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Columbia Sportswear Gear Giveaway!

Columbia Giveaway

Quality gear will keep you warm from head to toe and it’ll stand up to extended use and abuse. One brand known for warm jackets, technologically designed base layers and quick drying shoes, among other things, is Columbia Sportswear. Keep reading to learn more about Columbia Sportswear then enter our giveaway at the bottom of this post. Columbia Sportswear was […]

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5 Reasons to Visit Orange County, CA (Disney Not Included)

Orange County Vacation

Orange County sits between Los Angeles and San Diego counties and is the smallest county, land mass, in California. Orange County may be slight size wise, but it offers wide-ranging outdoor activities. Amusement parks are only a tiny piece of what the OC has to offer. With fair weather all year Southern California is an ideal utopia for those of […]

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How to Call in Sick for a Ski Day

ski on a sick day

Finally some measurable amounts of snow are falling on the resorts but you’re running low on vacation days. It’d be nice to just call in sick and ski some powder but you’ve got to be super careful, there’s so many ways to get busted for that. Don’t worry, we’ve got the perfect plan for your *cough* ski/sick day. Step 1: […]

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Beginner 5 Minute Ab Workout

5 Minute Abs

One of the most common excuses to not workout is lack of time. What if I told you, you could get a great core workout in 5 minutes? If it sounds too good to be true, you’re sorely mistaken. Here’s what the beginner 5 minute ab workout looks like— Plank (1 minute) This is a great warm-up to engage all […]

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S’moreos: A Twist on the Campfire Classic


There’s no campfire snack quite like the classic s’mores recipe. Most people’s memory of camping or sitting around a campfire involves roasting marshmallows and squishing them between two graham crackers with some chocolate. Brace yourself because you may never think of s’mores the same again after you see this s’moreo recipe. S’moreo Recipe This delicious take on the classic s’more […]

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How Well Do You Know the Appalachian Trail? Take the Quiz

Appalachian Trail Quiz

The Appalachian Trail is an iconic long distance trail attempted by many thru-hikers, section hikers and day hikers. While this year’s batch of thru-hikers ready themselves for this amazing journey, we challenge you to see just how well you know the Appalachian Trail. Take this Appalachian Trail quiz then tell us in the comments below how many you got right. […]

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You Aren’t Making These 5 Layering Mistakes, Are You?

Layering Basics

Staying warm on winter adventures isn’t that difficult but you do have to know a few basic rules of layering. Whether you’re floating through some deep powder, climbing ice or snowshoeing through a wind storm, avoiding these layering mistakes can help keep you warm, dry and comfortable enough to keep going. 1. Too Many Layers- Believe it or not, the […]

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Helly Hansen Brand Spotlight and Giveaway!

Helly Hansen Logo

Layer up, there’s plenty of cold weather still ahead of us. You can be ready for the worst conditions with Helly Hansen waterproof breathable outerwear and technologically advanced base layers. Keep reading to learn more about this brand then enter our Helly Hansen gear giveaway at the bottom of this post. The founding father of waterproof clothing, sea captain Helly […]

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How to Leave No Trace While Winter Backpacking

Winter LNT

With a few more months of winter ahead for much of the country, many backpackers who haven’t ventured out since the fall might be getting the itch for a few good nights out on the trail, even if the temps are pretty chilly. To be full prepared for the winter trips, a little additional planning and preparation should take place […]

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Why It’s Never Too Late to Start Downhill Skiing


As kids we’re fearless, learning as we make mistakes. The older we get, emotions like fear and doubt creep in, making it more difficult to learn new skills like language, playing an instrument, or taking on a new sport. Although I have decades of outdoor experience under my belt, I only recently (after a few rough starts) discovered the fun […]

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