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A Great Night's Sleep: The Crua Community’s Seven Best Camping Mattresses

by Crua Outdoors
A Great Night's Sleep: The Crua Community’s Seven Best Camping Mattresses

A short time ago, we highlighted four things to consider when choosing a camping mattress. This included the intended use, r-value, sizing and types of mats available. Now it is time to get down to the specifics. Once again, we utilized the great Crua community to map out our top seven camping mattresses. 

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Four Things To Consider When Choosing A Camping Mattress

by Crua Outdoors
Four Things To Consider When Choosing A Camping Mattress

The key to getting a great night’s sleep when camping is making sure you have the right gear. That is why we want to help you to make the right choices. At Crua, we know a thing or two about tents but what about the other essentials? Having the right pillow and sleeping bag is important. However, we’ll start at the very bottom, the base layer. The all important camping mattress.

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Take a Hike: The Crua Community’s Seven Favourite Hiking Boots

by Crua Outdoors
Take a Hike: The Crua Community’s Seven Favourite Hiking Boots

As far as we are concerned, there are a few things that are absolutely musts in every camping trip. There has to be a nice warm cuppa in the morning. This is best enjoyed while sitting in your tent looking out at the nature around you, that’s a given. In the evening time, another must-have is chats about nothing around the campfire or barbecue. Wedged somewhere in the day, you’ve got to take a hike. It’s what gives your trip the added bit of adventure that we all need.

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Guide To River Camping in Texas

by Bernard McCloskey
Guide To River Camping in Texas

As the passion for the great outdoors begins to grow, many campers create their own camping bucket lists. A list of adventures they want to embark ...

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Tips for Novice Hikers by guest author Jane Grates

by Crua Outdoors
Tips for Novice Hikers by guest author Jane Grates

Hiking is one of those wonderful activities that you can do virtually anywhere, regardless of your fitness level.  It’s my hope that these tips will help prepare you to get out there and enjoy Mother Nature’s finest in no time!

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Free Camping in Texas

by Crua Outdoors
Free Camping in Texas

So far in our camping guide of Texas, we’ve highlighted a lot of great campsites. We’ve listed some of our community’s favourite campsites in each of the regions of Texas. We’ve given an insight into some of the top primitive campsites and beach campsites. The camping grounds listed all come with their own charm and unique set of attractions. However, there is one thing that they all have in common - they come with a fee.

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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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Picking the Best Hiking Boots for You - Six Things to Consider

by Crua Outdoors
Picking the Best Hiking Boots for You - Six Things to Consider

There are no two activities that go hand-in-hand quite like camping and hiking. Your trip will often be planned right around a nice hike in the wil...

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Sit Back and Relax: The Crua Community’s Seven Best Camping Chairs

by Crua Outdoors
Sit Back and Relax: The Crua Community’s Seven Best Camping Chairs

In recent weeks we have been doing our bit to help you with your camping checklist. There is nothing worse than heading off on an adventure outdoor...

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April: Time to launch!

by Crua Outdoors
April: Time to launch!

CRUA KOALA IS NOW LIVE ON KICKSTARTER     If you follow on Facebook and Instagram you must not have missed the info...Crua Outdoors is back on Ki...

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Primitive Camping in Texas

by Crua Outdoors
Primitive Camping in Texas

The term “primitive camping” conjures up images of a true wilderness adventure. It implies a movement back to prehistoric ways. Picking wild berrie...

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