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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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10 Best Bass Waters Off The Beaten Path

10 Best Bass Waters Off The Beaten Path

The names of some bass fisheries resonate with anglers on a national scale: Okeechobee, Kentucky Lake, Guntersville, Havasu, Clear Lake, Lake Fork,…
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14 Amazing New Ski Products for 2024

14 Amazing New Ski Products for 2024

Ski season is finally here and a new trove of quality gear items are arriving at your local ski shop just in time. Here are some of this…
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The Best Reasons You Should Try Wakeboarding This Summer

The Best Reasons You Should Try Wakeboarding This Summer

If you’re a fan of water skiing or tubing out on the lake on a hot summer day, wakeboarding might be the next sport for you. Not only is this…
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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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The Essential Gear You Need When Riding ATVs

The Essential Gear You Need When Riding ATVs

ATVs are off-road vehicles, designed to allow access to trails and other hard-to-reach areas. The earliest designs from the 1970s were three-wheeled.…
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How To Tap Local Fishing Communities For The Best Angling

How To Tap Local Fishing Communities For The Best Angling

There are a lot of fishing opportunities out there that may seem exotic or hard to come by at first. Dig a little deeper, though, and you’ll…
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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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6 Terrific Whitewater Parks in America

6 Terrific Whitewater Parks in America

Rafting down mountain rivers is nothing short of addicting, but it’s not your only option for thrills. Whitewater parks are sprinkled…
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5 Amazing Water Trails You Need To Try Right Now!

5 Amazing Water Trails You Need To Try Right Now!

Mountains have them, municipalities have them, so why shouldn’t waterways have them as well? I’m talking about trails that keep you on a…
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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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8 Common Sense Tips for Buying Your First Boat

8 Common Sense Tips for Buying Your First Boat

A boat, even if it’s a small used one, can be a big purchase. Boat ownership entails a lot of responsibility and can be expensive, as well. If…
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Pack Your Backpack the Right Way in 5 Easy Steps

Pack Your Backpack the Right Way in 5 Easy Steps

Learning how to properly pack a backpack is a true art form that every outdoor enthusiast should master. Whether you’re heading into the…
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Hiking—Never Get Blisters Again

Hiking—Never Get Blisters Again

Years ago, our Scout troop headed out on a weekend backpacking trip. And while the troop leaders warned the boys (and their parents) not to wear…
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Gear Up To Become A Master Outdoor Chef

Gear Up To Become A Master Outdoor Chef

There was a time when camp food for a weekend overnight revolved around hot dogs, canned goods, and tasteless dehydrated dinners. Fortunately, those…
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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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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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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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ATV Off-Roading Adventure at Johnson Valley OHV Area

ATV Off-Roading Adventure at Johnson Valley OHV Area

Although it feels fairly desolate with its desert terrain, Johnson Valley is close to nearby towns so that you can make a trip of your ATV…
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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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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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Kayak Safety: 5 Essential Survival Skills to Know

Kayak Safety: 5 Essential Survival Skills to Know

Sitting atop a kayak on the water is a great way to experience nature from a new vantage point. Whether you're embarking on a leisurely journey on a…
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Taking Your Dog on a Fishing Trip

Taking Your Dog on a Fishing Trip

It’s nice to have company along when you’re heading out for a day or two of fishing, and is there any better companionship than your dog?…
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10 Awesome Vacations Your Fishing Family Will Love

10 Awesome Vacations Your Fishing Family Will Love

Fishing with the family is always funs, but  not everybody who lives under your roof may like to fish 24/7. And if you have teens, they might…
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How to Prepare for a Canoe Camping Trip

How to Prepare for a Canoe Camping Trip

Canoe camping transforms a regular old camping trip into a more adventurous excursion, but it's pivotal to take the steps to properly prepare. You…
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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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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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Treestand Safety for Young Hunters

Treestand Safety for Young Hunters

Treestands are one of the most popular and effective methods of deer hunting throughout the eastern half of our country. Being perched high in a tree…
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10 Best Dog-Friendly Hiking Trails in California!

10 Best Dog-Friendly Hiking Trails in California!

California is a hiker's paradise. There are many spectacular trails to explore, some with panoramic views, others with streams that meander through…
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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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10 Tips for Safely Riding ATVs

10 Tips for Safely Riding ATVs

ATVs—shorthand for “all terrain vehicles”—are one way to explore areas of land that you might not otherwise be able 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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5 Cool Spots for ATV Off-Roading in California

5 Cool Spots for ATV Off-Roading in California

California isn’t all cities and towns. When you need to get out and off the beaten track, you can head to one of California’s numerous…
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Respect Nature: 6 Tips for Keeping Your Campsite Clean

Respect Nature: 6 Tips for Keeping Your Campsite Clean

It doesn't matter whether you’re staying at a fully electric campsite in a modern campground or backpacking in a designated wilderness area,…
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10 EASY FISHING TIPS FOR BEGINNERS

10 EASY FISHING TIPS FOR BEGINNERS

For most of us, fishing conjures up images of a lazy day on the water, occasionally reeling in some finned beauties which are then proudly displayed…
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5 Amazing Dirt Motorcycle Trails in California

5 Amazing Dirt Motorcycle Trails in California

The expansive state of California has tons of terrain, trails, and areas for dirt biking. California offers both public and private motorcycle trails…
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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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8 Things to Consider Before Buying an RV

8 Things to Consider Before Buying an RV

Investing in a recreational vehicle (RV) is a big decision. Whether you're buying an older model that's used but still reliable or a shiny new Class…
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Deer Rifles—How to Choose The Perfect Gun

Deer Rifles—How to Choose The Perfect Gun

It is fall, which means that the leaves are changing and gun writers are doing articles on the “Great American Deer Rifle.” Picking out a…
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Top 10 Tips for Camping Beginners

Top 10 Tips for Camping Beginners

Here’s the picture:  you’re sitting around a campfire, roasting weenies and telling ghost stories as the night closes in around you.…
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Campfire Eats: 7 Simple Summer Campsite Recipes

Campfire Eats: 7 Simple Summer Campsite Recipes

For many folks, meal planning is the biggest thing to worry about when getting ready for a camping trip. Whether you’re backpacking, car…
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5 State Park Campsites in the West

5 State Park Campsites in the West

When looking for a campsite in the western United States, it is easy to default to campgrounds in the national parks or national…
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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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Choosing the right hunting knife

Choosing the right hunting knife

Hunting knives come in a mind-boggling array of shapes and sizes. New hunters often think a 10-inch Bowie-style survival knife is all they need to…
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10 Essential Camping Skills

10 Essential Camping Skills

Do you know these 10 essential camping skills? Learn them and they are bound to improve all your…
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Make The Most Of The Trout Fishing Opener

Make The Most Of The Trout Fishing Opener

There is a misconception that fly-fishing has taken over trout fishing and that if you’re not toting a whippy seven-foot rod and looking to…
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Setting up your campsite: Understanding the basics

Setting up your campsite: Understanding the basics

The end of the trail is near, at least for today. As you walk into your campsite and remove your pack from your back, the breeze feels good after a…
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The Necessities Every Camper Should Own

The Necessities Every Camper Should Own

Every time I go camping with friends, I learn a new trick or discover a piece of gear that makes life outdoors more comfortable. But there are some…
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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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