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October 4, 2019

Backpacking Recipe: Pasta Primavera

Backpacking pasta primavera, cooked and in pan

Fresh veggies and hearty pasta come together to make this backpacking-friendly version of Pasta Primavera. Finding the right balance between healthy and filling can be a challenge when planning your backpacking meals. On one hand, you want to prioritize calories. But on the other, you can only go so long without seeing a vegetable before […]

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October 4, 2019

Good Gear: Smartwool’s Intraknit base layers will revolutionize your closet

Smartwool Intraknit

For years, Smartwool designers stared at socks’ innards and saw the potential to revolutionize apparel construction. In a technical sock, cushiony, plush zones transition into meshy, sweat-venting zones without seams for improved comfort. Designers dreamed of bringing that variable construction to base layers—if only there was a machine that could knit complicated pants and shirts. […]

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October 2, 2019

Campworthy: Teriyaki Beef Stir Fry

Campworthy guest host eating teriyaki beef stir fry

Recipe: Teriyaki Beef Stir Fry Submitted by: Brandon Hometown: Thornton, CO What do you love about this recipe? Fast recipe, uses little fuel, easy prep if you dice veggies prior to leaving for camp, includes meat that is already seasoned and cooked, no need for cooler storage if made on your first night of camping. […]

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October 1, 2019

Best Places to See Stars

A version of this story appeared in the fall 2019 issue of Uncommon Path.  Look to the night skies outside your house or apartment and maybe you’ll see the faint outlines of the Big Dipper beyond the street lights, or the glimmering North Star past a row of headlights on the nearest highway. Head into the […]

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October 1, 2019

12: Life, Interrupted

Life is full of interruptions we’re rarely ready for, so the more doctors …
October 1, 2019

Liquid Assets

Outdoor Drinkware

A version of this story appeared in the fall 2019 issue of Uncommon Path.  Every outdoor get-together is better with a drink in hand, so here’s our favorite outdoor drinkware for car campouts, trailhead tailgates, beach parties and backyard barbecues. What did it take to make our list? Beautiful design, bombproof construction and, above all, seamless […]

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October 1, 2019

Re-Riding History

Tour participants stand in front of a historic wall with writing on it in Atlanta

A version of this story appeared in the fall 2019 issue of Uncommon Path.  Hidden under a magnolia tree at the Georgia State Capitol is a bronze statue depicting a complex chapter of the state’s history. It shows the 33 Black legislators who were elected to the General Assembly during Reconstruction only to be expelled by […]

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September 27, 2019

Camp Recipe: Shrimp Boil Foil Packet

Finished shrimp foil packet

Who doesn’t love a good shrimp boil? Now this classic is available in an individualized foil packet. Whether you’re cooking over a campfire or a backyard grill, foil packets can be a real time saver. Just assemble all of your ingredients, seal them inside a foil packet, and put them over the heat. There are […]

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September 27, 2019

Your Best Outdoorsy Dad Jokes

Two people laugh while playing cards.

Dad jokes have become so commonplace that the term has even earned an entry in the dictionary: “a wholesome joke of the type said to be told by fathers with a punchline that is often an obvious or predictable pun or play on words and usually judged to be endearingly corny or unfunny.” We were […]

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