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Must-Haves For Your Phenomenal Backpacking Trip

Amanda Jerelyn -

Hitting the trails with necessities in your backpack is the most desired outdoor adventure to many explorers. To enlist what you will need to bring on a backpacking trip, you should ask yourself

10 Reasons Why Young People Should Spend Time Outdoors

Jeff Blaylock -

The rapid advancement of technology has made most aspects of our lives easier. You don’t need to go out to shop or pay your bills. You can shop online and pay your bills using your mobile phone. You can work inside your house with your pajamas and slippers on.

5 Reasons to Start Jogging for Students

Joshua Robinson -

For most of us, getting hot and sweaty while running in the sun is not associated with fun. On the contrary, many people are of the opinion that if nothing is chasing them, why should they run? It might be a valid argument, but it is also a very near-sighted one. 

The Hiking Brands To Look Out For

Harry Conley -

Hiking is a great outdoor activity, whether you prefer hard-core traipses through harsh environments, or just a leisurely ramble through gentle hills. Whatever your level and hiking preference, be sure to have the right equipment and clothing in order to keep you protected and comfortable. So, what are the best hiking brands on the market today?

Backpacking Essentials for a Weekend Hiking Trip

Kristin Savage -

As practice shows, most novice travelers come across the fact that they took a lot of unnecessary things on a hiking trip. In their turn, avid hikers already know what is a heavy backpack with unnecessary things behind the shoulders. They perfectly understand that in addition to things, you still have to carry food, water, a sleeping bag, and a tent. So, let's look at the key things you need to take with you.

10 Hiking Mistakes Frequently Made by Beginners

Ellie Coverdale -

It’s natural that hiking mistakes are made at one point or another in anyone’s life, whether they’re new to hiking or have been hitting the trails for years. What’s important to remember though, is that while some hiking mistakes are good learning experiences and quite minor, others can have serious, even fatal consequences. Here are the top 10 hiking mistakes commonly made that you should never make yourself.

New Hiking Adventure: Vernon Hills Memorial Arbortheater

Dijana Ibric -

Does anyone else feel like this summer is just flying by?! Read more to learn about how Dijana's family spent their summer day at Vernon Hills Memorial Arbortheater!

Lesser Known Gems – 8 Incredible New Zealand Day Hike Trails

Harper Reid -

New Zealand is known for being a great nation to live active outdoor lifestyle. Whether you’re looking for an easy-going bush walk or a challenging day hike in the mountains, it’s not hard to find something for your fitness level. Here are 8 lesser-known day hiking trails in New Zealand you shouldn’t miss.

Tips for Visiting Yellowstone with Children

Proozy Contributor -

Here are 10 tips to follow that you should consider as you prepare for your visit with children. In order to maximize your experience in the park, especially if it might be your only time that you get to go to Yellowstone!

Peter and Dona Quinlan from livingtheqlife breakdown how to do Yellowstone with children.

4 Unique and Fun Winter Outdoor Activities You've Probably Never Tried Before

Alec Helseth -

The cold has set-in, the snow is on the ground and you're stuck inside. Or are you? Fact of the matter is a lot of us don't like the cold and left reminiscing of our favorite summer-time outdoor activities.

Fortunately, not all hope is lost for fun outdoor activities, you just got to give something new a go! Here are 4 unique and fun ways to spend time outside this winter!

Explore dog sledding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and more

Mountain Biking and this Seasons Take-Aways

Alec Helseth -

Are you getting out and riding your bike as much as you can before the winter season comes!? Well if you are like me and live in the beautiful state of Minnesota then it is already too late.  Fortunately, there is still plenty of riding to do in the winter if you can bear the cold, but that's not what I want to talk about with you today.

Rather, what did you learn this season on your journey to becoming the best mountain biker you can be?

Top 10 Family Camping and Adventure Vacations.

Tina Adams -

Explore the wonders of the United States with Tina Adams. Tina goes through an extensive list of tips and tricks on a variety of family adventures from Yellowstone National Park, all the way to Walt Disney World! Including lesser-known family gems to visit!

Hikes to Change Your Life: Drakensberg Mountains, South Africa and Lesotho

Natalie Rataczak -

"...Little did I know, I would be willing to pay my entire life savings (to be honest, that probably not that much more than $200 at this point…) for the hike upon which I was about to embark..."

Mountain Biking Genesis: How to Get Serious about Mountain Biking like I Did

Alec Helseth -

Are you thinking of getting your butt in a saddle and putting your feet to the pedals? Do you desire to get active or are maybe seeking a new adventure? Mountain biking may be able to fulfill your yearnings to get outside and experience a new workout...

Free Solo Movie Review: Jimmy Chin, Alex Honnold, and National Geographic Produce One of the Best Documentaries to Ever Hit Theaters

Alec Helseth -

For those who do know climbing, his free solo climb is absolutely unfathomable. To put this into perspective, this achievement is like a professional golfer trying to hit a hole in one on every hole at the toughest golf course in America...

4 Famous Hunters Changing the Perception of the Modern Hunter.

Alec Helseth -

Learn from hunters like Steven Rinella, Cam Hanes, Remi Warren, and Adam Greentree. These hunters are shedding new light onto hunting, by offering new and fresh content about their lifestyles...

Gear Junkie: The One Stop Shop Outdoor Gear Review Site for your Outdoor Adventures

Alec Helseth -

Should you go for that Marmot Jacket or Patagonia one? Why in the world is Arc’teryx gear so expensive? Fortunately for you, gearjunkie.com has got you covered.

Try to Explain "Fly Fishing" to a Bear

Eric Lopez -

"This is the home of "combat fishing" for sockeye salmon. Folks stand shoulder to shoulder attempting to cast a fly into the jaws of a willing salmon. Limit is 6 fish per person, per day for the hundreds of people lining the river daily at the peak of the run...

5 Tips for Great Trail Hiking

Megan Maxwell -

I first got into backpacking during college on the Appalachian Trail. Upon graduation, I set out to hike the Appalachian Trail in its entirety from Georgia to Maine. Six months and 2,000 miles later, I completed my goal.

The Joy of Simple Carbs

Proozy Contributor -

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...

S'Mores For One: A Lesson In Camping Solo

Proozy Contributor -

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...