5 Must Do’s For Awesome Sleep While Camping

by Tom Sheppard on May 18, 2017

Sleeping Sound: Ear Plugs

Sleeping Sound: Ear Plugs

We’ve all been there. You are out on a family camping trip and it’s time to turn in for the night. The only problem is that even though you are dog tired, you can’t seem to fall asleep.

You get more aggravated as the night goes on, knowing that you need your rest so that you are fresh for tomorrow’s activities. The more aggravated you get, the harder it is to fall asleep.

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How to Identify Venomous Snakes

by Justin on May 16, 2017

How to identify venomous snakes

How to identify venomous snakes

There is nothing more unnerving than seeing a snake near your campsite, and with the negative stigma surrounding them, we understand this common reaction. While not all snakes are deadly, it’s always wise to take the necessary precautions before you head out to the campgrounds.

In North America, there are four main types of venomous snakes to watch out for: rattlesnakes, cottonmouths, copperheads and coral snakes. With the exception of coral snakes, they are considered pit vipers and have heat-sensory pits on each side of their head between the eyes and nostril. This allows the snakes to sense differences in temperatures.
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How to Run Safely Outdoors in the Morning


It’s getting to be colder in the mornings, and the days are getting shorter, too. Even if you’re a regular morning exerciser and don’t think twice about lacing up to fit in your morning run before your day starts, it’s always helpful to make an effort to be safe. We runners are lucky in that we can run basically anywhere, at any time that we’d like: outdoors, indoors, on a track, in a park, through some mountains, and the list goes on!
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Beginner’s Guide to Camping

by Gary on March 16, 2017

Camping Part 1

Camping Part 1

Getting back to nature and spending some time in the great wild outdoors can leave you feeling calmer, happier, and with a better appreciation for life.

Most people who enjoy camping have been doing it for years, usually from the time when they were kids. But what do you do if you’re an adult and you’ve never gone camping before?
Don’t worry – as a complete beginner there are things you can do to ease yourself into camping as a hobby. You just need a handful of things – and a handful of things to keep in mind – and you’ll be camping out like a pro in no time.
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Reasons to pick up Dirt Biking this Holiday Season #sponsored

Whether you’re a seasoned motorcyclist or just someone who is looking for a bit of adventure, dirt biking is a fantastic sport that can provide you with fun, excitement, and a potential hobby. If you’ve never thought about dirt biking before, we highly encourage you to try. In fact, here are five reasons you should […]

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5 Skills You Need to Survive a Camping Road Trip With Toddlers #guestpost

It’s quite easy to just let your kids roam free as soon as you reach the campground. But in order to get there, some kind of road trip is required. It may not be that long – I’m talking about one and a half to two hour trip – or if you’re crazy, you have […]

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BIG TIME RV New Season Premieres Sunday, September 11

Big Time RV Premier

TAMPA, Fla. (September 8, 2016) – “Big Time RV” gives viewers an all-access pass inside Lazydays RV, America’s largest, and one of the most prestigious, RV dealerships, located in Tampa, Fla. and Tucson, Ariz. While touring and testing every make and model of RV available, the expert sales force and first-rate customization center work together […]

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Backyard Fire Pit Types and Safety

Fire Pit Types and Safety

It’s that time of year! Many people will be either buying a fire pit or bringing theirs out for backyard fun. Here is a cool infographic some one sent me on the different types of fire pits and fire pit safety.

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Featured Outdoor Blogger Matt Goodwin @hixmagazine

Matt’s favorite outdoor activity is Skiing in the mountains of Austria, he has been skiing since his parents took him there around the age of 7. In the summer you can find him fishing at one of our local lakes in Amsterdam or just hanging out and enjoying life in the sun. Hix Magazine is […]

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Product Review: Igloo Yukon 70 Cooler

The Yukon 70 from Igloo is a great cooler! The holding capacity is 70 quarts and it is really high quality. Features of the cooler: 70 quart capacity Extra wide handles for 2 hands on each end Lockable sides to keep unwanted creatures out Removable drain that is attached by a chain. Loose no more! […]

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