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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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How To: Technical Fabric Care

So, you bit the bullet with some new technical clothing! The higher price tag on waterproof, breathable, moisture wicking and wind blocking clothing will be well worth the investment and deliver for years with proper care. Read on to learn more about how to care for your sweet new ski parka… Basic Care For Technical…

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Choosing the Best Trail Running Shoes

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So What Makes the Best Trail Running Shoes? Now that the snow has melted, trail running is a great way to stay in shape while spending time in the beautiful outdoors. Different than running shoes, trail running shoes have more protection, like stiffer soles to protect the feet from roots and rocks, and better traction…

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How to Wax Downhill Skis

How to Wax Your Downhill Skis

In this article we will discuss a simple, easy, and effective way to wax your downhill skis for optimal performance. Waxing your skis is probably the single most important thing you can do for your new purchase to ensure a longer life span that performs. Regular waxing is also essential for speed. Even if you don’t…

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Choosing the Right Hiking Boots

Choosing Hiking Boots One of the trickier aspects of hiking is choosing the right boots. With so many styles and types available, it can be difficult to figure out which boots will be best for you. Rather than solely relying on online reviews, it’s best to first break down hiking boots as a whole and…

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Hiking with Dogs

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When hitting the trails, there’s no need to leave your four legged friend at home. Hiking with dogs is a great way to explore the great outdoors and to get some solid exercise for both of you. There are a few things to consider to keep your dog safe in the outdoors and to be…

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Basics of Sun Protection Clothing

Sun protective clothing is gaining momentum each year…and for good reason. Slathering on some lotion is always a good idea, but most people only apply lotion to sun exposed skin and the tub of sun block runs out quickly! The sun’s harmful UV rays can penetrate clothing and can be especially detrimental to those with…

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Snowshoe Gear: The Checklist

The weekend is approaching and your snowshoes are anxiously awaiting some use. Even for veterans, planning ahead for your adventurous day will make for a smooth, safe and fun excursion in the wintry outdoors. Check the weather, deice where you plan to snowshoe and coordinate with your crew who will bring what so you don’t…

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What are Polarized Sunglasses?

Polarized sunglasses are highly effective at reducing glare and increasing depth perception. They have been popular for years with boaters, fisherman and other people who spend time near water since the sun’s rays are intensified on the reflective water surface. Over the years, however, interest in polarized sunglasses for all types of outdoor enthusiasts has…

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