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Perfect holiday gifts for outdoor enthusiasts

Check out these holiday gifts for the outdoor adventurer on your list.

The right gear can elevate outdoor adventuring and make any trek safer and more enjoyable. Biking, hiking and camping are great hobbies  and you can show appreciation for your loved ones by picking out the perfect present this holiday season.

When shopping for the outdoor enthusiast on your list, you might opt to replace an outdated item or choose something new and exciting. Here's a quick guide to holiday shopping for outdoor adventurers:[Read more...]

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The 5 things you should always have in your pack when hitting the trail

Having the right equipment during a camping trip or biking trek can make a big  difference, especially if any unsafe situation presents itself. By being proactive and filling your pack with the most pertinent items for mitigating any difficult conditions, however, you can ensure that your excursion is a successful one.

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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 
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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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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...]

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Essential gear for your next family camping trip

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When embarking on camping trips with the family, choosing the right camping gear impacts more than just the convenience and comfort of your journey, but everyone's safety as well. Whether you plan on spending your trip on a campground, on the beach or deep in the forest, it's essential to have everything from a high-quality tent to proper sleeping equipment to ensure a safe and pleasant experience.

For families that consider long hikes and bike rides one of the best parts of a&n
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Stay dry while you camp with this gear

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While packing for a summer camping trip, it's essential that you take into account all types of potential emergency situations and weather conditions to ensure you and your companions stay safe. You can always check the weather ahead of time, but it's hard to predict exactly when a storm may hit or how much it will rain.

Don't let poor weather put a damper on your summer camping excursion. Bring along this camping gear to ensure you're ready for rainy days.

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