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How Long to Boil Drinking Water: Safe Water Guide for Campers

Concerned about having enough safe water on your trip? When you’re hiking and camping, you likely have an endless source of good water – if boil it first. In this post, you’ll learn how long to boil water to purify it for drinking. This guide is going to be complete for campers and hikers. But …

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How to Keep Bears Away While Camping (8 Tips and Tricks)

While it is amazing to see a bear in the wild, it isn’t so great to have one on your campsite. In this post, you’ll learn how to keep bears away while camping – with everything from choosing the best campsite, setting up safely, cooking, and tending to your pets. How to Keep Bears Away …

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How to Purify River Water for Drinking: 5 Methods

Are you still hauling your drinking water to your campsite? In this post, you’ll learn how to purify river water for drinking. These 5 methods range from free to expensive – and from easy to time consuming. But clean water is critical and worth the effort. More reading: Guide to Hiking Water: Hydration Tips, Gear, How …

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How to Use a Compass Without a Map (and Still Get Home for Dinner)

So while getting lost probably isn’t in your trip plans, things can happen. In this post, you’ll learn how to use a compass without a map. Your GPS might konk out – or maybe you’re a purist and want to explore without electronics. Whatever your situation, this post will help. How to Use a Compass …

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How to Open a Can Without a Can Opener: 10 Simple Methods

In this post, you’ll learn how to open a can without a can opener. Sure, it’s going to be crude – but when it’s time to eat, it’s okay to go a little caveman. So here’s the situation: You’re hungry. You have a can of soup (tuna, sardines, beans, etc). But no can opener. Has …

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