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Review: Wazoo Mountaineer Survival Kit Bracelet
posted Aug 20, 2014 by AJ Heil
On the outside, it may look like a simple paracord bracelet... but when you look closer, an incredible array of survival equipment is literally at your fingertips with the Wazoo Mountaineer Survival Kit Bracelet.  Boasted as "the most complete wearable survival kit" on the market, this...
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Collapsible Water Bottles from Hydrapak: A Backpacking/Hiking Solution?
posted Aug 11, 2014 by AJ Heil
Hikers and backpackers of our world are always looking for ways to save space and shave ounces from their gear.  Not only that, but we have generally become much more focused on purchasing and possessing items that will provide the same quality in a simple, smaller,...
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Outdoor Retailer: "Super-Charged" Solar Phone Cases from Secur
posted Aug 11, 2014 by AJ Heil
Technology of the future? It sure seems that way at Outdoor Retailer 2014! Secur has a new line of solar-integrated battery cases for smartphones in development--and they aren't afraid to show it! This new technology allows smartphone users to charge their devices anywhere using advanced photovoltaic cells built...
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Outdoor Retailer: Get Your Gear Fix On! (Day 2)
posted Aug 8, 2014 by AJ Heil
Every year, the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market attracts thousands of exhibitors, vendors, buyers, and industry representatives to Salt Lake City for four full days of intense tradeshow interactions. The Summer OR is a place where new brands are often launched, incredible progress is made for existing...
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We camped at Lake James State Park for the first time on 8/19/14 with our two 8-year-olds. We all loved...
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This was the first campground my wife and I visited after getting our new trailer. It was fantastic. You really...
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CBB answered a question about Ludington State Park
$29/$27 ($16 Off-season) --- Mini Cabin $45 ($35)
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CBB answered a question about Lake Erie Islands State Park
I don't know but you can call them at (866) 644-6727.
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CBB answered a question about Lake Thunderbird
RV camping: $20-$28 per night. Tent camping: $12-$17 per night.
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CBB answered a question about Lake Thunderbird
RV camping: $20-$28 per night. Tent camping: $12-$17 per night.
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CBB answered a question about East Lake
Yes.
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CBB answered a question about Shades State Park
They don't list it at an activity of the park but you can call (765) 435-2810 and see.
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CBB answered a question about Lost Lake Campground
They have 7 hiking trails range from 1/2 mile to 3.2 miles and allow views of Mt Hood, Mt Adams,...
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CBB answered a question about Shawme-crowell State Forest
They use Reserve America: http://www.reserveamerica.com/unifSearch.do
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CBB answered a question about Shawme-crowell State Forest
No, they don't have any cabins.
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CBB answered a question about Shawme-crowell State Forest
Yes, they have biking there.
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CBB answered a question about St. Petersburg / Madeira Beach Koa
It varies per time of year. You can call them at 727-392-2233.
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CBB answered a question about St. Petersburg / Madeira Beach Koa
It varies per time of year. You can call them at 727-392-2233.
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CBB answered a question about Hardin Ridge Recreation Area
I think you can but you may want to call them at (812) 275-5987 or 1-866-302-4173.
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CBB answered a question about Hardin Ridge Recreation Area
I think you can but you may want to call them at (812) 275-5987 or 1-866-302-4173.
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Reservations are not being accepted for camping.
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CBB answered a question about Cloudland Canyon State Park
Yes.
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CBB answered a question about Watkins Glen State Park
I don't think they have cable or wifi but you can call and ask at (607) 535-4511.
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CBB answered a question about Watkins Glen State Park
Here's a map: http://nysparks.com/parks/attachments/WatkinsGlenCampLoopMap.pdf
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CBB answered a question about Watkins Glen State Park
Yes, you can swim in the pools.
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CBB answered a question about Ludington State Park
I'm not sure, but you can call them at (231) 843-2423.
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CBB answered a question about Ludington State Park
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CBB answered a question about Belle Isle State Park
$8 a hour.
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CBB answered a question about Blackstone River Valley National Heritag
No.
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http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5294940.pdf
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