August 1, 2018

10 Camping Items to Add to Your Emergency Kit

If you’re preparing an emergency plan, whether for a major earthquake, devastating storm or a relatively minor inconvenience like being snowed in for a day or two, you’re going to have to accept a level of uncertainty: Will the power go out? Will the roads be drivable? Will your phone work? The unknown is enough […]

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July 30, 2018

Should Youth Programs Include All Genders? Outdoor Organizations Weigh In.

Gender inclusion in outdoor youth programs has been a topic of discussion among organizations, communities and families for years. The conversation bubbled up again in May when the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) announced plans to change the name of its Boy Scouts program to Scouts BSA in February 2019, following a decision by the […]

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July 26, 2018

Tips for Backpacking With Your Dog

Tips for Backpacking with Your Dog

Some of the best hiking companions have four legs. Dogs and backpacking can go together like peas and carrots—assuming you take some steps to assure both you and your furry friend are prepared for the backcountry. Before your pup sets paw on a trail, ask yourself if they’re really a good candidate for spending a […]

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July 24, 2018

Backpacking Dessert: Blueberry Crisp

I have an insatiable sweet tooth, that won’t stop even when I’m in the backcountry. This summer, I’ve challenged myself to elevate my dessert game from the classic, but lazy, chocolate bar. That’s why I’m sharing my new favorite recipe: the blueberry crisp. And guess what? You can make it with whatever fruit you like! […]

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July 19, 2018

Backpacking Breakfast: Coconut Chocolate Granola Recipe

Backpacking Granola

Start your day with something sweet with this backpacking-friendly Coconut Chocolate Granola. This vegetarian breakfast is loaded with nearly 500 calories per serving while remaining super lightweight. Half the calories come from easily-accessible carbohydrates while the other half come from slower burning fats & protein, providing a blend of rapid energy for now and long […]

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July 17, 2018

The Best Water Bottles of 2018

Best water bottles of 2018

Adventurers need to stay hydrated to get the most out of their outdoor sports, and that means always carrying the right water bottle for the job. Owning a few water bottles with activity-specific benefits—but which are all easily washable, leak resistant and durable—will encourage you to drink adequately around the clock. To help you drink […]

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July 9, 2018

Camping Cinnamon Rolls

I first came across backcountry cinnamon rolls on a backpacking trip with a pack of middle school girls. The girls swore the ooey gooey balls of goodness were the best part of the trip. I had to find out what the hype was all about later, since they didn’t save any for me. So, can […]

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July 9, 2018

Camping Cinnamon Rolls

I first came across backcountry cinnamon rolls on a backpacking trip with a pack of middle school girls. The girls swore the ooey gooey balls of goodness were the best part of the trip. I had to find out what the hype was all about later, since they didn’t save any for me. So, can […]

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July 2, 2018

Car Camping Recipe: Dutch Oven Ratatouille

Dutch Oven Ratatouille

Picture this scene: The sun is starting to set and you’re hanging out around the campfire. You casually chop up some vegetables, set your Dutch oven over the coals, saute an onion and some garlic, then dump the rest of your vegetables in with a can of tomatoes. You cover it with coals and then […]

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