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Gasifier Wood Stoves For Camping. What Are They & How Do They Work? Gasifier wood stoves are becoming more popular, especially in temperate climates where there is no shortage of fuel (wood) to use. There are a few reasons for this, especially for the backpacker, fisherman, or cycle tourer. No need to carry fuel such as gas canisters, spirit fuels, and solid fuel tablets. Lighter weight because of the above. Reduced volume of kit. Availability of freely available fuel. What is a gasifier stove? A typical gasifier stove is constructed with an inner drum and an outer drum, with air...

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Hammocks, Insulation -

Hammock Insulation - What Are The Best Options? If you've ever hammocked or have started looking into hammocking, you would have come across the Achilles heel of hammocks. And that's cold butt syndrome. So what is cold butt syndrome and how do I avoid it? When lying in a hammock you have air all around you. The air tends to get cold at night, and where your body is in contact with the hammock it really feels the cold. It's the same situation for those campers that sleep on an air bed. What's the best way to avoid it, and to...

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Backpacking Stoves -

With all the backpacking gear available, we are spoilt for choice as to what we could possibly buy. With all this choice what's the best route to take if our budget is limited?

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Backpacks -

Lightweight backpacks. Are they worth the money? When it comes to backpacking, the weight of the backpack itself can make a huge difference to the overall weight that you're carrying. It's kinda obvious. However is that weight loss good value for money? This article is broken down into weight, price and should you I buy a lightweight backpack first, or should I buy lightweight equipment first? We'll be looking at some popular models of backpacks, their weight and of course their price. Naturally, I would always add the caveat that comfort of each pack is a very subjective opinion. For...

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Hammocks, Tents -

Tent or hammock and tarp? Oh. This old chestnut. But before we go any further, let me be clear. This is not a one-sided poorly strung together argument about how great hammock camping is. Having done both, I believe that I might just be able to help answer this question. However. What scenario are we looking at? Family camping, car camping, or backpacking? Both have their pros and cons. Both have advantages and disadvantages. And both are equally valid methods of spending a night outdoors. So why choose one over the other? Family camping tents can be things of pure luxury. A...

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