Can You Use A Camping Stove Indoors?

full-sized propane camping stove

There are a few reasons to consider using a camping stove indoors instead of outside while on a camping trip. However, it’s very important to realize that is only safe with certain types of camping stoves and only in well ventilated conditions. In other cases, trying to use one of these indoors could lead to …

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How to Clean a Smelly Tent

two guys camping out

Camping is an amazing experience and one of my favorite hobbies. My family has camped for as long as I can remember, and sometimes for weeks or months on end when traveling. And the end of a whole family sleeping in a tent for weeks on end…the tent can carry some odors. That’s for sure. …

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Is it Safe to Start a Fire with Gasoline?

big bon fire at night

The joke that was already decades old by the time I hit my early camping years in the late 1980s/early 1990s was when it doubt, use “Scout Water” to get that fire going. Scout Water was, of course, gasoline, and yeah, that’s one way to start a bon fire. But is it really a safe …

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Is it Illegal to Start a Fire with Gasoline?

red metal gas can

Starting a fire with gasoline…it’s a life choice we don’t recommend. Obvious safety concerns aside, is it actually legal, though? This is a question that is generally fairly easy to answer but there are some important considerations to get the answer you want. Generally it is not illegal to start a fire with gasoline, assuming …

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How Hot Is Too Hot to Camp?

dead tree in desert

Having spent many many months of my life camping when temperatures decided to slam into the mid to high 90’s, camping in hot weather is no stranger to me. Add in daily hikes in Austin Texas for two years where the mercury could climb into the triple digits pretty easily (and early) in summer and …

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7 Snake Bite Treatment Myths Debunked

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There are many different beliefs when it comes to treating a venomous snake bite. The problem is when it comes to first aid I don’t want belief, I want accurate information and training on how to treat an injury or try to save a life. Unfortunately there are many harmful myths that exist around how …

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How to Survive a Bear Attack: What You Need to Know

roaring grizzly

One of the most important things you can do when hiking bear country is to be prepared and be aware. While the overwhelming majority of bears don’t want anything to do with people, there are bear attack incidents every year. Understanding how to handle yourself if you’re in this unlucky situation can be the difference …

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How to Make a Generator Quiet for Camping: 10 Helpful Tips

portable generator at campsite

Feeling excited about your upcoming camping getaway? This is an excellent opportunity to disconnect from everyday stress, reconnect with nature, bond with your friends, and actually learn to enjoy the current moment, away from all the obligations that constantly bug you. While camping represents a chance to ditch technology, there are many benefits that come …

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Can You Use Normal Pans on a Camping Stove?

cooking chicken on camp stove

Many people enjoy camping, and one of the most satisfying parts of the endeavor is cooking your favorite foods in the wilderness, surrounded by family and friends! That leads many campers to wonder: can you use normal pans on a camping stove? Normal stovetop pans can be used on a camping stove. However, it might …

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