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Getting Outdoors When It’s Hot Outside

Getting Outdoors When It’s Hot Outside

For many people there’s a direct decrease in desire to head outdoors with an increase in temperature. The hotter it is, the harder it is to get them to go for a hike or pull on their rock climbing shoes. Of course, if you only get outside when the weather is ideal and temperatures are perfect, you will end up spending a lot of time indoors. Here are a few more »

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10 Tips for Northwest Arkansas Trails

10 Tips for Northwest Arkansas Trails

Northwest Arkansas has an awesome assortment of trails, from the urban greenways to the challenging wilderness hikes.Here are 10 tips for fully enjoying Northwest Arkansas trails. Take advantage of online maps and guidebooks you can find at places like Uncle Sam’s Safari Outfitters. Northwest Arkansas trails include the Lake Fayetteville Trail, five and a half miles that takes you right to the Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks, seen in the more »

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5 Reasons to Buy Army Surplus Gear

5 Reasons to Buy Army Surplus Gear

If you already buy army surplus gear, you don’t need anyone to explain why it’s a good idea. However many campers, hikers, and outdoor enthusiasts would never consider buying military or army surplus. You’re not going into combat, so why buy old military gear, right? Military surplus is well made and often much more affordable than outdoor gear made by big name brands. Here are five reasons to buy army more »

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Couples Camping in NW Arkansas

Couples Camping in NW Arkansas

Camping can be very romantic activity. It includes cozy fires, ample opportunities for cuddling, and charming ambience. Of course camping also includes biting insects, poisonous plants, and uninvited raccoons. The point is that while camping has the potential to be a sweet, romantic thing to do with a significant other there’s also potential for things to go south in a hurry. Here are a few things to do and things more »

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10 Ways to Beat Campsite Food Boredom

10 Ways to Beat Campsite Food Boredom

Maybe s’mores never get boring, but you probably can’t say the same for hot dogs and PB&J. Here are 10 ways to keep your campers happy when you’re car camping. Do some cooking or baking before you leave home. Whip up homemade muffins, freeze them, and have something fresh and delicious for breakfast the next day. Fix burritos and wrap them in foil so you can heat them over the more »

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How to Pack for a Car Camping Trip

How to Pack for a Car Camping Trip

Ultralight backpackers can tell you how many ounces their sleeping bag, tent, and spork weigh off the top of their heads. That’s because every ounce counts with backpacking. It’s a different story with car camping, however. Car camping allows you to pack as much as you want regardless of how much it weighs or how much space it takes up. You’re limited only to what you can fit in your more »

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Bouldering the Blues Away

Bouldering the Blues Away

Any rock climber will tell you that he or she always feels better after a day of pulling on stone. Rock climbing is rewarding, fulfilling, and downright enjoyable. In fact, recent research from the University of Arizona suggests that bouldering could potentially help treat patients with depression. So what is it about rock climbing that helps you feel good? Getting outside Ecotherapy – also known as nature therapy or green more »

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Fibers for Outdoor Gear

Fibers for Outdoor Gear

When you buy outdoor wear, you may focus on looking sharp, on having pockets and compartments on every possible part of your body, or on getting a great deal. But don’t forget the fibers! What is your camp shirt made of? What materials make up your hiking boots? Are your socks knitted from prehistoric or space-age fibers? If you don’t know, have a look at those labels. It makes a more »

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10 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Campsite

10 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Campsite

Whether you’re choosing a campsite at one of your favorite campgrounds or you’re settling into a back country campsite, you want your location to be the cream of the crop. Having the right campsite can help make the most of your camping trip. But how do you choose the best spot to settle in? Here are ten tips that can help you choose the perfect campsite. Slope Look for level more »

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Is It Time to Upgrade Your Camping Equipment?

Is It Time to Upgrade Your Camping Equipment?

Well made outdoor gear and camping equipment lasts a long time. However, sometimes gear gets outdated even though it’s holding up nicely. If you’re still using the camping equipment you inherited from your parents, or the stuff you bought when you were a student, it’s time to upgrade. Here are the 5 pieces of equipment you should upgrade first. Flashlight, lantern, or headlamp If you’re using an old kerosene lantern more »

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