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Camping Checklist

  The Boy Scout Motto is simply “Be Prepared.” Preparation is essential for any outdoor adventure. Having the necessary supplies and equipment can make or break your overall enjoyment, experience and likelihood of spending time in the great outdoors again.  Checklists are a great tool to help with your organization and to ensure that you…

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Snowboarding Terms

Snowboard Terms

Do you think you have all of your snowboarding terminology on lock down? Or are you looking to pick up your first set up and want to be sure you’re ahead of the game when you take your first lesson? Maybe you want to impress a car full of teenagers as you’re giving them a…

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Best Daypacks: Hiking Daypacks

For treks and adventures that require you to carry more gear than can easily be fit into your pockets, a daypack is great to have.  Daypacks come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors and prints and deciphering between the countless options can be quite daunting. What makes the best daypack?   To narrow down…

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Stand Up Paddle Board Repair

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  Stand Up Paddle Board Repair Dings and cracks come with the paddle board territory for novices and experts alike. Stand up paddleboards (SUP) are pretty durable, but sometimes a deep ding is inevitable, unless you pick up a Super durable board such as a Surftech B1 or Bic Ace-Tec. While many dings are simply cosmetic, many are…

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Car Camping Tips

In order to enjoy your car camping trip, meticulous packing is a must. The packing and planning is a tad more involved than if you were flying to a city for a long weekend. It’s all worth it, though! Once you get the hang of packing for a camping, it will become easier and you’ll…

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Choosing Sunglasses

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Who doesn’t love the sun? And who doesn’t love looking and feeling good with a fresh new pair of shades? Sunglasses should truly be on hand at all times – in your car, your backpack, and your purse. Not only will they reduce squinting (and wrinkles down the road!), sunglasses also protect our eyes from…

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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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