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Beginner's Guide to Safe Hiking Tips & the Best Gear (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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Hiking Boots Buyer's Guide

April 20, 2019
Hiking boots have come a long way since the 1980s when athletic-shoe-style hiking boots were first introduced. We’re also now wearing them for a more versatile array of outdoor adventures from…
News & Tips: How to Tie Four Easy Camping Knots  (video)...
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How to Tie Four Easy Camping Knots (video)

June 28, 2017
How to tie camping knots. The subject sounds kind of nerdy … until you’re camping and you need to know how to tie a particular knot … like right now. Sure, the family car camper is not usually…
News & Tips: 16 Winter Hiking Boot Tips for the Beginner...
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16 Winter Hiking Boot Tips for the Beginner

January 26, 2017
Hikers love nature and getting outdoors away from the busy lives they lead. Communing with nature however does have its challenges, especially in winter for the beginning hiker. Learning how to keep…
News & Tips: Demystify Map and Compass With Easy Orienteering Tips Anyone Can Use...
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Demystify Map and Compass With Easy Orienteering Tips Anyone Can Use

November 7, 2014
Declination, triangulation, contour lines, scale … with lots of jargon and no “on/off” switch involved, navigation with a map and compass can be daunting for first-timers. But it doesn’t have to be.…
News & Tips: 3 Surefire Ways to Filter and Purify Water When in the Wilderness...
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3 Surefire Ways to Filter and Purify Water When in the Wilderness

November 4, 2014
“The Bloodletting on the Bloodvein.” That’s what my Canadian wilderness adventure pals dubbed our fishing and paddling excursion along the Bloodvein River in Ontario and Manitoba. We’d anticipated…
News & Tips: 7 Reasons You Should Use Solar Power to Charge Your Electronics...
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7 Reasons You Should Use Solar Power to Charge Your Electronics

October 29, 2014
I’m a tech junkie, even when I’m out fishing, hunting or camping. But, I’m a dolt when it comes to keeping my electronics charged and ready when needed. Bushnell PowerSync SolarWrapI can’t count the…
News & Tips: How to Select a Wilderness Campsite That’s Safe and Comfy...
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How to Select a Wilderness Campsite That’s Safe and Comfy

October 29, 2014
In an instant the blue-sky, 70-degree, high-country afternoon morphed into a mother of a storm. My husband and I jumped off our horses and secured them, threw our saddles adorned with all our gear…
News & Tips: 9 Tips for Eco-Friendly Wilderness Camping...
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9 Tips for Eco-Friendly Wilderness Camping

October 12, 2014
When enjoying wilderness camping, an additional set of environmentally friendly camping criteria comes into play. Keep Mother Nature in mind by setting up camp away from the water and areas with…
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5 Essential Items for Every Daypack

August 22, 2014
Day hiking for most folks is a much needed, quick getaway from life's demands. An easy walk along a paved trail at a metro park or a 3- or 4-mile trek up a mountain and back can attract different…
News & Tips: The Importance of Timing Your Hike Right...
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The Importance of Timing Your Hike Right

August 8, 2014
Just like your mother told you before you left the house for an evening of fun with your buddies: "Be back on time or else!" She was adamant about being on time for several reasons, primarily for…
News & Tips: 6 Tips for Choosing the Proper Hiking Boot...
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6 Tips for Choosing the Proper Hiking Boot

July 28, 2014
For my outdoor activities I’ve got to have five different types of footwear with 75 percent of the wearing time going to my hiking boots. When I think of hiking boots, I’m thinkig boots I'm going to…