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Why Good Socks Matter

Why Good Socks Matter

Most people don’t put a whole lot of thought into their socks. And why should you? Socks are pretty pointless, really. They’re just the useless buffer between your feet and your footwear that exist solely to keep your shoes from getting smelly. This, of course, couldn’t be further from the truth. Socks aren’t the first thing that come to mind when you think of crucial or technical outdoor apparel, but more »

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Family Hiking Activites

Family Hiking Activites

Hiking is a fun and worthwhile activity in and of itself. Hiking is a great form of exercise, it allows you to experience nature firsthand, and it offers respite from constant Facebook notifications and a seemingly endless stream of work emails. Another great thing about hiking is that it’s something the whole family can enjoy together. Of course, children don’t necessarily appreciate nature and hiking in the same way as more »

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Oral IV

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Free Entrance to National Parks for Veterans Day

Free Entrance to National Parks for Veterans Day

Today is Veterans Day. We would like to say thank you all those who’ve served in our military, and to those currently serving. Soldiers put their lives on the line to help ensure our nation’s safety, and Veterans Day is a time to honor the men and women serving our country. Take the opportunity to show your appreciation for active military members and veterans, and remember those who served who more »

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5 Reasons to Explore Nature

5 Reasons to Explore Nature

As an outdoor gear store, we encourage everyone to get outside! Students and teachers, families and friends, young and old – nature is for everyone. There’s little in this world more inspiring than a sunset, and little more comforting than a campfire, and we love being able to outfit people for those adventures! Whether you’ve been an avid backpacker for the last 30 years (which is slightly less time than more »

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Common Hiking Injuries

Common Hiking Injuries

While there is always a slight risk any time you venture out into nature, hiking is a relatively low-impact, low-risk hobby. There are freak accidents and injuries from time to time, but for the most part, hiking is pretty safe. Being aware of common hiking injuries can help keep you safe on a hike. Here’s a list of some common hiking injuries, and ho you can avoid them. Ankle sprains, more »

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Don’t Forget About Daylight Saving Time

Don’t Forget About Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend. At 2 a.m. on Sunday morning, we roll the clocks back one hour, and 2:00 a.m. becomes 1:00 a.m. You’ll definitely appreciate the extra hour of sleep on Monday morning, but the time change can lead to a little confusion over the weekend, especially if you’re out camping, hiking, or otherwise enjoying nature. Here are some thing to keep in mind with the end more »

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Why Do I Need Trekking Poles?

Why Do I Need Trekking Poles?

If you spend enough time on a hiking trail, you will come across someone wielding a pair of trekking poles. While not every hiker uses trekking poles, every hiker should. Trekking poles aren’t exactly necessary to hiking, but they provide a number of benefits that can greatly improve the quality of your hike. Here’s a little bit of information to help you understand why trekking poles are so important. What more »

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8 Mythical Creatures You Could Meet While Camping

8 Mythical Creatures You Could Meet While Camping

Halloween is the perfect time to share ghost stories, legends, myths, and folktales. Sometimes these stories are whimsical explanations of natural phenomena. Sometimes they’re based on actual things or occurrences, having wandered further and further from the truth over years, of course. But more often than not, they are completely falsified and purely for entertainment. Regardless of how legends and tales get their starts, they are almost always enthralling. Stories more »

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Ghost Stories for Your Campfire

Ghost Stories for Your Campfire

It’s the weekend before Halloween! Some folks are going to spend the weekend scrambling to put together costumes, but others will spend the weekend outdoors. There are only a few short days until Halloween, so why not get in the spirit of things and share some ghost stories around the campfire this weekend? Here are a few spooky ghost stories to take a long with you on your camping trip. more »

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