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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July 12, 2019

Camp Recipe: Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos

Plated cilantro lime chicken tacos

With a light and bright marinade, these cilantro lime chicken tacos offer a blast of summertime flavor. The easiest way to put some zip into your grilled chicken is by using a citrus-based marinade.  Not only does a citrus marinade provide bright acidic notes to your meal, but they go to work quickly and are […]

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July 10, 2019

How to Recover From a Hike

Three friends lay on the ground outside and laugh.

Even if you’re in decent shape, the first few days of a hiking trip or the first few hikes of the season can leave you feeling seriously sore and trail weary. While “recovery” for many might be a stop at the pub and a hot shower, the better approach involves steps you can take before […]

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July 10, 2019

How to Diaper on the Trail Like a Pro

A mom putting a diaper on a smiling toddler wearing a purple fleece

When I first started hiking with my infant son, I quickly learned that the farther we went, the more poop became a problem. Digging a cat hole or finding an outhouse is one thing, but when you’re hiking with a kid in diapers, it’s another story. Trust me when I say there are a million ways […]

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July 8, 2019

The Trust for Public Land: How to Solve the Problem of Park Access

People on a hike in Austin, Texas

This Op-Ed represents the opinions of The Trust for Public Land. Walk around any American city and it’s easy to see: Not all neighborhoods are created equal. Some have vibrant, inviting playgrounds, lush green parks and trails, bustling business districts and plenty of welcoming public spaces to host a farmer’s market, fair or community gathering. […]

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