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Our blog contains anything from health and fitness tips to camping necessities and stories. Browse through hundreds of posts to read up on everything there is to know about outdoor sports, hunting hot spots, school activities, fitness inspirations, and more.


To the Hunt! Safety.

09/09/2014 | 11:26 AM

With the arrival of fall, hunters have a lot to consider. Firearm safety should be first on the list.   Gun safety should be top of mind for every hunter. And statistics indicate it is. According to the National Safety Council, accidents involving firearms in the home have decreased significantly over the last twenty years. […]

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Boost Your Metabolism!

09/03/2014 | 12:01 PM

[Written by Peter Nielsen].   Our bodies are amazingly efficient! They process the food we eat, and delivers important nutrients to all the body’s cells. It takes energy just to stay alive and perform basic functions like breathing, keeping your heart beating and maintaining your body’s tissues. How it does that is in a great […]

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Upping the Ante

08/26/2014 | 12:37 PM

[Written by Peter Nielsen].   Having trouble with those few extra pounds? You’re not alone.   Recent research on worldwide obesity was published in The Lancet. The study found that the proportion of men who were overweight or obese rose from 28.8% in 1980 to 36.9% in 2013, while the proportion of women who are […]

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Vital Skin Care News

08/19/2014 | 12:59 PM

[Written by Peter Nielsen].   The United States Surgeon General announced the need for immediate action against skin cancer, calling it a major public health problem. The American Cancer Society reports that skin cancer is now diagnosed more often than breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer cases combined each year. Close to five million people […]

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Hot Weather Tips

08/12/2014 | 12:02 PM

[Written by Peter Nielsen].   We all embrace the warm weather after a long, hard winter, but we also need to keep in mind that changes in temperatures call for changes in our workout regimens. An average of 618 heat-related deaths occur each year in the United States. It’s a grim statistic, but with a […]

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Strong Safety

08/05/2014 | 07:00 PM

As the most popular sport in the United States, football has been undergoing some safety upgrades in both equipment and rules over the last few years. The concentration on concussions and keeping players generally healthy that started in the NFL has since trickled down into youth leagues, so there are some things to look out […]

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Treasures Await

07/29/2014 | 01:34 PM

Find Yours with Metal Detectors   Perhaps it’s the allure of finding valuable metals, coins, jewelry and historical artifacts like we see on TV. Maybe it’s related to the rise in gold prices. Whatever the reason, metal detectors are once again quite popular and a favorite family activity, especially between grandparents and grandkids.   The […]

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Comfy, Cozy and A Snap To Set Up

07/22/2014 | 11:56 AM

Camping Is More Enjoyable with Today’s Tents   We’ve all seen the comedy routine: a couple pulls to a campsite and attempts to unfold and assemble a tent. Hours later, the tent is up, but it resembles nothing like it’s supposed to: poles are askew and the flap is on top of the tent. Sure, […]

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Herding Cats

07/15/2014 | 11:42 AM

Catfish are fun to catch, remain active in summer’s heat, and make a great meal.   When I was only about four feet tall or so, my dad and I caught a mess of bullhead catfish on barbecued chicken – leftovers from the previous night’s dinner. I’ve also caught bullheads and other varieties of catfish […]

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