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Don’t Let Adventure Go By the Wayside

Somewhere between Natchez, Mississippi and Lake Chicot in Louisiana it hit me. Road tripping has changed. Sure, it’s common to jump in your car with the family and head out for a weekend. Sometimes it’s as simple as hopping a ...

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Snake Awareness

Cotton mouth mocassin swimming in a body of water.

When Midwesterners and New Englanders venture into the woods or onto the water they normally don’t give venomous snakes a second thought. Except for some very localized exceptions (like the summit of New York’s Overlook Mountain that’s home to a ...

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Top 15 Outdoor Gear Deals : Amazon Prime Day 2017

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Meet The Thuggies

I can’t tell a lie. When I started reading the press release that came across my desk for “Thuggies”, I started shaking my head. I mean – really? An oversized hoodie built for summer nights outdoors? Our readers are going ...

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Coast PX1R Rechargeable Flashlight: Review

The rechargeable line from Coast just got a little brighter with the Coast PX1R. I put this little guy to the test while spotting alligators at night in Louisiana and it exceeded expectations. The first thing that struck me was ...

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Natchez State Park Cabins: Review

The Natchez State Park cabins are a great way to escape the daily grind and truly relax for a weekend. They sleep 6 and sit on the east side of the lake, making for gorgeous vistas any time of day. ...

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Natchez State Park – Natchez, MS

Located in southwest Mississippi 10 miles north of historic Natchez is Natchez State Park. The park’s claim to fame happened in 1992, when someone pulled an 18.15lb largemouth bass from the lake, setting a new state record that still stands. ...

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You have to see how we captured all of these mosquitos…ALIVE!

I come home with some pretty “interesting” stuff as part of my job. When my wife sees me unpacking a new box, she’s often skeptical of whatever’s inside. It’s not that it isn’t innovative or useful, but rather the knowledge ...

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The Fontainebleau State Park Lodge: Review

Fontainebleau State Park has secret that I want to let you in on. There is a lodge there that was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1937. It’s epic, sleeps 10, and you can stay there. The Fontainebleau State ...

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Campfire Sessions: Una Walkenhorst

Una Walkenhorst provided over the top entertainment during a night around the campfire during the 50 Campfires Field Trip: Great River Road.

Una Walkenhorst is a singer/songwriter from Kansas City, Missouri. Following the release of her debut album “Scars” in 2014, Una immediately had “new fans . . . coming out of the proverbial woodwork” (AXS). Loading up her ’97 Honda Civic, ...

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