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Winter Camping and Backpacking Tips
no.39 | angelica | 2013-11-24 01:50
  Camping or backpacking in the snow appeals to anyone who enjoys the beauty and peacefulness of a pristine winter wonderland. There are no bugs or crowds, and who doesn't enjoy playing in the snow? With a little preparation, you also might be surprised at how comfortable it can be. Here's a look at how to get started. Pre-trip Planning Winter outings offer different challenges than summer camping. You must be prepared for more severe weather and shorter daylight hours by hav…
Wildlife Encounters
no.38 | angelica | 2013-11-24 01:49
Spend enough time in the woods and you will, at some point, encounter wildlife. Fortunately, dangerous encounters are extremely rare. In fact, you're more likely to run into a family dog gone ballistic than a bear or a cougar. Quick Read A calm mind is your most valuable asset. Talk to wildlife in a calm tone, get your bike between you and the animal, and back away slowly. For an approaching dog, get off your bike, stand, face the dog and say firmly, "Go home!" Animal Behavior Ot…
Underwear (Base Layer): How to Choose
no.37 | angelica | 2013-11-24 01:48
  Want a comfort boost on your next outdoor adventure? Ditch those cotton undies and that souvenir concert T-shirt and upgrade to a moisture-wicking base layer. As the next-to-skin layer of your layering system, its role is to move sweat away from your body. This article explains your underwear options. See the REI Expert Advice article, Layering Basics, for more information. Why Wicking Underwear Beats Cotton Moisture-wicking underwear: Helps tr…
Two-way Radios: How to Choose
no.36 | angelica | 2013-11-24 01:47
  Want to stay in touch with your skiing pals dispersed all over a mountain? Need to check in with hiking partners traveling at a different pace? Two-way radios—rugged, lightweight, compact—are designed for such tasks. How well do they work? Here are some tips to help you set realistic expectations and decide which model is right for you. Q: What types of two-way radios are available? A: You can choose from 2 configurations: 1. FRS (Family Radio Service) model…
Tents for Camping: How to Choose
no.35 | angelica | 2013-11-24 01:45
  Types of Family/Car Camping Tents At REI, tents that can sleep 4 or more people comprise the category known as family camping or car camping. Weight is far less of a concern for these tents as it is for a backpacking tent, since most are carried only from car to campsite. Here are the basic styles: Cabin-style tents: These upright styles offer the easiest in/out access. Their near-vertical walls maximize livable space, and some models come with family-pleasing features suc…
Tent Care
no.34 | angelica | 2013-11-24 01:45
                      A little care is all your tent asks. Treated well, a quality tent should deliver many years of faithful service. This articles gives tips how to care for yours. Tent Care in the Field Tip #1: When selecting a setup spot, look for an established campsite with a smooth, level surface with no vegetation. Clear away tiny debris (pine cones, twigs, small rocks) that could jab you in the back or poke a…
Sunscreen: When and How to Use
no.33 | angelica | 2013-11-24 01:44
  When to Apply and How Much When to apply? 15 minutes before sun exposure begins. “That allows it to bind to the stratum corneum, the outer layer of the skin,” says Dr. John Wolf, Chairman of the Department of Dermatology at the Baylor College of Medicine. “Once it’s bound there, it’s going to last longer and be harder for it to get rubbed off or washed away.” How much to use? Be generous: To cover all exposed skin, a common guideline is about 1 oz.— a golf ball-…
Sunscreen: How to Choose
no.32 | angelica | 2013-11-24 01:43
  Chemical or Mineral Sunscreen? Active ingredients in sunscreen are what protect skin from UV rays. They are listed near the top on the back label. Your choices are: Chemical Mineral ("Natural" or "Physical") Avobenzone, octocrylene, octinoxate,et al. Zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. UV rays are absorbed (then released as a small amount of heat). UV rays are reflected (as if many tiny mirrors are spread on skin). Used by millions for decades. Often preferred by…
Sunscreen: How It Works
no.31 | angelica | 2013-11-24 01:42
  Sunscreen: A Brief History In the 1940s, a World War II airman and pharmacist, Benjamin Green, used “red vet pet” (red veterinary petrolatum) in the 1940s to protect himself and fellow soldiers from ultraviolet rays. He later added cocoa butter and coconut oil to his original greasy concoction, and it evolved into Coppertone suntan cream. Early sunscreens focused on protecting skin from sunburn-causing UVB rays; the less-immediate aging effects of UVA rays were unknown or an …
Sunglasses: How to Choose
no.30 | angelica | 2013-11-24 01:40
Sun protection, which includes the use of sunglasses, is one of the Ten Essentials. No wonder. Sunglasses protect your eyes from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays, reduce eye strain in bright conditions and protect you from flying debris and other hazards. Understanding Lenses Lens Material The material used in your sunglass lenses will affect their clarity, weight, durability and cost. Glass—PROS: Superior optical clarity; superior scratch-resistance. CONS: Heavier than othe…
Sun Protection Clothing Basics
no.29 | angelica | 2013-11-24 01:40
                    More and more outdoor clothing now carries a UPF rating. What does this rating mean? Why should you care about sun protection clothing? This article provides a quick summary ("Sun Protection Basics") followed by a more in-depth look from several leading dermatology experts. Sun Protection Basics Sunlight includes rays of invisible ultraviolet (UV) radiation; overexposure to UV rays can lead to su…
Solar Chargers and Portable Power
no.28 | angelica | 2013-11-24 01:39
  The use of personal electronic devices in the outdoors continues to grow, creating demand for portable power solutions to recharge these devices. Portable solar panels have become the preferred power source. This article will help you match the portable power technology that’s best suited to your adventure, travel and power needs. Shop REI's selection of solar and battery chargers. The Power Supply Chain By understanding the basic components of the power supply chain, you…
Sleeping Tips for Campers
no.27 | angelica | 2013-11-24 01:38
  Whether you’re camping or backpacking, how can you increase the odds that you will sleep soundly in the outdoors? A good start is to have gear (a pad, mattress, cot or hammock) that sufficiently cushions you and protects you from the cold ground. But there are also many smaller action and mental tips you can use before and during the night to improve your sleep. This articles provides a variety of field-tested advice. What Sleeping Gear Should You Bring? B…
Sleeping Bags for Camping: How to Choose
no.26 | angelica | 2013-11-24 01:37
  While backpacking bags focus on minimizing weight, sleeping bags for car or family camping are all about comfort. What's the best sleeping bag for you? This article discusses what features to look for when shopping. Looking for backpacking bag advice instead? Read the REI Expert Advice article, Sleeping Bags for Backpacking: How to Choose. Pick a Temperature Rating A sleeping bag's temperature rating identifies the lowest temperature at which a bag is intended to keep the a…
Sleeping Bag Care
no.25 | angelica | 2013-11-24 01:36
Protect your sleeping-bag investment. With a bit of REI's care and cleaning know-how, you can keep your bag in top condition for many camping or backpacking seasons to come. On the Trail Keep your sleeping bag clean and dry. Accumulated body oils, sweat and dirt can rob your sleeping bag of its insulating power. Tips: Sleep in clean clothes. Best is long underwear, socks and a hat. If it's warm out, wear clean cotton clothes to bed. Just don't fall into bed in the same clothes you hiked i…
Rainwear: How to Choose
no.24 | angelica | 2013-11-24 01:35
  Performance rainwear choices include waterproof/breathable or water resistant; Gore-Tex® or eVent® laminates versus fabric coatings; hard shell or soft shell; and more. What is the best rainwear for you? This article will help you narrow the search.   Main Considerations Function: Will it keep me dry? When new, rainwear touted as "waterproof" is rain-worthy. Over time, however, rainwear fabric requires care to revive its water-shedding ability. (Such maintenance is often…
Rainwear: Gore-Tex Care
no.23 | angelica | 2013-11-24 01:34
To get the most out of your Gore-Tex® outerwear, keep it clean. The following information describes some basic cleaning procedures. But always read and follow the care instructions sewn into any Gore-Tex garment before you wash it. Laundry Instructions It's easy to wash your Gore-Tex® outerwear: Machine wash in warm water with liquid detergent. Tumble dry on medium heat. W.L. Gore and Associates, Inc. currently does not recommend the use of powdered soaps or any soaps containing fabric …
Rainwear: Durable Water Repellent (DWR) Care
no.22 | angelica | 2013-11-24 01:33
              Want to stay D-R-Y when it rains? You need outerwear with a high-performing DWR. Virtually all rainwear have their exteriors treated with a durable water repellent (DWR) finish. It is rainwear's first line of defense against precipitation. True, a waterproof/breathable membrane (e.g., Gore-Tex®, eVent®, REI Elements®) will stop water from penetrating a rain jacket's interior. But a DWR prevents precipitation from saturating t…
Layering Basics
no.21 | angelica | 2013-11-24 01:32
  Layering your clothing is a tried-and-true way to maximize your comfort in the outdoors. The beauty of this simple concept is that it allows you to make quick adjustments based on your activity level and changes in the weather. Each layer has a function. The base layer (against your skin) manages moisture; the insulating layer protects you from the cold; the shell layer (outer layer) shields you from wind and rain. You simply add or subtract layers as needed. For a deeper understandi…
Lanterns: How to Choose
no.20 | angelica | 2013-11-24 01:31
  The classic night light for campground camping has long been a gas-powered lantern with real glass sides. Though bulky, hot to the touch and a bit noisy, it puts out a bright, warm light that seems to last forever. You can still get these reliable lanterns, but the recent revolution in LED lighting now offers you many new lantern choices that are light, bright and compact enough even for backpacking. This article gives you the basics of lantern selection—from electrics to gas to tr…
Kids and the Outdoors: 10 Tips from the Gear Junkie
no.19 | angelica | 2013-11-24 01:30
  It was getting near midnight on February 6, 2005, when my life changed forever in a hospital room on the banks of the Mississippi River. Her name was Gwendolyn Mia, and at 9 pounds 3 ounces my new baby daughter signaled the end of an era for me as a lifelong connoisseur of all things outdoors. The preceding summer and fall, in anticipation of a 5-year sentence of diapers and cribs, I'd run a marathon, climbed Mt. Rainier, led an adventure-racing team and snuck away to Utah for a …
Kids and Camping
no.18 | angelica | 2013-11-24 01:28
"I like to play indoors better, 'cause that's where all the electrical outlets are."— Paul, a fourth-grader from San Diego "We've become a more sedentary society. When I was growing up in Detroit, we were always outdoors. The kids who stayed indoors were the odd ones."— a parent, Swarthmore, Pa. From Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv. Fresh air; amazing scenery; glimpses of wildlife; vast starlit nights. Nature d…
Insulated Outerwear: How to Choose
no.17 | angelica | 2013-11-24 01:27
  When the air turns cold and your activity has slowed, you need a puffy—an insulated jacket designed to hold your body heat close to your skin and buffer you from the surrounding cold air. When choosing one, these are key factors to consider: Down or synthetic insulation. Where you plan to use it. Weather conditions. Fit and features. This article will help point you to the best insulated jacket for your needs. Types of Insulation Your choices: Down: Nature's best i…
Insect Repellents: Tips on Using
no.16 | angelica | 2013-11-24 01:26
  Biting insects can mar an otherwise perfect day outdoors, and they have the potential to transmit serious diseases. A little knowledge about your enemy can go a long way. This article provides some tips on safe, effective insect-repellent usage. See the companion REI Expert Advice article, Insect Repellents: How to Choose, for help on which type of repellent (e.g., DEET, picaridin, plant-based oils) is best for you. Shop REI's selection of insect repellents. How Insect Repellent…
Insect Repellents: How to Choose
no.15 | angelica | 2013-11-24 01:25
  What are the best insect repellents to protect you from biting bugs such as mosquitoes, ticks, flies, gnats, chiggers, midges, fleas and no-see-ums? This article offers you details about DEET, picaridin and plant-derived repellents, but we summarize our basic advice first. Shop REI's selection of insect repellents. Insect Repellents: Basic Advice Apply insect repellent to exposed skin following label instructions. They reflect the conditions under which each product has b…
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