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How to Wash a Sleeping Bag

One vital piece of camping gear that can easily lend to the success of an outdoor adventure is a sturdy sleeping bag that is properly maintained. While a fluffy, warm, and well-maintained sleeping bag can offer a great night’s sleep, a dirty, damp, and foul-smelling one can absolutely ruin the night. Proper cleaning of a sleeping bag is necessary for keeping it in first rate condition. I like to wash my sleeping bag at regular intervals to keep it in optimal condition at all times. We often have last minute trips and I want to be ready for every eye opening experience! If you go camping every weekend, you should wash your sleeping bag more frequently. On the other hand,...

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Essential Backpacking Gear For Camping/Hiking Trip

When living out of your pack for any extended period of time, having all of the essentials is a necessity. Whether you are traveling in a hot, humid climate or a cold, wet one, there is a basic list of gear that you’ll find indispensible. With all of the brands and styles available, it is ultimately personal preference that will dictate which ones work best for you. Carrying gear Backpack The size of your backpack and the number of liters it holds depend on the length of time you will be outdoors and where you plan to stay. Day hikes usually require nothing more than a small daypack. Most feature integrated water bag holders, and plenty of room for your...

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How to Get Rid Of Plastic Taste in Water Bladder

Water bladders are convenient and safe when outdoors and will keep you well hydrated on the go. You can fill them with either plain or flavored water, fasten them on your back and hit the trails. However, some people can feel a plastic taste every time they drink water from the hose. Even when you are drinking flavored water, it does very little to mask the plastic taste. Good news is that there are some simple ways to get rid of plastic taste in water bladder. Here are some of the most effective methods. Bicarbonate of Soda Mix ¼ cup of bicarbonate of soda with 2 cups of hot (not boiling) water then let it sit in the bladder. Rub the...

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How Much Does It Cost To Climb Mount Everest

Mt Everest is the tallest peak in the world standing at 29,029 feet above the ground. Every avid mountaineer has a wish to get at the peak someday. And every spring, thousands of climbers will arrive at the mountain all hoping to get to the top. But did you know getting to the peak doesn’t come cheap? Neither is it easy! To get to the peak of Mount Everest, you will need 2 months which may cost you $30,000-$85,000. Many climbers will sign on a guide service that offers support through the entire tour. These professional tour operators will provide climbers with food, fuel and any other items that are required for the 6-8 weeks spend on the mountain. The tour...

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How Long Does It Take To Climb Mount Everest?

Most first time climbers have this question ringing at the back of their minds; how much do you need to have to climb Mount Everest?” The reasonable answer is, at least, $30,000 however; most people pay about $45,000.Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world that lies in the Nepal and Tibet borders, stretching to the vast lands of the Mahalangur Himal, extending to Nangpa La Pass and to the East and West of Arun River. The surveyor general Andrew Waugh after a tiresome trigonometric survey in 1856 concluded that Mount Everest measures 29,002ft. However, his measurement was viewed as too open, and a new measurement was released and agreed upon as 29,029ft or 8,848m. What’s the origin of the...

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