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Rock Stacking: Modern Art or Destructive Graffiti?
Rock Stacking: Modern Art or Destructive Graffiti?

The practice of building cairns—or stacking rocks into “signposts” in wilderness areas—is not new. In fact, it’s a tradition that dates to ancient times and has significance to many cultures. But now it’s being decried by environmentalists and park rangers. This is because it can be detrimental to life forms and natural land drainage patterns....

Jan 26, 2021
How to Handle an Animal Encounter When You’re Camping
How to Handle an Animal Encounter When You’re Camping

Camping is hands-down one of the most popular family activities of all time. However, there are at least a few dangers that all campers should be aware of before they venture out into the great unknown. As campers in the wilderness, or even in established campsites, we as human campers, need to remember that we...

Jan 26, 2021
Make the Most of the Great Outdoors With These Five Camping Safety Tips
Make the Most of the Great Outdoors With These Five Camping Safety Tips

Nature enthusiasts who love packing up their gear and their families to head for the great outdoors understand just how much careful planning is required for a successful journey. Camping and hiking can be fun and memorable. But camping with no thought to safety or possibly emergencies can be deadly or disastrous, such as if...

Jan 26, 2021