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7 Children’s Books About Running
Outdoor Advocacy

7 Children’s Books About Running

When my husband and I decided to travel down the path of parenthood, one of the first missions of impending motherhood I set out on was to find a children’s book about running. It’s not that I wanted to push running on my future child, but I wanted a fun […]

6 Tips for Young Women Who Are Afraid to Be Wild
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6 Tips for Young Women Who Are Afraid to Be Wild

My doctor and I were casually chit-chatting last week during a routine exam. When he noticed all of the bruises on my legs, he asked “ My goodness, girl! What’ve you been doing?” Thrilled to have the opportunity to talk about my outdoor rock-climbing escapades, I told him all about […]

5 Sure-Fire Ways to Make Badass Outdoorsy Friends
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5 Sure-Fire Ways to Make Badass Outdoorsy Friends

Are you a city gal turned wilderness lass? Perhaps you just moved and haven’t quite established your kickass social network? Maybe you’re turning over a new leaf and have decided to ditch the gym-rat life for the great outdoors. Whatever transition or reincarnation you’re going through, one thing is certain: […]

8 Reasons to Participate in a Community Garden
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8 Reasons to Participate in a Community Garden

Community gardens are sprouting up (pun intended) across communities worldwide. In towns and cities of all sizes, it’s becoming more and more common to come across groups of wooden boxes teeming with fresh produce and flowers. These gardens, which can be on public or private (with permission) land, are shared […]

Watch Your Time: 7 Watches That Can Do Much More Then That
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Watch Your Time: 7 Watches That Can Do Much More Then That

A good watch is essential to any man/woman’s adventures, excursions, and style. Forget sundials and egg-timers, step into the future with this list of 6 watches that will do much more for you then tell the time: Timex Zone Trainer Heart Rate Watch With matching heart monitor and chest strap, […]

What’s Your Leadership Style?
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What’s Your Leadership Style?

In the backcountry, you’re always making decisions that effect the entire group–where to camp, when to take a break, whether to turn around because the weather’s deteriorating, etc. Whether you’re on a two-day backpacking trip or a month-long expedition, leadership is integral to the success of your trip. So, unless […]

This Week in Outdoor Policy – September 6th
Outdoor Advocacy

This Week in Outdoor Policy – September 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. Montana Also Opposes Fracking Regulations Montana has now joined Alabama, Alaska and Oklahoma […]

Outdoor Must Have’s for September
Gear Reviews

Outdoor Must Have’s for September

Each month, we do a Must Have’s featuring cool new gear from outdoorsy brands. Here are some Must-Have’s for September.

Atlanta OWN-IT: Q & A with Candi Gaul and Seth Wolf
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Atlanta OWN-IT: Q & A with Candi Gaul and Seth Wolf

Millennials are making a difference when it comes to getting others loving the outdoors by hosting OWN-IT Summits in their cities. OWN-IT’s are two-day events filled with outdoor activities and project planning to address obstacles that are keeping young people in their communities from getting out and about. They are […]

3 Questions or Less: The Power of Question Asking for Outdoor Facilitation
Outdoor Advocacy

3 Questions or Less: The Power of Question Asking for Outdoor Facilitation

Looking for a great way for a group of people to get know each other? To get a group listening and taking turns speaking? Adults or children, this can be a difficult task. But luckily, their is one facilitation exercise that dives deeper as it goes and strengthens bonds as […]