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Amongst the Fall Foliage

There’s nothing more beautiful than the outdoors having been taken over by the fall season. The leaves shine brightly in gorgeous red and orange hues from the trees while the fallen leaves crunch under your feet. The cool, crisp air smells of a changing season and in the evenings, the harvest moon glows. It’s a sight to see and the perfect time to set up camp

As you plan your fall camping adventure, you might be in need of some new camping essentials and Cabela’s is the place to shop. As the World’s Foremost Outfitter of outdoor gear, Cabela’s has an awesome reputation for offering a wide selection of high-quality outdoor apparel and supplies. They also have helpful buying guides, exceptional customer service, and collections that are unrivaled.

For your tent, try the Bass Pro Shops Eclipse 6-Person Cabin Tent that’s perfect for a family trip. Lightweight and easy to use, this tent gives your family quality shelter from the elements and insects at the campsite. Offering enough room to sleep 6 comfortably, this tent provides trustworthy protection with a body and rainfly made of a durable 190T polyester with a 600mm PU coating. The tough 120gm polyethylene bathtub floor also features welded seams to ensure moisture from the ground does not bother you inside. A zippered mesh window on the tent’s door works with the 3 large, zip-close mesh windows and large mesh roof panels to provide ventilation.

Or, try the NEW Cabela’s West Wind 6-Person Camo Dome Tent. A sturdy design built to handle howling winds and torrential rains, this tent makes a great choice for long weekends and extended stays out in the wild. Spacious and sturdy, this 3-season tent features a freestanding 5-pole frame made of lightweight fiberglass poles and offers plenty of room for 6 people and gear. The West Wind features a full-coverage rainfly that creates a spacious vestibule upfront for protected entry into the tent and protected storage for packs, muddy footwear, coolers, and other gear.

As mentioned, fall brings coolness to the air, so keeping warm is essential to a comfortable night. Combining proven, rugged construction with classic materials, the Cabela’s® Mountain Trapper 40° Sleeping Bag is a cold-weather sleeping bag that also integrates modern tech and design to optimize comfort and protection. Heavyweight cotton canvas shell and brushed-cotton-flannel linings surround 2 lbs. 2 oz. of lightweight 100% polyester insulation for proven heat retention you can trust, and a roomy 84″Lx36″W bag also features a 3″ insulated zipper baffle to lock warmth in.

Of course, you can take your comfort a step further with the Cabela’s Lounge Cot. This 2-in-1 cot features adjustable legs and an easy-to-use locking mechanism to help you sleep soundly through the night and then transform the cot into a lounge chair the next day. The welded, solid-steel frame provides sturdy support, while the flexible spring-tension system, nylon sleeping surface, and thick, padded panels provide a bedlike cushion.

Once you’ve got your shelter and sleeping arrangements, you’ll want to make sure you have your meals taken care of with the Camp Chef Explorer 2-Burner Camp Stove. A trustworthy cooking solution for outdoor lovers when adventure calls, this stove delivers plenty of cooking power and is great for campouts with the family. It’s easy-to-use, easy-to-store, and easy-to-transport. Just don’t forget the Camp Chef Professional Steel Griddle for the best breakfast while camping!

Head over to Cabela’s today to find everything you need and more for your camping trip and enjoy the season amongst the fall foliage.

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Quick Tips for Adjusting to the New Normal

Article by Jennifer Scott

It happened: We fell into a pandemic, and now things are completely different. We can’t go back and change the past, but we can adapt. looks at some ways life isn’t the same, as well as tips on how to make the most of the new normal.

Beauty Routines

One of the most prevalent effects of the virus was that barber and beauty shops closed. And even though we can return to getting our regular cut and style, wearing a mask is not exactly an ideal situation for a haircut. Adapt by doing it yourself. Skip the scissors for the kids (hair clippers are best for boys) and use a good hair-cutting mirror if you have to trim long hair. Be prepared for a few minor snafus; start conservatively so that you can pull your hair back to hide a bad cut.


A collective sigh was the sound that could be heard from parents all across the country when it was announced that kids would not go back to school after spring break. Now, most of us are facing having to continue remote-learning as the new school year approaches. It is difficult, no doubt, but with the right technology and a strict education schedule, you can get through even advanced classes from the kitchen table. There are many online tutoring services that can make the process easier, especially if you simply don’t have the patience to teach yourself.

Buying a Home

Like getting the kids back to the books, there are other things in life that can’t wait — buying a home is one of these. If you’re scared of the virus, which most of us are, Redfin recommends doing things like touring remotely and opting to have your realtor offer a video chat instead of immediately going in for your own private tour.

Domestic Troubles

Many of us have been self-isolating since March. This can cause huge problems at home, particularly for families where one spouse stays home and is used to the rest of the family being gone for school and work most of the time. Being stuck at home with your partner can quickly lead to relationship tension, especially if you’re stressed and already aggressive. If you’d rather not break up a beautiful marriage because of a few months of stress and duress, you can seek out couples therapy online to help you identify and rectify financial issues, loss of romance, and substance abuse problems.

New Pets

Arguably, the best thing to come out of this global crisis is that more people have time for a pet. And this means animal shelters are no longer struggling to find homes for strays. Getting a new dog or cat — especially a puppy or kitten — is a huge responsibility, and it’s one that’s not easy to adapt to. Taking care of a puppy, for example, is a lot like having a new baby, you’ll need to be prepared to spend countless hours feeding them, taking them out to the bathroom, and simply snuggling on them to make them feel safe and secure. You also have to dog-proof your home and teach your children how to respect canine kind.

The pandemic has changed life as we know it. And, chances are, things will never be the same. But we’re strong, and we can adapt. If you’re looking for ways to adjust your routine to handle the way things are, the above tips can help. Ultimately, however, it’s up to you to evaluate your situation and change course as it makes the most sense for you and your family.

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