The Basics: Self Arrest On Snow Slopes

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Any avid mountaineer is always up for a challenge. Be it a technical ridge, a talus scree field leading to the crux, or a cirque filled with snow it is important that we take any and every consideration to maintain our composure and our focus while trying to discern the safest route around or over […]

How To Bring Music On Your Camping Trip Without Electronics

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If you’ve ever been on a camping trip and wanted to hear or play music, you’re not alone. While the beauty in nature lies mostly in silence, the music of life is constantly chattering in the background of our subconscious. Whenever I go on a backpacking trip alone, I like to cary an instrument with […]

Adventurous Ideas For Your Domestic Vacation

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You’ve planned your trip for the summer, now you’re trying to fill it with cool things to do! Lying on a beach is fun but if you like adventure and excitement, check out some of these options on your next trip with your friends. River Rafting- You’d be surprised how many outfits exist for rivers […]

A Homage To World Travel

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I have always been an avid traveler and enthusiast of the outdoors. As a friend of solitude and a true companion to those who join me on my journeys, I seek out experiences that will change me and open me up to things I have never seen before. Exploring the far flung corners of the […]

Survival Tips For Staying Alive In The Backcountry

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You’ve heard those stories about people who venture out into the wilderness, completely unprepared, make a dumb decision and end up lost, by themselves in the dark in the wilderness? There’s even TV show dedicated to the reenactment of these stories called “I Shouldn’t Be Alive”. Here are some good ideas on how you might […]

Spring Training

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Punxsatawney Phil has declared it so! It is now spring and most of us are feeling the warmth of the suns rays break through the clouds for just long enough to want to go outside and be active. Looking for a some pointers on how to get out there this spring and get yourself ready […]

Most Out of The Box (Figuratively) Backcountry Meals

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Most people would consider an out of the box meal; well exactly that! Straight out of the box, just add water and you’re on your way! Unfortunately, while this is great for saving weight and packing in calories, it does kind of feel a bit shameful when you are surrounded by the natural beauty of […]

15 Things You Want In Your Backcountry Med Kit

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15.)¬†Bactine- Great for isolating open wounds and adhering gauze. A smart thing to carry in the backcountry 14.) Electrolytes Essential to replenish at times when the body has lost precious salts from sweating, exerting oneself, and not eating well. Theres no substitute for staying hydrated and eating properly, but have these on hand in case […]

Sand Dunes

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While there are plenty of beaches, deserts and areas of “sandy hills” shaped by the wind and water, most people would be surprised to find out the amount of “high dunes” we have here in the US. Here are a few of the highlights for us at OutdoorEnd. Keep in mind that some of these […]

Best Cars To Take Skiing

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While this is not “Consumer Reports”, sometimes OutdoorEnd likes to inform you on the best products out there for your outdoor activity driven lives. In this weeks blog, we will be looking at five of the best CARS for your ski vacations that don’t involve 31-inch tires and $50k price tags. Sure, SUV’s are great […]

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