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Camping Done Right: 7 Essential Outdoor Stores in Tennessee

Camping Done Right: 7 Essential Outdoor Stores in Tennessee
Tennessee offers some of the best camping opportunities in the country, given its abundance of state parks, lakes, and mountain vistas. However, both…
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5 Gorgeous Beach Campsites in Tennessee

5 Gorgeous Beach Campsites in Tennessee
Tennessee is widely known as a camping destination, and there’s no better spot to pitch your tent than nestled against the shoreline of one of…
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5 Awesome Campgrounds for Families in Tennessee

5 Awesome Campgrounds for Families in Tennessee
If you’re looking for a rustic camping experience in unspoiled nature, but don’t want to lose the modern amenities because you’re…
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5 Awesome RV Campsites in Tennessee

5 Awesome RV Campsites in Tennessee
There are few more relaxing pastimes than camping, especially at a fantastic RV campsite. Great sites provide a plethora of amenities that add to…
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5 Beautiful Backpack Camping Spots in Tennessee

5 Beautiful Backpack Camping Spots in Tennessee
There’s no better way to experience the great outdoors than a backpack camping trip. No distractions, no traffic or highway noise—just…
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5 Awesome Trail Running Spots in Tennessee

5 Awesome Trail Running Spots in Tennessee
A good run isn’t always about beating your best time. Sometimes, it’s about the journey as you push yourself in unprecedented ways.…
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5 Energizing Hikes in Tennessee

5 Energizing Hikes in Tennessee
There’s nothing quite like a good hike to get your heart pumping while you take in the sights and sounds of Mother Nature. As a bonus, a good…
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Making the Most of Rock Island State Park

Making the Most of Rock Island State Park
With one of the best outdoor scenes in the country, Tennessee knows no limits when it comes to creating epic experiences in nature. The state parks…
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Start Your Trek: 7 Unbeatable Hiking Retailers in Tennessee

Start Your Trek: 7 Unbeatable Hiking Retailers in Tennessee
Tennessee hikers know that it takes a special kind of store to meet their needs. Given the hundreds of hiking trails, state parks, waterfalls, and…
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SPOTLIGHT: Things to Do in and Around Fort Pillow State Historic Park

SPOTLIGHT: Things to Do in and Around Fort Pillow State Historic Park
There’s more to vacationing in Tennessee than the Great Smoky Mountains, and the state’s abundance of state parks prove it. You…
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5 Best Birdwatching Hikes in Tennessee

5 Best Birdwatching Hikes in Tennessee
Birdwatching takes serious concentration, planning, and effort if you want to catch a glimpse of your favorite bird species. Seasoned birdwatchers…
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5 Great Hiking Trails in Tennessee

5 Great Hiking Trails in Tennessee
From magnificent waterfalls and inviting swimming holes to stunning mountain peaks and views, Tennessee has it all! The Volunteer State is packed…
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5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in Tennessee

5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in Tennessee
Tennessee is home to over 75 natural areas and any number of excellent trails, forests, and waterfalls. Whether you’re an expert hiker looking…
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5 Exhilarating Jet Skiing Spots in Tennessee

5 Exhilarating Jet Skiing Spots in Tennessee
This summer, enjoy the incredible natural beauty Tennessee has to offer from the water as you zip through lakes, rivers, and mountainsides upon a jet…
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5 Great Paddleboarding Spots in Tennessee

5 Great Paddleboarding Spots in Tennessee
Paddleboarding is one of the fastest growing water sports in the Tennessee area. With a vast number of lakes, rivers, and waterways throughout the…
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10 Best Campgrounds for Cool Summer Camping

10 Best Campgrounds for Cool Summer Camping
It’s sweltering out, and the air conditioning is beckoning, but you’re longing to get away on just one more camping trip of the summer.…
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How to Hunt Whitetail Deer—A Beginner’s Guide

How to Hunt Whitetail Deer—A Beginner’s Guide
As much as America is a country defined by grit, franchise hamburgers, and interstate highways, you could also say ours is a nation defined by deer.…
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5 Excellent Places for Beginners to Kayak in Tennessee

5 Excellent Places for Beginners to Kayak in Tennessee
From vast river routes to gorge explorations, Tennessee’s waterways await kayakers of varying skill. When you’re just starting out with a…
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10 Best Hunting Cartridges for Whitetail Deer

10 Best Hunting Cartridges for Whitetail Deer
Choosing a list of top 10 favorite deer hunting cartridges is no easy task, particularly since there are so many suitable cartridges that could make…
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Early-Season Whitetails--4 Best Ambush Points For Success

Early-Season Whitetails--4 Best Ambush Points For Success
The most natural tendency for bowhunters looking for the best place to ambush a big whitetail in the early season is to gravitate toward the field…
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5 Best ATV Rides to See Fall Foliage in The United States

5 Best ATV Rides to See Fall Foliage in The United States
Of the four seasons, fall is by far the most popular for riding ATVs that seat one or two people, and “side-by-sides” that seat two to…
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How to Catch Bass on Summer’s Hottest Days

How to Catch Bass on Summer’s Hottest Days
It’s hot, it’s humid and the dog days of summer are living up to their billing. But bass don’t stop biting just because the heat…
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Paddleboarding Made Easy—Get Started Now!

Paddleboarding Made Easy—Get Started Now!
Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is the fastest growing watersport in the world for good reason: It’s easy to learn, fun, refreshing, awesome core…
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5 Amazing Weekend Fall Hikes Across the U.S.

5 Amazing Weekend Fall Hikes Across the U.S.
The warm days and crisp, cool nights of autumn make the perfect conditions for a weekend hiking and camping excursion. There is nothing quite like…
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10 Best Archery Outfitters in Tennessee

10 Best Archery Outfitters in Tennessee
Olympic archer or entry-level bow hunter, anyone can enjoy the thrill of this incredible sport. Tennessee plays home to several archery ranges and…
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Archery Gear on a Budget—Best Buys This Year

Archery Gear on a Budget—Best Buys This Year
Archery industry manufacturers seem to have fractured into two factions lately. On one side you have high-end, uber-expensive equipment that while…
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4 Easy Ways To Enjoy Mountain Biking On Your Vacation

4 Easy Ways To Enjoy Mountain Biking On Your Vacation
If you’ve been on a vacation to an outdoor destination in the past few years, you’ve likely noticed a new phenomenon: cycle paths, single…
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Paddling With Your Kids—How To Get Started

Paddling With Your Kids—How To Get Started
Whether you head out for a day across the bay or a jaunt into the wilds for a week-long adventure, paddling is one of the best outdoor activities you…
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Why You Need to Take Your Kids Paddling Today

Why You Need to Take Your Kids Paddling Today
Note: The following was adapted from Outdoor Parents, Outdoor Kids, By Eugene Buchanan, which is available on the author’s website.  It…
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6 Tips To Make Family Paddling More Fun

6 Tips To Make Family Paddling More Fun
Getting your kids into the paddle sports is all about keeping the fun quotient high and the hassle factor low. Our water sport expert shares his…
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Paddle Games—3 Fun Games To Play On The Water

Paddle Games—3 Fun Games To Play On The Water
“I Spy”: (“I spy something green, something wet, etc.”) – perhaps make a rule that it can only be something people…
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How to Charge Your Gadgets While Camping and Hiking

How to Charge Your Gadgets While Camping and Hiking
There once was a time when carrying electronic devices with us into the great outdoors was pretty much unthinkable. Fragile and expensive, such…
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How to Catch Really Big Fish With Kids

How to Catch Really Big Fish With Kids
When it comes to fishing with kids, conventional wisdom says to find a place where they can catch any fish with a high level of frequency and…
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Learn To Drive Your 4x4 Like A Pro

Learn To Drive Your 4x4 Like A Pro
Four-wheeling is a hands-on experience. You can gather a lot of driving tips from online stories, magazine articles and books, but to really get a…
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National Shooting Sports Month—10 Ways to Join The Fun

National Shooting Sports Month—10 Ways to Join The Fun
The National Shooting Sports Foundation has designated August as National Shooting Sports Month. This annual event is your chance to invite a friend…
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WATCH: Shocking boat crash captured on GoPro

WATCH: Shocking boat crash captured on GoPro
In August, Bryan Maess and his group were fishing near the mouth of the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean. A GoPro camera mounted on the…
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WATCH: Don't drink and wakeboard!

WATCH: Don't drink and wakeboard!
  This wakeboarder glided up next to his boat in style, managed to catch a beer, and then…you’ll just have to see what…
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7 Best Motorsport Retailers and Rentals in Tennessee

7 Best Motorsport Retailers and Rentals in Tennessee
From scenic mountaintops to majestic rivers and lake lands, Tennessee’s got an outdoor scene that’s worth discovering. Those who have…
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How to Scout Deer the Easy Way

How to Scout Deer the Easy Way
The problem with scouting whitetails during mid-summer is that the woods are as uninviting as they’ll be all year. From hordes of mosquitoes to…
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WATCH: Hippo races after tour boat

WATCH: Hippo races after tour boat
A group of people on the Pangolin Photo Safari on the Chobe River in Botswana were greeted by an unlikely guest while zipping across the water. A…
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How To Shoot Big Game Accurately at Long Range

How To Shoot Big Game Accurately at Long Range
When it comes to long-range shooting at big game animals like deer and elk, the best advice is don’t do it. Do your hunting before you pull the…
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Why You Need To Be Hunting Squirrels Right Now

Why You Need To Be Hunting Squirrels Right Now
What if I told you about a hunting opportunity that’s happening right now, which offers abundant access to productive land, requires a minimum…
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Best Outdoor Festivals in Tennessee

Best Outdoor Festivals in Tennessee
Tennessee has long been synonymous with “natural paradise” for many, so it’s no surprise the state also hosts several festivals…
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Pick A Perfect Puppy—5 Things to Look For

Pick A Perfect Puppy—5 Things to Look For
People have a lot of methods for picking a puppy, but most of them involve trying to evaluate a litter of six-week olds to find the right…
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WATCH: Mountain biker plummets 30 feet in epic crash

WATCH: Mountain biker plummets 30 feet in epic crash
While competing in the Red Bull Rampage, a freeride mountain bike competition held in Utah, rider Nicholi Rogatkin withstood one of the most…
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Trail Cameras: How to Choose the Best for Deer Hunting

Trail Cameras: How to Choose the Best for Deer Hunting
A couple of years ago I walked up to a trail camera in north-central Wisconsin to check the images. When I opened it up to retrieve the SD card, I…
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Car Camping--5 Amazing Destinations for Ultimate Adventure

Car Camping--5 Amazing Destinations for Ultimate Adventure
There’s something downright elegant about stripping life down to its basic elements: shelter and food (and, ideally, good company). We’re…
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Handgun Basics—4 Easy Steps to Shoot Like A Pro

Handgun Basics—4 Easy Steps to Shoot Like A Pro
The handgun is the toughest of the three primary firearms to master. Rifles and shotguns are fired from the shoulder, which provides a more stable…
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10 Tips For Going Ultralight on the Trail

10 Tips For Going Ultralight on the Trail
One of the hottest trends in hiking and backpacking over the past few years has been the shift toward going ultralight on the trail. Typically, this…
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5 Best Whitewater Day Trips In America

5 Best Whitewater Day Trips In America
Summer is here and now is the best time to enjoy a whitewater adventure with friends and family. Outfitted trips can be found all across the U.S. and…
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