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  Photo by Amon Barker    We are well into May and spring is undoubtedly in the air. Flowers are in full bloom, the days are slowly getting warmer, and the snowmelt has rivers at high tide. However, while the changing season brings a lot of beauty, warmth and opportunity for fun, it also comes with a lot of water runoff, and that means mud. For many people, mud puts a damper on spring exploration, getting stuck on clothes and shoes, trapping cars in ditches, and creating a slippery, sticky environment that soils (no pun intended!) the vibrant spring colors....

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Simple changes you can incorporate into your life to leave a lighter footprint on our planet including those you can do while camping, in your van life, or on overland expedition.

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Photo by Zeppelin Zeerip With the first day of spring nearly a month behind us, camping season is rapidly approaching. The days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer and the smell of a summer campfire is just downwind. But along with marshmallow-roasting, star-gazing and tent-pitching come risks of forest fires, conflicts with bears and threats to personal safety. Check out some tips below about how to have a safe, fun and successful camping trip! Photo from Serkan Turk Building a Campfire: One of the best parts of camping is building a campfire. The flame can be used to cook...

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Photography by: Jo Savage Anyone who frequently ventures outdoors knows the importance of having quality tools. The tent has to be waterproof, the snowpants have to be warm and the bike tires have to be filled with air. Having reliable tools like these is critical for executing a successful adventure, and for gear that serves a singular purpose, a variety of options are readily available. But what if you’re an all-season explorer, who builds terrain parks in the winter, dirt jumps in the summer, goes camping in the fall and goes mudding in the spring? Tools for year-round adventurers are...

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Photo from The Manual Around the world, daredevils challenge the laws of science and defy gravity, utilizing tools like parachutes to help them fly. For many, the thought of dropping hundreds of feet out of an aircraft, above solid ground, is enough to make their knees shake. But what if this was a part of your everyday life? And what if you didn’t just parachute above solid ground, but instead descended above a raging fire? For Jason Ramos, smokejumper in Washington state, dropping from a plane over remote, burning terrain is simply a part of his reality. Photo from Desmog Canada Jason...

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