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Review: Wazoo Mountaineer Survival Kit Bracelet
posted Aug 20, 2014 by AJ Heil
On the outside, it may look like a simple paracord bracelet... but when you look closer, an incredible array of survival equipment is literally at your fingertips with the Wazoo Mountaineer Survival Kit Bracelet.  Boasted as "the most complete wearable survival kit" on the market, this...
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Collapsible Water Bottles from Hydrapak: A Backpacking/Hiking Solution?
posted Aug 11, 2014 by AJ Heil
Hikers and backpackers of our world are always looking for ways to save space and shave ounces from their gear.  Not only that, but we have generally become much more focused on purchasing and possessing items that will provide the same quality in a simple, smaller,...
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Outdoor Retailer: "Super-Charged" Solar Phone Cases from Secur
posted Aug 11, 2014 by AJ Heil
Technology of the future? It sure seems that way at Outdoor Retailer 2014! Secur has a new line of solar-integrated battery cases for smartphones in development--and they aren't afraid to show it! This new technology allows smartphone users to charge their devices anywhere using advanced photovoltaic cells built...
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Outdoor Retailer: Get Your Gear Fix On! (Day 2)
posted Aug 8, 2014 by AJ Heil
Every year, the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market attracts thousands of exhibitors, vendors, buyers, and industry representatives to Salt Lake City for four full days of intense tradeshow interactions. The Summer OR is a place where new brands are often launched, incredible progress is made for existing...
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Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Ludington State Park
$29/$27 ($16 Off-season) --- Mini Cabin $45 ($35)
8 hours ago
 
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Lake Erie Islands State Park
I don't know but you can call them at (866) 644-6727.
7 hours ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Lake Thunderbird
RV camping: $20-$28 per night. Tent camping: $12-$17 per night.
7 hours ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Lake Thunderbird
RV camping: $20-$28 per night. Tent camping: $12-$17 per night.
7 hours ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about East Lake
Yes.
7 hours ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Shades State Park
They don't list it at an activity of the park but you can call (765) 435-2810 and see.
7 hours ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Lost Lake Campground
They have 7 hiking trails range from 1/2 mile to 3.2 miles and allow views of Mt Hood, Mt Adams,...
7 hours ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Shawme-crowell State Forest
They use Reserve America: http://www.reserveamerica.com/unifSearch.do
8 hours ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Shawme-crowell State Forest
No, they don't have any cabins.
8 hours ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Shawme-crowell State Forest
Yes, they have biking there.
8 hours ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about St. Petersburg / Madeira Beach Koa
It varies per time of year. You can call them at 727-392-2233.
8 hours ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about St. Petersburg / Madeira Beach Koa
It varies per time of year. You can call them at 727-392-2233.
8 hours ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Hardin Ridge Recreation Area
I think you can but you may want to call them at (812) 275-5987 or 1-866-302-4173.
8 hours ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Hardin Ridge Recreation Area
I think you can but you may want to call them at (812) 275-5987 or 1-866-302-4173.
8 hours ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Angel
http://www.angelscamprv.com/Brochure.pdf
8 hours ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Horseshoe Lakes
Reservations are not being accepted for camping.
8 hours ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Cloudland Canyon State Park
Yes.
8 hours ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Watkins Glen State Park
I don't think they have cable or wifi but you can call and ask at (607) 535-4511.
8 hours ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Watkins Glen State Park
Here's a map: http://nysparks.com/parks/attachments/WatkinsGlenCampLoopMap.pdf
8 hours ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Watkins Glen State Park
Yes, you can swim in the pools.
8 hours ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Ludington State Park
I'm not sure, but you can call them at (231) 843-2423.
8 hours ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Ludington State Park
Ludington-Beechwood (800) 447-2757 147 site(s), $29/$27 ($16 Off-season) --- Mini Cabin $45 ($35) Electrical Service, Mini Cabin, Modern Restrooms, Some Campsites with 50...
8 hours ago
 

Guide
James Tracy added a review of St. Mihiel Woods

This is one of those "burst of nature" spots in the otherwise suburban sprawl of the Chicagoland area. Nothing particularly...
9 hours ago
 

Guide
James Tracy added a review of Ultralight 850 Down Jacket

This is a great warm jacket for the price. It keeps me going down into the 30s, and works a...
9 hours ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Cave Mountain Lake Family Camp
The peak season is April 1st to October 31st.
23 hours ago
 
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Belle Isle State Park
$8 a hour.
23 hours ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Blackstone River Valley National Heritag
No.
23 hours ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Lake Murray State Park & Lodge
Yes, they have tent sites.
23 hours ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Cave Run Lake
http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5294940.pdf
23 hours ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Veterans Lake Pavilion
I think they only have picnic areas and RV sites but you can call them at (580)622-7234 and check.
23 hours ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Santa Rosa Dam And Lake
The following are when the campgrounds are closed for the season: Rocky Point Loop "B" Campground October 1 - April...
23 hours ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Boundary Dam
There are no fees. It's free.
23 hours ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge
They have two and three bedrooms.
23 hours ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Gerber Dam and Reservoir
I haven't heard of any wild horse campground near Gerber Dam and Reservoir. You can call them at 541-947-2177.
23 hours ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Camp Diclair
They do allow dogs.
23 hours ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Findley State Park
http://www.ohio.reserveworld.com/SearchCriteria.aspx
23 hours ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Red Top Mountain State Park and Lodge
I'm not sure, but you can call them at 770-975-0055.
23 hours ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Red Top Mountain State Park and Lodge
$28 and up.
23 hours ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Cedarville State Forest
There is a car entrance fee of $3/vehicle; $5/vehicle out-of-state residents. Otherwise the campsites are $23 per night per campsite....
23 hours ago
 

Tenderfoot
Marie Tilden added a review of Seattle / Tacoma Koa

wprst ever! spaces so close together that RV's can't put up their awnings. I could hardly open my camper door...
1 day ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Boone Lake
At Lakeshore RV park on Boone Lake they have camping for $50 a night. http://tennesseelakeinfo.com/boone/lakeshorervpark.shtml
1 day ago
 
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Adeline Jay Geo-karis Illinois Beach State Park
Yes, they offer tent camping.
1 day ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Mccormicks Creek
Sunday through Wednesday $19, Thursday-Saturday $26 and $29 on holiday weekends.
1 day ago
 
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Jordanelle State Park
Not sure, you can call them at (435)649-9540.
1 day ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Jordanelle State Park
Not sure, you can call them at (435)649-9540.
1 day ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Jordanelle State Park
No. Only cancellation fees.
1 day ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Florida Caverns
Yes, Marianna, FL, close to Hwy 10. It's about 1 hour and 45 minutes from Destin, FL.
1 day ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Adeline Jay Geo-karis Illinois Beach State Park
I don't think there are any discounts for Seniors since they book through reserveamerica.com. You can call them at (425)388-6600....
1 day ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Adeline Jay Geo-karis Illinois Beach State Park
I think they have tent only sites. You can call them at 847-662-4811.
1 day ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Ossineke State Forest Campground
Small trailers are ok. Not sure if yours is classified as small or not.
1 day ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Ossineke State Forest Campground
No.
1 day ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Bay View
Yes.
1 day ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Algonac State Park
No.
1 day ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Camp Diclair
Yes.
1 day ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Camp Diclair
Yes
1 day ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Millers Ferry Campground
$18.00-$20.00, there is a $9 fee to for booking online here: http://www.reserveamerica.com/camping/millers-ferry-campground/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=71157
1 day ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Squire Creek County Park
There are 33 campsites. Yes, you need to make a reservation, you can do it here: http://www.reserveamerica.com/camping/squire-creek-county-park/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=SNOH&parkId=470032
1 day ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Birch Cove
You can call them at 705-738-3478. I'm not sure if you can use your golden age passport here because I...
1 day ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Elk Neck State Park
Tent Only $11.75-$31.75 Standard $11.75-$38.49 Shelters $11.75-$125.00 Mini Cabins $11.75-$57.49 Group Camp $11.75-$31.75 There's also a $4.50 fee per night for booking your reservation.
1 day ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Hermit Island Campground
http://www.hermitisland.com/map.html
1 day ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Hermit Island Campground
Sunday - Thursday Friday - Saturday Ocean Prime $57.00 $60.00 Prime $51.00 $54.00 Choice $40.00 $43.00 Value $37.00 $40.00 Off-Season $35.00 per night
1 day ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Boone Lake
At Lakeshore RV park on Boone Lake they have camping for $50 a night.
1 day ago
 

Car Camper
Wajimaya earned the The Ranger (Buffalo Pass To Mountain View Trail) badge.
Take off your hats and calm your horses. There's a new Ranger in town, and it is I.
2 days ago
 

Guide
James Tracy added a review of Lyman Woods

It's a nice trail hidden close to the city. Short walk, and plenty of nature. Unfortunately, it's surrounded by highways,...
2 days ago
 

Guide
James Tracy added a review of Guide 10 Plus Solar Kit

Works well, but costs too much. I have no complaints about the solar kit. The large panels charge at a reasonable...
2 days ago
 
 

Guide
James Tracy added a review of Therm-A-Rest Camp Seat Self-inflating cushion

It's a good item, a bit pricey for just a glorified seat. Comfy, very much so? It's best used as...
2 days ago
 

Guide
James Tracy added a review of jet Boil Flash

It's a great item, but you are paying for the brand name. It will boil water in under 5 minutes,...
2 days ago
 

Guide
James Tracy added a review of Sigg Lifestyle 0.6L Bottle

It's definitely solid, but leaves that metallic taste in the water. $21 is way too much for a bottle like...
2 days ago
 

Greenhorn
April Fl earned the The Ranger (Radnor Lake State Park) badge.
Take off your hats and calm your horses. There's a new Ranger in town, and it is I.
2 days ago
 

Tenderfoot
techwalk added a review of Two Mile Run County Campground

Took the family for a weekend. Great value, clean, relaxing. Pick your own site (first come first serve), get setup,...
2 days ago
 
 

Tenderfoot
techwalk added a review of Mercer / Grove City Koa

I grew up near this campground, and had a permanent site for many year. It has changed hands over the...
2 days ago
 
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