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Yearly Archives: 2014

Tips And Tricks: Descending A Mountain With Dave Norona

What goes up must come down! Just relax, breathe, and look ahead when descending on a mountain bike.

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Tips And Tricks: Using A Foot Controlled Motor With Bob Izumi

Accurate boat control is key and Bob Izumi is here to show us how to achieve this using a foot controlled motor.

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How To: Try Stuff Everywhere

As this blog has attempted to show, the world is a wide and wonderful place to try stuff. And just when you learn about one locale that’s perfect for your outdoor obsession — be it hiking, backpacking, climbing, biking, skiing, paddleboarding, canyoneering, or just stepping off the beaten path — the list of places grows.

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Tips And Tricks: Gearing Up With Conway Bowman

What is the best outfit to get started in saltwater fishing? Pro, Conway Bowman is here to tell us what we need!

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Travel: Havasu Falls

Havasu Falls pretty much achieves the impossible. It almost trumps the Grand Canyon — at least in terms of sheer, gob-smacking beauty. Granted, not much can match the vast grandeur of that wide canyon carved by the Colorado River. But where the Grand exceeds in inspiring immeasurable awe, Havasu Falls feels almost personal. And while far from secret — its iconic waterfalls have populated countless full-page magazine spreads and downloadable screensavers — the region still feels like it belongs to you.

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Good To Know: 5 Aussie Animals That Can Kill You

As illustrated by Bill Bryson, Australia is a dangerous place. In his national best seller In a Sunburned Country, the famed memoirist spends the first several pages of the book listing all the different ways that the country and its natural inhabitants can kill you. And we’re not talking about some sort of crazed serial killer in the Outback (as exploited in the recent Wolf Creek horror movies franchise). We’re talking about things that occur…in nature…that can kill you with little effort.

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How To: Tips To Backcountry Culinary Perfection

Blame it on the Boy Scouts or the sad and unfortunate affection for quick Cup o’ Soup-like things that pass for meals, but most people think that dining in the backcountry means eating some bland just-add-water package. The kind of food that not even a heart dose of hot sauce can hide.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. Follow a few of these trail-tested tips and you can have a bona fide culinary experience while camping.

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Tips And Tricks: Tying Line To Leader With Chad Hoover

The ‘line to leader’ is one of Chad Hoover’s most important connections.

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How To: SUP With Dogs

Stand-up paddleboarding has swept the country, from high-alpine lakes to the Pacific coast to the river that runs through the nation’s capital. And it’s a trend we support. But we also get behind the joys of hitting the water with your SUP (as they’re known) and your four-legged best friend. Paddleboards just seem ideally built for one person and a dog. Even if Fido doesn’t like to swim, he still might enjoy the paddleboard experience.

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Tips And Tricks: Releasing Game Fish With George Poveromo

Just because a game fish is destined to be caught and then set free, there’s no substitute for great care in handling the fish prior to it begin released.

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