Lake Constance

Lake Constance
The wilderness paradox stems from the fact that a sizeable population wishes to experience wilderness devoid of the human footprint, and yet when that population travels to the wilderness they see each other, thereby depriving everyone of a pure wilderness experience. There are some hidden gems that few people know ...

Outdoor Activity Ideas: The Trash Scavenger Hunt

Outdoor Activity Ideas: The Trash Scavenger Hunt
As vehement supporters of all things outdoors, it’s our job to help preserve the environment any way we can. Of course, one of the best ways to do so is to instill your own passion for nature into future generations. And while you’re probably not going to win over any ...

How To Avoid Wildlife Habitat When Finding Campsites

How To Avoid Wildlife Habitat When Finding Campsites
One of the main tenets of environmentally friendly camping is to avoid disturbing local wildlife. While the occasional sighting is certainly cool and not often a problem, displacing native animals is considered irresponsible by most outdoor enthusiasts. To be fair, most don’t intend to interrupt the life patterns of animals ...

Outdoor Tips: Beginning Mountain Biking

Outdoor Tips: Beginning Mountain Biking
Mountain biking, once considered a “fringe” or “extreme” sport, has taken hold as a popular and exciting outdoor activity in recent years. Its inherently challenging and physically demanding nature makes mountain biking more than just a hobby for many of those who participate. For the beginner, figuring out mountain biking ...

Outdoor Safety: Dealing With Dehydration

Outdoor Safety: Dealing With Dehydration
In the summer particularly, dehydration poses a risk to everyone outdoors – especially hikers and campers. Because they’re outside for long periods of time with limited resources, outdoor adventurers must take extra care to avoid dehydration and its unpleasant, potentially serious effects. Dehydration’s Hallmarks The medical definition of dehydration is a ...

Keeping Your Things Safe at the Campsite

Keeping Your Things Safe at the Campsite
In camping, as in the everyday world, a few bad apples can ruin the whole experience. And at campsites that attract many visitors, this adage holds very true. Though it doesn’t happen often, instances of theft have occurred on campgrounds in the past. It makes sense when you think about ...

Outdoor Adventures: Exotic Fish Species in North America

Outdoor Adventures: Exotic Fish Species in North America
As a destination for exotic fishing opportunities, North America is a bit of an afterthought for many. After all, most areas for fishing on this continent don’t have the sense of wonder and unfamiliarity that other areas of the world do. Nonetheless, there are plenty of rare and exotic fish ...

Outdoor Safety Tips: Dealing With Wildfires

Outdoor Safety Tips: Dealing With Wildfires
For those who live or travel to the western portion of the United States, wildfires are a fact of life. Before humans roamed the Earth, natural events such as lightning strikes and volcano eruptions caused wildfires to rage across wooded areas and grasslands. Today, human caused wildfires only add to ...

Tips For Keeping Your Campsite Clean

Tips For Keeping Your Campsite Clean
When you’re able to keep your campsite clean, all parties benefit. Besides helping you to camp more comfortably, you’re also making the lives of fellow campers easier and keeping the local environment preserved for future generations of outdoor lovers. But, much like housework, cleaning at the campsite is often seen ...

An Intro to Off-Trail Hiking

An Intro to Off-Trail Hiking
A quality common among almost all hikers is the strong desire to explore and discover. The sense of wonder and peace you get when making your way through snaking wooded paths and natural terrain is tough to beat. For some experienced hikers, the best of that feeling comes when exploring ...