Camping And Hiking

Campgrounds in Zion Nation Park

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Camping Zion National Park has three campgrounds. South and Watchman Campgrounds are in Zion Canyon. The Lava Point Campground is about a 1-hour drive from Zion Canyon on the Kolob Terrace Road. There are no campgrounds in Kolob Canyons. Camping is permitted in designated campsites, but not in pullouts or parking lots. Camping is popular; all campgrounds are often full by mid-morning. From mid-March through November the campgrounds are full almost every night. Reservations at Watchman Campground (see below) are recommended if you would like to guarantee a camping spot. If you are unable to make a reservation, the earlier...

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How to Select a Sleeping Bag

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How to Select a Sleeping Bag

How to Select A Sleeping Bag Selecting the right sleeping bag is easy; however, no single sleeping bag will fit all your needs. The sleeping bag your child needs for a sleepover is not the same as the one needed for a trek to the North Pole. Sleeping Bags Are Not Just For Sleeping Decide On The Temperature Sleeping bags can be specified in four ranges: summer above 45°F (7°C), 3-season (spring, summer, and fall) 10 °F (-12°C) to 45°F (7°C), and winter (4-season) 10°F (-12°C) to -18°F (-28°C), or extreme less than -18°F (-28°C). For example, a 32°F (0°C) rated...

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Tent Fabrics - Which is the Best? Canvas? Polycotton? Polyester?

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Tent Fabrics - Which is the Best? Canvas? Polycotton? Polyester?

Confused about tent fabrics? You are not the only, as it is a question that comes up frequently. The below article provides a concise description and summary of contemporary tent fabrics. If you are looking at buying a family tent you will have come across a confusing mix of different tent fabrics, from polyester to poly-cotton, and a whole collection of different brand names. It’s hard to know which is best. We try to clear things up… There are lots if different tent fabrics, with some being a lot more expensive than others. But are they worth it? Each tent fabric...

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BACKPACKING TIP: Selecting a Camp Site

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BACKPACKING TIP: Selecting a Camp Site

Do not know what to look for when selecting a campsite? Watch this video to find out.   Source: BACKPACKING TIP: Selecting a Camp Site – YouTube

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