Want to Avoid Injury? Stretch!

I know many fitness enthusiasts who will spend 2 hours at the gym and only five minutes stretching. I know hikers who will hike all day and not stretch once; Paddlers who’s only arm stretch is when they wake up in the morning and stretch as they get out of bed. There has been plenty…

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Brazos River 2 Day Kayaking Trip

Finding a river to kayak during a Texas summer can be a challenging task. Rain in July or August is typically a rare event, which translates to most of the rivers being very low. The Brazos near Graford, Texas is a river you can count on to at least be navigable. In the summer months…

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The Art of Fire Building

“Art? Pfft. I’m a man! I know how to build a fire!” said right before reaching for the lighter fluid. For many people I know, their “skill” in building a fire centers around their ability to go to Wally World and buy a container of the magic stuff. When you seperate them from their liquid…

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Elm Fork/Trinity River Kayaking Trip

For Dallas/Fort Worth Residents the Elm Fork of the Trinity River offers a great paddling trip in just a short one hour drive. We took advantage of the proximity of this beautiful natural area in June to do a kayaking trip down the river. Depending on river levels you can make this a leisurely day…

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Lodging for Big Bend

Nearby Lodging We arrived in the Big Bend area late Monday afternoon and since we wouldn’t have time to kayak out to a campsite that day, we stayed at a motel in the nearby town of Alpine. We stayed at the Sunday House Inn which was average as far as motels go but had huge rooms…

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Forage like you mean it

Grocery and convenience stores have killed our foraging skills It really wasn’t that long ago that people would forage for food daily, even here in America. The conveniences of modern life helped people forget the very important skill of locating food. We no longer need to scout berry plots or gather pecans for protein. Foraging…

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