Getting out in nature with a loved one can be a stunning thing, however there are a couple of points to remember. Watch as pairs go over vital topics to consider when planning an outside trip.
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I’m not what you would call “outdoorsy.” In fact, I would call myself “indoorsy.”
But even if you’re a lover of Mother Nature and the Great Outdoors, it takes a certain kind of person to want to camp on the side of a cliff. In Estes Park, Colorado, Harry Kent’s Mountain Adventure Company allows even inexperienced climbers the chance to camp on the face of a rock, dangling above the world as they sleep.
Kent has been cliff camping for years and he says it’s a common practice among climbers. According to CNN, climbers who tackle mountain faces too high or too difficult for just one day simply camp out before continuing. “Climbing for me is like brushing my teeth,” Kent says. “It’s something I just do as part of my life.”
Cliff camping involves setting up anchors in the rock, using a pulley system to get gear up the rock wall, and setting up “portaledges” that can hold climbers’ weight.
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Guide T. J. Sanford told a CNN reporter trying the experience, “You are always anchored and backed up. Redundancy is the key, and you are attached to two separate systems. It’s safer than riding in a car. It just seems scary because you are not in your comfort zone.”
Sanford knows people are freaked out by the height. He notes, “I’ve never had anyone fall off the ledge. I’ve heard stories of climbers, typically couples, getting too rowdy and causing the ledge to flip, but I’ve never had anyone just roll off.”
Sanford also says that being afraid is natural when cliff camping. “Being afraid of heights just means that your brain works properly,” he says. “As humans we aren’t supposed to be comfortable hanging off steep cliffs.”
The people who’ve done it say the adventure is totally worth it. Check out Kent Mountain Adventure Company’s video of these brave climbers.
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If you can’t handle the heights for a night, Kent Mountain Adventure Center offers lunch and dinner packages to give you just a taste of the cliff camping experience. Check out the company’s site here!
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If you’ve ever been to an event that sends you out the door with a goody bag, you’ve probably opened it to find a pen, a lanyard, and for whatever reason, a carabiner.
I personally never know what to do with them. And that’s a problem, since I have approximately 35,000 carabiners hogging space in my junk drawer and I am 100 percent an indoor person.
Fortunately, this guy just put together a little list of awesome carabiner hacks that are actually useful to those of us who definitely don’t scale mountains in our free time.
See? They’re not just for campers! Which of these tricks will you try?
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When I was a Girl Scout, they didn’t teach us how to build a campfire. Back then, I thought it was pretty normal, but now, I can’t help but wonder why we didn’t get to learn the useful survival skill while our male counterparts did.
Regardless, to this day, I am a bit intimidated when asked to gather tinder and kindling for a campfire.
What’s the difference? How much do I need? And don’t even get me started on how you go about assembling all that stuff…
Thankfully, sites like ScoutmasterCG exist to help people like me out!
Here’s everything you need to know to get a fire going from scratch in the woods.
If you’re more into videos, though, this tutorial should help you out!
Soon, this will be me (except, y’know, in a more controlled setting).
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“Hey guys, you have a visitor.”
And it’s a HUGE monitor lizard! This giant reptile was spotted at the Kruger National Park in South Africa, walking into a family’s tent like he owned the place. Monitor lizards can grow to be over 10 feet long, and with their sharp claws and powerful tails, they’re not creatures that I would want to come face to face with — especially in my tent!
Watch what happens when this giant monitor lizard casually strolls into a tent.
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If that thing came walking into my tent, I’d run for the hills and never go camping again!
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