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Beginner's Guide to Safe Hiking Tips & the Best Gear for the Hike (video)

April 24, 2020
In this how-to program we will focus on hiking and all of the basic skills and hiking equipment, clothing and boots you will need to have for a great new outdoor experience with friends and family.…
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10 Easy Breakfast Recipes for Campers & Hikers

March 10, 2017
Every now and then, it’s fun to whip out the Dutch oven for a tasty breakfast treat - like our caramel cinnamon rolls. But for the majority of backpackers and campers morning meals are often quick,…
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Ode to Jerky – The ULTIMATE Camping Food

March 6, 2017
Jerky – real handmade, artisan jerky made from meticulously cared for strips of real, lean meat – is the ULTIMATE camping food. It has been for a long, long time all around the world. There are…
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Hunters and Hikers Keep Your Eyes Open and Expect the Unexpected

December 9, 2015
This year has reminded me that there are no sure things in hunting. It makes it a challenge, but it’s also why I enjoy it so much.  Since mid-September I have pursued whitetails. Some afternoons,…
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4 Exercises to Help Prepare for Hunting Situations

November 25, 2014
We spend countless hours — and much of our paychecks — on outdoor activities like hunting and fishing. So when we get to a remote location, the last thing we need is to feel too winded and worn out…
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7 Safety Tips You Need to See Before Your Next Fall Hike

October 5, 2014
The rain ended an hour before daylight, but the ground and brightly-colored leaf litter covering the forest floor remained wet. Rain water dripping off of the tree limbs was beginning to slow its…
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Tips to Prevent Autumn Campfires From Turning into Wildfires

October 1, 2014
Tough to find a more pleasing experience than sitting around a cozy campfire during autumn. However, campfires can also escape the fire pit and become a roaring, damaging wildfire in only a few…
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How to Turn a Rainy Day Into an Incredible Hiking Experience

September 26, 2014
Arrive at any trailhead, even popular ones, on a rainy day and your vehicle will likely be the only one there. Rainy days on the trail can be uncomfortable while backpacking, but for a day hike, don’…
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8 Tips to Photograph the Vivid Colors of Fall

September 22, 2014
As the north winds begin to push south with Vs of Canadian geese, we are given a yearly opportunity to photograph vivid colors rarely seen in nature. Red and gold mix with the lingering green of…
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A Guide to Finding Public Land for Outdoor Activities

August 7, 2014
It is no secret that access is one of the major deterrents to participation in hunting and fishing. If you fall into that category, or know someone who does, public lands may be the answer to your…
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Portable Water Filter Options & Tips for Using Them

August 4, 2014
If you hunt, fish or backpack out west, having enough water is a serious issue. You'll be sucking dry air and will need to consume a lot of water. Years ago we'd throw a canteen in our backpack, then…
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14 Gifts for the Best Outdoor Dad

May 23, 2014
Are You Struggling to Come up With a Gift for Your Outdoor Guy? Here Are My Top Gift Picks From Bass Pro Shops.  Your outdoor dad or husband may say he doesn’t like to shop, but that doesn’t mean…