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8 wilderness survival tips every camper should know

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While spending time in the great outdoors can be filled with fun, camping, hiking and bike touring, the wilderness can also be risky. Whether inclement weather leaves you stranded, you lose all your camping equipment or you get separated from your group without a map, sometimes your adventure can take a turn for the worst. With the proper survival skills, however, you can keep yourself safe from the elements while you wait for help to arrive. Use these eight tips to prepare yourself before he
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10 camping tricks you’ve probably never heard of

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If you're a seasoned camper, you might feel like you know every trick in the book. While you think you've got your camping routine down to a science, there's always room for improvement. Next time you head for the great outdoors, try one of these unique hacks. Chances are, your experience will go even more smoothly. 

1. Create a toilet paper holder
 
When you're roughing it in the great outdoors, toilet paper can be a valuable resource. Yo
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6 perfect camping spots for spring break

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With spring break approaching, you're probably looking forward to a week of no stress and responsibilities. Ideally, you'd like to take a vacation and get a refreshing change of scenery, but, like most students, you're probably operating on a strict budget. Camping is a fun, affordable option that's perfect for unwinding without breaking the bank. Check out these six spring break camping spots and start planning your getaway today.

1. Allegany State Park, Allegan
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Bike along the beach: Where to tour in south Florida

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One of the most exciting parts of participating in bike tours is exploring new and unfamiliar areas. No matter where you go, chances are there will be scenic bike routes waiting for your wheels. If you've ever taken a vacation to southern Florida, you know that it's one of the most beautiful and sunny spots around. While you're probably aware of its glorious beaches, delicious restaurants and unparalleled nightlife, you may not have heard about the region's picturesque bi
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Helpful tips for picking the right tent

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There's no doubt about it - a successful outdoors excursion requires lots of high-quality camping equipment. Of all the essentials, however, your tent is arguably the most important piece of gear. Because of this, it's important not to pick just any old shelter to take with you into the great outdoors. If you're unsure where to begin, use these helpful tips while making your tent selection. 

How many people will be using it? 
First, it's
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Heike Pirngruber talks about the second part of her tour from Germany to Australia

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Starting in 2013, Heike Pirngruber set off from her home country of Germany to fulfill a childhood dream of touring across Europe, Asia and the Pacific Ocean to reach her favorite nation, Australia. An experienced bicycle tourer, Heike had ridden in about 43 other countries around the world, but had never tried such a lengthy cross-continental ride. 

With her panniers packed, Heike set off riding through the Czech Republic, Greece, Turkey, Iran and about
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Why you should consider cycling to work

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If you participate in bicycle touring, you're well aware of the benefits that come with recreational cycling. Not only is it fun, but it keeps you healthy and in shape. If you love what bike touring adds to your personal life, why not consider incorporating it into your professional life as well? Commuting to work on a bike might sounds daunting, but it sure beats sitting in traffic or navigating the crowds on public transportation. 

Benefits of biking to your job 
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The top 4 US locations to set up camp this spring

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Spring is one of the best times to take your family on a camping trip. All of the plant life is in bloom, and there's nothing like a warm sunny day outdoors after months of dreary weather. Whether you're new to camping or looking to take a break from your usual spots, spring is the time to try new camp sites. 

A lot of the best sites open in April and May for campers eager to explore the emerging greenery and spend time with loved ones during spring break. Be adventuro
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Quick tips on biking in the heat

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Do you prefer biking under the summer sun to touring under cold, gray skies? While you may enjoy experiencing the pleasant weather as you take on your biking trails, there are certain safety measures you should take to avoid heat stress. All aspects of your ride, from the gear you use to how much liquid you consume before and after your tour, determine your safety while bicycling in the heat. 

What is heat stress?
Understanding how quickly heat stre
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3 of Canada’s most breathtaking biking trails

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Canada offers a wide range of biking trails for everyone, from the competitive biker who prefers extended tours to families that embark on frequent cycling trips together. Along with their stunning views, many of the trails are known for challenging even the most frequent bikers. 

Consider setting off on one of these three cycling trails - some of which are considered to be among the best in the world.

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