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How to start a fire with a battery – 3 Easy ways to do so!

How to start a fire with a battery – 3 Easy ways to do so!

Camping Hacks
How to start a fire with a battery Have you ever gone camping in the wild, wanted to start a campfire. But either not known how to start one or didn't have the right materials to burn to start the campfire? Well this guide today is going to show how you can start a fire with a battery. its very easy to do and what's great about this is you don't need a lighter to achieve it. In this guide I have written three different methods, so that you can get your campfire burning away and your marshmallows cooked! Method 1 - Battery (9 volt) and steel wool All you need is an 9 volt battery and some cotton wool. This is a great way of starting a campfire if you don't have a lighter. Hopefully you should have some spare batteries with you, or if you have a spare torch, that you can use to take ...
Can coyotes climb fences or trees? Lets find out!

Can coyotes climb fences or trees? Lets find out!

Wildlife
Can coyotes climb fences or trees? Coyotes are a type of wild dog that generally don't climb trees. They are quite nimble and agile animals but not quite as nimble as some other tree climbers like monkeys. Cats find it quite easy to climb trees and fences as they can wrap the paws around and dig their claws into the tree or fence. Although Coyotes can climb trees the generally don't as its more difficult for them. If they did attempt to climb a tree, it wouldn't be the same reason that children would climb tress (For fun!). It will more likely because a food source they may have been hunting has climbed the tree and the coyote as tried to follow. More likely than not the coyote will choose to give up climbing the tree, unless it was a life or death matter. Larger cats will climb t...
Can you wash a tent in the washing machine?

Can you wash a tent in the washing machine?

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Can you wash a tent in the washing machine? Is you are aware I love to go camping, its a great way to relax and enjoy the great world and wildlife we live in. But once your camping trip has finished, it will be time to pack up and pack the tent up. Once you get back home its a good idea, to open the tent back up and let it dry out. You may also decide that the tent needs a clean, camping on top of mud and grass can make the tent get very dirty. Its very important to look after your tent, this includes cleaning and hoovering out any debris. The better t you look after your tent, the longer your tent will last, hopefully keeping your tent for decades not weeks. Obviously the last thing you will want to do after coming home from your perfect camping trip, is to have to clean your ten...
What to do if you see a bobcat

What to do if you see a bobcat

Wildlife
One of my favourite reasons to go camping, is to take in the great views of the surrounding hills, mountains or wildlife. Of course depending on where you choose to go camping, you may encounter some wild animals, like potentially bobcats. The main focus on this article is understand what to do if you see a bobcat. Hopefully you wont ever encounter this, and most wild animals you may encounter will be of course very safe to be around, and are safe to watch from a distance. But there are some that are not so safe to be around, this could be for numerous reasons. Bobcat Almost all the best cats in the world, are very intimidating predators. There are approximately 40,000 bobcats spread around the USA, so the chances of you seeing one is unlikely but still definitely possible.  Wha...
Tinder vs kindling – what is the difference?

Tinder vs kindling – what is the difference?

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What is the difference between Kindling and Tinder? When creating a fire, you commonly need three things: fuel, tinder, and kindling. Of course, the fuel is the material that is burned to produce the fire. What is the difference between tinder and kindling? The smallest of the three components used to begin a open fire is tinder. A good tinder should light easily, have smoky flames and be thinner when compared to your finger( fat is difficult to burn). Birch bark, fatwood, dried out pine needles and grass are examples. Cotton balls, however, are another excellent source of tinder. Tinder should really be user friendly . This can be a material that you will try out to light. In the event the tinder is merely big or too humid to burn, you'll have a hard time igniting the fireplace. ...
Best Trampoline Tent for Backyard Camping

Best Trampoline Tent for Backyard Camping

Buyers Guide
Trampoline Tent for Backyard Camping We have a trampoline in our garden, its so much fun for me, and the rest of the family. I have two children one boy and one girl, it keeps them entertained for hours (Who could of thought just jumping around could bring so much fun!). Did you know that jumping is a known way to make you feel happier? By jumping or keeping your self active releases natural chemicals in your body, which make you feel more relaxed and content. Give it a go have a jump on your trampoline for a couple of minutes and see how you feel?! The fun doesn't have to stop even when its coming close to bedtime. You can actually buy tents that sit on top of your trampoline or fit properly to the sides. I have bought a tent that fits the trampoline, so for my children the fun does...
Camping in 40 Degree Weather, Is it Too Cold for Camping?

Camping in 40 Degree Weather, Is it Too Cold for Camping?

Camping Beginner Guides
In all honesty, it totally depends on the person that's camping. Cold weather tent camping, can be just as enjoyable, as long as you keep yourself warm. If it was me, as long as its not raining everyday, I don't actually mind the cold. I find it so much easier to heat myself up, than to cool myself down, when the weather is too hot. How to keep warm in a tent Clothing - Pack lots of warm clothing, thermal clothing is the best for keeping warm when its cold. Thermal clothing just like a thermal flask that keeps your coffee hot, works in the same way. It keeps your body heat in-between your thermals and your body and stops the cold air getting through. What kind of clothing should I take, when camping in cold weather? Winter Jacket - More likely than not, if you are camping in 40 deg...
Can You Leave Your Tent Unattended?

Can You Leave Your Tent Unattended?

Camping Beginner Guides
Can You Leave Your Tent Unattended? Well, its totally up to you..by leaving your tent unattended you are doing so by your own risk. But in reality who goes camping and doesn't leave their tent unattended? All though camping is a fun experience, you still will want to enjoy the surrounding attractions, scenic views and the wildlife. Depending on where you are camping will depend on how safe you feel leaving your tent unattended is going to be. For example if you are at your favourite campsite, you are more likely to leave it, than you are if you are camping alone in the wilderness. But i would advise you follow some forms of common sense if you do leave your tent unattended. Some tips if leaving your tent unattended Firstly, if you do feel like leaving your tent unattended. Make sur...
Best Dog & Cat Proof Air Mattress – Do they Exist?

Best Dog & Cat Proof Air Mattress – Do they Exist?

Buyers Guide
Have you ever wondered, if there is such a thing as a "dog proof air mattress?" If your a dog lover and love camping, the chances are you may have asked someone this question before! Its only fair if your going camping or any holiday for that matter to take your dog camping along too, it just makes sense! The alternative, is to get a dog sitter and pay an unnecessary fee for him or her to look after your dog while you are away. So its probably better for you and your dog, if you have a look for campsites that allow you to bring pets. Just like you, animals enjoy getting out and about, exploring and seeing new places, new smells (Maybe not like you the last bit, haha!). So why not take your pet, so he or she can enjoy the freedom you enjoy of that camping experience too. Nowada...
Tent Footprint vs Tarp – 2 reasons, why Tarp is the best!

Tent Footprint vs Tarp – 2 reasons, why Tarp is the best!

Camping Hacks
The more you go camping, the higher the chance of you damaging you tent, generally down to wear and tear. The most vulnerable part of your tent is the base, it can get damaged a lot quicker than other parts of your tent. The base of your tent is trampled on, has to deal with the elements of what's underneath the base and so on. Although you think you are pitching your tent on grass, there may still be stones, broken glass and more underneath. Obviously other areas of the tent can get damaged through wear and tear, but today we are looking at the base and what we can do to prevent it damaging! Or at least prolong the base as long as you possibly can, of course nothing is invincible. So what we need to do is, add a separate layer, that we can put underneath your tent base, to gi...