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3 Things to Look For When Renting Your First Hunting Property

For a lot of people, hunting on public ground just isn’t the experience that it used to be. More premium sites are privately-owned, and to really get in some good hunts you often either need to rent or buy your own property. Buying is great, but if you’re looking into spending money for the first time or your budget is limited, leasing is probably a much likelier option. There are a lot of issues to consider when you’re leasing your first hunting property and each one after that. Our advice is always to think about what you want from your … Continue reading

Avoid These Five Mistakes Campers Make with Venomous Snakes

We all love spending time in the great outdoors, there is nothing so refreshing as taking a break from bustling city life to get back to nature. However, as with holidays, it is important to do some research on where you’re going, and who is going to be there! Snake species are not the most unfriendly local you may encounter on your holiday, but they can prove deadly if trifled with. There are five key mistakes people often make when campers encounter snakes, and five things to try to do instead. Tip #1 – Do your research! Most incidents happen … Continue reading

Choosing a Tent for Camping & Backpacking

For the majority of outdoorspeople, a tent is synonymous with camping. Tents can be absolutely critical shelters in cold weather or bad storms; they also more generally ramp up comfort as well as an all-around sense of security (much appreciated when that black bear comes nosing around your campsite). Given the vast array of sizes and styles—and the wide range in price—the prospect of buying a tent can appear intimidating, especially for beginner campers and backpackers. Today at the Mountain House blog we’re going to outline some of the fundamentals of how to choose a tent. This’ll be on the … Continue reading

Refreshing Your Storm Safety Savvy

As spring rolls into summer, we’re right in the thick of the prime season for severe weather here in North America. That’s not to diminish the challenges posed by ferocious winter storms and cold snaps, by any means. The combination of thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes in the spring-through-fall window, however, translates to the most all-around violent skies we deal with in an average year. So we figured it was worth running through the basics of preparing for and enduring this kind of potentially destructive and dangerous warm-season weather. Read on for some storm safety tips! General Tips for Preparing for … Continue reading

Camping During the Coronavirus Pandemic

It’s been a challenging and confusing time for outdoorspeople, these past few months. Well, of course, it’s been a challenging and confusing—and downright scary—time for everybody, and we’ll take this opportunity at the outset to thank all of the healthcare workers, grocery/market employees, and other personnel who’ve truly been on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s a very big thank-you from all of us here at Mountain House! Currently many of the public lands and other outdoor destinations that were partly or completely closed, or otherwise specially regulated, when the pandemic hit are reopening to one degree or another. … Continue reading