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Maine: Acadia National Park

While the rest of the country basks in all of spring’s glory, Maine’s Acadia National Park is just starting to thaw out, making it a perfect time for a visit.

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Survivalist 101: Must. Have. Water.

Even Bear Grylls will tell you that water trumps wit.

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Mason Jar Salad

Arugula, Blueberry and Bacon Salad with Almonds and Balsamic Vinaigrette

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Survivalist 101: Edible Plants

You are alone, your day hike turned into a night and caught you unprepared. Wait, was that a noise? Possibly from the animal that left those tracks?

Utah: Zion National Park

The orange of the sandstone contrasted by bright blue skies gives this desert landscape an edge over the forest environment we’re used to, so get ready to ooh and ahh.

Spicy Parmesan Green Beans and Kale

If you feel like kicking off the first day of spring on a healthier note, look no further than this all-green side dish.

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Florida: Everglades National Park

Depending on which side of the Everglades you want to visit, it’s a pretty easy, albeit long, journey down south that will lead you from the rugged terrain to the land of below sea level.

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Survivalist 101: Fire

I’m excited to be able to undertake this survivalist series over the next few months. For this first fiery installment, I fortunately had the expert guidance of 40-year Scoutmaster Bob Wagner.

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Catch of the Day

Campfire Foil Pack

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What a Lift

I managed to get out one short screeching yell before I fell—hard. That pretty much sums up my first experience snowboarding … or attempting to.

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Big Bend National Park

We’re leaving the lush forests and mountains of our comfort zone to kick off 2014 and heading west, way west, to the southwest border of Texas where you’ll find Big Bend National Park.

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Perfect Fit

Let’s leave the government shutdown in 2013, shall we? Fits Socks plans on it, and the Niota, Tennessee based company has the perfect way to support our National Parks in 2014.

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Bending the Rules

Tiger Martin has been tinkering with bicycles nearly his entire life.

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Classic Chicken Noodle Soup

There’s nothing more comforting than a bowl of hearty chicken noodle soup—especially in the winter months.

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New Year’s Resolutions

See what Chattanooga’s outdoor community is looking to improve in 2014


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