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Venustas heated jacket review: Are heated jackets worth it?

Venustas heated jacket review: Are heated jackets worth it?

As someone who camps in the Canadian wilderness four seasons of the year, I can tell you that one of the most important pieces of outdoor clothing is your mid layer. Mid layers go between your base layer and your outer layer, and are typically made of fleece, wool, or...

Is it safe to sleep in a mouldy tent?

Is it safe to sleep in a mouldy tent?

Picture this: You pull your trusty old camping tent out of storage, give it a good look over, and then... Uh oh. You spot some mould. Can you get away with sleeping in it? Sleeping in a mouldy tent might not seem like a big deal, but the truth is that it can pose a...

How long can a down sleeping bag be compressed?

How long can a down sleeping bag be compressed?

If you're preparing for a backpacking or long distance camping trip, you need to know how long you can keep your down sleeping bag compressed while you travel. Compressing your sleeping bag makes it more compact and easier to pack, but doing so for too long can...

Are sleeping bags comfortable? How to make them cozier

Are sleeping bags comfortable? How to make them cozier

Nobody wants to be uncomfortable when they're camping—especially when trying to sleep. A sleeping bag is a standard part of any camping sleep system. It's also a vital part of staying warm and comfortable in the wild. So yes, sleeping bags are comfortable, but their...

What size air mattress fits in a 2, 3, and 4-person tent?

What size air mattress fits in a 2, 3, and 4-person tent?

Tents typically say how many people they can sleep, but that doesn't necessarily mean you'll be comfortable by cramming the maximum number of people in there. Ross and I have a three-person/three-season tent for this exact reason. We're just two average-sized people,...

How long does a tent last?

How long does a tent last?

Thinking about buying a new camping tent? Or wondering how much longer your current tent will hold up? Unfortunately, tents don't last forever, and their lifespan depends on a lot of things. 4 common types of tents and their estimated lifespans Tents come in various...

Can you use camping chairs on the beach?

Can you use camping chairs on the beach?

Planning a beach trip and wondering if you can use your camping chairs on the sand? You're not alone! The answer is yes, you can use camping chairs on the beach, but you might have trouble keeping it stable and staying upright. It really depends on the design of the...

10 of the best camping cots for bad backs

10 of the best camping cots for bad backs

As someone who loves camping but also suffers from lower back pain thanks to working at a desk all day, I know that finding a comfortable sleeping surface can be a challenge. Sleeping on the ground in a tent can be a recipe for a painful night, leaving me feeling...

Should you get camping equipment insurance?

Should you get camping equipment insurance?

Have you ever gone camping and had something unexpected happen? Maybe your tent was damaged in a wind storm, or your camping stove malfunctioned, leaving you without a way to cook your meals. These situations can be frustrating and even dangerous—especially if you're...

What’s the best dry shampoo for camping?

What’s the best dry shampoo for camping?

A camping trip is guaranteed to leave you feeling a little grimy. And if you're camping in hot summer weather, the sweat from your scalp can leave you with some pretty greasy hair—even after as little as a day. As someone who's learned to go as long as two weeks...

9 of the best camping mattresses for bad backs

9 of the best camping mattresses for bad backs

One of the worst parts about camping is that you can't always guarantee a good night's sleep. If you already suffer from back pain, the idea of going camping can seem daunting. But it doesn't have to be. What the science says about camping mattresses and back pain At...

Can you use a camping stove indoors?

Can you use a camping stove indoors?

Camping stoves are great for cooking or boiling water while enjoying the great outdoors, but what about indoors? Ross and I pondered this once when our power went out right before dinner. "We can still make food with our camping stove!" I said to him. We had a...

What is a sleeping bag liner, and how do you choose one?

What is a sleeping bag liner, and how do you choose one?

Sleeping bag liners are an optional piece of sleep gear that can be added to a sleeping bag. They basically look like a thin sheet of fabric in the same shape of a sleeping bag so that they can fit right inside. Once placed inside your sleeping bag, you can get in and...

When is the best time to buy camping gear on sale?

When is the best time to buy camping gear on sale?

Camping gear can be expensive. If you're planning to camp on a budget, you'll want to know when the best time of year to buy camping gear is, and ideally when it goes on sale. Elise and I have spent far more money on gear than we'd like to admit, but we've gotten...

3-season vs. 4-season tents: What’s the difference?

3-season vs. 4-season tents: What’s the difference?

For most people who get into camping, one of the first things to figure out is a tent and sleep system But understanding the difference between a three-season vs. four-season tent can be confusing when you start getting into the details. What is a 3-season tent vs. a...

What is a 4-season tent, and do you really need one?

What is a 4-season tent, and do you really need one?

You’ve heard of three-season tents… but what is a four-season tent? And do you really need one? “Four-season” suggests that it can be used no matter what time of the year it is. But what does that actually mean? What makes a tent 4-season? A four-season tent is...

What is a 3-season tent? How to choose the right one

What is a 3-season tent? How to choose the right one

There are lots of different tents out there. If you’ve been led to believe that you need a three-season tent for your camping trips, you may be wondering… what is a three-season tent, anyway? The term implies that it can be used for three out of the four...

50 funny camping gifts for every type of camper

50 funny camping gifts for every type of camper

People who love camping never have enough gear (or so they say), which is the perfect opportunity to explore some super funny camping gifts that are both useful and amusing. Whether you’re shopping for a birthday, the holidays, or some other special occasion, chances...

Is it safe to use a heater in a tent?

Is it safe to use a heater in a tent?

Whether you’re camping in the shoulder seasons (spring or fall), braving winter’s chill, or even just experiencing below normal temperatures in the summer, having an extra heat source in your tent can make all the difference. But is it safe to use a heater...

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Elise & Ross

We’re Elise and Ross, avid backcountry campers and outdoor adventurers! We started Gone Camping Again as a way to share our knowledge and experience about wilderness living and travel. Our hope is that we inspire you to get outside and enjoy all that nature has to offer!

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