Gear-Up for the Coming Cold Weather!

gear up for the cold

For many of us, moving into autumn means moving into cold weather. That doesn’t have to mean hibernation!! I’ve found there are two major factors in not retreating indoors during …

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Bear Safety: Grizzly Bear Territory

Bear Safety

Some of North America’s most magnificent mountain ranges and national parks are prime grizzly bear habitat. That doesn’t mean be scared away. But learn to be bear aware and practice …

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Fall Camping: What Do You Need to Know?

fall camping

Fall is a wonderful time for camping. If you live in the south, the temps are finally cooling off. If you live in the north it’s an especially beautiful time …

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Wilderness First Aid 101

wilderness first aid 101

Why learn wilderness first aid? Any time we’re out in the wilderness we open ourselves up to some risk, no matter how careful we are. It just goes with the …

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Why You should Head North in the Winter

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For those of us fortunate enough to live in a northern climate, outdoor winter activities abound. Here in Minnesota, most people dream of heading South sometime during our cold winter. …

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Finding Your Way to “Hidden” Beauty

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One of my favorite things about hiking (and in some cases, paddling) is the chance to get to places that are off the beaten path. There’s something special about witnessing …

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