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Crua's Camping Food Guide #2 - 9 Key Backpacking Food Considerations

by Bernard McCloskey
Crua's Camping Food Guide #2 - 9 Key Backpacking Food Considerations

Welcome back to Crua's Guide to Camping Food.    We kicked off the series with a crash course in camping nutrition. In it, we looked at the differe...

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15 Clever Camping Food Hacks with Crua Outdoors

by Bernard McCloskey
15 Clever Camping Food Hacks with Crua Outdoors

We've compiled a list of 13 camping food hacks that making cooking in the wild that bit easier. Find out some resourceful and inventive ways to carry eggs, herbs and spices, and kitchen-ware. See what foods are best on the trail and the lots more.

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17 Genius Camping Hacks for Clever Campers

by Bernard McCloskey
17 Genius Camping Hacks for Clever Campers

Over the years, we've read, heard, seen and witnessed some moments of sheer genius. The type of camping hack that makes you kick yourself for not figuring it out sooner. Here we have compiled a list of some of our favourites. There are 19 camping hacks in total. We hope you enjoy them!

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A Hiking Essential: Crua Community's Seven Favourite Hiking Backpacks

by Hans Moolman
A Hiking Essential: Crua Community's Seven Favourite Hiking Backpacks

Having a quality hiking backpack and hiking boots makes for a great hike. As we all know, a great hike is part and parcel of a great camping trip.

With the help and support of our community of adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts, we compiled a list of our seven favourite camping backpacks. Make sure the check it out and let us know if we are missing your tried and trusted favourite.

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Crua's Guide to Choosing a Camping Hammock

by Bernard McCloskey
Crua's Guide to Choosing a Camping Hammock

Tent-less camping isn't anything new. Camping hammocks have been around for years but they are becoming hugely popular in recent times. Although Crua Outdoors might be known as a lover of tents, the surge in enthusiasm for camping hammocks is something we enjoy seeing and are embracing wholeheartedly. Here is our guide to hammock camping and choosing the perfect camping hammock.

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Crua's Ultimate Camping Checklist

by Crua Outdoors
Crua's Ultimate Camping Checklist

In order to pack smart, you need to have structure. 

To have structure, you need a camping checklist. That is why we put together our ultimate camping checklist. This is everything and anything that you might need for your camping adventure.

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3 Steps to Consider When Choosing a Hiking Backpack

by Bernard McCloskey
3 Steps to Consider When Choosing a Hiking Backpack

At Crua Outdoors, we've put a big focus on helping our community choose their camping essentials. For camping, that means the sleeping bagcamping mattress and camping chairs among a number of other things that we've explored already. There's a lot more items we hope to get to shortly. For hiking, we've already looked at what to consider when choosing hiking boots. Those hiking boots will help to carry you along. Of course, how you carry everything else depends on your hiking backpack

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Resting Easy: The Crua Community’s Seven Best Sleeping Bags

by Crua Outdoors
Resting Easy: The Crua Community’s Seven Best Sleeping Bags

When it comes to buying your camping equipment and making your way through that camping checklist, choosing a sleeping bag is one of the more important decisions to make. Recently, we guided you through all you need to know before choosing the best sleeping bag for you. Now, it is time to look the Crua Community's Seven Best Sleeping Bags.

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What to Consider When Shopping for Sleeping Bags

by Crua Outdoors
What to Consider When Shopping for Sleeping Bags

Last time around we gave advice to guide you in choosing the best camping mattress. We also listed the seven best camping mattresses, as chosen by the Crua community.  


This time, we are going to focus on the all important sleeping bag. We will look at what you need to understand, the features of modern sleeping bags and important areas to consider when choosing a sleeping bag.

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Introducing The New Crua Hybrid MkII

by Derek O'Sullivan
Introducing The New Crua Hybrid MkII

Hi everyone, Derek O'Sullivan here, founder of Crua Outdoors. I want to introduce you to the Crua Hybrid MkII. The new and updated version of our b...

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March: Revolution is here!

by Crua Outdoors
March: Revolution is here!

In March, we were delighted to introduce the brand New Crua Clan! The Ultimate, modular, insulated tent system! The Clan consists of the Crua Core,...

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Outdoor Cooking: The Crua Community's 7 Best Camping Stoves

by Crua Outdoors
Outdoor Cooking: The Crua Community's 7 Best Camping Stoves

Want to know what the 7 best camping stoves on the market today are? We asked the Crua community (a hardy bunch of experienced outdoors enthusiasts...

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