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  1. Winter Driving Emergency Kit: Every Car Should Have One

    by on 12-02-2011 at 11:37 AM
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    As we approach peak holiday travel season, many areas of the country are also approaching winter storm season. In light of the recent snowfall earlier this week, I was reminded that I need to put my winter driving emergency kits back in my vehicles.

    Growing up in Colorado and living in the Rocky Mountain West for most of my life, I've learned the winter weather can change for worse in a very short time. I've seen conditions go from a light
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    Updated 04-20-2012 at 08:46 AM by STP Gear Doctor_Kevin

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    In the Outdoors , ‎ Health & Fitness
  2. Gear Guide: Buying Your First Pair of Alpine Skis

    by on 11-04-2011 at 10:30 AM
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    Ski season is just around the corner. Perhaps you have a big trip planned, or maybe you're just tired of renting and ready to get your own. Either way, you enjoy the sport and your abilities have progressed enough that the time has come to get your own skis. Where should you begin?

    Buying skis can be an overwhelming experience, especially if you've never done it before. To help you make a good decision, let me share some tips that will
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    In the Outdoors
  3. Off the Beaten Path: The Pawnee National Grasslands

    by on 10-27-2011 at 03:47 PM
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    Most people who know me are aware that the small town I live in is in the middle of the Pawnee National Grassland. The PNG is comprised of an area of 193,000 acres spread out in an area of Weld County, Colorado that is approximately 60 miles long and 30 miles wide. Most weekends I can be found hiking and exploring the Pawnee National Grasslands.

    When I tell people that I hike in the grasslands, the usual response is to ask why. Some will say
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    Updated 10-28-2011 at 01:00 PM by STP Gear Doctor_Kevin

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    In the Outdoors , ‎ Health & Fitness
  4. Gear Guide: Snowshoe Buying Tips for Beginners

    by on 10-13-2011 at 02:50 PM
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    This past weekend, the Colorado and Southern Wyoming Rockies actually saw some snow. Cheyenne had 6 to 8 inches of the white stuff! Not bad for mid October. Not surprisingly, I've recently started to receive inquiries about buying snowshoes. With that in mind, I thought it would be a good time to provide some tips for those who are new to the sport.

    Types of Snowshoes

    When buying or renting a pair snowshoes, keep in mind the following
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    Updated 10-13-2011 at 02:59 PM by STP Gear Doctor_Kevin

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    Uncategorized
  5. Hunting Safety Tips

    by on 10-06-2011 at 12:23 PM
    Rifle/firearm big game season has begun in most areas the country. As most seasoned hunters are aware, there are inherent dangers to hunting in wilderness areas with firearms, but proper planning and adherence to common-sense rules can prevent most hunting-related injuries. If you take adequate steps to prepare for your trip, handle your firearms responsibly and avoid careless errors in the field, you can have a safe hunt.

    Just to give you a little background, I've been hunting for
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    Updated 10-06-2011 at 12:54 PM by STP Gear Doctor_Kevin

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    In the Outdoors
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