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How to sleep warm and comfortable outdoors

August 31, 2015

Whether you’re camping or backpacking, how can you increase the odds that you will sleep soundly in the outdoors? A good start is to have gear (a pad, mattress, cot or hammock) that sufficiently cushions you and protects you from the cold ground. But there are also many smaller action and mental tips you can use before and during the night to improve your sleep.

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What to do if you encounter a bear in the wild

August 31, 2015

It’s normal to be frightened when you encounter a bear. The reality is that most encounters with bears rarely lead to aggressive behaviour and attacks are even rarer. Remember, most bears prefer to avoid contact with humans, and any bear you do see is probably just as frightened as you are!

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18 ways to spend less while traveling

August 24, 2015

If there’s any overused travel advice, it’s to pack light. Yet this advice, time and time again, proves to be very valuable and useful advice. It can also help you save a ton of money in checking your bag, catching a cab, and gratuities. So many times while traveling I see people who can’t handle their own luggage, and then they have to shell out lots of money every time they change location to tip the guys carrying the bags, pay for a taxi, and check them in at the airport. If you travel with the minimum amount off stuff, you can walk from place to place more easily or take public transportation, and you will be able to avoid most (if not all) of the money expenditures associated with an oversized, unnecessary bag.

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Survive the Wild: 8 Common Edible Plants

August 24, 2015

So you’re stranded in the wilderness. You consumed the last nub of your Clif Bar two days ago, and now you’re feeling famished. Civilization is still several days away, and you need to keep up your strength. The greenery all around you is looking more and more appetizing. But what to nibble on? Some plants will keep you alive and are chock full of essential vitamins and minerals, while some could make you violently ill….or even kill you.

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