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Outsider’s Ball: Outdoor Celebrities Getting Young People Outside
Mobilization and Events

Outsider’s Ball: Outdoor Celebrities Getting Young People Outside

The celebrities of the outdoor world often don’t have the same mainstream appeal as celebrities of other worlds. They don’t carry the same egos, they’re more down to earth, and they’re usually more focused on getting to know people rather than getting in front of a camera. So it came […]

3 Campfire Discussion Topics to Get Your Campers Communicating
Outdoor Advocacy

3 Campfire Discussion Topics to Get Your Campers Communicating

Many hands make little work, and an important aspect of any adventure trip is to be able to act collectively as a team. A sure-fire way to get your individuals acting as a group is to all sit down around a fire (nature’s television), and discuss a common topic. And […]

The Many Hats of Leading Children Through the Wilderness
Outdoor Advocacy

The Many Hats of Leading Children Through the Wilderness

It was day five of our two-week adventure trip, and my group of kids were scattered across our open-field campsite like it was the end of a civil-war reenactment. Backpacks were exploded everywhere, a lone hiking boot was flung across the field, and audible moans could be heard in the […]

Outdoor Junkies on a Budget: How to Play Like a Rockstar Without Breaking Your Bank
GTFO!

Outdoor Junkies on a Budget: How to Play Like a Rockstar Without Breaking Your Bank

My friends call themselves “dirt bags” and with good reason. They play hard, live cheap, and don’t give a damn about your brand new Marmot jacket or top of the line tent. In fact, they throw up what they lovingly refer to as the “drunk” tent, a $30 Walmart special, […]

Acid Rain: Who’s the problem?
Environment

Acid Rain: Who’s the problem?

Have you ever wondered why limestone and marble begin to tarnish outdoors?  Have you ever wondered what happens to the amount of pollution that is released in our air? Have you ever wondered why Harvard University covers their statues every winter?  The answer is acid rain. Acid rain has been […]

Must Haves for August
Gear Reviews

Must Haves for August

Photo Sport Pro 30L Backpack from Lowepro It’s that time of year when students around the country are picking out new backpacks for school. Most people will stick with the traditional backpack with pencil holders and straps that do nothing. Or perhaps, you could switch it up with a top loading […]

Proposed Grand Canyon Watershed National Monument
Mobilization and Events

Proposed Grand Canyon Watershed National Monument

For many people the Grand Canyon is a wild and rugged place. Soaring Vermillion cliffs, pools of lush blue water give way to a harsh but inspiring Sonoran desert — it is without a doubt unlike any place on earth. Since as early as 1908, the Canyon was placed under […]

5 Things You Learn on a Bike that You Miss in a Car
Outdoor Advocacy

5 Things You Learn on a Bike that You Miss in a Car

Hey, Drivey Mc Driverson! Yeah, you there in your pretentious Prius hybrid, on your cellphone, talkin’ to your friend about how eco-friendly you are because you drive a green machine. Guess what? There’s an even more eco-friendly way to get around town; one that gets you in touch with your […]

The Week in Outdoor Policy – August 9th
Outdoor Advocacy

The Week in Outdoor Policy – August 9th

Tom Flynn tracks policy related to conservation and recreation for the Outdoor Alliance. Most Fridays, he summarizes the week’s top outdoor policy related headlines. With questions, news tips and angry hate mail, email him at tom [at] outdooralliance [dot] net. Idaho Holds First Federal Land Grab Meeting The front lines of the Sagebrush […]

Five Love Stories You Can’t Walk Away From, Especially On A Bad Day
Mobilization and Events

Five Love Stories You Can’t Walk Away From, Especially On A Bad Day

Ladies, sometimes you just need to feel loved….even if that means living vicariously through the stories of others. But don’t worry, no one’s judging you here. In fact, let me help you out with a few suggestions on how to get that sweet cry on that you may seriously need. […]