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Camping Done Right: 5 Essential Outdoor Stores in California

Camping Done Right: 5 Essential Outdoor Stores in California
California’s plethora of wide open spaces, stunning beaches, tall mountains, and other natural wonders make it a prime spot for camping.…
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5 Gorgeous Beach Campsites in California

5 Gorgeous Beach Campsites in California
Do you dream of white sandy beaches and pitching your tent on one of California’s sunny coastal areas? Most beach campsites are maintained by…
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5 Beautiful Backpack Camping Spots in California

5 Beautiful Backpack Camping Spots in California
When it comes to camping, sometimes it’s nice to go for the simple things. Although California is filled with glamping spots that bring the…
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5 Awesome Campgrounds for Families in California

5 Awesome Campgrounds for Families in California
California has amazing natural features including beaches, mountains and some of the world’s most famous national parks. Childhood is a great…
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5 Awesome RV Campsites in California

5 Awesome RV Campsites in California
RV camping is a great way to bond with friends and family and enjoy the outdoors. RV camping gets you away from the stress of the everyday and can…
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5 Energizing Hikes in California

5 Energizing Hikes in California
If you’ve grown bored with easy hikes, it’s time to up the ante. Throughout California, you can find intermediate hiking trails that help…
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5 Awesome Trail Running Spots in California

5 Awesome Trail Running Spots in California
California’s temperate climate means that you don’t have to wait for the seasons to change to enjoy running in the great outdoors. Trail…
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Making the Most Out of Death Valley National Park

Making the Most Out of Death Valley National Park
California is home to some of the most jaw-dropping, immaculate parks and forests on the planet. The state is known for towering redwoods, epic…
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5 Wonderful Birdwatching Hikes in California

5 Wonderful Birdwatching Hikes in California
California is a veritable mecca of birdwatching. Thanks to a variety of different habitats, birdwatching enthusiasts can head all over the state to…
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Start Your Trek: 7 Unbeatable Hiking Retailers in California

Start Your Trek: 7 Unbeatable Hiking Retailers in California
California is filled with gorgeous hiking trails waiting to be explored. Before you head out into the great outdoors, you’ll want to be…
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SPOTLIGHT: Things to Do in and Around Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve

SPOTLIGHT: Things to Do in and Around Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve
On the far reaches of Los Angeles sits Antelope Valley—a magnificent space often overlooked. With its annual explosion of beautiful poppies…
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5 Great Hiking Trails in California

5 Great Hiking Trails in California
Hiking is a great way to spend time with your family and teach children how to explore and appreciate the natural world. Because little ones have…
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5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in California

5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in California
California has many different natural wonders to explore. With forests, deserts, cityscapes, beaches, and more, you can hike your way around just…
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5 Exhilarating Jet Skiing Spots in California

5 Exhilarating Jet Skiing Spots in California
Jet skiing is a true thrill—wind in your hair, water spraying, and catching awesome waves. Not only is jet skiing fun, but it has great health…
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5 Great Paddleboarding Spots in California

5 Great Paddleboarding Spots in California
California’s lakes, rivers, and coastline all make for beautiful spots to enjoy paddleboarding. Some of the best spots to stand up and take…
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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 California

5 Excellent Places for Beginners to Kayak in California
When you’re new to kayaking, it’s best to pick spots that don’t have rough waters and a lot of traffic. You may also want 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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9 Best Bait and Tackle Shops in California

9 Best Bait and Tackle Shops in California
From the sparkling Pacific Ocean to shimmering mountain streams, California is king for top-quality fishing opportunities. With such a diverse…
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5 Best Fishing Spots in California

5 Best Fishing Spots in California
California’s bounty of waterways makes it among the best fishing destinations in the country. From rivers and lakes to the Pacific Ocean, you…
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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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10 Best Outdoor Festivals in California

10 Best Outdoor Festivals in California
When it comes to festivals, California reigns supreme. California’s got the best of every environment, from lush forests to majestic mountains…
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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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