Surprise awakenings in Bulgaria

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Belogradchik, Northwest Bulgaria The name translated literally means “small white town”.  Belogradchik is situated between the foothills of the Balkan Mountains and the Danube, the great European river. It was … Read More

Stocking stuffers for outdoor enthusiasts

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    What are you buying for your adventurous friends for Christmas this year? Not sure yet? Here are some gift ideas that are sure to please. Most of these … Read More

NeverWet kayak experiment

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For those of you who haven’t heard, Neverwet is a hydro-phobic spray-on substance which has garnered quite a fan base. The hype grew mostly online from this promotional video, and … Read More

Never underestimate a plastic bag

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Environmental arguments aside, plastic bags are one of the most versatile, lightweight, compact and inexpensive pieces of gear in your pack. I never go on a trip without some form … Read More

Wordwide maps on your phone with only a GPS signal

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Are you still looking for the best maps app to take traveling, hiking or anywhere you might not have a cell signal? This is far and away my favorite solution … Read More

Quickly visualize a steep trail

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When I’m looking at trail length and estimating the time for a hike I’ve never done before, the iOS app Terrain Radar can prove to be pretty handy. I often … Read More

Free tenting in National Forests

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  Did you know you can camp for free in National Forests? If you are looking for a primitive site to pitch your tent for the night and won’t need … Read More

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