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Hiking-Themed Game of "Would You Rather...?"

"Would you rather?" is a game I remember playing growing up. My friends and I would throw out questions like, "Would you rather eat a worm or a caterpillar? Would you rather find a dead rat in your closet or in your shower?" Silly, harmless questions. Turns out, it's a pretty fun game to play when you relate all of your questions to outdoor adventure! WOULD YOU RATHER HIKE LESS THAN FIVE MILES WITH OVER 2,000' OF ELEVATION GAIN OR 10+ MILES WITH NO ELEVATION GAIN? In this case, and in most cases, I'll take shorter hikes with elevation gain. Typically, if you're climbing, you'll end up with a view at the end of the hike, and once you're at the...

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Basic Guidelines of Leaving No Trace

    If you are interested in or already love participating in the outdoors, understanding the basic guidelines and principles of Leave No Trace is a must. They build a foundation of respect for our wild places and allow us to conserve the integrity of the land that we love getting out and experiencing. Before we get into what the principles of Leave No Trace are and how we can use them to minimize our impact when we’re playing outside, let’s cover what Leave No Trace is not. Leave No Trace is not about rules and regulations Leave No Trace is not about right vs. wrong Leave No Trace is not black and white Leave No Trace is a framework for...

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Survive Anything

Survive Anything Danger doesn't discriminate. Bad things can happen to any of us at any time, yet outdoorsmen don't always carry the gear they need to survive. Like the situations themselves, survival kits come in all shapes and sizes. We've assembled four here to help you through your next cataclysmic event, no matter when or where it might take place.      Flick on the TV these days and there’s a good chance you’ll see some “expert” who has been dropped into some unenviable scenario with nothing but the shirt on his back and maybe a pocketknife, forced to live off the land and improvise his way back to safety. In the real world, though, survival situations aren’t preceded by...

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Camping

Going on a family camping trip soon? Your family loves bonding time around the campfire after dinner or anytime. But frankly, you could use some new ideas on how to interact with each other besides charades…no offense. So iMOM to the rescue! Here are 7 camping game ideas that will not only add some creativity but hopefully some laughs, too! Twig Castles Kids love going to the beach and making sand castles, right? So the next time you go camping, start with the same concept but add a twist. Bring a bottle of white glue and scissors. Gather some small twigs and create a twig castle! Catch, Don’t Catch One camper goes into the middle of the circle with a...

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60 things you won't regret doing this summer

                                   1. Sip an umbrella drink by the pool. pinterest.com 2. Make an ice cream sandwich out of a waffle. passthesushi.com Here are 21 other ice cream sandwiches you should also consider. 3. Take a mini road trip just to eat something amazing. Roadfood is the best guide to road trip food — hands down. Now a website, the guide was originally a book that came out in 1977 when the writers Jane and Michael Stern started documenting American regional food. Then it turned into a magazine column in Gourmet, and several more books, and now it’s a huge online database of regional meals along highways, in small towns and...

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