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8 Apps that Make for a Super Camping and Hiking Experience

8 Apps that Make for a Super Camping and Hiking Experience

Share List As much as I like to disconnect, sometimes you just have to be connected. In the world that we live in now, it is almost dangerous not to have some sorta instant media. So I’ve decided to take advantage and use it to help make my outdoor experiences great! I was actually surprised to find how many apps there were for the outdoor enthusiast. There are apps for GPS, camping lists, mapping your hikes, picking your camp site…

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10 Ideas for Outdoor Love and Romance

10 Ideas for Outdoor Love and Romance

Share List Valentines day is just a few short weeks off and many of you GUYS are still looking for that special way to show some love. You need something sweet and romantic, with no distractions from the kids. Somewhere you can be alone doing something you love and just enjoy being together. For all you outdoor  enthusiasts we’ve come up with some ideas that will defiantly have you seeing hearts and stars. Picturesque Picnic –Pack a blanket and carry…

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Can Hiking Really Change Your Brain?

Can Hiking Really Change Your Brain?

Share List No more excuses. There is now a medically necessary reason for you to hit the trails. Doctors have discovered that getting back to nature can scientifically reduce depression, anxiety and even reduce the symptoms of ADHD.  We already know the physical benefits of hiking now were beginning to understand the mental benefits as well. Over 50% of people now live in urban areas and experts predict this will reach 70% by 2050. The average American child now spends half…

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I Want to be an Outdoor Woman

I Want to be an Outdoor Woman

Share List Taking my family camping or hiking or just getting outside with them bring me so much happiness. I’ve learned a lot over the years, especially having a Boy Scout, about wilderness survival. I’ve learned the fundamentals of camping and hiking. I’ve learned what gear to take, how much water you will need and how to purify it. I’ve learned how to dehydrate food and how to store it so you don’t have critters in your camp at night….

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Do You Know What the WMA Can Do for You?

Do You Know What the WMA Can Do for You?

Share List Just recently we discovered our states WMA (Wildlife Management Area). A state organization the helps you to get outside with your family, sponsoring many different activities. Spending time outside with your kids is probably one of the most rewarding things you can do. For many of us were not sure where to start or what exactly to do. I know I’d like to try fishing or maybe try out a boat. Where can those of us who grew…

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Don’t Forget About Your National Parks

Don’t Forget About Your National Parks

Share List When you think of National Parks you immediately think of places like Yosemite, Yellowstone, or Glacier National Park. But did you know there are more than 412 parks covering more that 84 million acres across the U.S. and surrounding territories. With that being said I’m sure that you can find something to do. With so many parks you need to ask yourself what your in the mood for? How about hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee…

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National Get Outdoor Month

National Get Outdoor Month

Share List For those of us who love the great outdoors June is our favorite month. Its National Get Outdoors Month. Started in 2008 as National Get Outdoors Day it encourages people (especially kids) to connect with nature and a healthy lifestyle. The day has evolved into a month of outdoor activities and many states have adopted the National Get Outdoor Month.  In 2015, more than one million people participated at more than 16,000 activities.              …

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Where Do I Start?

Where Do I Start?

Share List Any journey begins with the first step. So you’ve decided to give camping a try. Your channeling your inner Survivorman; it’s time to disconnect from the hustle of life and get back to nature. So now what? Every experienced camper has been exactly where you are. Figuring out what to do next, where to start, where to go, what do I bring. And every experienced camper has their horror story that goes along with their first trip. Mine…

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