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20 EASY UPGRADES to Your Adventure Van - Winnebago Revel 4x4

We made some easy additions to our Adventure Van. These twenty upgrades have made using and camping with the Winnebago Revel so much more enjoyable. Some of these small changes will make using the 4x4 for more off-road adventures so much fun and relieve some of the stresses that come with it.

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A Van Life Upgrade? LUNO Air Mattress Tested in a Winnebago 4x4 Revel

When an Adventure Van only sleeps two, but you need to sleep more, but you have a guest staying with you, what do you do? Enter the Luno Front Cab Air Mattress for Sprinter, Transit and Promaster Vans. With its hefty price tag, is it really worth the cost and the space it takes up? We take a closer look at the air mattress, testing out its comfort and how easy it is to use in the Winnebago Sprinter 4x4 Revel.

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AMAZING Oregon Coast Dispersed Camping - 4x4 Adventure Van

We head out into the wilderness in hopes of finding the perfect dispersed camping spot, having to engage the 4x4 mode in our Winnebago Revel was just an added bonus. We have been impressed so far with the 4wd Sprinter and how it has handled the forest service roads.After passing by quite a few nice spots along the river, we climbed to the top and found a site with panoramic ocean views. Surrounded solely by the sounds of nature, not another sole insight, we spent three days of sunny relaxation. Between the napping, campfires, and cooking, it was one of the most relaxing weekends we've had. It still amazes us that we can find these free camping spots out in the the forest.

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BEST to WORST - From Backpacking to Car Camping - Ranking Camp Chairs

We compare 8 different camp chairs, ranging from lightweight backpacking chairs to more robust car camping options. We rank the chairs from our favorite to the least preferred and test them in three scenarios: a quick backpacking trip, a longer backpacking trip, and car camping while sitting around a campfire. Features such as comfort, portability, and durability are all taken into account to help you choose the best chair for your camping needs.

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Don’t RISK It: 10 ESSENTIALS you can’t FORGET while HIKING

We hit the trails and go over the 10 essential items you don't want to forget when day hiking. From navigation tools to first aid supplies, we cover each item and share our recommendations based on years of hiking experience. These essentials ensure you're prepared for any situation on the trail, keeping you safe and comfortable throughout your hike.

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EFFECTIVE but GROSS! Ultralight Backpacking Water Filter Solution??

Running out of water out on the trail is never fun, but being able to filter water is a must. Having a secondary filter system as a backup when your primary system fails is always a good idea, but what is the best option? We currently use the Katadyn BeFree as our main system and the Sawyer Squeeze as backup, but would it be easier to just use tablets? We put to the test and compare not only the taste and smell, but how easy the Aquatabs and Potable Aqua Tablets are to use. As backpackers, we always seek reliable backup solutions.

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ESBIT Foldable Pocket Stove with SOLID FUEL TABLETS - Could this be your PRIMARY STOVE?

We take a closer look at the Esbit Pocket Stove and Solid Fuel Tablets. With a boil water test, does it live up to the hype? We cover the key features of the pocket stove as well as the fuel tablets. The boil water test has some interesting results. Let us know if you have had experience with this stove, especially for longer backpacking trips.

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Featherstone Backbone 2P Trekking Pole Backpacking Tent - How does it COMPARE to the X-MID?

When Featherstone reached out to us to see if we would like to test out their Backbone 2 Person Trekking Pole tent, we enthusiastically said yes. The weight advantages of using a trekking pole tent backpacking is a key feature. We take a closer look at all the features, along with weighing out all the pieces, and seeing how easy this budget friendly tent is to set up. We use our Durston X-Mid 2 tent, a favorite of ours, as a comparison. Finding good tents that can not only lighten your load backpacking, but help stay within a budget, makes it easy to get outdoors.

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Featherstone UL Granite 2P Tent - BACKPACKING TENT that WON'T Break the Bank?

We take a closer look at the budget friendly Featherstone UL Granite 2P tent. Featherstone kindly provided us with their lightweight tent, and we're looking into all its features. We unpack and examine every component, from the rain fly all the way down to the stakes, carefully weighing each piece. Wondering if it can fit two 25-inch sleep pads? We'll test it out and see if there's still room for gear inside. We check to see how easy it is to set up the tent and take a closer look at the vestibule size. Can this inexpensive tent make it easier to get outdoors and do some backpacking?

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GRAYL Geopress WATER FILTER - Who is this Good for?

We take a closer look at the Grayl Geopress Water Filter and Purifier Bottle. We perform a first filtering test while checking out its features as well as its drawbacks. The Geopress is designed to remove viruses, bacteria, and protozoa with a press time of 8 seconds, although our test took nearly twice as long. It filters 24 oz of water and is built for durability and ease of use with a simple one-press mechanism. This bottle is ideal for hikers, car campers, and travelers where weight isn't a major concern. However, its size and weight may not be ideal for those prioritizing ultralight gear.

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