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What to Pack for Safer Family Adventures

Family Survival Kit

Benjamin Franklin said that, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”, well, a few pounds of gear in your day pack are worth hundreds of pounds of cure. Even on simple hikes, or picnics in the backcountry, a well-organized day pack can make your family adventures fun, happy and safe… and who doesn’t want that? A good […]

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Water Collection for Winter Hiking

Winter Water Collection

During winter backpacking trips, gathering water is a completely different story than during 3-season trips. We’re kind of spoiled most of the year really. If there’s a water source we can fill a bottle and use a filter or use a quick working chemical treatment that makes the water safe to drink in 15-20 minutes. But those methods are not […]

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Peanut-Free Trail Mix Recipe

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Growing up I was able to eat all sorts of foods all the time. I mean I was cracking peanuts out of their shells during baseball season, fish off the grill that we caught earlier that day, and cookies between surf sessions. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve had to alter my diet. Not only because I work a desk job, but also because […]

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#Trailtime Instagram Favorites

Instagram Favorites #trailtime

We’ve been using #Trailtime for our weekly twitter chat and to share amazing photos through our Instagram account for the past six months. Our favorite part about #Trailtime is the community of outdoor adventurers who are sharing such cool photos with each other. We’ve been selecting some of our favorite photos to regram. Here are a few of our Instagram favorites […]

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Outdoor Research Brand Spotlight and Gear Giveaway

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When the weather turns cold and the precipitation starts to fall, it’s important to turn to gear that is well-designed and made from the best fabrics. Outdoor Research makes gear perfect for your skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, ice climbing or any winter adventure. Keep reading to learn a bit about this cool brand then enter our Outdoor Research gear giveaway at […]

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9 Ways to Maximize a Ski Day

Maximize a ski day

Skiing and snowboarding can be so much fun. A day on the mountain is exhilarating but for many of us, it’s hard to find the time and money to go as often as we’d like. Here are some ideas to help you get the most out of a ski day. Ways to Maximize Your Ski Day 1. Rent your gear […]

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The Right Clothes for Your Kids – Safer Family Adventures

Family Adventures

The most dangerous thing outdoors isn’t the wildlife, it’s the elements, so be sure to have all the gear necessary for the changes. In our area, it’s been known to snow in August on days that started with sunshine. When you go out into the backcountry with your kids, choose carefully what type of clothes and fabrics you pack with you. […]

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How To Choose Downhill Ski Boots

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The right pair of ski boots unlocks the athletic potential in your skiing. Choosing a boot is a process that involves a number of factors in selecting one that matches ability and ambition. Foot shape, prior injuries, stiffness of the shell, and intended use, all come into play, and blindly selecting a pair will inhibit the ability of a beginner […]

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Share Your Adventure Photo Contest Winners

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It’s time to announce the winners of our November Share Your Adventure Photo Contest. As you know, each month we ask you to submit your best outdoor photos. The top three winners all recieve gift cards. Click here for more details: Share Your Adventure Photos Contest. 1st Place – Lisma Harbani “Doing yoga on top of a big rock overlooking […]

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Best Outdoor Adventure Movies of All Time

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When you can’t be outdoors exploring on your own, the next best thing is being curled up on the couch streaming a movie about outdoor adventures or a true story of outdoor survival. With all the hoopla going on for the release of “Wild”, the story about Cheryl Strayed’s hike of the Pacific Crest Trail, I thought I’d suggest some of […]

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