What to Look Out for in a Good Venture Leader

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A lot of people these days are engaged in hiking, backpacking, kayaking, mountaineering, and many other outdoor activities available. We do it for adventure, camaraderie, challenge, exercise, competition and just the desire to get out into nature.   You may be able to manage a short hike or an overnight camping trip near where you…

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The Many Uses of Paracord

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Many people may not be familiar with the term ‘paracord’ but for sure you’ve seen them in the outdoor section of department stores, or maybe you even have one as a bracelet or a keychain. Paracord is short for parachute cord which is a lightweight nylon kernmantle rope. It was called such because originally, the…

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5 Campfire Building Methods to Learn Before Your Adventure

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Lighting a campfire is a vital skill for anyone who wants to head out into the great outdoors. It can be used as a source of light, warmth, protection, as well as for preparing food. Next time you find yourself building a campfire, don’t just toss logs in a stack and hope it burns. There…

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How to Cook Over an Open Fire

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  After a long day of hiking or nature tripping, there’s nothing better than a hot meal to satisfy your hunger but when you’re outdoors, but you don’t have access to a state-of-the-art kitchen! Knowing how to cook well over an open fire will prove to be very useful. Humankind has been cooking over open…

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