How to Start Mountain Biking

mountain biking basics

Mountain biking evokes images of fit people tackling rugged terrain, while enjoying the beautiful outdoors.  It is true — mountain biking is a great way to get your workouts surrounded by nature.  Contrary to its name, mountain biking is done in every area imaginable, and even some areas that are totally flat and quite urban. …

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Bear Spray Guide and FAQ

Being out in the woods, whether you are hiking, fly fishing, paddling, or just exploring, can make for some of the most memorable days of your life.  Maybe you are finding that new trout hole, or the view you haven’t seen before makes it all worth it. With all of the benefits, there are a …

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Common Hiking Injuries

hiking alone

Hiking is a great way to get outside and be immersed in the outdoors, but it carries a little risk too.  There is always a chance of a minor injury, and on very rare occasion you or someone you are with might experience a more major injury.   Here are 7 common hiking injuries and how …

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Best Snow Pants for Women

Is it time to buy a new pair of snow pants? Whether you ski, snowboard, snowshoe, or all of the above, it’s important to know what to look for in a good pair of snow pants. Here’s a rundown of what your snow pants should have, what makes women’s snow pants different from men’s, and …

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Best Snowshoes

Montane Snowshoe

If you are looking for a hobby to keep you active during the winter, snowshoeing is a great option. Snowshoeing was first invented several thousand years ago by the indigenous people to transport through the harsh winter months. The snowshoes would allow them to distribute their weight over a larger area, preventing them from sinking …

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Best 4 Person Tents

4 person tent

When you envision camping, you probably envision a tent. A tent is one of the most basic elements of “roughing it” and sleeping outside, and a 4-person tent just might be the most versatile, all-around size of tent to own. One thing that you need when you go camping is a good tent that will …

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