Blisters hurt. And they can happen anytime, anywhere, to anyone. We’ve got a few tips for keeping your feet happy and blister free. Blisters are caused by friction between your shoes, socks and feet. Just because you’ve worn a pair of shoes or boots before isn’t insurance that you’ll remain blister-free each time you goContinue reading

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Even though the total solar eclipse doesn’t hit until August 21, the places that will deliver “path of totality”—astronomer-speak for the optimal position from which to view the event because you’re in the direct path of the resulting blackness—have already become highly prized. Want to ride a helicopter to a private outpost to view theContinue reading

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We all know that heading out into wild spaces is good for the soul. But while there are thousands of parks, refuges, and wilderness areas in the country that retain their natural environment for us to enjoy, many can’t keep one form of pollution from crossing their borders–noise. For the past few years, researchers fromContinue reading

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We all know that dogs make all outdoor activities better. But if you take them out of familiar surroundings—like heading into the backcountry (or even a car-camping site), they can be a little anxious. As with any other activity or desired behavior, you need to train your dog to be a good camper. But withContinue reading

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Summer is coming and in many places across the country, we can expect temperatures to regularly soar into the triple digits. In places like Death Valley National Park, temperatures reaching 134 degrees Fahrenheit are not unheard of. But don’t let the heat send you running for the nearest air conditioned mall–here are some tips onContinue reading

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As beautiful as the desert was during the day, the real secrets of the desert come out every night. When I first knew that Co-Director of Toughness, Faith Briggs and I would be spending our nights on the desert floor for our most recent mission the first thing that came to my mind was obviously,Continue reading

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