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Uses For Halloween Candy in the Outdoors

Halloween Candy

This time of year Halloween candy is everywhere. You probably power through the Butterfingers, share a Kit Kat with a friend and try to see how many licks it takes to get to the center of the Tootsie Pop (Dang it. We may never know). Even with your best effort there’s always a few Baby Ruth’s, Skittles and Nerds left […]

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Yoga Stretches for Runners

Yoga

“Oh you run? I bet you have terrible knees and joints.” Something along those lines is what someone’s going to say to you when they find out your run, I can almost guarantee that. Give them a smart aleck answer because recent studies have been showing that runner’s knee is just a myth. There are numerous variables that go into […]

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How to Coil a Climbing Rope

climbing rope maintenance

Climbers know how important it is to take good care of a climbing rope. One way to prolong the life of a rope is to properly coil it for storage and transportation. Watch the video or follow the easy tips below on how to coil a climbing rope. Tips for Coiling a Climbing Rope 1. Grab both ends of your […]

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Why Your Mom Was Wrong About Hiking With Strangers

hiking with strangers

Never take candy from strangers (except on Halloween), don’t talk to strangers and sure as heck don’t meet a stranger from the internet. Those are probably things your mother has told you. Your mom was only trying to protect you and there are definitely enough news headlines to warrant that sense of worry. Here’s another way to look at it […]

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Being a Girl in the Backcountry

a girl in the backcountry

This post is for the ladies…or the few guys out there willing to take a few minutes to read it just for a better understanding of the women in their life! I won’t go all “girl power” on you, but there are a few things that women get to deal with in the backcountry that men would never consider…so let’s […]

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Mystery Destination: Our Newest National Monument

Maystery Mountains

Nothing is better than wide open spaces close to home. These types of forests, parks and monuments give people a place to enjoy the outdoors and take small and large adventures. The President recently named a new National Monument. Did you catch the news? If not, read the clues below and see if you can guess this week’s Mystery Destination, […]

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Newton Brand Spotlight, Review and Giveaway!

Newton

There’s no debate that the running shoe revolution has kicked into high gear over the past decade. As the sport’s participation numbers soar, a handful of smaller companies have risen up to challenge traditional notions about running shoe design. Runners have responded with a willingness to experiment and embrace technology, and a quick glance at the variety of shoe shapes […]

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Angelyne The Amazing Deaf Cattle Dog

Cattle dogs

We’ve had a new model posing for photos on the Sierra Trading Post site. She’s been attracting crowds of people everywhere she goes. She’s not just a great model. Angelyne the amazing deaf cattle dog is an inspiration. Eric Melvin picked Angelyne out of a litter of Australian cattle dogs without knowing just how special she was. After a short […]

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Tips for Living a Balanced Life

balanced life

Life is busy, not easy at times, and working 24/7 is not good for anyone. One of life’s greatest challenges is finding a perfect balance of work to play ratio. We have heard how time spent outdoors contributes to a healthy well-being and the positive impact nature and fitness have on our lives. Disconnecting, taking a walk outside, trail running, […]

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How to Repair a Ripped Tent

how to repair a tent

Let’s face it, accidents happen in the backcountry. Gear sometimes is torn or broken while out on a camping trip. No sweat. Watch this quick video or follow the three steps below to learn how to fix a ripped tent. How to Repair a Tent Repairing a tear in tent mesh is easy. Simply grab a pair of scissors and […]

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