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Universal Edibility Test: Practice Caution When Eating Raw

I spent my childhood eating weird things, but I was always fascinated with edible plants. Often returning from the woods with a sizable portion of roots, berries, and leaves, but I would never have made it very far without knowing the universal edibility test. Learn how to test plants are safe to eat with our guide.

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How to Use Bear Spray: The Canister That Could Save Your Life

If you are going for a walk in the woods in bear country, you better be packing Bear Spray. More effective (and humane) than firearms, we give you the lowdown on what it is exactly, how to store and dispose of it, and most importantly, how to use bear spray if you run into a bear.

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Dispersed Camping 101: Free Camping On Public Land

It’s not an overly known fact that around many of this nations popular National Parks and forests there are plentiful locations that offer free camping. We give you the lowdown on Dispersed Camping and how to find your next free campsite.

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Backcountry Skills: How to Whittle

If you like to work with your hands, you’re guaranteed to find something worthwhile when learning how to whittle. It’s a great past time in the outdoors, so read on and grab a knife, some wood, and let’s get to work.

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How To Make A Campfire The Right Way

A campfire is the most iconic image we associate with overnighting in the great outdoors but can be a fickle master. Learn all the essential knowledge you’ll need to learn how to build a campfire, the right way.

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Tokopah Falls Hiking Trail Guide

One of the best trails in Sequoia National Park is the Tokopah Falls Trail. It’s a short out-and-back trip that can easily be added to almost any travel plan. Check out our trail guide for the low-down on how to get there, what to expect & what to bring.

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Goldbug Hot Springs, ID: Hiking Trail Guide

A hike to Goldbug Hot Springs is easily done within a day, but plenty of primitive campsites line the trail. Check out our guide for all you need to plan your trip from directions, to a trail description to what to pack!