Review: Ledge Sports Scorpion 2 Tent

Looking for an affordable addition to your backcountry gear? The Ledge Sports Scorpion 2 may provide some unexpected benefits for you at a low price! The Scorpion 2 is an “ultralight” tent produced by Ledge Sports that currently retails for around $90 via most gear websites (MSRP: $168.95).  The tent has some necessary features such …

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Review: GoScope Extreme

Want to record your epic adventures in style?  The GoScope Extreme provides a unique way to save and share memories with GoPro cameras. Overview With GoPro cameras exploding in popularity over the past 10 years, other innovations have come along to help equip GoPro users with additional resources for video production.  The GoPro pole line …

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Opinion: Forget the Fiction: Live Your Own Adventure

“The average American household has more televisions (2.73) than people (2.55) and has it on over 8 hours a day.” (Minnesota Department of Health)   Hours per year the average American youth spends in school 900 hours Hours per year the average American youth watches television 1,200 *Table from StatisticBrain.com It’s undeniable: We live in …

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Interview: Brandon from Black Creek Canoe Rental, Mississippi

Brief Biography:  “I grew up in Brooklyn, Mississippi.  I began my career at Black Creek Canoe Rental as an employee driving canoers and hikers along Black Creek when I was in high school.  I continued to help them with this small family-owned business through college and afterwards.  Upon their retirement age, the previous owners decided …

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Wild, Rustic, Southern Backpacking: The Black Creek Trail, Mississippi

The Black Creek Trail is a scenic hiking trail that winds through the Desoto National Forest and the Black Creek Wilderness area in southern Mississippi. Named after Mississippi’s only scenic riverway, the Black Creek Trail runs close to the Black Creek for many of its 41 miles. By taking an extended trip to the area …

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5 Reasons to Get Certified as a Wilderness First Responder

The Wilderness First Responder course, otherwise known as WFR, is an advanced wilderness medical course provided to professionals and serious recreational enthusiasts to equip them with decision-making tools and medical knowledge for use in remote environments. Wilderness First Responders are trained to be able to respond in emergency situations of many different kinds in backcountry …

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Trip Report: Popp’s Cave, Day 1

One of the long-standing trip traditions of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse’s Recreational Sports Department is caving in Popp’s Cave. Time and time again, this trip is rated as one of our most enjoyable student trips.  When heading out on this trip, participants gain a full-fledged, beginner caving experience that provides excitement and plenty of …

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Photo Blog: Backpacking in the Mt. Evans Wilderness, Part 3

There’s nothing like spending a few days in the wilderness with people who share a passion for adventure and the great outdoors!  This photo blog series depicts the photographs that I captured during a staff training backpacking trip in May of 2012 for Narrow Way Expeditions of Camp IdRaHaJe (Colorado). As a group, we backpacked through …

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Photo Blog: Backpacking in the Mt. Evans Wilderness, Part 2

There’s nothing like spending a few days in the wilderness with people who share a passion for adventure and the great outdoors!  This photo blog series depicts the photographs that I captured during a staff training backpacking trip in May of 2012 for Narrow Way Expeditions of Camp IdRaHaJe (Colorado). As a group, we backpacked through …

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Photo Blog: Backpacking in the Mt. Evans Wilderness, Part 1

There’s nothing like spending a few days in the wilderness with people that share a passion for adventure and the great outdoors!  This photo blog series depicts the photography that I captured during a staff training backpacking trip in May of 2012 for Narrow Way Expeditions of Camp IdRaHaJe (Colorado). As a group, we backpacked through …

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