Category: Camping

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How to Sleep Under a Tarp in the Rain

Guthook pitches his tarp low in advance of a heavy rain storm. Tarps are a great ultralight backpacking shelter option, provided they’re used in a climate where there’s no rain or occasional rain. To clarify, I’m talking about square or…

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What is a Tent Vestibule?

The Hilleberg Akto Side Vestibule has plenty of gear storage space, but does not block the tent entrance. Tent vestibules are like mudrooms at the front of a tent or along its sides. They provide extra space to stash your…

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What is the Difference between Frontcountry Camping, Backcountry or Designated Campsites, and Dispersed Camping?

Map of a frontcountry campground with running water, bathrooms, parking, and a caretaker host. The camping “landscape” is often divided into frontcountry campsites, backcountry campsites, designated campsites, and dispersed camping. You’re likely to encounter these terms if you camp or…