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6 Family Outdoors Activities for Thanksgiving

6 Family Outdoors Activities for Thanksgiving

When the big turkey day rolls around each year, do you and your family members find yourselves anxiously pacing the house like ravenous wolves, driving the cooks crazy with your annoying whines of “is it ready yet?” Do them (and yourself) a favor and GET OUTSIDE! Here are 6 outdoors [...]

6 Tips to Help you Prepare for the Biggest Relay Race in the World

6 Tips to Help you Prepare for the Biggest Relay Race in the World

Hood to Coast is the largest relay race in the world, and it’s no small feat. Every year, 12,600 runners in teams of 12 hit the starting line at the base of Mount Hood, located 50 miles outside of Portland. Teams cover 198 miles of road from the mountain through [...]

Take the Spice Challenge: 9 of the World’s Hottest Dishes

Take the Spice Challenge: 9 of the World’s Hottest Dishes

Are you the type of individual to eat a sextet of mouth-numbing buffalo wings just to win a T-shirt, or mow down on a fiery morsel of God-knows-what just to prove to your fellow travelers that no street food will faze you? All right big guy (or gal), let’s see [...]

Father’s Day 2013: Gifts that will take him from a Sacked Stan to a Dapper Dan

Father’s Day 2013: Gifts that will take him from a Sacked Stan to a Dapper Dan

It’s the inevitable. As sure as the sun rises in the morning, so will gray hairs appear on the head of your pops. And even more concerning, it seems that fashion relevance and age are inversely proportional. But rest easy, this father’s day offers ample opportunity for you to kick [...]

Extreme Hammocking

Extreme Hammocking

On the look out for the perfect hammocking spot? These men are. For them, perfect means the most ridiculous and dangerous places to hang. We’re going to call these men expert hammock-ers, just to remind you that you are not an expert. If where you hang your hammock could get [...]

National Fishing and Boating Week: Q & A with Stephanie Vatalaro

National Fishing and Boating Week: Q & A with Stephanie Vatalaro

The kids are off to soccer practice, mom’s gardening, and dad is out golfing. Sounds like a pretty outdoorsy family, right? Maybe so, but none of these activities are done as an actual family. While these are all great activities, they general attract a certain age or gender group. That means [...]

Getting Kids to Have Fun Outside

Getting Kids to Have Fun Outside

There is something cool that being in the outdoors does to people.  It brings them closer and creates a strong, lasting bond.  Maybe it’s because of the inside jokes garnered from a day on the trail, or a funny story that happens over packed peanut butter sandwich, but relationships forged [...]

Fry Bacon and Eggs in a Paper Bag

Fry Bacon and Eggs in a Paper Bag

Generally, camping means giving up your daily luxuries to experience the more rugged lifestyle nature has to offer. But after a weekend of hiking and weathering the elements, we often begin to wish that we could bring certain luxuries (like bacon and eggs) along with us. Sadly, we generally assume [...]

Canyoneering 4 Ways it Makes You Indiana Jones Sexy

Canyoneering 4 Ways it Makes You Indiana Jones Sexy

Canyoneering is not for the faint of heart. Picture this: You drive out to the middle of the Utah Desert (or some other general place where canyons exist), there’s not a hospital for miles, no cellphone coverage, and you descend into a cavernous blackhole of death. Ok, maybe it’s not [...]

Extreme Unicycling, Lost Hikers, and How to Make Shelter: Outdoor Videos of the Day

Extreme Unicycling, Lost Hikers, and How to Make Shelter: Outdoor Videos of the Day

You may have thought unicycling in and of itself was an extreme sport, but when compared to this… well, it really just doesn’t compare. Unicyclists Stephanie Dietze and Lutz Eichholz carry their unicycles to the top of a mountain in the Dolomites, then begin a treacherous descent down. This is really [...]