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The Littlbug Blog

Why We Love Car Camping

Your next adventure doesn’t have to involve sacrificing comforts and amenities. Car camping, or glamping (glamorous camping) as some like to call it, can be just as fun as a trip into the backcountry. We could go on and on about why we love car camping, but here are our top four reasons [...]

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Your Outdoor Skills: How to Pack Your Backpack

You have all the gear you need to head into the backcountry. But looking at all that gear laid out and the space in your backpack, is it even possible to get it all to fit? Don’t panic! With the proper gear (read about what to pack here) and a few techniques, [...]

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Your Outdoor Skills: What to Pack (part 3)

You’ve gathered your essential camping items; now it’s time to focus on the accessories.The experienced backpackers here at Littlbug Enterprises always remember that pounds are made up of ounces and that every ounce matters when you have to carry it for a long time. A lighter pack is just more enjoyable to carry! Selecting the [...]

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Your Outdoor Skills: What to Pack (part 2)

Don’t bring unnecessary gear. Our "What to Pack" series continues with tips on cooking, eating, water, and backcountry hygiene. Here are some of the essentials we recommend for anyone looking to explore the outdoors from a weekend getaway in the woods to a multi day backcountry trip.Cooking You have a variety of options when it [...]

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Your Outdoor Skills: What to Pack (part 1)

Endless brands and options can make being prepared for your outdoor adventure overwhelming. When you head into the backcountry, you carry everything in and out. Remember, pounds are made up of ounces. Selecting the right gear can help shed a few pounds from your pack and not forget something important. Here are some of the [...]

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Your Outdoor Skills: Winter Camping Strategies

An old Scandinavian saying says, “There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad gear.” With the right preparation and the proper gear, winter camping can be comfortable and enjoyable.                                                         [...]

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Your Outdoor Skills: Using Walking Sticks on the Trail and in Your Camp

Walking sticks are one of our favorite hiking and backpacking accessories. Their versatility comes in handy on the trail, helping you become a better hiker and reducing your risk of injury. Their use doesn’t end when you’re finished walking.  At camp , we’ve used them to reach water to fill our water bag, provide shelter and even support our hammock when the trees are [...]

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Your Outdoor Skills: Hammock Camping

You love laying in a hammock on a warm summer day, relaxing and swaying in the wind. Hammocks make the perfect camp accessory to lounge in after a long hike, bike ride, or climb. Before you know it, your hammock’s gentle swing has rocked you to sleep. You wake up realizing that you aren’t stiff and sore like you would [...]

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Littlbug Junior Stove at Ray Mears Woodlore School of Wilderness Bushcraft

    Keith Whitehead, Lead Bushcraft Instructor   How do you know if a piece of kit is good? It’s a question that is often asked and simply answered: it’s good if you find yourself using and carrying it in preference to the other options. This decision is often unconscious and comes about if the item in question has shown [...]

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Gear Recommendations from Rob Kesselring: Wilderness Guide, Writer, Workshop Leader

Twig stoves are all the rage these days. My final gear recommendation is the Littlbug. It is the granddaddy of twig stoves, both because it's been around for years and because it is the biggest.Last summer, I did an eight day Quetico trip, and I did not carry an axe, saw, or gas stove, just [...]

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