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HOW TO CHOOSE A TENT FOR CAMPING

To ensure a safe and comfortable shelter for your outdoor trip, you’ll have to know how to choose a tent for camping. No matter what time of the year you go, your camping experience is largely dependent on the type and quality of your tent. This makes it easy to understand why there is such a huge variety to choose from. The first factor to consider when narrowing your choices is to decide on the tent size that you require. Tents are designed to accommodate a certain number of people. A family of campers would be looking for a tent that is much roomier than a backpacker who intends to camp solo. Tents are typically identified by a description which indicates the number of...

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HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGTH BACK PACK SIZE

Your torso length, not your height, determines your pack size. We recommend the following to determine yours: Tilt your head slightly forward to locate the bony bump at the base of your neck. (This is your 7th cervical (or C7) vertebra). Using a flexible tape measure, have someone measure starting at that spot and running down along the curve of your spine. Place your hands on your hips so you can feel your iliac crest, which serves as the “shelf” of your pelvic girdle. (It’s the first hard thing you feel when you run your fingers down from the sides of your ribcage.) Position your hands so your thumbs are reaching behind you. Have your friend finish measuring at the...

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