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Kiel Welk in Outdoors -

Here's how the weight will come right off:

1. Endless Paddling

"Calories don't count when you're on water" is a common cheat day excuse. Although, that may be more of a justification for hitting the buffet again on a cruise ship. In a canoe, however, it's pretty hard to stuff your face when both hands are holding a paddle.

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Kiel Welk in Outdoors -

In my life, I have eaten many things:  wild-caught salmon in Alaska Fresh, squeaky cheese curds in Wisconsin Artfully prepared sushi in Japan Amazing Indonesian street-food in Yogyakarta Homemade arepas in Bogota And even some resourcefully doctored frozen pizzas (hey, I went to college) But very few meals can compare to the joy of eating a bowl of steel-cut oats cooked in boiled lake water over a campfire in a light rain just a stone's throw from the Canadian border. A handful of us here at Proozy.com found ourselves trying to outrun a looming Boundary Waters storm on day number 4...

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Nicole Anderson in Outdoors -

Fellow outdoor adventurists,What is it about Mother Nature that draws us to be among her so much? Is it the appreciation of her beauty? The awesome majesty of her mountain peaks, valleys, waterways, forests, flora or fauna? Perhaps it is simply her serenity and ability to calm us and provide an escape from the otherwise insane pace that we endure in our ‘normal’ everyday lives.Depending on where you might be in your life’s journey, the answer to what draws you will be slightly different to anyone else’s, as we all have a different emphasis based on what each of us...

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Nicole Rauner in Outdoors -

There can be a lot of looming fears when camping for the first time by yourself. There’s no one to lend you the toothpaste you forgot or assure you that the growling sound during the night was a nearby camper and not a bear.My number one tip for preparing for a solo, weekend camping trip starts before you leave your air-conditioned house: don’t over pack. There’s a lot of stuff that you already have to bring like a tent, sleeping bag, pillow, backpack and all the gadgets. You don’t need three pairs of jeans for camping in the summer and...

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