July 22, 2019

Campworthy: Camp Cocktails

Campworthy hosts holding drinks

Recipe: Camp Cocktails Submitted by: Takiyah & Caela Hometown: Seattle, WA What do you love about this recipe? We first tried these refreshing drinks on a magical trip to Cuba. Canchancharas are simple yet delicious, easy to make with few ingredients. Canchancharas Camp Cocktails Ingredients  2 limes 2 lemons 1 liter soda water 2 shots rum of […]

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July 22, 2019

The Hometown Hero for Mountain Bike Trails in Wilmot, Wisconsin

“I’ve been living in a mosquito net fixing culverts all week,” said J.T. Robinson over speakerphone through the aforementioned mesh headwear. “But I get to leave early today to meet some volunteers to work on mountain bike trails at Silver Lake.”  Robinson was unceremoniously digging through mud, managing trail erosion and dodging West Nile in […]

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July 22, 2019

Poop Happens. What Happens Next?

Person walks toward two outdoor toilets.

Everyone poops. So it follows that if you’re out in the wilderness for longer than a day or two, you’ll probably have to relieve yourself in the outdoors. What happens then? A lot of times people leave their poop in the backcountry in a cathole—a hole you dig, poop in and cover back up. But […]

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July 22, 2019

10 Top Swimming Holes in the Southern Appalachians

A mom and her kids at a swimming hole with a waterfall in the background

The South is known for its hot and muggy summers, but the mountains offer a breezy respite from the rising mercury, especially if you spend your afternoon at a crisp, cold swimming hole. Here are 10 of the best dips in the mountains. Alabama Martha’s Falls, Little River National Preserve, Alabama Location: 111 miles west […]

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July 19, 2019

Camp Recipe: Vegetarian White Bean Chili

Plated vegetarian white bean chili

Sweet and spicy, this vegetarian white bean chili is a lighter alternative to the traditional tomato-based version.  While spicy red chili is our go-to comfort food during the fall, this white bean chili offers a balanced flavor that feels more fitting for summer.  It’s the perfect blend of spicy, sweet, and smoky. So if you […]

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July 19, 2019

Camp Recipe: Vegetarian White Bean Chili

Plated vegetarian white bean chili

Sweet and spicy, this vegetarian white bean chili is a lighter alternative to the traditional tomato-based version.  While spicy red chili is our go-to comfort food during the fall, this white bean chili offers a balanced flavor that feels more fitting for summer.  It’s the perfect blend of spicy, sweet, and smoky. So if you […]

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July 19, 2019

Shifting Focus

Heading up the bike trail.

he barn where Amanda Seigle and Devon Beam live is tucked behind several fenced-in properties at the edge of a secluded neighborhood in Flagstaff, Arizona, near the base of Mount Humphries. Ponderosa pines line the dirt driveway, and the high desert sun sneaks through the towering trees to warm the clearing. It’s a little over […]

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July 17, 2019

Do I Need Cycling Socks?

Cycling Socks

If you enjoy riding your bike but don’t consider yourself a hard-core cyclist (yet), you might wonder if you need cycling-specific socks. Can’t I just wear basic workout socks and be done with it? Yes, you absolutely can. But, just as there are welcome details like subtly padded zones in hiking socks, certain characteristics in […]

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July 17, 2019

Campworthy: Healthy-ish Popcorn

Campfire popcorn

Recipe: Healthy-ish Popcorn Submitted by: Jenna Hometown: Virginia, MN What do you love about this recipe? I really love this recipe because it’s so easy to make and if you don’t eat it all you can bag it for a snack later. Ghee can last a month without refrigeration so I love taking it on camping trips. […]

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