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Why SteriPEN Purifiers?

Why SteriPEN Purifiers?

Clean drinking water is important, especially when you’re in a remote environment. Illness from contaminated water in the back country can be fatal. SteriPEN is a lightweight, compact, and portable way to ensure that you have potable drinking water everywhere you go. You can use SteriPEN water purifiers on hiking trails, float trips, and while traveling to countries with questionable water quality. Here are a few reasons why you should more »

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Family Camping in Northwest Arkansas

Family Camping in Northwest Arkansas

The camping in Arkansas is so good that you’re spoiled for choice. Every corner of the state has beautiful scenery, plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities, and terrific campgrounds. But our corner, Northwest Arkansas, may have the rest of the state beat. Here are some of the best places for family camping in NWA! Devil’s Den State Park If you’re looking for camping near Fayetteville, AR, Devil’s Den is just a more »

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Outdoorsy Moms

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Outdoorsy Moms

Flowers and a card are classic Mother’s Day gifts, but they’re also a little cliche. Plus, they have the lasting power of a housefly. Stray from the usual and give your mom something she can use for years to come. Here are a few Mother’s Day gift ideas for moms who love spending time outdoors! Insulated bottle An insulated water bottle from Hydro Flask or Klean Kanteen will get plenty more »

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Take a Hike: Day Hiking Essentials

Take a Hike: Day Hiking Essentials

Have you ever been told to take a hike? This may very well be the nicest way to tell someone to go away. Hiking is loads of fun, it’s good for your physical and mental health, and it lets you experience the beauty of nature. If someone tells you to take a hike, don’t take offense. Take their advice! Here’s a quick list of hiking essentials for a day hike. more »

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5 Ways to Make Your Camping Fuel Canister Last Longer

5 Ways to Make Your Camping Fuel Canister Last Longer

Exactly how long does a camp stove fuel canister last? Frustratingly, that depends on a number of factors including temperature, altitude, weather conditions, your camping or backpacking stove, your cookware, and how you use it. You can buy the exact same fuel canister twice, use it with the exact same camping stove and cook pot both times, and the fuel canisters will last for different amounts of time. That being more »

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Are Merino Wool Hiking Socks Worth the Price?

Are Merino Wool Hiking Socks Worth the Price?

You’re walking through your local outdoor sporting goods store when you come across a pair of merino wool hiking socks. These socks are unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. How could anything be so fluffy yet so rugged? It’s as though someone combined the comfort of a cloud and the protection of a battle tank into a single pair of socks. You’re captivated. As you bring your face close to more »

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Tips for Preventing Poison Ivy Rashes

Tips for Preventing Poison Ivy Rashes

It’s hard to avoid poison ivy in Arkansas once temperatures start to rise and the spring rains fall. Poison ivy erupts along – and sometimes in the middle of – hiking trails. It climbs up trees and rests along river banks. Poison ivy loves the Arkansas climate so much that it might even take up residence in your own backyard. This summertime nuisance creates an obvious challenge for outdoor enthusiasts more »

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What Should You Wear to Go Rock Climbing?

What Should You Wear to Go Rock Climbing?

What should you wear for rock climbing? People climb in skinny jeans and work out pants. Jerseys and flannels. Trail pants and basketball shorts. BDUs and yoga tights. Tank tops and sun shirts. In other words, people wear lots of different things when they climb. Looking at 24 Hours of Horseshoe Hell – Arkansas’ own climbing competition/climbing party – shows you that there’s not a strict dress code for rock more »

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7 Reasons to Wear Sandals on Your Next Adventure

7 Reasons to Wear Sandals on Your Next Adventure

If you’re already savvy to the joys of outdoor sandals, this post is not for you. If you let your toes wiggle in the summer breeze and people can’t tell if your feet are tan or dirty, then keep moving. This is for those who keep their digits confined in the familiar comfort and protection of a toe box. For those who for modesty’s sake – or because it’s all more »

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Spring Is Prime Time for Arkansas Waterfalls

Spring Is Prime Time for Arkansas Waterfalls

Spring is typically the rainiest part of the year in Arkansas, and it’s been pouring buckets in Northwest Arkansas this spring. While some people prefer to sit indoors on a rainy day, there’s a lot of fun to be had outdoors. Don’t let soggy trails and rain clouds keep you cooped up indoors. Embrace the spring showers, and take the opportunity to catch some Arkansas waterfalls in their prime! Heavy more »

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