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Tortilla Backpacking Meals

One of the fun things about hiking and backpacking is getting plenty of exercise, which means you can justify a few extra calories. If you …

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Beyond Smokey Bear: Teaching Kids About Wildfires

Smoke billowed in patches from Hall Mountain on the east side of Sullivan Lake in the Colville National Forest when my family arrived for our …

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New Kickstarter for Bear Minimum Backcountry Products

The minds behind Spokane-area gear company Bear Minimum have been working overtime to bring some new products to market. Best known for their superlight, compact …

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Know Before You Go

“Know before you go” is a simple summary for safely enjoying camping and hiking, suggests Franklin Pemberton, Public Affairs Officer on the Colville National Forest. …

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Summertime is for Gourmet S’mores

Summer isn’t summer without the quintessential s’more. But this year, it’s time to step up our collective hipster game on this age-old classic. Enter the …

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Campfire Cooking Hacks: Beyond Foil Meals

We all know the tried and true fire pit food shortcuts of prepping and cooking full meals in tin foil, pouring hot chili into single-serve …

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A Tent with a View: 7 Super Scenic Campgrounds

Camping is the quintessential summer activity. There’s no agenda or media; it’s just you and the great outdoors. Although most campgrounds on public lands are …

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The 8 Best Campgrounds for Camping with Kids

Memorial Day weekend is the ceremonial start to camping, and it’s not too late to book a trip at any of the hundreds of campgrounds …

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Ice Climbing Equipment

Scrounging up the equipment for an ice-climbing trip can be costly. Here are a few ways pull together the essentials on a budget: Visit local …

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Cool – and Hot – Camp Cooking Stuff

New camp cooking gear is a great gift for the techy people in your life or for those looking to save weight on backpacking trips—in …

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