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How To Get Your Kids To Fish (And Like It)
Outdoor Advocacy

How To Get Your Kids To Fish (And Like It)

With all of the new gizmos, gadgets and whatnots available to our children these days, you’ve inevitably noticed an alarming trend – kids (and adults, for that matter) can grow maddeningly attached to their devices. The fear is that we may be raising the least active, outdoorsy generation to date. […]

Boulder Bike Shop Builds Community One Bike at a Time
Mobilization and Events

Boulder Bike Shop Builds Community One Bike at a Time

When you walk into Standard Bike Repair of Boulder, Colorado it’s immediately obvious that you’re not going to have the typical bike store experience. Located in the heart of Boulder with a charming back-alley entrance, this shop doubles as a home for its two owners, Ryan Kelley and Jen Reeves […]

Camping and Cookware: 10 Items to Maximize Your Meals
Mobilization and Events

Camping and Cookware: 10 Items to Maximize Your Meals

Whether bushwhacking through untamed wilderness or camping in style at another road side attraction, an essential aspect of your adventure will be the food. A solid meal can go along way and the right gear can get you cooking in no time, so here for you today are 10 items […]

How to Find Adventure in Your Backyard
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How to Find Adventure in Your Backyard

When you’ve lived somewhere for long enough, it’s hard to find excitement in hiking the same mountains again and again, or biking the same trails week after week. If you don’t have the time or money for a far-flung adventures, try some of these tricks for finding excitement in an […]

This Week in Outdoor Policy – September 20th
Outdoor Advocacy

This Week in Outdoor Policy – September 20th

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. Unpopular Utah Oil Lease Put on Hold Last month, Utah’s School and Institutional […]

Why Good Guys Respect and Like Outdoorsy Girls
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Why Good Guys Respect and Like Outdoorsy Girls

You’d think it would go without saying, but if there’s one thing I’ve noticed since becoming uber outdoorsy it’s that the men dig it in a very big way. Regardless, I’ve heard some girls and young women express their concerns: What if he’s intimidated by the fact that I climb […]

Outdoor Metaphors for Everyday Life
Environment

Outdoor Metaphors for Everyday Life

The values and wonders of outdoor recreation can’t always be described by a simple set of words; sometimes to teach, or to understand it yourself, metaphors are useful tools to have. It connects two figuratively different concepts and lets the combination simmer in your thoughts. Here are five metaphors to […]

ATC to Premier Appalachian Impressions
Mobilization and Events

ATC to Premier Appalachian Impressions

The Appalachian Trail will be hitting the big screen in October, with the premier of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) film, Appalachian Impressions, showing in 15 cities nationwide. The film is part of the ATC 2013 membership drive, A Journey of 2,000 Miles: the Appalachian Trail with the goal of gaining 2,180 […]

Inviroment’s PlasTek: Saving the World One Misplaced Plastic Item at a Time
Mobilization and Events

Inviroment’s PlasTek: Saving the World One Misplaced Plastic Item at a Time

For a sustainable society to blossom, all Eco-friendly alternatives need to be economically efficient, they need to be fiscally better than the tried and trued ways of pollutant’s past. And the folks at Inviroment L.L.C. understand this and are giving new dollar signs to garbage dumps. Their product, PlasTek, is […]

The Girl Who Does It All: Triathlete Chelsey Miller
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The Girl Who Does It All: Triathlete Chelsey Miller

When I first met Chelsey, I never would have guessed that this curvaceous and mild-mannered gal was concealing a beast of an athlete within. I was new to Colorado and wanted to run, hike, bike, and climb everything. Chelsey was a native who was willing to give me friendly pointers […]