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22 Climbing Tips I Wish I Knew Sooner!

Every experienced climber has some moments in the early days of their climbing career that they look back on and cringe. Whether it’s the time they showed up at the crag with fifteen people blasting Beyonce and got a stern talking-to from a local, or the time they got in way over their head on a route, got benighted, or …

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21 Essential Tips for Hiking With a Toddler

After my baby was born, I was very excited to take her hiking with me. It was easy. All I had to do was pop her in the carrier and off we’d go! She’d either fall asleep or sit passively, happy to be snuggled up against me and be outside at the same time. As she got older, things got …

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30 Best Beginner Mountain Climbs in the USA

With over 100,000,000 acres of wilderness, the US is a great place to live for the aspiring mountain climber. The list below details 30 of the best mountains for beginners to climb across the country, ranging from short, easy hikes at low elevation to multi-day adventures on glaciated peaks.   In our quest to cover the biggest and broadest range of …

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Benchmade – Bugout 535 EDC

This excellent-looking Amerian made EDC is one of our recommendations since it’s a versatile tool that Benchmade recommends for hiking, backpacking, fishing and camping.  We fell in love with it (well, you know what I mean – we’re not perverts or anything but…. okay, I’ll stop “talking”) and we’d love to tell you all we know about it.  This Benchmade …

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The Best Brands of Folding Knives

  Probably more than any other industry where product brands compete against each other, I believe the knife industry has the highest number of really high-end brands that offer stellar quality.  There are literally hundreds of brands and you can see just a partial list to give you an idea HERE.  You know if a company is sold by a …