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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 [...]

Knowledge is Power: Certifications, Clinics, and Experience

Knowledge is Power: Certifications, Clinics, and Experience

Whether you’re fifty feet above the ground hanging onto a pair of crimpers, or about to crush a class V rapid in a ducky boat, the one piece of gear you should never leave home without is knowledge. There are many places to gain the educational edge, from the classroom [...]

7 of the Scariest Kayaking Descents

7 of the Scariest Kayaking Descents

The biggest challenge (and likely the thing that’ll keep you from the most physical harm or even death) of descending over a waterfall in a kayak—besides, you know, psyching yourself up enough to do it—is staying in once you’ve gone over. And when you’re dropping over 100 feet, it’s no [...]

British Ocean Rower Begins Pacific Crossing

British Ocean Rower Begins Pacific Crossing

British ocean rower Sarah Outen launched her second attempt to cross the Pacific Ocean last week, setting out from Japan on what promises to be a 6-month long, 4500-mile odyssey. The ocean crossing is just the latest leg on her 2+ year  quest to circle the globe entirely under her [...]

Interview: Ellis Richard of Park Rangers for Our Lands

Interview: Ellis Richard of Park Rangers for Our Lands

This past Monday, April 29th, a new organization, Park Rangers for Our Lands, came into the public sphere. These are all hard working, Park loving, trail tromping veterans who have a big heart for the lands that they’ve poured their lives into – and they need everyone’s help to keep [...]

The Top 5 Outdoor Rules You Should Never Break…Ever!

The Top 5 Outdoor Rules You Should Never Break…Ever!

Gee, That Plant Sure Does Look Tasty (No the Hell it Does Not, you Chris McCandless, Yuppie, Wannabe) If you haven’t read Into the Wild, then please do or at least see the movie. The long and the short of it can be broken down as follows (and I apologize [...]

Your New Post-Workout Recovery Drink… Beer?

Your New Post-Workout Recovery Drink… Beer?

Vices are bad, which might be why they’re called “vices” — the way I imagine it, our spongy wills are caught between our adamantine desires, slowly compressing with each turn of the crank. But what if our vices weren’t actually vices at all? If our vices were virtues… well, we [...]

4 Methods of Kayak Self Rescue

4 Methods of Kayak Self Rescue

In the anticipation of a kayaking trip, you always seem to remember the lip balm, water, pfd, and paddle, but are those really enough? Sure you’ve got your dry bag packed and your car loaded up, but are you fully prepared for what awaits you on the water? Before you [...]

Everest Climbers, Sherpas Make Peace

Everest Climbers, Sherpas Make Peace

The three climbers who were brutally attacked on Everest earlier this week have met with the Sherpas that instigated the violent incident and signed a “peace agreement” of sorts. Both sides came together in Base Camp on Tuesday with a mediator present to help facilitate an amicable resolution to the [...]