Category Archive for: ‘Outdoors’

How to Go Glamping

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Camping with the family is a fantastic way to bond and become one with nature, but let’s face it — roughing it in the wilderness isn’t for everyone. That’s what glamping is for. Why is it better than regular camping, especially if you’re traveling with children or those that can’t handle being out in the woods? What Is Glamping? The …

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How to Hike at Night

How to Hike at Night

The woods at night have long been the realm of psychological terror. From early settlers to the outdoorsmen of today, night is a time for lighting the lantern, stoking the fire and keeping vigil over your camp. However, with proper preparation and knowledge of your area, hiking at night opens the door to new perspectives, beauty, and fun for those …

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5 Dangers to Watch out for While Hiking

5 Dangers to Watch out for While Hiking

Hiking is one of the best ways to go toe-to-toe with nature and test your limits. With long treks, changes in the weather and unforeseeable dangers, survivalist techniques may need to come into play at times. Well worth the risks, hiking is a great way to get in touch with your wild side and appreciate the world around you. However, …

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How to Build Your Own Hiking Trail

How to Build Your Own Hiking Trail

If your home sits on a lot of wooded land, it can be challenging to navigate — even following game trails will only get you so far. If you’ve got a lot of woods nearby, it can be a fun idea to set up hiking trails on your property. Follow this three-step process to get started with building your own …

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Practical Tips for Identifying Poisonous Plants

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Whether you’re going on a day hike or heading out for an extended trip, it is important that you be able to identify common dangers when you’re on the trail. Poisonous plants are everywhere and they don’t always look like they are dangerous. Keep reading to learn some practical tips for identifying poisonous plants on your next hike. General Tips …

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How to Hike in the Florida Everglades

How to Hike in the Florida Everglades

The Florida Everglades is a massive wetland that covers more than 700 square miles in the southern part of the Sunshine State, filled with hundreds of native animals and thousands of plant species that thrive in the hot, humid environment. It is a great place to see the natural beauty of Florida, but it can be challenging to navigate if …

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Don’t Bring Back Unwanted Insects

How to Make Sure You Don't Bring Back Unwanted Insects on a Hike

It’s finally summertime, and it’s a great time to go hiking to enjoy the outdoors, but the last thing you want to do during a hike is bring unwanted bugs home with you — especially if you’re hiking on trails on the other side of the country. Introducing pests to an area where they aren’t native isn’t just annoying — …

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Hacks That Make Hiking & Camping More Fun

Creative Hacks That Make Hiking and Camping More Fun

The weather is warmer and it’s time to head into the great outdoors. Whether you are camping, hiking or just hanging out, you can impress friends and family and make your life easier by using these simple hacks. 1. Make Your Own Lantern If you forgot to bring a lantern on your trip, or you don’t want to invest the …

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Why You Should Practice Rock Climbing

Why You Should Practice Rock Climbing

Are you an avid hiker looking for something a bit more intense? Are you trying to lose weight, but can’t stand the sweat, heavy breathing and monotonous repetition of traditional workouts? Maybe you’re in the mood for adventure, but don’t know where to start looking? Whichever group you fall into, rock climbing has it all! Not only will you get …

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Wildfire Smoke: How Much of a Concern?

Wildfire Smoke: How Much of a Concern?

With the continued dry weather and forest fires that southern BC has been experiencing, the smoke has not only blanketed the cities but also the mountains and forests. With intense heat, the smoke rises high in the air until it cools then it begins to descend and wind plays a role in spreading the smoke and diluting it out until …

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