How To

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 or Ski Bag

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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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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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