Gear To Get Out and Find Adventure

Hiking Trails Near Me

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Hiking Trails Near Me
You can find hiking trails near you with the many resources available online. A Google search will give you so many selections; it will take you forever to figure out the best. We gathered our hiking friends and did some polls and research to get you the best information possible.

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Where And When To Fish

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Where And When To Fish

You can fish from the shore, on a lake or pond and best of all from a boat. You can catch fish in shallow or deep water, in open water, or near structures. You can use a sport fishing calendar that will give you the best months to fish different species. You can even stand in the water and go fishing. Best of all it doesn’t cost a fortune to get started and remember early morning and evening are some of the best times when surface waters begin to warm up. Using the correct equipment to have a great time...

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A Beginners Guide To Camping, Fishing, And Building A Campfire

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A Beginners Guide To Camping, Fishing, And Building A Campfire

Camping describes a range of activities and approaches to outdoor accommodation. Survivalist campers set off with as little as possible to get by, whereas recreational vehicle travelers arrive equipped with their electricity, heat, and patio furniture. Camping may be combined with hiking, as in backpacking, and often enjoyed in conjunction with other outdoor activities such as canoeing, climbing, fishing, and hunting. Fastpacking involves both running and camping. When going camping for the first time, start with an overnight campout and keep it simple: To save money, borrow or rent big-ticket gear. To maximize your comfort, always bring appropriate clothes for...

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What is Wanderlust? Can I Catch It?

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What is Wanderlust? Can I Catch It?
A deep uncontrollable desire to hit the road and travel, by whatever means desired, to explore and enjoy the world. The wish to travel far away and too many different places. Its a borrowed word from German that means love for hiking. Everybody probably has its meaning and understanding of Wanderlust. And YES, You

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The Camper's Handy Guide to Fire Safety Outdoors

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The Camper's Handy Guide to Fire Safety Outdoors

The first thing most people will say to do is gather wood and your fire ring, those are both great, but fire prevention instead of fire starting should first be on your mind. As Smokey Bear has said "Only you can prevent wildfires," a bucket of water to drown the fire, even better would be a fire extinguisher. Never leave your fire unattended or close to sleeping areas to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Always have a fire escape plan and contact the fire department immediately instead of trying to be a hero. Even with plenty of water to fight the flames,...

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Top To Bottom Spring Fishing Tips To Catch More

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Top To Bottom Spring Fishing Tips To Catch More

The Polar Vortex dispersed, and cold fronts are turning warm, it's time to catch more spring bass, trout, and other early season fish species. Catch fish like the professional bass anglers with these quick tips and get wading in that shallow water like a Semi-Pro. Get To The Top It's lonely on top, but not always. Most anglers neglect topwater patterns until summer, but it can be lights out now. All species should be shallow and relatively close to bedding areas. When water temps reach the upper 50s, brace yourself. I love poppers for targeting beds or structure. I use...

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