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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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How autumn presents new hazards for outdoor adventurers

Fall can present new hazards to anyone spending time outdoors.

Fall is one of the most rewarding times of the year to get out and explore the great outdoors. Whether biking, hiking or just taking a casual stroll, autumn comes with wonderful foliage, brisk, comfortable breezes and intoxicating smells.

At the same time, however, the conditions that are emblematic of fall can also create new hazards for anyone headed out on a trek. Ensure you've prepared by [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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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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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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