May 9, 2019

Camp Recipe: Greek Yogurt Pancakes

Greek Yogurt Pancakes Plated

Replicate the bright tangy taste of buttermilk pancakes, without the buttermilk. By using Greek yogurt in your batter instead, you can enjoy fantastic tasting pancakes while adding in your own preferred flavor. Buttermilk pancakes are great, but it’s not the most versatile of ingredients to keep in your cooler. Greek yogurt, on the other hand, […]

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May 9, 2019

Camp Recipe: Steak Fajita Salad

Steak Fajita Salad Complete

Trying to cut down on your carbs, but still, want to feel full at the end of your meal? This steak fajita salad is the real deal. We always struggle to get in enough greens throughout the day while camping, which is why we wanted to start experimenting with “entree” salads. Salads that aren’t just […]

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May 2, 2019

Camp Recipe: Moroccan Spice-Rubbed Chicken

Moroccan Chicken Recipe Complete

Building one layer on top of another, this Moroccan spiced chicken is a perfect example of how you can get big flavor from just a single pan. The featured spice blend in this dish is ras el hanout. It’s a combination of cinnamon, cumin, coriander, ginger, cardamon, pepper, paprika, and turmeric. Buying all these spices […]

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May 2, 2019

Eating Right on the Trail

Person holds cup of coffee in the foreground. In the background there are snacks on the ground.

I spent more than a week on the Appalachian Trail in 2015, trekking through Georgia before hopping off near Franklin, North Carolina. It was April and in the throes of thru-hiking season, which meant I shared the trail with dozens of others. At night, we chatted around campfires about where we came from, why we […]

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April 29, 2019

Mikah Meyer: Why I Visted All 419 National Park Sites in the United States

Tall Trees Grove of Redwood National Park

“Who’s gonna stay with George?” My fellow rafters and I asked each other, knowing full well one member of our group couldn’t complete the strenuous side canyon hike—and we didn’t want him pooping in the boat in our absence. It’s not a question most expeditions grapple with, yet it was our reality after a Canada […]

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April 27, 2019

The Best Mother’s Day Gifts for Outdoor Lovers

Moms on a hike together with baby carrier backpacks

We know every mom is different, and we also know that a woman’s love of outdoor adventure isn’t dependent upon whether or not she has kids. That’s why we spent extra time this year gathering up a list of our favorite Mother’s Day gifts for women in every life stage. Whether she’s rejiggering her hiking […]

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April 26, 2019

Cook County’s Best Kept Secret

One of the largest—and oldest—forest preserve systems in the nation surrounds Chicago like an evergreen wreath.   Hundreds of miles of foot and bike paths are nestled inside the Forest Preserves of Cook County, along with lakes and streams for fishing and boating, meandering disc golf courses, bird sanctuaries, landing strips for model airplanes, horse […]

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April 25, 2019

Camp Recipe: Denver Scramble

Denver Scramble Recipe

The fastest and easiest way to make Denver omelets for a group is to ditch the omelet all together and turn it into a scramble. A classic Denver omelet contains green bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, ham, and cheddar cheese. It’s a really tasty combination, but how does it relate to the capital of Colorado? Your […]

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April 24, 2019

REI Presents: Mighty FInn

Ethan Street, manages the REI Co-op in Cleveland, Ohio and feels most at home in the Midwest Woods with his son Finn. Born with a cerebral palsy, Finn is unable to walk, feed himself, or communicate with words. That hasn’t stopped this father and...