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Topographic Maps 101


The intricate details on a topographic map can be befuddling, even frustrating, if you are learning while out in the backcountry. But once you get familiar with the markings and symbols, reading maps will become a friendly aid, rather than a dreaded assignment.

True North & Magnetic Declination - A Trick to Make it Stick


Magnetic declination is an essential principle to understand when navigating your way through the wilds with map and compass.Yet it's a tricky thing to remember, at least the way it has traditionally been taught, using an addition / subtraction method.

On Safari in Northern Tanzania - Back to The Sixth Day of the Creation


Tanzania's natural endowment as a wildlife safari destination is unrivalled. Wild animals roam in vast areas as God intended on that sixth day of the creation.

Things to Make Your Gap Year in Africa Easy!


The kind of things you pack when you go on a trip says a lot about where you're heading and what you're going to be doing.Taking a warm top and a 'blanky' is OK if you're going to stay at Granny's house, but when you're taking a gap year in Africa, these items come highly recommended.

Catch Another Falling Star


Recently we stayed at a state campground in Michigan near a couple of lakes and the Kalamazoo River.The sites were large and wooded and secluded and it was soooooo relaxing to be there.

Edible Wild Plants For Backpackers


Knowing a few edible wild plants can make your next backpacking trip, or any trip into the wilderness, a lot more enjoyable.You can pack lighter if you eat wild berries every morning for breakfast, for example, and leave your oatmeal behind.

Alternatives to Pressurized Fuel


Recently I attended a Boy Scout Leader Roundtable meeting where they held a Pressurized Fuel Training session. The focus of this training was to teach leaders what they should be teaching boy scouts about safety rules for using primarily cooking stoves, but also lanterns and heaters that use propane or liquid fuels under pressure.

Visiting Plitvice Lakes National Park


If anyplace on earth is a natural paradise, Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia is that place. Of all Croatia's eight National Parks, Plitvice is the oldest and most visited.

How To Buy a Used RV - Part 1


If you are on a tight budget and can't afford a new model RV you might consider buying a used RV. Here are a few suggestions for finding a used, affordable RV:1.

How To Buy a Used RV - Part 2


The key to getting a good bargin, instead of a lemon, when buying your used RV is knowing what to look for. Here is a useful checklist to help with your search.

4 Steps to an Enjoyable Hike


Some people have fought many years of their lives to preserve the rich heritage of the outdoors and nature we now enjoy. That dedication and effort has been rewarded by fantastic hiking opportunities in our local, state, and national park systems.

Camping and Outdoor Activities: Get Involved with Nature


Camping mixed with outdoor activity is a great way to get ourselves involved with nature. National Parks can provide an excellent backdrop for some of your outdoor activities.

Great Family Camping Trips Make Excellent Traditions


A wonderful way to invest in your families' treasure trove of memories is by spending time in the great outdoors. Camping trips can be an excellent tradition that your family will look forward to and in time, look back upon with fond memories.

Packing a Backpack - A Guide


With so many different designs, packing a backpack will vary considerably. Generally though, the key to packing your backpack is to achieve even weight distribution.

Student Travel - Backpacking In Europe


For the fortunate few, life isn't complete without a backpacking trip through Europe. This right of passage is believed to further the maturation process of college students, according to sociologists.

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Carlisle Sentinel

Outdoors: Hunting opportunities abound
Carlisle Sentinel
If you need me today, I'll be in my office. Twelve feet up a tree. Bow in hand. Waiting for Bullwinkle to walk by. On this fourth Saturday of Pennsylvania's archery season, we stick-flingers have been joined in the field by squirrel, rabbit, grouse and ...



Chicago Sun-Times

Trout, waterfowl, perimmons, sandhills, Chicago Fishes: WWW Chicago outdoors
Chicago Sun-Times
The second Chicago Fishes is today and is one of the many eclectic options for this Wild Weekend Wandering around Chicago outdoors. There's also inland trout fishing and north-zone waterfowl seasons opening on Saturday, persimmons falling with the ...



Baltimore Sun

Recreation and outdoors calendar (Oct. 21)
Baltimore Sun
Through Oct. 20: Dove season, first split. Check DNR website for complete regulations. Duck season. Through Oct. 20: Duck season, first split. Check DNR website for complete regulations. Baltimore Running Festival. Oct. 20: Marathon, Half Marathon ...



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Youngstown Vindicator
It doesn't happen very often, but a few weeks ago a flock of song birds made national news on radio and television broadcasts and in major newspapers. Back in early October, residents of Gilbert, Minn. were alarmed by flocks of birds behaving ...



Mashable

How LGBTQ people are breaking down barriers to take on the great outdoors
Mashable
Up until approximately, mmm, yesterday, there's been a enduring stereotype of "outdoorsy" people: They're white, cis, straight, and love granola and/or semi-automatic rifles. Of course, there have always been people who love nature and don't fall into ...



Bennington Banner

Get outdoors: Great fall hikes in Bennington
Bennington Banner
Get outdoors: Great fall hikes in Bennington. HOLLY PELCZYNSKI - BENNINGTON BANNER The mile around woods, is an easy walking trail located in North Bennington Vermont. There are a series of trails that also connect to the mile around woods, making ...

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Herald Review

Dimich Outdoors
Herald Review
Although October's clash of fall and winter seasons had some people raving about its beauty, many outdoors people could do nothing but apprehensively muse, “What to do?” Submitted photo. Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print; Save. by Taboolaby Taboola.



Tallahassee.com

Outdoors: Mixed bag available for anglers
Tallahassee.com
Now is the time to go after fall migrating species. Baitfish are still abundant and fattening up on them are armies of sea trout and redfish. These fish will be around all winter and are storing up fat reserves to get them through the cold, lean times ...



Daily Journal Online

Nature center hosting Fall Festival today
Daily Journal Online
“Fall is the perfect time to celebrate the outdoors with family and friends. It's also harvest time, which is why we're focused on nature's bounty at this fall festival,” Raos said. This and all other programs at the Cape Nature Center are free, due to ...



Washington Times Herald

Precision Outdoors holds ribbon cutting
Washington Times Herald
Photo Submitted Precision Outdoors, Guns and Archery, LLC, located at 5382 S. 800 E., Montgomery, celebrated with a ribbon cutting. Pictured are Joshua Lampert and Matthew Birt with Precision Outdoors, Guns and Archer and Daviess County Chamber of ...


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