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Video Shows Lightning Nearly Striking Fisherman

June 24, 2019
This is Why You Should Get Off the Water — and Shoreline — During a Lightning Storm! The best way to protect yourself and anyone with you from lightning is to avoid the threat. Summer is the peak…
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These Tips Could Save Your Life: Lightning Safety in the Outdoors

May 7, 2019
When temperatures rise outside, so do the number of people enjoying the outdoors. But the beauty of nature can also bring harm. And while spring may produce storms and rain, the summer is actually…
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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…
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Best Camping Water Filters Worthy of Consideration

May 18, 2017
While the casual car camper may consider a portable water filtration system a nice-to-have accessory, anyone who steps off the beaten path should consider it a wise-to-have outdoor essential. Today,…
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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…
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Four Tips to Create Happy Campers (video)

June 29, 2015
If you would like to spend less time in front of a computer or TV and more time outdoors, take your family camping. It’s easy to get started. 1. Visit local outdoor stores for advice on preferred…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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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17 Signs From Nature That Can Help You Predict the Weather (video)

October 5, 2014
Thick leaden clouds blanketed the sky and the air had a heavy, raw feel as we pushed off into the emerald green river. But at least temperatures hovered above freezing. We were embarking on a 10-mile…
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Improve Skills With 10 Top Wilderness Survival Schools

September 15, 2014
You’re ready to improve your outdoor survival skills. A quick Google search brings up dozens of survival school options in the United States. But how do you evaluate a school or course and choose one…