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UV Coated or Polarized Sunglasses?

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We prefer to see the outdoors through a nice pair of UV coated or polarized sunglasses. Beyond looking cool, a high-quality pair has some incredible health benefits for our eyes. Terms get bandied about in every industry, but the sunglass ...

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Fall Colors : Kids Coloring Contest

I didn’t realize it until about a week ago. My kids are going stir crazy. Sure, they’re busy in school all day – but, compared to our summer adventures, their evenings are now filled with routine. This got me thinking: ...

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10 Haunted Places Within Driving Distance of Camp

As Halloween creeps closer, we embrace the supernatural and strange occurrences in our magical world. Creaking floors, dark corners, and howling winds, all contribute to the eerie set of All Hallows’ Eve that we look forward to each year. These ...

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8 Tips for Managing Fall Dog Allergies

8 Tips for Managing Fall Dog Allergies

Just like their owners, dogs can show allergic symptoms when their immune systems begin to recognize certain everyday substances and allergens as dangerous. Fall dog allergies become problematic when your dog inhales or ingests allergens, or even when they come in contact with your ...

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Apple Cider Recipes for Fall Cocktails

Apple Cider Recipes

The return of fall signifies many things; falling leaves, sweater weather, and…ALL the apples! Whether you’re driving the family to the nearest orchard or bobbing for apples at your kid’s birthday party, everyone can find something to get excited about during ...

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Terrifying Campfire Stories: Which is More Bone-Chilling?

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In “VS” this month, Matt and Clint square off to see who can concoct the most terrifying campfire stories. Both involve campers in the remote wilderness, so read at your own risk. You might think twice before pitching a tent ...

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22 Stunning National Park Pics From Instagram

Because it’s the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service we’re seeing an abundance of stunning photos from renowned photographers. While these are absolutely gorgeous, we’ve always had a sweet spot for the everyday adventurer documenting their travels on Instagram. ...

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What Does Labor Day Have To Do With The Outdoors?

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Keep this in mind when you’re drinking beer around the campfire this weekend. For most people, Labor Day means an extra day off, which means more time at the campsite and more time in the outdoors. If you were to ...

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5 Tips For Stargazing In A Kayak

You’re floating in middle of a lake in pitch dark. The only sound is the water quietly lapping the side of your boat. Above you, a blanket of stars that both inspire you and make you feel incredibly small at ...

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50 Campfires Book Review: Lassoing the Sun

If you decide to read only one book in celebration of the National Parks Service Centennial, “Lassoing the Sun“ by Mark Woods would be a solid choice. Left only with that endorsement, you will enjoy a pleasant, heart-warming surprise as ...

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