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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Bike Bandit

Bike Bandit


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 start this holiday season, perhaps as a New Year’s resolution.
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5 Tips  For Camping With Kids

5 Tips For Camping With Kids


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 managed to book a campsite around 3-4 hours away. And the kids… They never stay still. Here are five skills you would need to learn in order to survive your next camping trip whilst on the road:

1. The skill to change diaper standing up.
If you have the best planning skill ever and you know where to find the side-of-the-road rest area with clean toilet on the way to your campground, then great. But for most of us, we can’t exactly time when that little terror needs a diaper change, so this skill is required. To learn this, practice at home. In the beginning you may need your partner’s help – he/she stands up holding the wailing monster in the air while you then change the diaper to a clean one. Make sure you also practice not to get any ‘residue’ on your partner’s clothes while you’re doing that.
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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 an 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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Outdoor Product Review: LA Fresh Travel Lite Insect Repellant Wipes

LA Fresh Natural Insect Repellent Review

I really like these mosquito wipes. They work great when we are sitting out in the back yard relaxing or getting some outside work done. They are also very compact so they will easily fit into a hikers daypack.

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Win a 16GB iPad Mini With Wifi

16GB iPad Mini Wifi Giveaway

One of the fun things as technology gets smaller is to be able to take my music and books camping with me. The iPad Mini will let you do just that. Bring some family-friendly music (especially if you’re going to a campground) (and remember not to make it too loud). And then when you’re relaxing […]

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