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The 7 most important winter camping tips

Follow these tips to have a safe winter camping trip.

A blanket of snow and the chilling calm of an icy morning help make winter camping a stunning and wonderful experience. It can be an exquisite way to experience mother nature in a new light, but it also comes with considerable risk.

Freezing conditions and bitter storms can quickly turn a trip into a dangerous situation. For that reason, it is essential to bring proper winter camping equipment and to follow these key tips:

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How to protect yourself against cold weather during your next trek

As nature prepares for the long hush of a frozen winter, there are still countless opportunities for outdoor adventurers to enjoy a bike ride, hiking trek or camping trip. The aesthetics of colorful trees or an early morning frost make this time of year especially beautiful, but increasingly cool or frigid temperatures may create new challenges. Understanding the risks can help you select the right camping equipment and better prepare for cold weather.
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10 edible plants to sample on your next camping trip

The great outdoors offers a number of delicious and interesting flavors to sample. Importantly, this should only be done by someone with a strong knowledge of local plants and animals, and even in a survival situation, it is best to exercise caution when foraging for wild edibles. Use a guide book or app to identify species and at the first sign of illness, seek medical attention.

Not everything in the woods is toxic, however, and there a few pla
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8 camping hacks to try on your next adventure

Here are a few ways to make your camping efforts easier.

Even experienced outdoor adventurers know that camping can entail some challenges and hard work. By planning ahead and being clever with your supplies, you can make things a little easier. Here are some great camping hacks to employ:

1. Try natural pest repellents
Sage, citronella and other plants keep bugs at bay and can make your time out in the woods a little more relaxing. The smoke from a campfire will deter many insects an
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What you need to know about biking in the desert

The desert is an excellent place for a biking trip, but comes with specific hazards.

Much of the American southwest is dominated by gorgeous, sprawling desert. Between the iconic red rocks and towering cacti, there are tremendous opportunities for outdoor exploration. Biking through these regions is immensely rewarding, but also carries a specific set of caveats and hazards.

Understanding what to expect when traversing the desert landscape is a good first step in ensuring your trek is a successful one. By planning ahead and packing th
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Why protecting yourself from mosquitos and ticks is no joke

When preparing for an outdoor adventure, neglecting to consider the risks brought on by mosquitos, ticks and other bugs can be a costly mistake. By being proactive when selecting your camping equipment or bike gear, you can reduce the possibility of having a close encounter with any sort of unwanted biting insect.

Not only can a bite be quite painful or irritating, but these creatures can also harbor very dangerous diseases. Whether in a suburban gree
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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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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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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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