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How to Store a Sleeping Bag

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Whether you are heading out for a fun overnighter or you just got back from one, care for your gear should be a top priority after that well-deserved shower!  There’s nothing worse than getting ready to turn in for the day, unrolling your bag at your gorgeous campsite, and finding mold on your bag. Not …

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Finding Tide Pools

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When our kids were young, we would actively seek out tidal pools wherever we were. Tide pools were a safe and interesting way for the family to view sea life, without spending a bunch of money on snorkeling or excursions. Tide pools can be some of the most exciting natural areas to find, and the …

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Aluminum vs. Kevlar Canoes

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If you have either read the title of this article or searched it up, you are well aware that there are two primary types of canoes: Aluminum and Kevlar. Both have various strengths and weaknesses, and both have their own individual situations where they excel! Here, we will be examining five of the most important …

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Paddling Statistics: Kayaking, Canoeing, Paddleboarding

It isn’t hard to notice that we here are Gorp love paddling.  Whether it is kayaking, canoeing, or paddleboarding, you can often finding our staff propelling themselves across both freshwater and saltwater. Paddling is actually quite interesting, and here are a few facts on the sport. Paddling Industry Statistics If you are getting in to …

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Types of Camping

Camping is taking on new importance as travel becomes more complicated and people focus on recreation while being socially-distanced. State parks and hiking trails are reporting big growth in visitors, and with hiking and the outdoors comes camping. As people increase their enthusiasm around camping, it is important to note one important thing:  While any …

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How to Find Hiking Trails Near Me

Are you itching to get out on a good, scenic hike, but not sure where to go?  No worries, we can help. Thanks to the world of the internet, avid hikers and state parks have made websites and apps detailing hiking trails in surrounding areas. These sites are helpful because they outline where to go, …

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