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Essential Packing Checklist for Those Planning a trip Around the World

May 8, 2013 | Camping Gear

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If you’re planning on taking a holiday for an extended period of time, like on an around-the-world tour, deciding on exactly what things you’re going to want and need can be a bit difficult. It’s easy enough packing for short trips, but with a trip that could potentially last months, a little extra thought is almost certainly necessary.

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Car Roof Awnings : Rhino-Rack Foxwing Awning

May 23, 2011 | Car Gear

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Car Roof Awnings like this Rhino-Rack Foxwing Awning let you tailgate and car camp comfortably, out of the sun, and safe from the elements with a 270 degrees rotation ability for optimal coverage. These burly, waterproof car roof awnings attache to most roof racks fast and easy (can be set up by one person in normal conditions or by two people in windy conditions) so that you're on to having a good time. The Rhino-Rack Foxwing Awning is made from heavy-duty awning material that not only blocks out wet weather, but is also built to resist UV-rays, mold, and high winds. And it doesn't matter what kind of car you have since the Telescopic poles make the awning adjustable to any standard vehicle height. You can buy this Foxwing Awning for a price of $539.10.

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swissRoomBox

September 28, 2010 | Camping Gear

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As long as you have a car, you don’t need a motorhome – as long as you have the swissRoomBox. Brought to you by the inventors of the Swiss Army knife, the swissRoomBox is the world’s smallest removable motorhome setup that fits most cars. Equipped with a s a kitchen, a shower, a bed and a full dining room, this modular system fold out just like the company’s signature multi-functional tool. In the mini kitchen on wheels, you’ll find a toaster, grill plate, cooking gear, Italian moka express coffee machine, water boiler and a burner gas with small and large cooking tables. When it’s time to call it a day, the swissRoomBox can be transformed into a bed of 185 × 120 cm with a comfortable mattress. It also comes with a mirror, an outdoor shower with hot water and a sink, a 220 volt converter and USB connection. swissRoomBox.

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REI Polar Pod +25 Sleeping Bag

February 8, 2010 | Camping Gear

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Priced to fit your budget, the REI Polar Pod +25 Sleeping Bag is built to last. The synthetic, three-season Polar Pod +25 is stuffed with hollow-fiber insulation, which holds heat and gives it loft and compressibility. To ensure you get a good night’s sleep, this REI sleeping bag is designed with a relaxed fit through the shoulders and hips for room to move. To keep you extra toasty, the Polar Pod +25 comes equipped with a contoured hood, face muffler, draft collar, roomy footbox and full-length insulated draft tube. Other features include a durable ripstop nylon shell, external chest pocket, Differentiated drawcords, nylon stuff sack and cotton storage bag. Get cozy in one for $89.50. REI.

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MSR Carbon Reflex 3 Camping Tent 2010

January 28, 2010 | Camping Gear

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All-new for 2010, the MSR Carbon Reflex 3 Camping Tent helps you take a load off, especially when you’re carrying it up to the camp site. Weighing in at just 4 lbs 7 oz., the Carbon Reflex 3 offers plenty of livable protection for 3 people. And just because it’s light doesn’t mean it skimped out on the features! This MSR camping tent comes complete with a factory-taped bathtub floor, two-doors and vestibules and integrated gear pockets. It’ll also stand up to the harsh elements – the Carbon Reflex 3’s carbon fiber poles and welded reinforcements keep a sturdy roof over your head without adding much weight to your overall load. Set one up for $599.95. MSR.

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JakPak Camping Tent, Sleeping Bag and Jacket

January 26, 2010 | Camping Gear

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The ultimate in 3-in-1 camping gear, the amazing JakPak has got you covered on shelter, sleep and clothing. A three-season tent that’s also a sleeping bag and a jacket, the JakPak is made from waterproof fabric that’s coated with urethane, making it lightweight and durable. Thanks to its Velcro-secured chambers, the JakPak jacket turns into a shelter, complete with no see um netting and armpit ventilation. With its precision taped seams, interior and exterior storm flaps, and YKK zippers, the elements stay outside while you stay toasty and dry. For a perfect jacket fit, it comes equipped with adjustable cuffs and waist drawcord, while Velcro straps allow you to use the sleeping bag and tent without removing the JakPak. Watch for it in March, retailing for around $250. JakPak.

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Marmot Atom Reg Sleeping Bag

January 18, 2010 | Camping Gear

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Able to make the switch from cold to hot weather, the Marmot Atom Reg Sleeping Bag offers ideal sleeping conditions no matter what time of year it is. Perfect for extreme climbs and casual weekend getaways, the Atom Reg is stuffed with certified 850+ fill goose down, giving it an excellent weight to warmth ratio. Designed with a classic trapezoidal foot box for more foot room, this Marmot sleeping bag’s insulated draft tube eliminates pesky cold leaks from the zipper that tend to disturb your beauty rest. Other features include a full-length zipper, hood draw cord, stretch tricot baffles at hood and foot box and Velcro-free face muff. Keep toasty for $259. Marmot.

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Jetboil Flash Camping Stove

December 29, 2009 | Camping Gear

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Add more flavor to your outdoor adventures with the Jetboil Flash Camping Stove. Boasting an all-in-one design, the Flash combines the burner and cooking vessel into one compact unit. Pack and store it away in its 1.0 liter cooking cup – this Jetboil camping stove goes wherever you do! It lights up with the click of a button, warming your water or food in about 2 minutes, and its newly designed burner secures and protects the igniter. A safe cooking solution, the Flash’s cooking cup clips onto the burner and the fuel canister tripod makes sure the whole setup is stable. It even comes with an insulating cozy that features a color-changing heat indicator that lets you know that the contents are hot. Cook up a storm for $99.95. Jetboil.

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Sierra Designs Mountain Meteor Camping Tent

December 9, 2009 | Camping Gear

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Coming in January, be on the lookout for Sierra Designs’ Mountain Meteor Camping Tent. Offering two designs to choose from, the high-end expedition Mountain Meteor tents are built to stand up to winter’s harshest conditions. These two- and three-person four-season Sierra Designs camping tents use the eye-pole system, which gives you more room. Here’s how it works - a short pole extends from the ground toward the opposite corner but splits with a “Y” joint and starts the eye shape. The eye comes meets on the other side of the tent, while another “Y” joint connects it and another short pole extends to the ground. Look for them in 2010 starting at $549. Sierra Designs.

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Mountain Hardware Lyell -15 Sleeping Bag

November 30, 2009 | Camping Gear

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How are you going to warm up in the wilderness this winter? Turn up the heat in the Mountain Hardware Lyell -15 Sleeping Bag! Warm enough for the deep cold, the Lyell -15 is full of 600-fill down, while its comfort mummy cut maximizes warmth without constriction. Boasting premium construction details, this Mountain Hardware sleeping bag comes equipped with tuck-stitched baffles for durability and 5-inch baffle spacing for optimal loft, giving you and your Lyell -15 many happy nights together. Other features include multibaffle, tailored hood, comfort footbox, full-length, two-way locking zipper sliders, tie-in loop and stuff sack. Get comfy and warm for $365. Mountain Hardware.

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Snowtrekker Shortwall Hybrid Camping Tent

November 9, 2009 | Camping Gear

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Extreme winter conditions call for an extreme winter shelter. Good thing there’s the Snowtrekker Shortwall Hybrid Camping Tent. Designed to fit two to three campers, the Shortwall Hybrid is made from a breathable 6.5 oz. high thread count, tight weave, cotton duck treated fabric. Equipped with 18-inch shortwalls around its base, this Snowtrekker camping tent features an offset front door so you have more space around the stove. It also comes with 4-inch ventilation tunnels that offer excellent air circulation while you’re using the stove, as well as #9 YKK zippers to seal out the cold. Get out of the cold for $955. Snowtrekker Tents.

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The North Face Inferno Sleeping Bag

November 3, 2009 | Camping Gear

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For some of us, camping doesn’t come to a stop as soon as summer does, and that’s why The North Face has the Inferno Sleeping Bag. Made for the coldest winter nights outdoors, the Inferno is stuffed with 800+ fill goose down, making it the warmest bag the company offers. Equipped with an ergonomic footbox and trapezoidal box baffle construction, this North Face sleeping bag’s waterproof, breathable shell fabric keeps heat close to your body, where you need it most, while keeping the cold and dampness out. Other features include single-point, hidden cord lock adjustment, glow-in-the-dark zip pulls, down-fill draft collar, anti-snag zip reinforcement and welded shoulder-level zip pocket. Get comfy for $659. The North Face.

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Outdoor Research Advanced Bivy

October 25, 2009 | Camping Gear

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When you want shelter that’s beyond ordinary, you’ll want to get the Outdoor Research Advanced Bivy. A spacious bivy that can be used in place of a tent, the Advanced comes with plenty of space for thicker sleeping bags and pads. Made with GORE-TEX Respiration Positive fabric, this Outdoor Research bivy lets the moist air out and keeps rain where it belongs – outside of your sleeping space! Plus, its dual-pole system offers increased ventilation and interior space, but if you’re backpacking and every bit of weight counts, you can just as easily leave it at home. Other features include a zippered vent at the base of the bivy and fully taped seams. Get comfy for $379. Outdoor Research.

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Big Agnes Fly Creek UL1 Camping Tent

October 19, 2009 | Camping Gear

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Lose some weight the next time you go camping by bringing along the Big Agnes Fly Creek UL1 Camping Tent. The ideal three-season, free-standing ultralight backpacking shelter, the Fly Creek UL1 is supported by the DAC Featherlite NSL pole system that is made from cutting-edge TH72M aluminum and features eco-friendly anodizing. Made from silicone treated nylon rip-stop, this Big Agnes camping tent keeps the rain out, while its mesh body offers superb ventilation. Equipped with reflective guyline and reflective webbing, you won’t trip over yourself once the sun goes down. Other features include a single door and vestibule, DAC twist clips and 11 superlight aluminum J stakes. The Fly Creek UL1 sells for $299.95. Big Agnes.

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Eureka Sunrise 8 Camping Tent

October 15, 2009 | Camping Gear

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Keep cool and comfy in the Eureka Sunrise 8 Camping Tent. Big enough for four happy campers, the Sunrise 8 lets you greet the morning with four large, hooded windows and two mesh roof vents that provide all-weather venting. Keeping you dry, the Heavy duty 210D poly oxford floor makes sure every sleep is a dry one, while its high/low door vents top and bottom to aid air circulation. This Eureka two pole square dome camping tent is easy to set up too, thanks to its durable fiberglass frame, clips, and ring and pin/rod pocket assembly. Other features include hanging gear loft/organizer, two built-in water bottle holders, corner organizer and wall organizer with mirror. Pitch one for $179.90. Eureka!

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