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Photo Gallery: The 10 Best Family Adventures

By Michael Lanza Looking for an unforgettable adventure to take your family on? How about hiking a volcano, canoeing through one of the planet’s greatest wildlife sanctuaries, or rafting for six
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Hack The Pack Recipe Contest : Winning Submissions

Chocolate Peanut Butter Top Ramen Bars with Himalayan Pink Sea Salt   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 5 mins Total time 15 mins   This sweet and salty recipe is great a...
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Ask Me: Where Should We Dayhike and Backpack in Hells Canyon?

Michael, I wondered if you might have some recommendations for either camping and dayhikes or two-day backpacking trips in the Seven Devils/Hells Canyon area. Or, maybe you have other suggestions for
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Review: The Best Gear Duffles and Luggage

The North Face, Patagonia, and Marmot gear duffels. By Michael Lanza Whatever your outdoor sport—backpacking, climbing, whitewater rafting or kayaking, backcountry skiing, etc.—a sturdy duffle for org
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Give Crabbing A Try At Kelly’s Brighton Marina

Kelly’s Brighton Marina was one of the week’s highlights on our trip to the Oregon coast.  I grew up fishing in the Midwest, and while I like to eat crab, I don’t know the first thing abou
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5 Tips For Buying a Backpacking Tent

By Michael Lanza There are a lot of tents out there. How do you choose between them? Backpackers come in different sizes and have different needs and preferences in a tent. In testing scores of backco
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Rain Boots For The Family

Make a splash this spring with rain boots for the whole family! Wet feet are no fun. As we transition into Spring, rainy days start to become a common occurrence., and are often the reason for ruined
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Outdoor Cook’s Buying Guide: Fun Stuff Less Than $100

Have you got a camp cook … or at least a wannabe … on your gift buying list for a birthday, anniversary, Mother’s Day or Father’s Day … or just because? Consider yourself lucky! You’re never going to
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10 Tips For Keeping Kids Happy and Safe Outdoors

By Michael Lanza Some people might say my wife and I are bad parents. We’ve repeatedly and deliberately placed our kids—at young ages—in risky situations. And I’m not talking about letting them ride t
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