Friday, December 27, 2013

The Warmest Blankets

Fully unzipped sleeping bags used like a blanket are warmer than regular blankets.

If your using multiple blankets, the thinner blanket should be placed on top to absorb the cold. The thicker blanket, being warmer, should be shielded from being saturated with cold, which is transferred through the blanket.

Fleeces are great for being used over a sleeping bag/thicker blanket to absorb cold and keep your bigger blankets warmer.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Discovering Crank Flashlights

Typically while camping at night you don't need a flashlight for extended periods of time, this makes crank flashlights ideal. Not only do you save money on batteries but with a few quick turns the light gives it's brightest level again and again. You won't have to worry about a dim light due to weak batteries.

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Discovering Tiki Torches

Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos A Tiki Torch is essentially a tin can and they range in price. What your really paying for is the Tiki Torch holders, which vary in extravagance.

The raw flame is fun and they light up the area with a warming, yellow, ambience. I use them for my outside lighting needs. Two is adequate.

The regular fuel burns faster than the fuel treated of OFF bug repellent, but it smells better.

In the picture I've taken the canisters out of the holders and am simply using them like candles on the ground or on a table. They light up the area fine even from the ground.

They also take a slight chill out of the air and make great hand warmers. Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos