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How to Stop Vandalism in National Parks and Beyond [opinion]

Vandalism in National Parks has seen a sharp spike in recent years. In the last two months four major cases took the national stage. How will we stop it?

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GearTrade Reviews and Business Model, In-Depth Interview

We interview GearTrade COO Rob Reinfurt about the used gear business model, customer service, and how people use the website for crazy deals on outdoor gear

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Meet Big Outdoors, A Cottage Gear Online Retailer

Our philosophy is, if you’re a seasoned outdoorsman and you know a lot about the outdoors, you can go to our site and know there’s quality products on there. Inversely, if you know very little about the outdoors and just need some stuff you know will be good, you can go to Big Outdoors and find a couple options that will work.

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Guest Post: Mosquito Protection for Backpackers and Campers

A guest post from Karen Thomspon of InsectCop details mosquito protection for backpackers and campers. Don’t get bit!

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The State of Cottage Gear: Interview with EnLIGHTened Equipment

“Backpacking gear is a series of tools, not a goal in itself.”

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Community Highlight: How to Maintain a Trail in 11 Steps

A trail overseer provides simple steps for how to maintain a trail.

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Guest Post: How to Bug Proof Your Hammock by Serac Hammocks

Want to learn how to bug proof your hammock? A guest post from Serac Hammocks’ Jeff Zhang tells you everything you need to know.

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Adventure And The Pacific Crest Trail: Outdoor Book Review

A collection of trail days and photos from two thru-hikers, “Adventure And The Pacific Crest Trail” is a personal look at one of America’s great hikes.

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Create a Winter Weather Emergency Kit for Your Home, Workplace, or Vehicle

Lee Flynn writes on the many ways to create a winter weather emergency kit for the home, office, and car. Preparedness is key.

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Community Highlight: Watch Every Mile of the John Muir Trail in Minutes

HitTheRoadZak showcases the John Muir Trail in minutes via a second of video for every mile of his hike. Interview with the NOBO duo.

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