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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

I love getting out and hiking, in fact I try to do it as much as I can. Every once-in-a-while, though, I twist my ankle or take a spill and it reminds me that hiking is not a completely harmless activity. You can hurt yourself. Don’t let that stop you, but be aware of the …

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Common Trail Running Injuries

trail run

Trail running is addictive. Running on a winding trail outdoors, away from traffic, with the variety that comes with a trail. Because you have to concentrate on each step, it is mentally engaging. If you are in a beautiful area, the scenery is great. The problem with running on the trail is that there are …

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Types of Biking

biking types

Biking is one of the most popular recreational activities worldwide. No matter where you explore, you will probably find access to bike paths or trails, and it is a great way to see a lot of countryside or city in a short period of time. There are several different types of biking or cycling, and …

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Canoeing vs. Kayaking

A classic canoe

Canoeing vs. kayaking — These two recreational water vessels are often confused with each other, and we see the term “canoe” and “kayak” are used interchangeably. Nothing is further than the truth! These two crafts are completely different, handle differently, and have different histories.  One of the only similarities is that they are both boats …

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Backpacking vs. Hiking

backpacking vs hiking

Backpacking vs. Hiking: Understanding the Key Differences Backpacking and hiking are two of the ways that many fo us explore nature, and take advantage of the beautiful state and national parks, recreation areas, and trails that are there for our benefit.  Hiking and backpacking are like siblings — they are definitely related and look a …

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