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What You Should Know About Ticks and Lyme Disease

July 19, 2019
Facts About Ticks This chart shows the life stages of three types of common U.S. ticks, including the black-legged, or deer, tick. Black-legged tick nymphs are more likely to spread the Lyme disease…
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How to Remove a Tick Embedded in the Skin (video)

July 9, 2019
Ticks are a part of nature. If you plan to get outside, chances are you could come in contact with one and even get bit. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ticks are most…
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How to Prevent Tick Bites

July 10, 2018
Don't let ticks keep you from enjoying the great outdoors. Fortunately, there are several tactics you and your family can use to prevent tick bites and reduce the risk of tick-borne illnesses such as…
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6 Morel Mushroom Hunting Secrets

April 20, 2015
Interest in morel hunting has mushroomed in recent years. Competition for the succulent morsels is fierce. Only those who have honed their fungi hunting skills are able to routinely serve up mounds…
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No Membership Required: At-Home Hunter Specific Workouts

January 9, 2015
If you’re like me, you detest the thought of going to the gym. The only thing that’s worse is paying the outrageous monthly fees. I tried this once and felt more guilt than good health from my…
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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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Primitive Camping: How & Where to Camp For Free

September 12, 2014
For some campers, the thirst for “getting away from it all” is not quenched by spending a night in a developed campground. But a dose of dispersed camping, camping outside of a developed camping area…
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5 Ways to Avoid Crowds on Day Hikes

September 5, 2014
    The popular sport of day hiking continues to attract those looking for a bit of adventure with limited time. On several recent day hikes at national and state parks, I've had plenty of company…
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5 Essential Items for Every Daypack

August 22, 2014
  Ascend D2400 DaypackAscend D2400 Daypack   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…
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9 Ways to Use a Knife for Survival

August 17, 2014
A knife is widely regarded as the single most important survival tool for those who venture into the wilderness. It can obviously cut things — an important task in the woods — but with a little know-…