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Camping Done Right: 7 Best Outdoor Stores in Ohio

Camping Done Right: 7 Best Outdoor Stores in Ohio
Looking to buy camping gear and equipment in Ohio that will help you get the most out of your next trip? Ohio has a number of shops that will help…
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5 Gorgeous Beach Campsites in Ohio

5 Gorgeous Beach Campsites in Ohio
There's no experience quite like camping out by the lake. If you're looking to take a trip to the great outdoors, and maybe do some fishing,…
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5 Beautiful Backpack Camping Spots in Ohio

5 Beautiful Backpack Camping Spots in Ohio
There is something very special about backpacking. To truly become one with the elements, pack up your gear and head into the beautiful natural…
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5 Awesome Campgrounds for Families in Ohio

5 Awesome Campgrounds for Families in Ohio
If it's time to take your family away from the hustle and bustle of city life, then the best place to go is the great outdoors. Many campgrounds in…
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5 Awesome RV Campsites in Ohio

5 Awesome RV Campsites in Ohio
It’s time to load up the family and the RV for an exciting camping adventure. Ohio is home to an abundance of campgrounds with all the…
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5 Awesome Trail Running Spots in Ohio

5 Awesome Trail Running Spots in Ohio
Trail running can be an immensely rewarding pastime, especially if you know the right places to go. Not only is it a great way to stay in shape, but…
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5 Energizing Hikes in Ohio

5 Energizing Hikes in Ohio
Setting aside time to escape into nature and feel the earth beneath your feet is essential. Ohio is home to a multitude of trails across nature…
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10 Best Hiking Retailers in Ohio

10 Best Hiking Retailers in Ohio
Hiking is a favorite activity for many people in Ohio. Thankfully, there are a number of excellent hiking trails to enjoy, especially in Northeast…
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SPOTLIGHT: Things to Do in and Around Hocking Hills State Park

SPOTLIGHT: Things to Do in and Around Hocking Hills State Park
Any time is the perfect time of year to hit the road and soak in the beauty of Ohio’s state parks. Whether you’re looking to book a cabin…
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5 Best Birdwatching Hikes in Ohio

5 Best Birdwatching Hikes in Ohio
Ohio is a magical place to catch sight of some of your favorite birds. The state has dozens of great woodland areas to take in the beautiful sights…
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5 Best Hiking Trails in Ohio

5 Best Hiking Trails in Ohio
An excellent way to spend quality time with your family and enjoy the great outdoors is by hiking one of Ohio’s many incredible trails. Across…
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5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in Ohio

5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in Ohio
There's nothing more relaxing and rewarding than taking a long hike and enjoying the beautiful sights of the great outdoors. Ohio is one of the best…
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5 Great Paddleboarding Spots in Ohio

5 Great Paddleboarding Spots in Ohio
Paddleboarding is a wonderful way to spend time on the water. Not only is the sport a great way to enjoy time outdoors, but it’s also an…
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5 Exhilarating Jet Skiing Spots in Ohio

5 Exhilarating Jet Skiing Spots in Ohio
Are you itching to take a jet ski out on the water this weekend? Nothing feels quite as freeing as zipping across open waters. Whether you have one…
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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 Ohio

5 Excellent Places for Beginners to Kayak in Ohio
Kayaking is one of the most enjoyable summer activities one can experience. Ohio is ripe with slow, relaxing, and scenic rivers and lakes sure to…
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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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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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5 Best Dirt Motorcycle Trails in Ohio

5 Best Dirt Motorcycle Trails in Ohio
There are tons of outdoor activities available to enjoy in Ohio, whether you want something relaxing or a bit more extreme. For those adrenaline…
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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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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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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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How to Choose the Best Times to Fish

How to Choose the Best Times to Fish
The best time to go fishing is whenever you can. While that old maxim has merit and speaks to the value of fishing just for the fun of it, there are…
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5 Easy Ways to Save Money on Gas This Summer

5 Easy Ways to Save Money on Gas This Summer
Fuel prices are a lot like the weather: Lots of folks talk about them, but there’s not much you can do about them. The price at the pump…
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10 Best Outdoor Festivals in Ohio

10 Best Outdoor Festivals in Ohio
Big rivers, Great Lakes, craggy hills and spreads of forest make getting outdoors in Ohio worthwhile. One of the best ways to enjoy all the Buckeye…
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