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Spending the evening under the open sky (or below the roof of your tent) is one of the greatest joys of any outdoorsman. But you don’t have to be rugged to camp in comfort and enjoy time away from home. For all the best gear and advice on camping, The Manual has you covered.

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The 10 Best Pieces of Solar Gear for Exploring Off-Grid in 2022

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Nothing beats fishing out an ice-cold can of beer from a perfectly packed cooler. Thus, we rounded up the best coolers to help level up your beverage game.
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The 12 Best Camping Chairs to Get You Off the Ground

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