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5 Must-Haves When You Rent a Kayak

On the water, in a kayak is an incredible way to spend a summer day, but there are key items that can make it even more enjoyable. Remember, you will basically be “stuck” for a few hours, so everything should ...

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Three Warm & Wonderful Mulled Wine Recipes

Pumpkin mulled wine, mulled white wine, and mulled wine with brandy, each with the varietal of Black Box Wine with which it was made.

Ask a dozen people what they consider the most “camping-friendly” adult beverage, and it’s a pretty good bet most of them will respond with a four-letter word … “Beer.” But that other four-letter beverage … “wine” … is catching on ...

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14 Cool Products to introduce kids to the outdoors for less than $20 on Amazon

Introducing kids to the outdoors can sometimes be tricky, especially for first-time adventurers. We’ve assembled a collection of sure-fire gadgets, gear and exploration tools all designed to introduce kids to the great outdoors. At less than $20 each, it’s a ...

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Rollors Is A Great Backyard Game For All Ages

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I’m always on the lookout for new games, and I have another one to share with you that’s perfect for both kids and adults. If you like horseshoes and bocce, you’ll like Rollors. It’s easy to set up, and while ...

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Red Wine Hot Chocolate — The Perfect Camping Cocoa

Warming hands on mug of Red Wine Hot Chocolate - The Perfect Camping Cocoa, made with Black Box Cabernet Sauvignon.

They are not two drinks that you’d immediately think of combining – red wine and hot chocolate. But if you take a second and realize, “I love red wine. I love chocolate. I enjoy drinking red wine while eating good ...

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Pie Iron Brown Bread & Baked Beans

This pie iron treat combines the three New England B’s – brown bread, beans, and bacon. You might not think of a baked bean sandwich as eatin’ good – until you try this!!! Pie Iron Brown Bread & Baked Beans ...

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Prevent Sore Feet When Lacing Your Boots For Hiking

When you prepare to go hiking, your first thoughts should be to prevent blisters and injuries to your feet. Selecting proper hiking socks is one of the most important ways to do that. As you’ve learned, Merino Wool is ALWAYS ...

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Maine Blueberry Pie Iron Pies

Blueberry pies cooked in pie irons and featuring Maine blueberries.

Blueberry pies are classic pie iron recipe, but when you hit Maine in blueberry season – they are something special. After all, blueberry pie is the official state dessert of Maine!   Maine Blueberry Pie Iron Pies   Print Prep ...

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Walk Through The Darn Tough Mill With Us!

Before the first stitch on a Darn Tough Sock happens, they have to buy a boatload of merino wool. The wool comes primarily from North America, Europe, and Oceana, and we should note that more came from the USA than ...

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Trail Shoes Versus Hiking Boots — a Win, Win

We’ve been conditioned for many years to assume that if you need footwear for hiking, you need to buy a pair of boots. You should make sure that they’re rigid for ankle support and waterproof to keep your feet nice ...

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