Divorce is Not a Dirty Word

If you read headlines regarding divorce you will conclude that the quality of marriages is falling dramatically and record numbers of divorces are ruining family life. Divorce will be seen as the big evil and something to be avoided at all costs. You may look back at bygone generations and the supposed idyllic marriages our…

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Actions>Words When Promoting Climate Science

Those of us who accept the scientific consensus on climate change are often flabbergasted by those who still deny the science. We think they must be ignorant of the facts, stubborn, or worse. How can they not cannot grasp the urgency of the situation, the risks to our way of life, and to life itself….

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How to Dry Cheese for Backpacking

Drying¬†cheese doesn’t just mean you can have a yummy addition to your camp meal, it also saves money.¬†Instead of leaving that half eaten block in the back of the refrigerator to collect mold, dry it. While you don’t want to eat dry cheese like you would fresh cheese, it is great added to any number…

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Chicken Pot Pie

Recipe: Prep time: 5 minutes at home to measure and pack Cook time: 20 minutes Total time: 25 minutes Serves 2 Tools Needed: Pot that will fit two servings Additional pot or skillet with lid or nesting cover Ingredients: 1/4 cup dried chicken 2 chicken boullion cubes 2 tablespoons dried onions 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder…

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The Best Tether for your GoPro Hero5 Session

The tether options for the Hero5 Session are dismal The idea of flying down the highway and losing my pricey little camera always unsettled me. However the options out there for the new Session are somewhat dismal. The problem I found is that either they are made for the larger GoPros or attach in ways…

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Aegismax M3 Down Sleeping Bag Review

Like the M2 only better! Aegismax, the company who gave us the M2 ultralight down sleeping bag, has made huge strides in design and comfort of their new M3 bag. We liked the M2 so much we had to try out the M3 and we weren’t disappointed. I ended up sending back my Teton Leaf…

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How to Care For Your Down Sleeping Bag

Down sleeping bags are the ultimate bags for backpackers. Lightweight and compact but still super warm you can’t ask for much more. However, to stay in top shape they do take special care. To ensure your down bag keeps you warm for years to come follow these guidelines. Preparing your bag: If you have bought…

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How to Pick a Backpack

Deciding on a backpack can be intimidating for the new backpacker. Before buying one you are probably using a standard school backpack for short day hikes. Since you need a backpack for overnights, it’s not like you can do some backpacking first to see what you will need before buying. You are pretty much stuck…

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Gift Ideas for the Backpacker

With Christmas fast approaching you may be wondering what to get your favorite backpacker. If they already backpack, chances are they have all the necessary equipment. So, in this article I will focus on gear upgrades and extra goodies that can make their time in the backcountry that much better. Sleeping: Sleeping Bags: I am…

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Why Hiking with a Romantic Partner is Great

In addition to all the reasons in our series on Hiking, Camping, and Relationships, there are some more things that make hiking with your sweetheart superior to hiking with friends. In no particular order, here they are: Going out of the way to make each other’s time special. While friends can certainly be nice, a…

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