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Camping Style 101

Rough it in style with this year's hottest camping accessories.

Best Backpack

The North Face Solaris 40 Pack is a great lightweight backpack that can hold your clothes and gear for a 2-4 day camping trip. It features multiple compartments, sits comfortably on your back while hiking or biking and is waterproof for rainy travel or setting on wet ground. It comes in several colors for coordinated, stylish camping!

Best Day Pack

The Osprey Stratos 24 Daypack is the latest in stylish, hi-tech, lightweight, multi-feature backpacking. Leave the campsite for the day with this light pack for easy-access pockets, a built-in removable rain shield, cushioned comfort and a ventilated back for sweat-proof hiking in any weather. The unconditional lifetime guarantee makes this an excellent investment for many years of comfortable hiking.

Best Sleeping Bag

The Sierra Designs Pyro Maniac 15/30 can go from hot to cold weather in the blink of the eye for year round camping comfort. The removable Dual Temp down torso panel allows for a quick change if the temp changes. Remove the torso panel in warm weather and use it as a pillow!

Best Hat

Our favorite hiking hat comes from Down Under in Australia. The BC Hats Cool as a Breeze Australian Leather hat is crushable, lightweight, made with water resistant leather and lined with a breathable mesh crown for hot days. It comes in easy-fit sizes for men and women, and has been seen on celebrities including The Duchess of Cambirdge, Princess Kate.

Best Way to Stay Hydrated

The Vapur® Element and integrated SuperCap™ is a flexible, lightweight, reusable, BPA-Free, environmentally friendly super bottle that folds flat when it's empty. Available in two high-capacity sizes, the Vapur Element keeps you hydrated wherever your travels take you. Add on the "Sweater" to insulate and cover your bottle for high-temperature hikes.

Best Hiking Shoes

Merrell always delivers on their promises for fit, comfort and features. Their mid-length lightweight hiking shoe comes in several colors as well as both men's and women's sizes, and provides cool comfort to keep you going on day or multi-day excursions. Be advised, though, that they are not waterproof or insulated, and are better for warm-weather hiking.

Best Hi-Tech Accessories

The coolest accessory award goes to the Gorillatorch LED Light by Joby. This flashlight has flexible, wrappable legs and magnetic feet to easily attach to tent poles (inside or out), or stand up tall on a camping table, even on uneven, slick or wet surfaces. It's water-resistant, adjustable up to 65 lumens, and can last from 20-80 hours on three AA batteries.

Best Tent

REI Kingdom 4 Tent features a zipper divider wall for extra privacy. Great when camping with parents, siblings or for personal space when changing or sleeping, there's a door on each side for easy private access. It comes in 4, 6, or 8 person sizes.

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I feel like that too. My best friend will always hang out with her 'new friends' that I have a really bad opinion about. My friend will treat me rudely all the time and sometimes make fun of me with her friends. But, when I needed her the most in my life, she was there for me, and I told her how I felt. She says that she just wants to hang out with more people and apologized, people can be a little teasy at times.  Also, after seeing each other for a long time, people make new friends and start hanging out with them more, it doesn't mean that she doesn't like you.  This may be different for you, but just tell her about it, she will have to know you feelings at one point.  Hope I helped you. 
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country_girl19
country_girl19 posted in Friends:
Nothing happened between us. I just feel like I'm not important to her.
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drowning
drowning posted in Friends:
Did something happen between you two in the past? If so, I feel like she might have some unresolved issues with you that you need to discuss with her. And, time doesn't always mean a lot. I've gotten closer to someone before compared to someone whom I had known for 8 years.
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country_girl19
country_girl19 posted in Friends:
Dear Dish-it,                          Me and my friend just started talking again, and it seems like she regrets it. She'll leave me for the people she has only known for a couple of months, when I've been friends with her for a year. Also, she gets annoyed with me, and I don't know what to do.
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drowning posted in Family Issues:
I'll be honest, I don't think that it's very fair that you're placing so much blame on your mother. Cancer is very hard to heal in any animal or person. She may of been able to help one spot, but that doesn't mean that she was going to be able to heal the rest. There's a slim chance that they could of made it through, but it's probably for the best that she put him down. Cancer is a painful thing to go through for dogs and humans alike. It would of been worse to push it. As for the depression, I understand where you're coming from with it. It's a difficult thing to go through and it makes things hard to do. I've struggled with things in the past and sometimes still do, so take my word on this: Eat. What. You. Can. Don't starve yourself. Don't binge. Don't do anything. Keep eating. Your health matters too. You need to find things to do, like hobbies (drawing, reading, writing, ect.) and spend time with friends when you can. At least talk to your friends, don't push them away. They're there for you, even when they might not know how to be. Don't be ashamed to cry, it's perfectly fine too. It's a better alternative of getting things out than a lot of things you could be doing. Do not, under any circumstances, start cutting. Take it from someone who's dealt with it on a personal level in several ways, do not start it. It is not something you "won't get addicted too" and it will not be a "one time thing." Do not try it. Do not start it. Do not try to find "softer" alternatives to cutting. Self-harm is not a fixer, it does not help anything. It isn't something to be ashamed of. It's a personal issue along with mental illness. But it is a very big deal. "And to go and kill him like that instead of getting him help?" There isn't always a place to help. Sometimes it won't do the things we wish it would.
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