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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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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Equinox 10.4 SI kayak review, the warranty

Warranties are designed to suck We purchased our two equinox kayaks about a month ago. A week later we unboxed the pair and loaded both carefully on top of our mini-van heading for the muddy waters of the Rio Grande. In the Rio Grande Valley and throughout the Santa Elana Canyon we battle tested our kayaks against…

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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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When you take your wife camping…

Some observations I’ve made along the way, when you take your wife camping… “man, she sure does kick it up a notch, living the life out of a backpack!” …you get to eat real food for dinner! Before Jen, I would have filled my pack with granola bars, trail mix, jerky, and water before setting…

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