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Geek Advice & Checklists


Nothing beats spending quality time outdoors with your friends and family! However, being away from civilization requires a knowledge set that not all of us have learned. Or, maybe you’re pushing your experience level. We think you will find that learning new camping and backpack skills is pretty easy and requires a bit of research, but minimal effort. And when you’re ready, check out our full list of rental gear.

Our Geek Advice section will provide the basic information regarding camping and backpacking. If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, you can reach out to our knowledgeable staff and they will happily answer any camping or backpacking questions. Our email address is contactus@outdoorsgeek.com and our phone is (303) 699-6944.


Checklists and Information

Camping Checklist

Backpacking Checklist

Camping with Kids

Ten Outdoor Essentials

Where to Camp


Best Clothing for Camping and Backpacking

Backpacking or Camping in Bear Country

Do I need a Bear Canister?

Winter Camping and Backpacking Tips

Backpack Torso Length Measurement

What Camping Accessories do I need?

Cooking for Camping & Backpacking


Euro/International Backpacking Checklist

Backpacking and Water

Camping Cook Gear


How to Build a Campfire

Leave No Trace


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