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Beginners Guide to Camping 0

Posted on January 20, 2020 by Ronald Mccarthy

Camping is one of the easiest getaways we all can have, no matter where we are living. Camping is a great way to explore the fresh air and scenic outdoors and spend quality and lovely time with our friends and family. As we are living in an area where everybody works from 9 till five and we are bound five days a week. Long getaway is difficult to get. You can hardly travel once or twice in a year, so to maintain our sanity and mental peace, we all need some little escape from the routine. 

If you are someone who has been camping a lot, so you know that camping requires some planning and a few things like a buy water bottle. On the other hand, if you are someone who is going to explore this amazing experience for the first time, there are some things you should consider before going out for it. These things are not just to facilitate your camping, and these things will help you enjoy your camping more and will make it an unforgettable experience for you. Here are some tips, tricks and ways that can help and guide you if you are going to camp for the first time.

Choosing your campsite:

Your campsite, the place you will be going for camping is the most important part of your planning. You are going to find many places where you can camp, but you have to choose them carefully. When choosing your campsite, keep in mind the company you have with you. If you are camping with your kids, make sure that you choose a place which is a kid-friendly place. When going camping for the first time, make sure that you have facilities available like showers and toilets so that you can be a little comfortable. You can also camp at a place that is close to a town that can help you to get the things and supplies if needed. 

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Here’s the Lowdown on Which Outdoor Brands Are the Most Durable 3

Posted on January 18, 2016 by Brooke Chaplan

cyclingIf you love being outside, then you probably have a fairly high standard for the gear you buy for your favorite outdoor activities. Braving Mother Nature is demanding on the clothing, footwear, hiking accessories, and anything else subjected to the elements. So which brands serve up the highest quality when it comes to overall durability? Here’s a look at some of the best brands.

Outerwear
It’s easy to get overwhelmed with the choices available to you if you’re in the market for highly-durable outdoor outerwear. Thankfully, there are merchants both online and off, who specialize in outfitting nature lovers with clothing from the top names in outdoor gear. REI, also known as Recreational Equipment, Inc., is probably the most popular purveyor of the most durable outdoor goods, including brands like the North Face for heavy coats, jackets, and snow-sport apparel, Garmin for GPS trackers and fitness monitors, Patagonia for stylish yet supremely durable base layers, middle layers, and fleeces, and SmartWool for socks, base layers, and other garments specifically built for warmth. Head over to REI.com to locate a store near you, or to browse their selection of clothing made for outdoor enthusiasts.
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  • Vintage Athlete of the Month

    • Hall of Famer Tony Oliva
      July 17, 2022 | 2:15 pm
      Tony Oliva

      After waiting for 45 years after his retirement, the Sports Then and Now Vintage Athlete of the Month is finally taking his rightful place as a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

      Before injuries cut short his Hall of Fame worthy career, Tony Oliva was one of the best hitters in baseball and combined with Hall of Famers Rod Carew and Harmen Killebrew to make the Minnesota Twins a perennial American League contender during the late 1960s.

      Discovered on the baseball fields of Cuba by a Minnesota Twin scout, Oliva came to the United States in 1961 and within three years the American League Rookie of the Year. There have been many great MLB players from Cuba, including a new generation of stars today, but it is hard to argue that there has been a better player from the island in MLB than Oliva.

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