How to Race a Cat Down a River, Outdoor Retailer, Swimline, Menasha Ridge Press

How to Race a Cat Down a River

No cats were harmed in the research of this article. Do you feel like your life has been missing something lately? Have you been searching for just the right way to bid adieu to summer? Do you want to be the envy of your friends? Or,...

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What to Do When Camping Starts to Suck

If you believe everything you see on Instagram, camping is the most relaxing, picturesque activity ever. What can possibly go wrong when you’re sleeping under the stars, far away from deadlines and dirty dishes and traffic and the world’s problems? Uh, everything! For such a seemingly...

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Benefits of beach camping, Menasha Ridge Press

The Benefits of Beach Camping

It's about to be summertime. There will be an exodus from our homes to typically two locations—the beach, or camping at a state or national park. Which means your relaxing, long-awaited family vacation will be shared with millions of other families. This year, you should buck...

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April showers, sortabeta

Other Things That April Showers Bring

"April showers bring May flowers." We grew up reciting that rhyme (and followed up with the Dad joke, "What else do May flowers bring? Pilgrims!"). It's cute. It's catchy. It brings you visions of happy flowers. It's also a lame way to sugarcoat just how awful April...

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How to find a shamrock, Menasha Ridge Press

How to Search for a Shamrock

St. Patrick's Day is conveniently falling on a Saturday this year. To some, that may mean an entire day of pretending to be Irish and enjoying a lot of Guinness. To the outdoor community, it should mean an entire day in the wilderness doing one very important...

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Valentine's Day, non-sappy Valentine's Day gifts

Last-Minute, Not-Sappy Valentine’s Day Gifts

Hello, 11th hour shoppers. Tomorrow is Valentine's Day. Maybe you're a procrastinator. Maybe it snuck up on you. Maybe you didn't realize you were going to celebrate. Maybe you're like us and have more important things to worry about, like what mountains to summit and...

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Rambling Thoughts from a Novice Skier

I had the opportunity to go to the SIA On-Snow Demo at Copper Mountain after Outdoor Retailer. Spending time at one of Colorado's coolest ski resorts with some of the snow industry's coolest brands after a week inside Colorado Convention Center? Sign me up! The only...

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2018 resolutions

2018 Resolutions from Menasha Ridge Press

Hello, 2018! Everybody has been waiting for you, us included. We counted down every.single.second until you arrived. And we're so excited to turn the page and start a new year with a blank slate. We have big plans for you. We have big expectations for ourselves,...

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First Day Hike

How to Properly Celebrate First Day Hikes

It's January 1st. A new year! New resolutions! So many resolutions. One of which surely is to be more active. Everyone wants to be more active. But it's so bitingly cold. And your couch is so comfortable. And there are Bowl games on TV and...

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