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The Week in Outdoor Policy – December 13th
Outdoor Advocacy

The Week in Outdoor Policy – December 13th

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. Fed Land Grab Efforts Continue in Idaho… Time to revisit everyone’s favorite public […]

Marathon Mom: My Non-Runner Hubby Wants Me to Cut Down. Help!
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Marathon Mom: My Non-Runner Hubby Wants Me to Cut Down. Help!

Dear Marathon Mom, Running is a big passion of mine, but my husband is not so much a fan. Of course it’s fine that he doesn’t personally want to be a runner, but lately he’s been ragging on me for how much time my running is taking me away from […]

This Week in Outdoor Policy – December 6th
Outdoor Advocacy

This Week in Outdoor Policy – December 6th

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. Progress Towards Lifting National Park Boating Ban As surprising as it may be, […]

10 Amazing Events Happening in December – Holiday Edition
Mobilization and Events

10 Amazing Events Happening in December – Holiday Edition

Regardless of which holiday you celebrate, this time of year is meant for jolly merriment, festive lights, and those warm spots in the community where family and friends can gather. Get outside during the month of December, and celebrate the holiday season in style with one of these 10 amazing […]

First Descents – Fighting Cancer One Outdoor Trip at a Time
Mobilization and Events

First Descents – Fighting Cancer One Outdoor Trip at a Time

If you’ve ever experienced the power of the outdoors then you know best what influence and message nature instills on humans. First Descents, established in 2001, offers free outdoor adventure experiences to young adult cancer fighters and survivors. The outdoor and adventure experience allows individuals to escape the disease and […]

New Findings Reveal Staggering Global Forest Losses Since 1999
Environment

New Findings Reveal Staggering Global Forest Losses Since 1999

How many square miles of forest land have been permanently eliminated in the last 13 years? That’s the question researchers at the University of Maryland sought to answer with ‘Global Forest Change’, a Google Earth-based project that aggregates more than 650,000 satellite images captured between 1999 and 2012. Now that […]

Ask Hope: How can I keep my body “type” from holding me back in the outdoors?
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Ask Hope: How can I keep my body “type” from holding me back in the outdoors?

This is an issue that I struggled with when I first started rock climbing. I saw all of these long, lean, hardbodies and thought “How in the world is a curvy girl like me supposed to get my (ample) ass up that rock?” What I came to discover was that […]

Marathon Mom: Running and Breastfeeding
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Marathon Mom: Running and Breastfeeding

Dear Marathon Mom, I’m 6 months pregnant with my first child and recently had to stop running altogether. I’m ready for this time off to focus on the pregnancy and prepare for motherhood, but I know I’ll be ready and excited to start running again postpartum. However, I also plan […]

The Weirdest Outdoor-Related News Stories of 2013
Environment

The Weirdest Outdoor-Related News Stories of 2013

It’s official: 2013 was one for the books in terms of bizarre stories related to outdoor recreation and environmental issues. Here are some highlights from the year that almost was. Snorkeler Discovers Sea Monster In October, a marine instructor discovered a massive, scaly carcass off the coast of California’s Catalina […]

Photography Must Have’s for November
Gear Reviews

Photography Must Have’s for November

Each month, we do an Outdoorsy Must Have’s with a collection of some of our favorite products. This month, the theme is photography. While these products won’t actually help you be a better photographer, they are super convenient which may make you feel better while doing your photography!