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Doing a Desert Road Trip Right

The desert. An arid landscape that, despite its natural beauty, makes life very difficult. Huge temperature swings, lack of water and limited shade can make desert adventures difficult. However, those that venture out into this terrain are rewarded with glowing…

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It’s Cool To Be New

You dig through the pile of borrowed gear. This isn’t how you normally spend your weekends, but your friends promised they would show you the ropes and keep it mellow. Regardless of their encouragement, you are very aware of the…

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The Access Fund’s Guide to Car Camping like a Pro

There’s a certain feeling that accompanies crossing a state or county line. It fulfills our innate desire to roam and wander. New experiences and settings are on the horizon and a simple rotation of the steering wheel can take us…

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Dirtbag Discounts For A Lighter Pack

You’ve been strolling around the gear shop for hours, wandering aisles filled with packs, sleeping bags, stoves and sleeping pads. The shop’s employees and have given up on you. It’s not that you are trying to be difficult. It’s just…

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Crewing For An Ultramarathon

You look at your watch and realize you are only eight hours into the race. The morning started in a fog. A small cup of coffee, the constant bob of headlamps and last minute nerves before the starting gun. You’re…

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Headlamps Start to Finish

After a week of the daily grind, the weekend has finally arrived.  You have spent forty hours (or more) with your nose to the grindstone, daydreaming about what your weekend had in store. So, why not squeeze every precious second…

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Taking Kids Into the Backcountry

As outdoor natives, we spurn anything that keeps us from getting outside. Work. Injuries. Weather. Deadlines. The flu. Societal norms. However, not all of these are doomed to be obstructions to your adventures. A finger injury while climbing can lead…

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Camp Recipes for an Open Fire

Let’s be honest, food tastes better after a hard day on the trail. Even a PB&J tastes delicious after a few hard hours of climbing or paddling. However, there are times where days outside need to be followed by a…

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Gender Studies on the Trail

The outdoors define many of us. It dictates the way we spend our time, money and daydreams. It can change our politics, philosophies and perspectives. However, sometimes our social norms and physical differences can lead us to perceive and, it…

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Nomads Living in Style

Wanderers. Nomads. Dirtbags. Explorers. Whatever you call yourself when you’re on the road for days or weeks on end, we all begin to realize the importance of a good camp. The minimal backpacking pad and tiny stove aren’t cutting it…

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