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Bryan Haines

Bryan Haines is a co-founder and blogger on GudGear - and is working to make it the best resource for outside gear.

He is a travel blogger at Storyteller Travel and blogs about photography at Click Like This. He is also co-founder of Storyteller Media, a company he started with his wife, Dena.

Where Do Bugs Go in The Winter? 4 Options / 7 Types

Curious how insects survive cold weather? Where do bugs go in the winter? In this post, you’ll learn the 4 cold-weather survival methods. Plus where 7 specific bugs (spiders, bees, wasps, butterflies, mosquitoes, and fleas) go in the winter. Bugs have four options when winter comes: migrate to a warmer location, go into diapause (a …

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Do Ticks Die in the Winter? Habits, Temperatures, Avoidance

The first hard frost is often celebrated as the end of tick season. But do ticks die in the winter? Where do they go? And what temperature kills ticks? In this post, you’ll learn about ticks in winter from all parts of North America. Ticks do not die in the winter. Ticks become dormant at …

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How to Get Ice Off Windshield: 8 Fast and Safe Methods

Always late to work because you can’t de-ice your windshield fast enough? Here’s how to get ice off windshield in a jiffy. These tools and tricks will have you ice free in no time. Not sure where to start to get all that ice off your vehicle? From defrosters to DIY concoctions, check out the …

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How to Measure Ice Thickness: 5 Methods and Testing Devices

Learning how to measure ice thickness will help you stay safe. Here are five ways you can test the thickness of the ice to ensure you stay safe. Including devices and tips to get an accurate measurement. Five of the best ways to test for the thickness of ice are cordless drills, wood augers, ice …

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Safe Ice Thickness Guide (Chart) 7 Activities: Fish, Skate, Car

What is a safe ice thickness? Before you step on a frozen lake, check that it is safe for your activity. Here is a safe ice thickness chart and factors affecting ice strength. Do not attempt to stand or walk on ice that is less than four inches thick. Ice fishing can be safely completed …

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7 Best Travel Water Filters + Portable Purifiers (8 Differences, How to Choose)

Concerned about safe water while traveling? This post will help. In this article, you’ll learn how to choose the best portable water filter or purifier for your trip (including the 8 features to consider). And I shortlist the 7 best water filters for travel (and the best expat water purifier). Best Portable Water Filter for …

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12 Best Sun Protection Hats [Buyers Guide] Men, Women, Kids

It’s no secret that the equatorial sun is harsh. In this guide, you’ll learn how to choose the best sun protection hats. We also answer commonly asked questions about sun protection. And we include our top picks for the best sun protection hats. Choosing the Best Sun Protection Hat If you’re like me, you probably …

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How to Heat a Camper Without Electricity (6 Easy Ways)

If you don’t have an electricity hookup for your camper, there are still several different ways you can effectively heat the space. This can be useful if you’re out in the backcountry and don’t have access to a campground with utilities or a generator. Below are some of the ways that you can heat your …

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How Much Does it Cost to Wrap an RV? 60 Variables Compared

To quickly and inexpensively change your RV appearance, a vinyl wrap is the way to go. Here is what it costs to wrap an RV: all sizes and classes compared. “RV wrap pricing can run anywhere from about $1,000 to $10,000 or even more.” (Source) The cost of wrapping RVs depends on the type of …

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