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Choosing the Right Backpack, Bag and Luggage

Picking the right backpack

  Durability, functionality and aesthetics are the top criteria when it comes to selecting a new back or luggage piece. Who wants to purchase a bag with a zipper that blows out after a couple uses? And who wants a backpack that looks like everyone else’s on the bus? The House has a huge, carefully…

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Descente Ski Jackets

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  Descente Ski Jackets Descenta has always had an strong commitment to innovation. They continually use cutting edge technology to design outerwear that not only look great but also perform exceptionally well. For example, In the late 1980′s Descenta incorporated Solar α technology in to there some of there high performance outerwear. Solar α technology helped converted light to heat, helping their athletes withstand the chilly Canadian conditions at Canadian Olympics in…

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Choosing Best Tent for Family Camping

Choosing the Right Family Tent

Family camping has long been a prized activity for families across the country. It’s cheap, convenient, fun and one of the best ways for families to “get away from it all.” For those haven’t ventured into camping, it’s usually due to lack of equipment and supplies. The most important piece of gear you’ll need is…

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First Aid Guide: The Checklist

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It’s common knowledge to always prepare yourself with a first aid kit when hiking, camping or backpacking in the wilderness. But, what about other potentially dangerous sports like skateboarding, wake boarding or biking? It’s not a bad idea to stash a basic first aid kit in your pack, bike pouch or glove box of the…

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The Best Insect Repellent

Best Insect Repellent is DEET

Mosquito bites can be quite annoying for days or weeks. Lyme disease and West Nile virus, on the other hand, are real ailments that can be prevented with proper use of insect repellent. Our love for the outdoors can still be enjoyed with a little preparation and knowledge on how to keep ourselves safe from…

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Choosing the Best Snowboard Bag or Ski Bag

Best Snowboard Bags and Ski Bags

Toting your new powder skis across the country these days is a breeze. With new padded designs to protect your freshly waxed skis or snowboard and perfectly placed pockets for your helmet, boots, bindings and accessories, you can check your baggage worry-free. If your heading to the mountains on the weekends via car, there are…

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How To Wax Cross Country Skis

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Traditional striding cross country skis will need regular waxing on the center third of the base to enable them to perform properly on the snow. Wax will keep dirt out of the base, prevent the base from drying out and will keep your skis gliding fast. Some cross country skis, however, are waxless. These are…

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Dressing in Layers

The most ideal way to regulate your body temperature and to remain comfortable in the outdoors is to dress in layers. It’s a proven concept that works! The best part about dressing in layers is that it’s easy to remove or add a layer when you’re on the trail or on the slopes. Instead of…

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Types of Tents for Camping

Types of Tents Like toothpaste, there are dozens upon dozens of tents to choose from these days! Before you set out to enjoy the great outdoors, choosing the ideal tent for your trip will add to the enjoyment and long term use of your new purchase. Here is a quick breakdown of the modern world…

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How to Choose Downhill Skis

We’re very fortunate to live in an age with technological advances in gear that allow us to link turns early on, float through powder and to ski fast. When deciding how to choose downhill skis, there are many factors to keep in mind. Poorly fit skis can lead to injury, so take some time to…

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