Articles written by: Hope Gately

How to Get a Kid to Love the Outdoors for Life
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How to Get a Kid to Love the Outdoors for Life

  My burly, tattooed, fisherman of a father took me fishing every chance he got. We would load up the boat at dawn, go to the bait shop to pick out the perfect batch of minnows and hit one of his favorite ponds. I can remember him pointing out Kingfishers […]

The Final Cut: 4 Outdoor Activities to Help You Reduce Stress During Finals
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The Final Cut: 4 Outdoor Activities to Help You Reduce Stress During Finals

Finals can be brutal. For me, the most difficult part of this Week From Hell is having to resign myself to inside life while I type frantically on my Mac, scribble in books, and try not to strangle groupmates. To take out some of this stress (and, apparently, murderous rage) […]

How to Prepare Your Body for the Rigor of the Outdoors
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How to Prepare Your Body for the Rigor of the Outdoors

Scaling mountains or slaloming down them, climbing vertical rock so sharp one fall could result in your skin being sliced and diced, or blazing down trails on bikes at breakneck speeds. Playing in and enjoying the outdoors is emotionally and physically trying to say the least and, if you don’t prepare […]

The Top 7 Hottest Outdoor Men
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The Top 7 Hottest Outdoor Men

We outdoor gals like our sexy, strong, knowledgeable and accomplished outdoor men. After all, they give us a reason to look smokin’ hot while we’re out and about doing all our nature activities. Though choosing only 7 was quite the challenge (and may have resulted in me starring at way […]

6 Outdoor Dates Your Girl is Dying for You to Take Her On
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6 Outdoor Dates Your Girl is Dying for You to Take Her On

A Picnic to Get Her to Pucker Up: When I was coming up with ideas for this article, I asked my cute, blonde gal pal for her input. She immediately started jumping up and down in her seat like a little school girl (Yeah, we know you’re thinking Brittany Spears […]

5 Tips for an Outdoorsy Mother’s Day
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5 Tips for an Outdoorsy Mother’s Day

Believe it or not, your Mom totally used to be a backpack rockin’, hiking boots wearin’, outdoorsy hottie. Hell, maybe she still is and, in honor of her outdoorsy nature, we encourage you to take the woman who spent hours of painstaking labor bringing you into this world on an […]

How to Flirt Like A Rockstar: The Hook-up For Climbers
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How to Flirt Like A Rockstar: The Hook-up For Climbers

Since I’ve been in the climbing scene, I find myself constantly surrounded by gorgeous men (My life is tough, what can I say?). However, flirting can often be scary and confusing with many factors to consider: Does the climber hottie you’re scoping out have a significant other? Are they open […]

Leave No Trace Jerk!
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Leave No Trace Jerk!

Hey, you there…sittin’ on my mountains, peelin’ away at your hardboiled egg and throwin’ the shells on the ground. Or wannabe Gandalf who decides to machete himself a gigantic wooden staff while he’s on a hike even though there are signs expressly forbidding foraging for wood. Better yet, Miss Thang […]

The Top 5 Hottest Outdoor Women
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The Top 5 Hottest Outdoor Women

You can keep your Victoria’s Secret super models and your sexy movie starlets because outdoor hotties are where it’s at! Not only are these gals beautiful, graceful, and smart; but they’re also athletic, daring, determined, and push physical limits that most of us didn’t even know existed. Though there are […]

Camping for Panzies: 5 Tricks for Making Camping More Comfortable
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Camping for Panzies: 5 Tricks for Making Camping More Comfortable

  Bless your little, panzie, heart. You don’t like the cold, you’re afraid of wildlife (even bunnies), and sleeping on the ground is something you think people only do in third world countries. Never fear, I’m here to help you make the camping trip you’re being forced to go on […]