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instructions

Camp Stove

The JetBoil camp stove will have your water boiling in under two minutes.

Water Filter

The Katadyn Hiker Pro filters out 99.9% of bacteria and protozoa, ensuring your fresh mountain water is safe for drinking.

How to Fit a Backpack

How to Setup a Tent

How to Camp

How to Poop in the Woods

The Best Way to Pack a Backpack

featured articles

Yosemite Preparation

Book a trip with us to Yosemite?  Here's what's next! First off, thank you for trusting us with your vacation and booking a trip with us!  We put a lot of effort into ensuring every customer’s trips go smoothly and is as successful as the…
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Best Time to Visit Yosemite

When is the best time to visit Yosemite? What a loaded question!  Due to Yosemite’s altitude and mountainous climate, the area experiences dramatically different weather than what is found elsewhere in California.  Although Fall and Spring s…
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Glacier Point Road Closure - Yosemite Re-Opened

As of 8/19/2018, the Ferguson Fire has been 100% contained.  Yosemite Valley re-opened last week, but Highway 41 and Glacier Pt Rd have remained closed.  Highway 41 is scheduled to re-open tomorrow, August 24th, at 8AM.  However, Glacier Poi…
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CampCrate Difficulty Levels

CampCrate’s trail difficulty is measured by considering three separate factors.  Elevation gain is most important, followed by distance, then altitude.  Each has a significant effect on difficulty, requiring a higher rate of physical fitnes…
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Best Views en-route to Yosemite from The Bay Area

If you are arriving to Yosemite from the greater San Francisco area, be sure to take Hwy 120 into the park through Groveland, CA.  Put the following tag into your GPS to take Old Priest Grade road and save 10 minutes on your drive time.  Aft…
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Yosemite Announcement - Pohono Trail Closures

Summary We have an important message to share in regards to all Yosemite reservations between August 18th and August 25th.  Please read through the questions carefully.  In summary, the Pohono Trail will remain closed until at least August 2…
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Recommended Packing List

CampCrate provides the main backpacking necessities, but it will be up to you to bring the following items. These items will help ensure your trip is comfortable and safe on a 3 Day / 4 Night trip.  It is important to note that a heavy backp…
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