Posts Tagged ‘camping equipment’

New Article: Bear Safety!

Monday, August 9th, 2010

This month, Coast published an interesting article about bear safety in the Pacific Northwest, called “Northwest Bear Safety Tips”. Most outdoor enthusiasts know that grizzlies and black bears inhabit many popular outdoor destinations in the Pacific Northwest, but not everyone knows what to do if they come across a bear. This useful, informative article details ways to avoid bears, how to tell if bears may be nearby, and what to do if you cross paths with a bear. Here are a few highlights from the article:

Where are bears most often found in the Pacific Northwest?


Must-Have Camping Gear for Summer

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

exchange blade cutlery kitcamping lights, all-purpose tools — Coast Portland has them all! Here are our top picks for summer camping essentials:

1. Emergency Area Light
Not just for emergencies anymore, this powerful area light features a whopping 125 lumen output, 100-hour runtime and five high-quality LED lights. This lantern also features an energy-saving light setting, so you know you’re getting the most LED bang for your buck.


How to Enjoy Camping in the Rain

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Well, it’s raining in the Pacific Northwest — again. And with fall officially here, rain will become the norm. In spite of that fact however, don’t let the foreboding thought of rain discourage you from venturing out camping. Contrary to what some may think, camping in the rain can be just as fun and relaxing as in the summer sun. Don’t believe me?

A large reason why people struggle in the elements is that they’re ill-prepared for what the weather may bring. As such, here are a few tips to prevent the rain from ruining your outing, courtesy Camping Blogger. (more…)

Camping Tips for Beginners

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

If you’re looking to venture into the Great Outdoors for the first time this summer (and you should), I read an article recently that offered a number of suggestions for ensuring your first experience camping is a positive one. Because, well, what part of sleeping outside on the ground far away from civilization doesn’t sound appealing?

Here’s the advice that outdoor expert Georges Seguin has to offer:


Camping 101

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Camping is for everyone. And it’s easy. All you need is the right location, the right equipment, and the right attitude.