Canoeing vs. Kayaking

A classic canoe

Canoeing vs. kayaking — These two recreational water vessels are often confused with each other, and we see the term “canoe” and “kayak” are used interchangeably. Nothing is further than the truth! These two crafts are completely different, handle differently, and have different histories.  One of the only similarities is that they are both boats …

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North Face Hiking Shoes Review

North Face was founded in 1966 and has strived to become one of the leading retailers for outdoor performance equipment, and their hiking shoes are no exception.  North face might be known more for their outerwear, ski clothing, and outdoors gear (their 4-person tent is one of our favorites) but they know how to make …

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Backpacking vs. Hiking

backpacking vs hiking

Backpacking vs. Hiking: Understanding the Key Differences Backpacking and hiking are two of the ways that many fo us explore nature, and take advantage of the beautiful state and national parks, recreation areas, and trails that are there for our benefit.  Hiking and backpacking are like siblings — they are definitely related and look a …

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Is Trail Mix Healthy?

gorp trail mix

Trail mix is often recognized as the go-to snack to pack when going on any adventure, especially hikes. Have you ever wondered why? The answer is because it is a well balanced and healthy snack that is perfect for keeping your energy levels up and satiating your body when being active. Trail mix is one …

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Types of Biking

biking types

Biking is one of the most popular recreational activities worldwide. No matter where you explore, you will probably find access to bike paths or trails, and it is a great way to see a lot of countryside or city in a short period of time. There are several different types of biking or cycling, and …

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Windbreaker Jackets

Patagonia Houdini Windbraker

A good windbreaker jacket can be worth its weight in gold.  We went on a quest to find the best one. Many windbreakers are cheap and flimsy, and despite their name don’t protect you well from the elements.  We wanted to find the best windbreaker jackets that held up to nature’s surprises and some normal …

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