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Tarps can be lighter and even stronger than tents. But, they can also be a pain to setup, expose you to the cold, damp ground and don't protect you from bugs. With its new ultralight bicycle camping (or anything, really) series, Nemo has fixed all those problems. Here's how.

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I'm constantly shocked by how many people don't know the basics of dressing for warmth in the outdoors. Even more people aren't equipped with the basics for sleeping warmly on a cold night. It's all simple and cheap, read this and make no more excuses.

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The foundation for comfort outdoors, a sleeping bag is probably the most essential item of camping gear. But, they now come in a lot of styles. Mummy, rectangle, quilt, synthetic, down and backed or backless. Which is right for you?

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If you've never seen or heard of the Selk'bag wearable sleeping bags before, you're getting up to speed at the perfect time. You can think of them as a one-piece pajama for adults except with the same amount of insulation you'd find in a sleeping bag, so they will keep you extra warm at night. And now they're available in four Marvel-themed versions letting you seed some truly memorable dreams.

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They seem like a smart idea, but how many people do you really know with a safe room in their house? Probably none, because they're expensive, and that includes those living in areas where storms can generate deadly tornados. So a Missouri-based inventor has come up with a cheaper way to stay safe during a twister — an oversized sleeping bag made from the same material as bulletproof vests.

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If the thought of drifting off in a sleeping bag, only to wake up in the middle of the night all twisted and constricted, leaves you feeling anxious and claustrophobic, Sierra Designs wants to help. With its new Backcountry Bed 800 sleeping bag it's banished constricting zippers, instead opting for a double layered design that feels more like sleeping in your comfy bed.

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Camping is only fun at certain times of the year — the conditions have to ideal in order to be enjoyable. But if designer Stephanie Hornig had her way, we would all be snuggled up in sleeping bags every night — with the help of her wonderful campsite-inspired furniture.