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6 Tips for Staying Safe While Camping

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The spring and summer camping season has arrived! If you’re venturing somewhere outdoorsy, don’t forget to arrive well prepared. Here are 6 tips for staying safe when camping.   Prep safe food and water. Pack foods in tight, waterproof bags or containers and store in an insulated cooler. Wash hands and surfaces often. Use hand sanitizer if water is not available. Separate raw foods from cooked foods.   Pack smart Be sure to bring protective gear, such as helmets, sturdy shoes, and life jackets. Avoid poisonous plants, like poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac. Never hike or swim alone....

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5 Essentials to Pack in your Hiking Backpack

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‘Tis time to pack that backpack and head on a hike! But before you go, make sure to you're being trek smart. Here are 5 things to pack in your hiking sack. Compass/GPS. While GPS units are very useful, always carry a map and compass as a backup, that’s why it’s recommended to always have a compass. Tip: Go for the LUMO MSL150 lantern + flashlight. It’s versatile, lightweight, and comes with a digital thermometer and a glow-in-the-dark compass. Extra water. Always have enough, especially for daylong escapades. Tip: sip slowly and often by utilizing a Camelback. Stash an extra...

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5 Great National Parks for Families

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Getting ready to hit the road this summer? If you’re gearing up for family exploration, you might want to consider adventuring to a National Park- gifting your kids the beauty of the great outdoors.   Here are 5 parks perfect for your pack of cubs.   Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming   The picturesque snowcapped mountains will leave your kiddos wanting more. Ideal for those who want to sit back and relax; take the scenic drive on Signal Mountain Summit Road for exquisite views of the Tetons and Jackson Hole. Continue the day with the Jenny Lake Scenic Drive, and...

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