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  • Is California still in a drought
    California is still in a drought after December and February rainfall
    With December and February's rain California is still in a drought. How can Californa have all this rain: above normal, almost normal, and normal and still be in a drought, according to meteorologist at television and radio stations? You can...
  • BACKCOUNTRY movie trailer released, thriller film hits theaters March 20th
    BACKCOUNTRY movie trailer released, thriller film hits theaters March 20th
    For the love of a great suspense thriller movie, check out the new trailer for the soon to be released film based on a true story, BACKCOUNTRY follows an urban couple who go camping in the Canadian wilderness, where nature and adventure meets...
  • Quarry at Anastasia State Park
    Florida state parks and trails launches new enhanced website
    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) unveiled an updated version of the Florida state park and trails website. Visitors to www.floridastateparks.org will find all of the same information they found at the previous website plus...
  • Escalade cot by Alps Mountaineering
    Ever slept on the world's best cot?
    This has to be the most comfortable cot I’ve ever experienced, and the easiest to set up I’ve ever seen. The Alps Mountaineering Escalade Cot (SKU# 8222014) is an absolute “must see” if you are looking for a cot –...
  • Point Reyes Shoreline
    Free Admission on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to National Parks
    Looking for a fun activity for Martin Luther King Jr. Day? How about visiting a local national park for a hike or picnic?There are 405 national parks, of which only 133 charge an admission fee. On Martin Luther King Day, all of these national...
  • Cottonwood Canyon hillside
    Planning a camp out for 2015
    With this weekend's rainstorm already tapping on the windows, it may be time to consider what to do in the upcoming summer or even sooner. In addition to spur of the moment trips, there are trips you can plan to coincide with events taking...
  • Aura Digital Night Vision Monocular
    Gear Review: Aura Digital Night Vision Monocular
    Do you enjoy camping, wildlife, boating, or any of the various other outdoor activities that inevitably take place at night? If so, then you know how difficult it can be to see in near or total darkness. You might say, “turn on a flashlight...
  • Kelty Ignite DriDown Sleeping Bag
    Supreme comfort in a sleeping bag - Kelty Ignite
    Tired of that old discount store sleeping bag? Need something that’s really going to keep you warm on the next winter camping trip? Or maybe you’re just getting prepared for those eventual winter storms when the heat goes out for...
  • Bureau of Reclamation asks for suggestions for its recreational visitor surveys
    Bureau of Reclamation asks for suggestions for its recreational visitor surveys
    The Bureau of Reclamation still wants to take a new round of Recreation Visitor Use Surveys. The Bureau is opening a new public comment period while it seeks routine permission from the Office of Management & Budget (OMB) to continue using the...
  • Selk'bag
    Where would you go in a Selk'bag?
    So when is a sleeping bag not a bag? When it’s a sleepwear system. A what? A Selk’bag sleepwear system…i.e. a body suit made of sleeping bag material. When you “wear” your sleeping bag, a whole new world of...
  • Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores, Alabama
    Year-round fun at Gulf State Park - Gulf Shores, Alabama
    For most travelers familiar with Alabama’s Gulf State Park, the first things that pops into mind are the beach and saltwater fishing pier. Anglers flock to the pier and vacationers crowd onto this white sand fringe of the Gulf of Mexico...
  • Backpacker on the John Muir Trail
    A dozen gifts under $25 for the backpacker plus a few more under $100
    Are you looking for a gift for a novice backpacker, someone inspired by Wild who wants to do the Pacific Crest Trail or an experienced thru-hiker? Regardless of their experience level, give them a meaningful gift whether you're filling up...
  • Big Agnes Tensleep Station 4 tent
    Unending options in a Tensleep Station 4 tent by Big Agnes
    This Tensleep Station 4 tent is probably one of the most flexible tents I’ve seen in some time. There are so many ways to configure it that I lost count while taking photographs of all the options. The rain fly can be pulled down, rolled up,...
  • Dry bag in river with mittens
    Dry bags for camping are worth finding out about
    Ever spent the night in the tent and awakened to rainwater one or two inches deep? Inconvenient and possibly hypothermia inducing in the old days, but nowadays it could be a game changer if your phone gets soaked. Your list of contact phone...
  • Storm clouds arriving in the San Francisco Bay Area
    Weather changes are taking place in California
    About a month ago, I wrote an article on changes that are taking place in California's weather pattern.In the last two months, October and November, every week there has been little rain, and the Sierras had a mixture of little rain and snow....