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Hike 10,000 Years Back In Time On The Ice Age Trail

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Most everyone with even a slight interest in the outdoors has heard of the Appalachian Trail, but for many, it’s a “far away” thing.  Far fewer know about the National Trail System or realize there are opportunities to explore trails ...

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50 Campfires: Campfire Sessions – Sara Zacek Presented By Bar Country

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There couldn’t have been a more perfect backdrop than the Lake Michigan Shore for terrific guitar and vocals from local favorite Sara Zacek. It didn’t take long for a crowd to gather lakeside at the Sunrise Cove Campground in Algoma, ...

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17 Reasons You Need Good Lighting When Camping

It’s fun to debate camping essentials. Everyone has their own opinions of what gear is the most important. Knives. Fire starters. Coolers. Sleeping pads. Each has its champions. But based on the gear we use the most on our field ...

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Oxx CoffeeBoxx : The Best Reason To Book An Electric Campsite

If you travel by RV or camper – or are the type of tent camper that often finds themselves staying overnight at electrical campsites – the Oxx CoffeeBoxx might be the best caffeine delivery mechanism since the perculator. We recently ...

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The Lighthouses Of Door County

Do you still need convincing Lake Michigan is truly an inland ocean? Well, consider the fact that the remains or full structures of something like 87 lighthouses are to be found on the shores and islands of the third largest ...

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Under Armor Tuned Shoreline Polarized Shock Sunglasses

If you would’ve told us a month ago that we needed specialized sunglasses to go fishing – we would’ve walked away from the conversation. It was our opinion that any polarized glasses worked just fine – and as long as ...

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EcoZoom Versa Giveaway

When it’s meal time at the campsite you’re generally dealing with either wood or propane. If it’s wood you’re either using a permanent fire pit or a portable wood burning stove. If your goal is to eat as soon as ...

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Dovetail Workwear : Rugged Outdoor Clothing Designed And Tested By Women

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We’ve been having fun telling everyone about a clothing company that we recently discovered. Their name is Dovetail Workwear, and it’s one of those brands that you explain to someone, and they immediately understand the need. You see, there aren’t ...

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Altra Lone Peak 4 Review

I wish that I could say that I was an early adopter to Altra shoes. That I was there at the beginning. About three years ago I met the folks from Altra while attending a media summit, and I have ...

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The Rumpl Puffy Fleece Blanket : True Fireside Luxury

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When you’re car camping, you have the luxury of bringing creature comforts along for the ride. One thing we usually end up fighting over in camp is Rumpl blankets. We’ve owned several of them, and on the last trip, we ...

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