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5 campsite recipes you’ll want to remember

After a long day of biking, hiking and enjoying the outdoors, you will likely have worked up an appetite. Sure, you could stick with sandwiches or freeze-dried meals. But why would you when there are so many easy - and healthy - campfire recipes available? Moreover, you need meals that will replenish the vitamins and nutrients you have lost in you exertions. For example, you'll need complex carbohydrates for energy and protein for your muscles.Take a lo
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5 ways to be a more eco-friendly camper

Learn how to be an eco-friendly camper.

Have you ever heard the saying, "Take only pictures. Leave only footprints"? It's a good motto for campers to follow. Essentially, it means that you have a responsibility to leave nature as undisturbed as possible when camping. If you're looking for ways to become a more eco-friendly outdoor person, check out the list of tips below:

1. Don't go off-trail 
Park rangers and other officials lay out t
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How to stay safe when biking unfamiliar trails

Many cyclists want to venture out and try new trails. While this can be refreshing, even experienced cyclist should know the safety tips for trying unfamiliar trails.

Cycling is an excellent way to see the country and to maintain your fitness goals. However, traversing the same roads day after day can get tiresome. Many cyclists want to venture out and explore trails. While this can be refreshing, even experienced cyclists should know the safety tips for trying unfamiliar trails. Take a look at the major ones below: 

Prepare ahead of time 
Much like a hiker wouldn't trek an
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The best summer camping spots in the U.S.

American offers a wide array of amazing locations to camp. Check them out in this article.

Summer is an amazing time of year. The weather is better, the trails are clear and nature is at its most beautiful. All of these factors and more make it the perfect time to go camping. Fortunately for lovers of the Great Outdoors, America offers a wide array of amazing locations to camp in. Check them out below: 

New Hampshire's White Mountain National Forest 
Hike or bike the trails through any part of the 800,00
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Should you listen to music on your bike tour?

The beats we listen to on our headphones have the unique ability to affect our body movement.

Everyone has their own reasons for partaking on a bike tour. Some are looking for a fun experience, others are looking for some serious exercise. Either way, your adventurous workout can be seriously supplemented by the music you listen to during it. 

Science studies the way we interact with music 
Believe it or not, but the beats we listen to on our headphones have the unique ability to affect our body movement -
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The best bike gear and gadgets to have on your next tour

Check out these products that you might want to invest in before your next bike tour so you can make your trip smooth riding.

Are you equipped with the most useful bicycle gear and gadgets? When you're on a bike tour, the point is typically to disconnect from the world, get some fresh air and good exercise, but that doesn't mean your trip won't be made a little easier - and safer, in some cases - with the latest equipment! 

Check out these products that you might want to invest in before your next bike tour so you can make your trip smooth riding.

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How to prepare for a medical emergency when bike touring

It doesn't matter how well you know a trail - accidents and injuries can happen even on the easiest of rides and if you're left unprepared you could risk putting yourself in serious danger.

What is the number one rule when it comes to bike touring - other than to have fun? Be prepared, of course. It doesn't matter how well you know a trail - accidents and injuries can happen even on the easiest of rides, and if you're left unprepared you risk putting yourself in serious danger. 

When you're on a bike tour you need to be ready to deal with everything from a scraped knee to animal bites to broken bones. Here's a list o
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When bike tours get wet: How to tough it out in inclement weather

Make no mistake, a distant rumble of thunder should not be taken lightly.

Nothing disrupts bike touring faster than the overhead rumbles of a looming thunder and lightning storm. Make no mistake, a distant burst of thunder should not be taken lightly. According to the Red Cross, with thunder comes lightning, and lightning kills more people than tornadoes or hurricanes every year. And when you are on a ride in the wilderness with little shelter available, the
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Watch out for these dangerous animals when you’re bike touring

Do you know what you would do if you came across some of nature's most fierce and claws?

When you're bike touring in the back country you have to be prepared for a number of things the wilderness could throw at you, including some of its most dangerous wildlife. Do you know what you would do if you came across some of nature's most fierce claws? If you don't have a plan, you might find yourself in a particularly sticky situation. 

Check out some of the most dangerous animals that you could come across on your ne
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Meal planning for when you’re bike touring

Follow this guide equipped with a grocery shopping list and some camp-friendly recipes that will be sure to make meal preparation as easy as can be.

When you're bike touring, you know you have to pack sustenance for at least a couple of days, and if you really sit down and think about it, that requires a lot of well thought out planning. Let's face it, a pile of granola bars is great for a snack, but it won't be enough to really give you the energy you need for the amount of activity you'll be doing. Plus you also have to consider the weight of the food. Your [Read more...]