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Camping 101: 3 new ideas that will blow you away

If you are looking forward to the upcoming summer and military surplus tent adventures that come with it, then you are not alone. However, if you are finding yourself getting tired of the mundane and same old same old that you have been doing for the last several decades, here’s some good news.  These are three great ideas for new military surplus tent adventures that you probably never thought of.

  1. Go on a sasquatch hunt. As ridiculous as this might sound to some of you, many people have found their life’s ambition in proving that this elusive and rare creature is real. As a matter of fact, an internet search will uncover some documentary evidence that is pretty compelling in terms of proving these creatures exist, to include video footage of a young one resting in the underbrush, watching a photographer from afar. A military surplus tent, and equipment will make a great command center for such an endeavor, though it won’t offer much protection from a sasquatch attack.
  2. Go on a quest for gold. I once had an uncle who would gor for weeks at a time out into the Arizona deserts with nothing more than a 4-wheeler pulling a trailer to search the nooks and crags of the arid climate for gold and precious minerals. I don’t recall that he ever actually turned up any such resources; however, he always came back exceptionally tan and seemingly having had a good time prospecting.
  3. Camp out at a ghost town. This can actually be a combination of sorts of the other two adventures, and even if you are not a huge advocate of the supernatural, you can still be an advocate of military surplus ten adventures that  offer some bit of historical significance, and who knows? You might very well find sme buried treasures out there as well.
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If you’ve ever dreamed of testing yourself to the fullest, and you haven’t hiked the Appalachian Trail, you should consider all or a portion of it as one or more of your coming summer adventures. Though the trail is roughly 2180 miles long and it encompasses 14 states, it has many numbers of accommodations available for travelers. Many travelers along the Trail have found that used military surplus and tents have come in quite handy while traversing the trails. It stands to reason that military equipment would be quite well suited to travelling the Trail. Military backpacks and clothing, not to mention wool blankets and portable cots were designed to offer the best comfort and greatest mobility. In the summer months, there are thousands of volunteers who commit thousands of hours of community work to the trail. This includes upkeep on the more than 250 three sided shelters which are available to those who do not want to pack the weight of a tent around. If you are a novice hiker, then Maryland and West Virginia offer the easiest parts of the trail to hike, and if you are a hard core adventurer with granite thighs and stainless steel sinew you should jump in at Maine or New Hampshire, where the hard parts are. Those who have traversed the Trail from Georgia to Maine are said to have at some time or another been in the company of black bears, Moose, porcupines, snakes, woodpeckers, salamanders, foxes, chipmunks, bobcat, and whitetailed deer. You’ll meet plenty of other hikers too. Two to three million hikers walk a portion of the Trail every year, and there are literally hundreds of access points. Of those that try to hike the entire trail from Georgia to Maine, (usually about a six-month journey), only one in four make it, (no, they don’t die, they just give up). You could be that one in four, especially if you give yourself the advantage of gearing up with used military equipment before you start out. The time is nearly upon us as we start planning our coming Summer endeavors and this one is a dandy.

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