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Awesome Green Inventions (You’ve Never Heard Of)
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Awesome Green Inventions (You’ve Never Heard Of)

From hybrid cars to more conservative light bulbs, today’s market is flooded with products that aid us in our daily affairs and do their part to help the environment. The entries on this list may have slipped under the radar a little, but that shouldn’t take away from the innovative […]

Marathon Mom: Running Postpartum
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Marathon Mom: Running Postpartum

Dear Audra, I am currently 8 months pregnant with my first child, and have had a hard time with having to give up running. It became too uncomfortable to run around 5 ½ months, and I’ve missed it so much since then. I am curious how soon after having the […]

5 Signs of Life on the Appalachian Trail: Advice, Insight, and Experiences From My First Solo Backpacking Trip
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5 Signs of Life on the Appalachian Trail: Advice, Insight, and Experiences From My First Solo Backpacking Trip

When I was first dropped off at the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) for my first solo expedition, it was strange waving goodbye to my friend and shuttle driver. It felt like I was waving goodbye to much more, that I was saying goodbye to my daily internet dose and many of […]

This Week in Outdoor Policy – October 4th
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This Week in Outdoor Policy – October 4th

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. Shutdown and Shut Out This week all attention turned to the government shutdown. […]

How to Get Someone Into Running
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How to Get Someone Into Running

I’ve gotten a lot of people to try running over the years; some loved it and have stuck with it on their own, while others hated it and cursed me for deceiving them by ‘making it look easier than it really is.’ Running – like any sport – is not […]

10 Amazing Outdoor Giveaways in October
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10 Amazing Outdoor Giveaways in October

Another month, another set of awesome outdoor giveaways. Enter today for your chance to win a vacation to Australia to compete in a Tough Mudder event or a wild South African safari vacation. You know what they say, you lose every sweepstakes that you never enter: Contiki & Zico “Travel […]

Amazing Outdoor Events in October
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Amazing Outdoor Events in October

Another month, another round of amazing outdoor events happening. Check them out as a participant, as a spectator, or simply follow along online. With so many things to do in the month of October, what are you waiting for? The North Face Speaker Series – Conrad Anker, “Lessons from the […]

This Week in Outdoor Policy – September 27th
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This Week in Outdoor Policy – September 27th

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. Bad Timber Bill Passes House Last Friday, the House passed HR 1526, the […]

Coastal Cleanup
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Coastal Cleanup

International Coastal Cleanup was this weekend. Last year, nearly half a million volunteers came out for the annual event (which is organized by the Ocean Conservancy). In one day, the volunteers cleaned nearly 20,000 miles of shoreline across the globe. If you live inland, this may seem irrelevant to your […]

6 Reasons it Isn’t too Late to Get Outside
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6 Reasons it Isn’t too Late to Get Outside

Are you new to the outdoor scene?  Or maybe you aren’t even new, maybe you are completely on the outside looking in (or the inside looking out in this case I guess) wondering how you could ever accomplish something like climbing a mountain or rafting down a river.  I’m here […]