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If you’re old enough, you may remember carrying maps in your car and telling family the phone number of the place you’re going. But who does that these days, when you just have your phone on you at all times? Well, if you’re heading out for a hiking or camping trip, you may need to resurrect some old-school habits.

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Whether it’s a weekend of camping, a full-blown music festival or a den in the backyard, there’s a good chance you’ll end up in a tent this season. (And if not, why not?)

Now, as we all know, camping comes with a few restrictions… You have limited space, limited privacy and damn, those guy ropes have a shin vendetta, but there’s no reason any of this should get in the way of your sex life. After all, an impromptu camping trip can make a great low cost romantic getaway.

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Australia has a reputation for having lots of deadly animals - but we're actually pretty safe from apex predators. As long as you keep out of the water and don't attempt to box a kangaroo, you're relatively safe from harm. Not so in America, where mountain lions have been known to kill and eat humans. If you're every hiking in the US and bump into one of these surly cats, here's what to do.

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Sleeping bags are designed to retain the heat generated by your body while you sleep to keep you warm. If you're camping in a chilly environment and the bag by itself isn't quite cutting it, you can generate some heat the old-fashioned way -- with a little exercise before you sleep.

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It's never too early to start thinking about your travels, particularly if you want to enjoy the beauty of the world on a nice, tidy budget. One of the best ways to do that is to camp and, at the same time, take advantage of your national park system.

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If you're lost in the wild and in dire need of food, you can make a fish hook out of something you're almost guaranteed to have on you - a zipper. We explain how to pull it off. The accompanying video also explains 19 other survival tips that are sure to come in handy during your next camping trip.

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Unless you carry around your own beans everywhere you go -- and I know people that do -- chances are you will one day find yourself in a situation where only cheap, bitter coffee is available. Luckily, there is an easy way to turn bitter coffee into a rich, smooth brew. You just need an egg.

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You can buy your own small lantern that will fit in a tent cheaply enough, but where's the fun in that? If you want to make your own, customised to whatever specs you want, Adafruit has a guide.

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You might not think it by looking at them, but Bambi and his hoofed friends pack a serious wallop. Depending on the situation and time of year, deer and moose can be deadlier than a sharp-toothed predator. Here's what you need to know to keep those crushing hooves and sharp antlers away on your next US holiday.

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Australia has a reputation for snakes, but don't think that you'll be safe on your great American holiday. Out of the over 100 types of snake in the US, the deadly rattlesnake is one of the only ones that gives you a warning before it sinks its venom-injecting fangs into you. Still, plenty of people manage to get bitten by them every year. Here's what you should do if hear that rattling sound, and how to survive if you get bit.