Alaska Ginseng (Devil’s Club)

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Today’s post is very fitting with the outdoor activities that I have been participating in lately. I’m living in Southeast Alaska at the moment and this place is covered with DEVIL’S CLUB!!! If you decide to go off the beaten path then you can expect to encounter plenty of this little annoyance. I once upon […]

Gardening 101

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The combination of gardening and being in the outdoors is a wonderful thing. It’s like that perfect relationship, that if worked hard towards you will be filled with all sorts of rewards to come. Growing your own food is probably one of the most productive and rewarding outdoor activities you can do, especially if your […]

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 […]

You, Recycling, and Your Outdoor Lifestyle

Smoke Stack from Sugar Factory in Belle Glade Florida

We all love the outdoors to one extent or another. Even your average city-slicking, fast-food-eating, pant-suit-wearing average Joe will admit that he likes a breath of fresh air from time to time. These days fresh air is harder and harder to come by. The burning of fossil fuels, and petroleum-based products has pushed mankind over […]

Hanging With Rannveig Aamodt…Quite Literally!

The Norwegian Trip

Meet Rannveig Aamodt. Climber extraordinaire, photographer, author and adventurer at heart,┬áRannveig has been climbing professionally for over 10 years, and is not one to shy away from even the most dramatic of cruxes. While climbing in April of 2012 Aamodt broke her back, both her ankles, her pelvis, and elbow in a 15m ground fall […]

Training 101

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With so many sports and outdoor activities out there, its hard to choose which ones we want to get after, and which ones we may need to build ourselves up to. For myself, improving on my climbing is my goal for this year, but I have done little to none at all this year and […]

Five Medical Tips For The Backcountry

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Safety in the backcountry is paramount. When doing many of the activities we choose to do and love, we are taking inherent risks that could potentially put us in harms way. Anyone who has been in the backcountry knows that there are many uncertain variables from weather, to physical and mental health of you and […]

Expedition Adventures, Not Just For Adults

As a child, I grew up in New York City. My father used to take me on “nature walks” in Inwood Park, a rare place on the island of Manhattan where you can actually, barring the sound of Riverside Drive and the GW bridge off in the distance, feel like you were back in primitive […]

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