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Dena Haines

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

She also blogs about travel at Storyteller.Travel and photography at GudPixel. Dena is a partner at Storyteller Media, a publishing company she started with her husband, Bryan.

How to Fold a Tent Like a Boss: Dome / Cabin (13 Tent Care Tips)

Putting the tent up is actually pretty easy. Especially dome tents. And taking them down isn’t too bad either. But putting them back in the bag is another story. In this post, you’ll learn how to fold a tent like a boss – and put it back in the bag – just like when you …

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How to Keep Food Cold While Camping (18 Chilly Tips & Gear)

Planning a camping trip and want to keep your food nice and cold? In this post, you’ll learn how to keep food cold while camping. I include 9 tips to keep your cooler cold for longer, 5 food safety tips, and 4 of the best camping coolers available. Having cold camping food means that you’ll eat …

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13 Best Family Camping Tents: Ultimate Guide (Budget, Premium and Specialty)

If you’re going camping, you’re going to need a tent. But which one should you get? In this ultimate guide to the best family camping tents, we sorted through 100+ tents (many were awful) to find these 13 great options that we feel are the best options for families. Best Family Camping Tents: A Buyers …

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14 Fun Camping Activities for Adults: Campfire, Classic, and Active

So you’re going camping. What will you do to pass the time? In this post, you’ll learn about 14 fun camping activities for adults. Let’s get started! 14 Fun Camping Activities for Adults Just because you are all grown up doesn’t mean you are too old for camping activities. In fact, this list of 14 …

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14 Best Beach Chairs for Beach Lovers: Guide / Reviews (Zero Gravity, Wooden)

In this complete buyers guide to the best beach chairs, you’ll learn about the most important features and reviews of the best beach chairs available. We cover zero gravity, light weight, super comfortable, and oversized beach chairs. Best Beach Chairs for Beach Lovers With summer quickly approaching, it is time to decide on a new …

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Ultralight Camping Gear List: Guide to the Best Tents, Stoves, Sleeping Bags

Lugging around heavy camping gear is never fun. Heading out on foot for a camping trip requires some ultralight camping gear. In this post, we share our top picks for the best lightweight camping gear. Best Ultralight Camping Gear: Buyers Guide Do you want to go backpacking, walk in or, walk up camping, but need …

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Campers Guide to Essential Oil Bug Repellent: Mosquito, Tick, Flea

Heading outdoors but hate those biting insects? Me too. In the campers guide to essential oil bug repellent you’ll learn what oils repel which insects, including mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas. You’ll also find an insect repellent essential oils list – to know which essential oil best repels your arch nemesis. And, of course, we include …

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11 Best Heaters for Tents: Safe Camping Guide (Gas / Electric Space Heaters)

So you love camping – but hate being cold? This is the guide you’re looking for. You’ll learn about the best heaters for tents. There is also a detailed guide to choosing (and safely using) tent heaters to stay warm. These tent heaters for camping will even make winter camping comfortable. If you’re going camping in …

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12 Must Have Survival Gear Items for Hikers (Water, Fire, Health)

Heading out on a hike and want to make sure you’re safe? In this post, learn about must have survival gear for hikers and outdoor lovers. Right now, you might be asking if you really need survival gear for just a short hike. The answer is a resounding yes! It is good to be prepared …

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