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5 Products for Healthier Camping

Dandies Marshmallows: The marshmallows from our childhood needed an ingredient-list makeover, and Dandies has delivered. Dandies are 100% vegan, vegetarian-friendly, plant-based, kosher and Non-GMO Project Verified. Produced in the company’s dedicated vegan and nut-free facility and air puffed to be light and fluffy. They’re also free of common allergens, and, most importantly, they toast up great and taste amazing! …

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5 Tips for Camping During COVID

A lot has been canceled this year due to the pandemic: school, trips, reunions, weddings, summer camps, business conferences, getaway weekends, the list goes on…and on…and on. Thankfully, one of the activities deemed relatively safe is camping, rated low risk by a panel of infectious disease and public health experts in the NPR piece “From Camping …

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Alternatives to Bear Spray: Try Tom Petty

I had never been to Rock Creek without my Missoula-based brother-in-law, and—aside from the Spokane River near my house—I had never fished alone. However, with any activity or place that regularly cycles through your daydream escapisms, at some point, you decide to just go.  Listening to the rolling hum of the creek while being swallowed …

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Ammi Midstokke: Grow Yourself a New Limb–Nutritional Rehabilitation for Injuries

There are many species that will actually grow a new limb when one has been lost in some kind of wildlife duel. Unfortunately, humans are not one of them and despite lacking this particular super power, we do have a myriad of other rather miraculous regeneration abilities. Some of us can even grow entire humans. …

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Getting Your Ride Ready for Winter Driving

Frosty mornings, cold winds, and snowfall are only a calendar’s page away. Longtime-Spokanites may even recall when it snowed on Halloween years ago. Here are tips for ensuring your drives on mountain roads and urban streets are nothing to fear. Winter Maintenance First, ensure your vehicle’s battery, wiper blades, and fluids are winter-ready. Install winter …

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Winter Camping in Comfort—Tips to Stay Warm, Dry and Have Fun Sleeping Out in the Snow

Comfort is a relative word to apply to camping. I’m perfectly comfortable spending days at a time in the backcountry, but I recently heard of a couple who planned a summer trip in their RV, powered by generator, to a campsite less than half an hour from their home. They did so in order to …

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