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‘Tis the Season for Popcorn!
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‘Tis the Season for Popcorn!

by Anna Fletcher Not only is Fall the best season for grilling, leaf jumping, cozy yet unshapely grandpa sweaters, bonfires and all things pumpkin; it is most importantly the best season for snacks! And one of the best snacks of all time that has its peak sales period in the [...]

15 of the Most Useful (and Hilarious) Camping Tips
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15 of the Most Useful (and Hilarious) Camping Tips

by Anna Fletcher These useful camping tips are super handy for any kind of camping or backpacking trip! If you find yourself in emergency wilderness survival mode, the elastic band of your underwear makes a perfect slingshot for shooting small game. The urgency of a late night bathroom trip is [...]

Backpackers Say the Darndest Things
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Backpackers Say the Darndest Things

by Anna Fletcher As the lead federal agency in natural resource conservation, the U.S. Forest Service manages the 155 national forests and 20 national grasslands, providing us with the best spots to hike, camp, hammock and relax. They also deal with an eclectic bunch of backpackers, campers and visitors on a [...]

Team Torti Has Conquered the Mother Lode of Adventure Racing!
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Team Torti Has Conquered the Mother Lode of Adventure Racing!

Back in May, we were introduced to the sport of adventure racing. Fletcher Hamel, captain of AR team Torti/Aquabound, defined it as “a team multisport event in which teams travel together by foot, bike and boat over an unmarked course using only a map and compass to navigate between required [...]

Quilts or Bags?
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Quilts or Bags?