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Inspiring you to get outdoors. Helpful tips and guidance to simplify your next camping experience.
Recommendations from sleeping countless nights in the woods and years of hiking trails. So grab a tent and go camping!

3 Days Alone Rainforest Camp Minipeak Video

3 Days Alone Rainforest Camp Minipeak Video

3 day wilderness backpacking trip through rugged rainforest. Trekking through the forest insearch of elk, bear and the magic of spring. We hope this inspires you to get out and have your own adventures!

Elk Scout Backpack | Cougar Country Skunked Video

Elk Scout Backpack | Cougar Country Skunked Video

Overnight off trail backpacking trip scouting for elk in the Pacific Northwest. On our backcountry trek we stumbled on lots of fresh mountain lion sign and huge old growth trees. We hope this inspires you to get outdoors!

Tent Wood Stove Cooking and Firewood Tips Coastal Video

Tent Wood Stove Cooking and Firewood Tips Coastal Video

Camp alone in a rainstorm while backpacking with the Megahorn Tipi hot tent. Learn tips on processing firewood for the 3W tent wood stove. Be inspired by cooking a quick meal on the stovetop of a tent wood stove. We hope this inspires you to get outdoors soon!

Sizzling Tent Stove Steak and Fire Build Tipi Camp Video

Sizzling Tent Stove Steak and Fire Build Tipi Camp Video

Alone on the coast with the hot tent and some food. Brought along the Megahorn Tipi and 3W Tent Backpacking Stove. Be inspired by a basic camp food meal prepared on the wood stove. We hope this inspires you to get outdoors soon!

3 Days Alone Hot Tenting and Looking for Elk Video

3 Days Alone Hot Tenting and Looking for Elk Video

Solo backpacking trip into the forest for 3 days using the Hexpeak XL Tipi and 3W Tent Stove. Even though it would be below freezing at night, the weather forecast looked good for several days. So load up the backpack with cold weather gear and head into the forest. Wander through the land of huge trees and wild animals. Even making yummy camp food on the wood stove!

Hunting Scout (Tipi Winter Conditions) Backpacking Video

Hunting Scout (Tipi Winter Conditions) Backpacking Video

Overnight elk hunt scout backpacking trip into the forest during a snow event. For this trip our Hexpeak 2-person Trekking Pole Tipi was used, in the floorless configuration and our tyvek tent floor. Did not see any animals, but memories were created that last a lifetime. We we hope this inspires you to go stay the night in the woods soon!

Rain Forest (Tarp Coffee) Elk Shed Hunting Video

Rain Forest (Tarp Coffee) Elk Shed Hunting Video

Hiking off trail in the forest looking for treasures. Spend the afternoon enjoying a coffee under the Polatouche Tarp. Time spent in nature, is time well spent. Hope this inspires you to go outdoors soon!

Winter Camping Ghost Forest Hot Tent Video

Winter Camping Ghost Forest Hot Tent Video

Backpacking through the snow towing a pulk with firewood, tent stove and the Octopeak Tipi. For this adventure, we slept outside in winter conditions overnight. Some may call it crazy, but we hope that this inspires you to go outdoor is less than perfect conditions!
Winter Camping in Arctic Blast Solo Backpacking Video

Winter Camping in Arctic Blast Solo Backpacking Video

Winter hot tent backpacking in below normal freezing conditions, using the Minipeak Pyramid Tent. Forecast called for well below freezing conditions and windshield in the teens. We hope this inspires you to get outdoors in winter!

Enchanted Forest Camp (Hot Tent) Coffee and Steak Video

Enchanted Forest Camp (Hot Tent) Coffee and Steak Video

Solo cold weather camping in the Hercules Hot Tent inside the enchanted forest. This magical pacific northwest forest has many stories to tell. We hope this inspires you to go camping!

 

2019 Backpack Hunting Tipi (Our) Tents Guide

2019 Backpack Hunting Tipi (Our) Tents Guide

One of the most important benefits of backcountry hunting out of a backpack, is the ability to carry everything you need to spend the night in the woods. For certain kinds of hunting, this means walking out of the reaches of roads, and setting up a base camp. Then spending a considerable amount of time living out of a tent.  Having the capability to backpack hunt makes it so that you can improvise your campsite location, how far you want to explore, and how long you want to stay out. No rushing back to the car or campground before dark!

Tent Stove Break Down (Video): Take Apart Titanium 3W Wood Stove

Tent Stove Break Down (Video): Take Apart Titanium 3W Wood Stove

Learn how to take apart a folding wood stove and rolable chimney pipe. The 3W Stove was used in this demo, but this method will work for most stoves on the market, making it possible to fit the portable titanium stove inside a backpack or other small place. We hope this helps you properly store this ultralight wood stove for camping!