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Lost Adventurer Rescue, Easy as E, C, D
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Lost Adventurer Rescue, Easy as E, C, D

Up the creek without a paddle? That’s so 90’s. These days, jeopardy in the great outdoors has gone a bit more hi-tech. One of the greatest dangers to the hiker, the biker, fisherman and mountain climber comes in the form of a device about yay high and yay wide, that’s […]

Make History with Expedition Denali
Mobilization and Events

Make History with Expedition Denali

Think of the first time you did your taxes (if you’ve never done taxes, think of when you filled out your first job application). Did you jump in there like champ, knowing every single checkmark box to check, answer and response? Not a chance. You probably had someone who was […]

Become a Climate Leader
Mobilization and Events

Become a Climate Leader

Throughout history, humanity never fails to screw stuff up. There is often a refreshing turn around, though, when mankind sees what has been done and attempts to change it. We are at that point, where we are seeing what has gone wrong with our climate, and we know something has […]

6 Ways to Volunteer Your Vacation
Mobilization and Events

6 Ways to Volunteer Your Vacation

The tanned, barfing masses at spring break and the weird stomach aliments that  plague cruise ships don’t say “Vacation” to me. I’d rather bring a good story back from my vacation, not a legacy of liver damage and a misspelled tattoo (Who is Brad? Is “4eVR” grammatically correct? Is that […]

Sally Jewell Confirmed: Thanks Senator Cantwell
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Sally Jewell Confirmed: Thanks Senator Cantwell

Ok, so it’s a bit anti-climactic. This video is a little less than exciting, but Sally Jewell’s road ahead will only get steeper from here. She’s got many challenges to think about; public lands, drilling, and climate change to say the least. She’s the right person with the right balance […]

Mike Mills: Founder/CEO of Buffalo Outdoor Center
Environment

Mike Mills: Founder/CEO of Buffalo Outdoor Center

Mike Mills is founder and CEO of the Buffalo Outdoor Center – a kayak and canoe outfitter in Ponca, Arkansas. A few weeks ago, we chatted with him about the 2012 drought and how it impacted his business. Yoon Kim: I heard that you guys had shut down early last […]

How To Get Your Boyfriend To Like Camping
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How To Get Your Boyfriend To Like Camping

There’s a stereotype out there that I want to set straight. Girls have had a reputation for being poor camping companions for quite some time. You know the laundry list of complaints: their hair will get greasy; bug bites are unattractive; bugs are gross; camping food is fattening; the ground […]

5 Ways ExxonMobil is Using its Power to Restrict Information in Mayflower Arkansas
Environment

5 Ways ExxonMobil is Using its Power to Restrict Information in Mayflower Arkansas

ExxonMobil set a scary new precedence last week in the wake of the oil spill in Mayflower, Ark. No, not their inability to prevent thousands of miles of corroding pipelines from spilling (although scary), and not the inability to control the damage after a spill has happened. We’re talking something even scarier. […]

This Week in Outdoor Policy with Tom Flynn
Outdoor Advocacy

This Week in Outdoor Policy with Tom Flynn

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. For questions, comments and angry hate mail, email him at tom [at] outdooralliance [dot] net.  This week’s post delayed because the entire Outdoor Alliance crew was in Washington DC […]

How to Get Your Girlfriend to Like Camping
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How to Get Your Girlfriend to Like Camping

If you’ve been on Match.com or OKCupid, you’ll see that pretty much every woman’s profile says she enjoys camping. I’m calling shennanigans on that one. There are of course tons of women who love camping and tons of women that have out-hiked and out-climbed 99% of the men on the planet, […]