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7 Christmas Gifts for the Outdoors Lover in Your Life
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7 Christmas Gifts for the Outdoors Lover in Your Life

Go Pro Ah, yes…the coveted Go Pro. Red Bull is singlehandedly making these things the talk of the town by using them for shooting amazing downhill mountain biking scenes and other outdoor adventures. Whether your loved one is a “pro” or not may be debatable, but what isn’t debatable is […]

Ask Hope: What are the best socially and environmentally conscious brands for women?
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Ask Hope: What are the best socially and environmentally conscious brands for women?

So glad you asked! As women, it’s often easy to purchase our outdoor apparel and gear in a lustful frenzy. We want the latest items, in the hottest colors and fashions, and we want them NOW! However, this thoughtless consumerism comes with a price that our planet inevitably pays. How […]

This Week in Outdoor Policy – November 15th
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This Week in Outdoor Policy – November 15th

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.  Sidecountry: What’s in a name? It’s that time of year again, where both […]

Marathon Mom: Running with Two Kids – Is it worth it?
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Marathon Mom: Running with Two Kids – Is it worth it?

Dear Marathon Mom, I started running about eight years ago, and transitioned to being a running mom pretty smoothly after my son was born two years ago. We received a jogging stroller at my baby shower, so I was able to start taking him with me on my runs from […]

What Does Hydropower Reform Mean for Recreation?
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What Does Hydropower Reform Mean for Recreation?

Most of America’s hydropower dams were built in the beginning of the 20th century, during a time when both human values and available technologies were drastically different. Today, with modern technology at our fingertips, it seems we’re constantly updating everything, except our dams. It’s high time we start, for the […]

“Hundreds of Scientists” Oppose New Logging Legislation
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“Hundreds of Scientists” Oppose New Logging Legislation

A coalition of ecologists, wildlife biologists, and other members of the scientific community is speaking out against two pieces of legislation ― HR 3188 and HR 1526 ― currently awaiting approval from the House and Senate, respectively. Both measures would essentially increase logging operations across the western United States, including […]

Get Outside and Spread Love for Camping
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Get Outside and Spread Love for Camping

Camping participation has dropped in the U.S., according to a report released by the Outdoor Foundation and the Coleman Company, Inc. on Wednesday. The 2013 American Camper Report tracks camping in the U.S., providing data on camping trends with a series of in depth surveys pertinent to understanding campers and non-campers as well as looking […]

This Week in Outdoor Policy – November 8th
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This Week in Outdoor Policy – November 8th

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. Ruminating on National Monuments A combination of events, especially Interior Secretary Sally Jewell’s […]

Ask Hope: How do I get into skiing and snowboarding?
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Ask Hope: How do I get into skiing and snowboarding?

Getting started in skiing and boarding can be somewhat of a daunting task if you go it alone. It can be ever more daunting if you don’t have the cash-o-la since these outdoor sports are, admittedly, expensive. However, there are a few steps that you can take that will take […]

Marathon Mom: Taking Turns Pushing the Jogging Stroller
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Marathon Mom: Taking Turns Pushing the Jogging Stroller

Dear Marathon Mom, My husband and I are both runners, which has always been a source of bonding for us. While pregnant with our son last year, we talked eagerly about taking him running with us in the jogging stroller and what a great family activity running would be. Almost […]