Backpacking Essentials for Any Trip

May 21, 2019

Gearing up for a backpacking trip is a balancing act. You’re trying to pack the essentials for survival, safety and comfort without overburdening yourself with weight that dampens the fun, or worse, causes injury. There are many options when choosing backpacking gear, most important being the internationally recognized 10 essentials. Some of your gear choices […]

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A Florida Adventure Bucket List

May 13, 2019

Summer is nearly here, and millions of Americans will hit the road on an adventure to explore a new place. Being in a new environment is a thrill for the senses; a wake-up call from the ordinary. Here in Florida, we are blessed with water all around us, offering us relief from the heat, and “winter” is […]

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Tarpon Fishing Season in Florida: Useful Equipment and Resources

May 1, 2019

Tarpon, long known for their acrobatics, gill-rattling jumps and powerful runs, are one of the most sought-after gamefish species in the world. Tarpon can live up to 80 years and grow to 250 pounds. They migrate from the warm waters of the Florida Keys north along both coasts and back again, making Florida the top […]

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Getting Started in Bouldering: What You Need to Know

April 26, 2019

Bouldering is a discipline within climbing that develops stamina, finger strength and combining maneuvers to solve climbing routes. Most important, bouldering is done without safety harnesses or rope, and thus, it is done usually within 20 feet of the ground with crash pads on the ground to soften a fall. Although bouldering started out as […]

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Rock Climber Gift Ideas: 5 for the Rock Climber in Your Life

April 2, 2019

Rock climbing is great exercise and an incredible adrenaline rush. Here are five equipment essentials you can give as gifts to a rock climber. But not only rock climbers need these essentials; anyone who does tree work or rappels to work on boats or wash windows needs the same good equipment. Remember, there are risks […]

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Scuba Diving Around Tampa Bay: Suit Up

April 1, 2019

Scuba diving allows you delve into another world and see parts of our Earth you would otherwise not see. Vibrant colors, fascinating life forms, plants that dance along with the waves. The Tampa Bay region is blessed with many fantastic dive spots for new and experienced divers to enjoy. Diving also happens to be great […]

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Four Key Benefits of Outdoor Activities

March 5, 2019

Nothing compares to the fresh air and quality time with friends and family that’s with outdoor activities. The change of scenery is fantastic when out paddle boarding, rock climbing, scuba diving, or spin fishing…and these are just a few of the many options for outdoor enjoyment. Here are four benefits of outdoor activities and reasons […]

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The Big Three of Backpacking

February 22, 2019

A spring approaches, thousands of would-be thru-hikers are making their final decisions about what gear to take on their months-long journey. Generally speaking, the Big Three gear pieces of any backpacking adventure consist of: your shelter, your sleeping system and your backpack. If the combined weight of those three pieces of gear is 12 pounds […]

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What You Need to Start Dutch Oven Cooking

January 28, 2019

Cast iron cooking has been around for centuries. Throughout the history of our country, from the colonists who fought for independence to the settlers pushing west, the durable and dependable Dutch oven was there. Even today it remains of staple of outdoor cooking for Scouters, campers, expedition guides and RVers. Cast iron is durable (handed […]

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The Ultimate Rock Climbing Guide For Beginners

January 16, 2019

Rock climbing is one of the best activities you can take part in if you’re looking for fun, fitness and a boost of adrenaline. Although rock climbing is often viewed as a sport for daredevils, it can be enjoyed by just about anyone. We’ve compiled this guide to get you started on your rock climbing […]

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