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    With 3,794,100 square miles of soaring mountains, pristine beaches and crystal clear lakes, the United States offers endless options for those looking to spend a few nights under the stars. To help you decide where to pitch your tent this summer, we enlisted the outdoor experts at Hipcamp, America's foremost digital camping guide.

    Today I saw the first RV's of the season pulling all sorts of outdoor recreation "toys" on main street! I guess it's officially "camping season!"

    I was not sure what to expect the first time I went backpacking. I’ve been imagining it for years, but always been just a day-hiker. It’s not a good thing to admit, but without Angel, I am not entirely sure when I would have finally strapped my backpack on for a multi-day excursion. Of course, he planned something pretty intense for my first trip. I realized a lot that weekend, and have helpfully compiled my experiences into a list of 8 things you should be prepared for on your first backpacking

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    22 things female adventurers will understand. And they're spot on. I mean... just look at that Tacoma with the pop top and built in bed!

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    These three tips are a great way to get started backpacking and enjoying the great outdoors! A must-have list for beginner backpackers.

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    fun and easy DIY outdoor movie screen - packs up neatly for storage and goes together in minutes.

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