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How to Fix a Broken Zipper

how to fix a broken zipper

Unfortunately, gear doesn’t last forever. It’s not uncommon for your favorite jacket, sleeping bag or tent to have a broken zipper. Don’t give up on a good piece of gear just because of zipper trouble. You can repair a broken zipper in no time. Just follow this quick tip. Whether you’re having trouble with a zipper on your rain jacket, […]

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TrailTime Tips: Keep Your Sleeping Bag Dry

Trailtime tips

Have you ever woken up in the morning to find the foot of your sleeping bag soaked from the condensation inside your tent? This is a common problem that campers and backpackers experience. Wet sleeping bags lose their ability to keep you warm and on a multi-day backpacking trip it can be difficult to dry them out. Here’s a cool […]

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March Share Your Adventure Photo Winners

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Congratulations to the winners of this month’s Share Your Adventure Photo Contest. Do you want a chance to win a $200 gift card to Sierra Trading Post? Enter your outdoor adventure photos in our current contest: Share Your Adventure Photo Contest. 1st Place – Nathan Hickle Free diving in Dos Ojos Cenote near Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico! Beautifully clear water […]

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How To: Create Your Own Training Plan

Create a training plan

Spring is here and that means there are road and trail races popping up everywhere – if you check the Running in the USA race calendar in your area you’ll see races nearly every weekend. Most races are a fantastic excuse to get together with friends, snag a new t-shirt and sometimes even get a finishers medal! Plus, training for […]

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4 Surprisingly Easy Fitness Programs Just in Time for Summer

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As the temperatures rise, many of us start thinking about those Netflix marathons and how our new year’s resolution have fallen by the way side. Before the bathing suits come out of the drawer you might be thinking about getting back into a fitness routine. We’ve got a few quick and easy ideas to help you get back on that […]

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Very Tall Trees, Seclusion and Coastline: Name this Mystery Destination

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We love a good adventure as well as anyone. Mountains, canyons and wide open prairies all have a way of making you feel tiny. This week’s Mystery Destination also does that but in a different way. Take a look at these photos and read the clues below and see if you can guess which parks we are talking about. This […]

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prAna Brand Spotlight and Gear Giveaway

prAna Giveaway

Climbers and yoga fans have known about the comfortable and cool designs from prAna for many years. The company, named from the Sanskrit word for life force, has grown from making clothing in a garage to a well respected brand for yoga, fitness, climbing and casual apparel. Keep reading for your chance to win a free prAna product. Our Favorite […]

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5 Things You Don’t Know About Rain Jackets

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Waterproof rain jackets are a necessity for many outdoor activities. Staying dry on a hike, backpacking trip, run, bike ride or whatever, will make it much more enjoyable. There’s more to rain jackets than you think. Check out these 5 things you probably didn’t know about rain jackets. 1. You can bring an old rain jacket back to life. I’ve […]

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Fill Your Bottles From A Shallow Stream

Trailtime tip

The map clearly shows a creek, but when you arrive with empty bottles and an unquenchable thirst, you find only a trickle. No sweat, you can easily use this cool trick to fill your bottles or water bladder from a shallow stream. How to Fill a Water Bottle in a Shallow Stream 1. Find a place where the water is […]

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You’re Doing it Wrong: How to Fail at Skiing

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Spring is here and the days are already warming on the slopes. It’s time to lighten up a little and have a laugh. When I learned to ski, there was a lot to learn. Silly me thought I would simply slide from the top of the hill to the bottom, easy peazy. But noooo, there were all sorts of things […]

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