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How to Light a Fire in the Rain and Snow

There’s nothing worse than being wet and cold, and a fire is the perfect cure. It is vital to dress properly when venturing outdoors in cold weather. , Make sure you wear weather-appropriate gloves, warm clothes and a good pair of snowshoes for protecting your feet against cold.The trouble is, if it’s been raining or...

How To Pack Lightly When Hiking

Nothing beats a hiking trip when you want to unwind and get plenty of physical activity at the end of the week. However, you might have noticed that your weekends are not as much fun as you want them to be, and the cause can be that you’re packing way too many things you...

Plants that can be Used as Toilet Paper

While we don’t recommend hording toilet paper or foresee an imminent shortage, we’ve all been stuck in the woods without any TP. Don’t just reach for any old foliage. Your bits are sensitive and accidentally using a toxic plant like poison oak or ivy could be disastrous. Luckily, Mother Nature provides and there are...

6 Unique Montana Vacations

Montana isn’t called the Treasure State for no reason. This incredible place out west is simply jam-packed with some of America’s finest attractions. It’s no surprise at all that well over 12 million people enjoy Montana vacations each year! With the Rocky Mountains, Glacier National Park and the Great Plains, Montana’s a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Hiking,...

7 Essentials to Take with you on your Next Hike

Whether the hike you are taking lasts a day or a month, there are some essentials that you should always have with you. These essentials will not only make your hike a little easier, they could also be lifesaving. No matter how fit or prepared you are, sometimes things happen which are out of...

Top 4 Winter Camping Hacks

If you have the right gear and you use your head, winter camping can be so much fun. Here are five winter camping hacks to ensure smooth sailing.  Choosing the right gear Tents can be 3-season if you are not expecting storms. If a winter storm is on the cards, then 4-season tents are a must....

Air pollution might be causing you to lose hair

For the first time, research shows that exposure to common air pollutants known as particulate matter (PM), is linked to hair loss in humans. The study was conducted by exposing cells at the base of hair follicles from the human scalp, known as human follicle dermal papilla cells (HFDPCs), to various concentrations of PM10-like dust...