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30 Minute Glute Workout to Power Your Outdoor Adventures

Glute exercises

Jumping, walking, running, hiking, climbing: what do they have in common aside from being excellent forms of transportation? The same muscle group powers each of the movements: the glutes. Not to mention any sort of powerful rotational movement, quick direction changes, and throwing of any object. Last month we talked about how important having a strong core is to keep […]

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10 Fun Things To Do While Camping

Things to do while camping

Camping is one of my favorite things to do. I’m often asked by non-campers what we do all weekend. That question catches me off guard because we’re always so busy just doing whatever comes up. Whether you’re family camping with kids or just going with adults, here are 10 things to do while camping. 10 Things To Do While Camping […]

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Mystery Destination: Have You Visited This State Park?

Mystery Landscape

As we look forward to fall, we’re thinking about exploring the desert southwest. We’ve chosen a  state park for this week’s Mystery Destination. Read the five clues below, look at the photos then leave your guess in the comments below if you think you know the name of this interesting geologic state park. Dedicated in 1935, this park is the […]

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Kovea Gear Giveaway!

Kovea Logo

When it comes to camping you’ll want a reliable camp stove, quality cookware and maybe a bright lantern. Kovea is one brand that is manufacturing quality outdoor gear. If you aren’t familiar with this company keep reading but be sure to enter our Kovea gear giveaway at the bottom of this post. Kovea is a leading outdoor gear manufacturer from […]

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Stop Throwing Away This Easy Fire Starter

Easy Fire Starter

If you’ve been camping, backpacking or simply lighting backyard bonfires, then you know the importance of an easy, lightweight and reliable fire starter. Some campsites don’t have enough dry leaves or pine needles to get the fire started. If you’re like me you don’t like using gas or lighter fluid so you’re always looking for an easy fire starting alternative. […]

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Top 5 YouTube Videos So Far This Year

YouTube Videos

YouTube is a great place to learn how to do something new, learn a new recipe or follow along on an adventure. You can do all of those things on the Sierra Trading Post YouTube Channel. Here are the top 5 YouTube Videos of 2014 (so far) from our channel. 5 Uses for Paracord Learn these five helpful uses for […]

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More Great Brands Made in the USA

Made in the USA

Back in January, I wrote a post introducing ten great brands offered by Sierra Trading Post that make products in the United States. With Labor Day coming up, I thought it might be a good time to showcase a few more American-made brands. If you’re familiar with any of these, give us a shout-out in the comments and tell us […]

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Guess Who? Name This Famous Naturalist/Author

Guess Who

Let’s have a little fun. You’ve probably played our Mystery Destination Game in the past, but this week we’re going to play Guess Who. That’s right, read the 5 clues below about this famous naturalist and author then guess who we’re talking about. Enter your guess in the comments below. One of this author’s most famous works was written from […]

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Granite Gear Giveaway

Granite Gear Logo

Backpacking, fast-packing and thru-hiking all require gear made to withstand the elements while being strong and lightweight. Granite Gear is a family-owned company that has been making rugged outdoor gear since 1986. Keep reading to learn more about this brand and be sure to enter the Granite Gear Giveaway at the bottom of this post. Granite Gear has developed a […]

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Summer’s Not Over: 7 Ways to Squeeze in A Bit More Fun

summer fun

As Labor Day Weekend approaches, marking the unofficial end of summer, days will continue to shorten, temperatures will continue to drop, and we’re all faced with the prospect of saying a temporary farewell to our favorite summer activities. But don’t despair; there’s still enough time for some serious summer fun. Use these suggestions to take advantage of the last bit […]

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