tip System lets you charge devices at about the same rate as their dedicated wall chargers. Solio generates free and clean energy immediately. Replacing your wall and car chargers with Solio reduces your ecological footprint. Solio key features o High capacity internal battery stores energy for up to a yearo Adapter Tip System reduces waste and increases compatibility Rechargeable from the wall or the suno One hour of sun = 15 mins talk time or 40 mins of MP3 music Durable and weather resistant Elegant, ergonomic design Light weight and easy to use Comes with a One Year Warranty. 10% off all Solio Products. Use coupon code GoGreen2008

Tent Camping Tip Tyvek as a Ground Cloth

By far the best Tent Camping Tip I can give anyone is Tyvek. This versatile protective material is durable, water proof, wind proof and extremely strong and lite weight. Tyvek can be used as a ground cloth, Shelter or emergency sleeping bag or rain poncho. This material only comes in 100 foot rolls from Home Depot and home improvement centers, BUT you can find it on eBay for under $2.00 for a 1 foot by 10 foot cut to your desired length. With a $2.00 bag of grommets you can have light weight multi purpose piece of tent camping gear for under $20.00.
Look for more Tent Camping Tips to come.

Mountain Hardwear EV2 Expedition Tent

The Future Of Tent Construction
Been To The 7 Summits And Back
The Mountain Hardwear EV2 is a four season tent that will protect you from the elements and the worst of the worst weather. Mountain Hardwear Tents have survived Mt Everest with many expedition companies like Alpine Accents

EV 2
Designed to Ed Viesturs' specifications for a compact, light, strong, two-person tent, the EV2™ is purposefully designed for the rigors of high altitude expeditions. EV2’s trim design fits on ledges, and its clip set-up aids high-wind pitches. VX02 fabric - a lightweight, strong, non-stretch laminate - stabilizes and strengthens when pitched, and Atlas Scandium XL poles add sturdiness while shaving weight. Interior zip and built in ventilation help frost management while integrated vestibule provides protection from the elements.