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Six Benefits of CrossFit for Outdoor Enthusiasts

CrossFit Workout

Odds are you know someone who does CrossFit, or you’ve heard of it. It’s hard, it’s intense, it’s controversial, it’s rapidly gaining in popularity, and the methodologies are being adopted by professional athletes and “normal” people alike. So, what is CrossFit, exactly? At its core, it’s a branded core strength and conditioning program designed to optimize performance in ten different […]

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Great Outdoor Gift Ideas

great outdoor gifts

Check out these great gift ideas for the hikers, campers and outdoorsmen and women on your holiday shopping list. Grab these deals at Sierra Trading Post because all of these items are alread 25 to 55% off the compared at prices plus every link in this post includes an additional 30% off discount. The Gift of Winter Adventure A few months […]

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Outdoor Addiction Quiz: Are You Addicted to the Outdoors?

Outdoor Quiz

You love the outdoors, you get outside every chance you can but are you becoming addicted to the outdoors. Is it possible that you have a problem? Take this quiz to measure how addicted to the outdoors you are. Answer Yes or No to each of these questions. You’ve practiced setting up your tent, tarp or shelter in the backyard and […]

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Sorel Brand Spotlight and Boot Giveaway!

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** Congratulations to Tamara for being selected as the winner of this giveaway. If you didn’t win, be sure to enter our latest giveaway.** When you think of warm waterproof boots, chances are you think of Sorel. There’s a good reason for that. Sorel boots are made tough enough to provide warmth for your feet on all of your winter […]

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Yoga for Beginners: Three Building Blocks to Rock Your Practice

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I am the first to admit that yoga can be scary. Even after practicing for essentially my entire life, sometimes I walk into the studio, look around, and mutter ‘what have I gotten myself into?!” But honestly, that is one of the reasons I love it so much- no two days are ever the same. Your practice changes if you […]

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Five Reasons I’m Grateful for the Outdoors

Thankful for the outdoors

It’s the time of year where I find myself giving up a perfectly good climbing or hiking day in favor of holiday preparations, shopping, and parties.  So when I’m frustrated that I can’t be out there climbing mountains, I try to replace that letdown with reflection on the things that make me so grateful for this deeply important part of […]

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Teach Kids to Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace

Exploring and adventuring in the outdoors is one of life’s greatest joys. We gain inspiration in and from nature and to spend time together with those we love in outdoor spaces makes it all the better. One of the reasons we as parents take our children outside is to educate them on our natural world and to share with them […]

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DIY Compass – Just Add Water

Emergency Compass

A compass is listed as one of the 10 essentials for survival and for good reason. If you have no other options for navigation and visibility is poor, a magnetic compass can be the key to pointing you home. However, even reliable tools can break sometimes. If you’re out on a trip with a broken compass, simply look in your […]

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Skiing, Climbing and Unique Geology – Name This State?

Outdoor Adventures

The U.S. is filled with tons of awesome places to explore. We’ve covered many of those in our weekly Mystery Destination games but this week let’s see if you can name the U.S. state that all of these adventure spots are located. Check out the photos, read the clues then enter your guess in the comments below. This state has […]

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6 Incredible Uses For Drinking Straws in the Backcountry

uses for drinking straws

Lightweight backpacking and camping often requires a bit of ingenuity to bring everything you need without breaking your back. That’s why we’re a big fan of outdoor hacks and DIY outdoor ideas. Here are 6 incredible uses for drinking straws in the backcountry from our buddy John at IntenseAngler Outdoors. Backpacking Uses For Drinking Straws Fire Starter – A drinking […]

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