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How To Build A Pull Out Slat Bed For Van

Looking to build a spacing saving pull out slat bed for van?  I searched Pinterest and Google images to learn how to build a pull out slat bed for less than $100 using 2"x2"s for the frames and and 1"x3" pine slats for the sleeping portion.  I have limited construction and engineering skills and I understand many people reading this post are...

5 gallon stainless steel water container

Dinuba 5 gallon stainless steel water container
We carry our 5 gallon stainless steel water containers for drinking and cooking on car camping trips.  Stainless steel water containers are proven to keep your water better tasting, free of plastic toxins, and less likely to leak.Don't let hazardous plastic chemicals from water storage containers leach into your drinking water.  You don't need a scientific report telling you...

3 Tips On How To Find The Best Free Boondocking Camping Sites.

boon docking-free-campsite
Do you stress out thinking about how to find the best free boondocking camping sites? I have an easy method that almost guarantees you will find the best free boon docking camping sites. It’s so simple that you will wonder why anyone including yourself overlooks this method.I started boon docking in the 1970’s before boondocking was a familiar camping term. I camp legally in...

Nemo Dagger 3 Person Tent Review

nemodagger3p back packing tent
After completing a five day backpacking trip to the Ansel Adams wilderness with my two boys here is my unbiased Nemo Dagger 3 person tent review.I purchased the tent site unseen directly from Nemo because my planned trip was a week away and I needed a tent.  The folks at Nemo develop functional products they enjoy using.  I own 2 Nemo Cosmos...

Sawyer Mini Water Filter Review

sawyer mini water filter
This is my unbiased Sawyer Mini water filter review.  The total filter including water bag, drinking straw, and 16 ounce squeeze bags weighs around 3 ounces.  I used everything on my last backpacking trip including the drinking straw.Fill the squeeze bag at clear flowing streams or dip the bag into sediment free areas in lakes.  The filter screws into the bag.  Once...

Soto Windmaster Stove Review

soto windmaster stove
This year I carried an ultra light weight Soto Windmaster Stove on a 5 day back packing trip to the Ansel Adams Wilderness in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The Soto stove is a masterful piece of  lightweight back packing equipment.  At 2.3 ounces and small enough to toss inside my Finnum coffee infuser, I was impressed.The Soto Windmaster stove simmers food as well...