northern lights lighting up the sky

The colorful nighttime displays of the Aurora Borealis, more commonly known as the Northern Lights, are notoriously finicky to spot. If the marriage of location, weather, and timing all come together perfectly, you will be in for the light show of a lifetime. The sun creates the Northern Lights via solar wind, sunspots, and coronal mass ejections (CME)Continue reading

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camping in the dead of winter

Don’t get left out in the cold when doing a little winter camping. Here are 7 tips you need to know beforehand. Camping or backpacking in the dead of winter can be cold business, but you will be rewarded with pristine, snowy wilderness, and very few people. And while cold-weather camping might frighten most people,Continue reading

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While nothing is wrong with commercial freeze-dried and dehydrated meals, sometimes it’s more satisfying (and better-tasting) to make your own at home. One of our favorite dishes to create ourselves is tomato sauce leather or (perhaps more a more appetizing way to describe it) dehydrated tomato sauce. You can choose to dehydrate your favorite jarredContinue reading

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We love when gear innovations make previously unconsidered adventures possible. Witness the new trend in packrafting, which let’s you cross massive rivers that were formerly barriers, allowing you to cover big distances in remote wilderness with surprising ease. Simply put, where there is water, there is a way using these inflatable boats. Fishing in aContinue reading

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While most of us carry an electronic gadget that will easily predict the weather, the ability to quickly glance at the sky to determine weather could in is invaluable. While a barometer, altimeter, and a detailed weather report serve as great tools for predicting bad weather ahead, there are quite a few things you can tell just byContinue reading

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