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Don’t get wet on your camping trip this summer

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Whether you're wild camping as part of a long touring trip or headed out with your family for a milder camping excursion, there's nothing worse than precipitation raining on your parade. Of course, rain is a risk when you're spending the night outdoors, but if you don't have the right camping equipment in your backpack or panniers, you could be in some serious trouble. Rain can make everyone physically uncomfortable, make food inedible and damage gear. Luck
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Camping gear that won’t overfill your pack

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There are two conflicting ideologies when it comes to camping. The first is that people want to bring everything that they need to be comfortable and safe - whether it's camping equipment to cook with or something keep them dry. The second is that people want to bring as little as possible in order to fit it comfortably in their pack for miles of hiking or bicycle touring.

A recent invention has taken these two conflicting necessities into to account to help make the for a more plea
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Don’t sacrifice cooking quality when you camp

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The first meals people ever cooked were over a campfire. Unfortunately for cyclists, that was long before wheels were invented, but the idea of cooking over an open flame has never gone away.

Many famous restaurateurs and chefs strive to recreate a safer version of those open flames in their kitchens, and countless people have fond memories of roasting marshmallows over a bonfire. So bike touring cyclists and camping backpackers should be excited, not bummed out, that they onl
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Bring the essential camping gear on your trip this summer

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For outdoor enthusiasts, summer is a great time to tackle a large camping trip. Whether you're taking the whole family to an easy-access campsite or taking on a long bike touring trip with wilderness camping all along the way, there are a number of essentials that every trip needs. These pieces of camping equipment can make or break the vacation. You want camping gear that adds comfort, adventure and function to your trip - things that'll make your night outdoors more enjoya
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Take advantage of technology while camping

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Many backpackers and bike tourers don't leave technology just because they're traveling through nature. Smartphones and other mobile devices have become an important part of traveling, whether as GPS devices, ways to communicate with loved ones or as emergency tools. They're even a great way to document your trip, take pictures or find great places to eat for cheap. 

Find the right campsite with your computer
A new website may help you find c
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Making camping more comfortable this season

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When it comes to roughing it in the great outdoors, you may not be excited about the idea of setting up your own camping equipment and contending with Mother Nature. However, bicycle touring may take you to rural areas where you need to rely on your resources to get by. That being said, here are a few items you can consider adding to your panniers and backpacks to make sure you're always safe and comfortable outside.

Ortlieb Heavy Duty Dry Bag PS 490 59L
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Preparing to camp on your bike tour

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When you're on an extended bicycle tour that requires you to rest at pit stops, you need an ample amount of camping equipment to help you find comfort in the great outdoors. Even if you've roughed it in the wilderness before, it can be challenging to do so in unfamiliar territory. That being said, there are a few items you'll want to have with you as you seek relaxation on the go.

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A new tent and coat can keep you and your bike tour partner comfortable outdoors

If you're going to be embarking on a bicycle tour in the near future with a friend, you'll want to make sure you both have the proper camping equipment and clothing to keep yourself protected from the elements. This means bringing along a sturdy tent and jacket to ensure you never have to worry about the weather or the challenges that come with roughing it in the great outdoors.

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Summer bike tour must-haves

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If you're going to be bicycle touring with children this summer, you're going to want to have reliable camping equipment on hand to ensure that everyone is safe and comfortable on your trip. Kids can be finicky and without the proper bike gear, you might be putting them at risk of injury. That being said, you can never be too prepared to handle the elements and nearby wildlife. Here are some items you'll want to pack in your panniers whether you're touring the Midwest or
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Do you have items to create more convenience on your bike tour?

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When you're bicycle touring, you're going to need to bring along more than just standard bike gear to keep yourself comfortable and safe on the go. Some of the standard items you'll need to have on hand are a tent, flashlight and sleeping bag to get some rest during your pit stops. However, there are a few other products you can bring along for the ride to make it more enjoyable and convenient. If you're willing to add a little more weight to your panniers, take the following
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