Outdoor Tips – Got Milk?

If you want milk on your next travel trip, try taking a shelf-life or shelf-stable type produce. I've froze half pints of Parmalat milk which comes packaged like juice box drinks. This type of milk package, unopened, has a long un-refrigerated shelf life and is good for camping and backup food supplies where weight isn't an …

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Using “If-Then” Thinking to Achieve Your Goal.

When you first get one of those epic, crazy, fun, adventure ideas in your head, your thoughts may shift to all the problems you think you will face. This can be overwhelming and likely may cause you to look elsewhere for something easier to do. I recently read a management tip-of-the-day which struck me as …

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Outdoor Tips – Canoes

If you are using a canoe in rough or "white water", not having a keel allows you to maneuver the canoe much easier by allowing the boat to slide sideways easier during certain paddle strokes. On a fairly gently river like the Congaree River, a canoe with a keel is much easier to keep on …

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Skills – Rain Gear

I once hiked three days in the rain. Actually, as much as I hate to admit it, I've hiked a lot in the rain. It's not something I strive to do, but if you hike long enough and far enough, you will get rained on. My brother recently asked me "Ok, so what light weight rain …

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Don’t tell the boss, but …

... Today is "Ditch Day" While I'm sure everyone wants to be inside at the office this Friday for the full 8 hours, some folks have the crazy idea getting outside is good for you! Akin to REI's #OptOutside, #DitchDay is Kelty's version of having some fun and encouraging folks to just simply get out …

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Hiking South Carolina – H. Cooper Black State Park

This park has a heavy slant toward horses and dogs, but don't be mislead. H. Cooper Black Jr. Memorial Field Trial and Recreation Area is an outstanding destination with unique facilities and terrain to explore. I found H. Cooper's openness a pleasant change from some of the smaller parks within the state. While there aren't …

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It’s Saturday Eve!

The week is about over and I'm heading camping this weekend with a bunch of new campers. This weekend should be fun as I really enjoy introducing new campers to the outdoors. With spring just around the corner, I am looking forward to the weather starting to break and the green to start popping. I …

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