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Steve Wilder and the Importance of Adolescence Outdoors
Mobilization and Events

Steve Wilder and the Importance of Adolescence Outdoors

Steve Wilder is the founder and creator of Adventure Youth Mentoring in Roanoke, VA; a 501-C3 nonprofit bent on getting excess adolescent energy focused on outdoor pursuits. With a background in therapeutic mentoring, Steve gives his insights on why it’s important not to just get “at-risk” children outside, but all children a […]

How To Be A Lobbyist For National Conservation Issues – Part 1
Environment

How To Be A Lobbyist For National Conservation Issues – Part 1

Do you feel helplessness when an action alert hits your inbox, or when you read some new statistics about the advancing pace of global warming, or fights over conservation priorities?  Do you think you need a team of trained lobbyists, some sketchy Super PAC funding and a law degree to […]

Top Swimwear for the Sporty Female
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Top Swimwear for the Sporty Female

Warm weather is approaching and that means it’s time to paddle the ocean or train for outdoor events. Women love fashion like men love ESPN. Looking good makes females feel good and exude their confidence. So whether you are a beach yogi or SUP enthusiast, train hard, paddle fast and […]

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) […]

SOS Outreach: Introducing Disadvantaged Youth to Winter Sports
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SOS Outreach: Introducing Disadvantaged Youth to Winter Sports

We’ve all known someone that’s dropped out of school. Many of us, however, don’t know how to combat this trend. Arn Menconi, the founder and executive directer of the non-profit SOS Outreach International, believes that outdoor sports can be used to keep students in school. He believes that today’s biggest market […]

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 […]

’13 GoPro Mountain Games in Vail
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’13 GoPro Mountain Games in Vail

White water kayaking? Check. Climbing? Check. Mountain biking? Check. Slack line competition? Check. Rad prizes? Double check. If you haven’t heard of the GoPro Mountain Games, then you have got to check into it this year. Set in beautiful Vail, Colorado this will not be something that you want to […]

Gear Review: Thule Raceway 9003
Gear Reviews

Gear Review: Thule Raceway 9003

I often see bikes that are 10-15 times the price of the device that is meant to transport it. This bothers me a little bit; I mean, would you put golf clubs in a potato sack? It only makes sense that if you have thousand dollars worth of bikes, they […]

Environmental Consciousness: Choose to be Straw Free
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Environmental Consciousness: Choose to be Straw Free

Whether we like it or not, our behavior has a lasting impact on our environment. Be it a massive oil spill or a simple plastic straw, the decisions that we make on a daily basis affect the world that we leave for our children. But there are those who have […]

This Week in Outdoor Policy
Outdoor Advocacy

This Week in Outdoor Policy

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.   Climbing Bolts Cleared in Wilderness After some bad news for Idaho climbers […]