Category: Adventure

Exploring Montana’s Backcountry

Like you, we’re huge fans of outdoor adventure—especially when we get to explore the beautiful backcountry of the United States.

Looking for breathtaking views, diverse wildlife, and ample outdoor activities? We’re thinking Montana. Aptly dubbed “Big Sky Country,” Montana’s landscape varies from the Rocky Mountains to the Great Plains.
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Merit Badges that get Scouts Outdoors

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As outdoor enthusiasts, it’s no surprise that we highly encourage participation in a scouts program. Scouts isn’t just about learning to tie a knot (although that comes in handy). The program helps build character and form a well-rounded appreciation for the great outdoors. Here are some of our favorite outdoorsy badges that scouts can earn:

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Fat Biking in Wisconsin

The snow and temps are just right guys—it’s prime fat biking weather in Wisconsin. (What’s a fat bike? Think off-road bike with oversized tires.) Since fat bikes are best suited for unstable terrain—snow, sand, or mud—they’re pretty much perfect for our Wisconsin conditions.

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10 Hiking Hacks!

Hiker on MountainHiking is a wonderful thing. The fresh air, the sounds of nature, the feeling of being completely stress free. Yes hiking is a wonderful thing, but sometimes it’s not as simple as we had hoped. There can be a lot of planning that goes into hiking, depending on the type of trail you’re pioneering or your skill level. Sometimes we pack too little, sometimes we don’t pack enough. And sometimes, we have to be a bit creative with how we package things. Thankfully, you now have 10 hiking hacks to assist you in your hiking needs!

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Appreciate a Squirrel Today!

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Red Squirrel

Today is a day to appreciate those pesky little animals that are constantly stealing your bird food. That’s right, it’s National Squirrel Appreciation Day! Though it’s hard to imagine showing your appreciation for something you consider a pest, perhaps a little “Squirrely Trivia” will help you with that perspective.

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Save the Eagles!

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Taking Flight

In 1963, approximately 487 pairs of eagles remained in 48 states. This dangerously low number of eagles was due in part by destruction of the eagle’s environment, hunting, and DDT. Today, since the ban of DDT and the Endangered Species Act, the eagle population has been growing and now eagles can be found primarily in the northern majority part of Wisconsin! In honor of National Save the Eagles day, here are a few interesting facts about eagles: Continue reading

9 Tips for Camping on a Budget

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You’re all set to embark on an exciting journey to the middle of the woods! You set aside a week, moved a few engagements around, even got your neighbor to agree to pick up your mail while you’re gone. Everything’s ready to go, until you realize how expensive it is to go camping. “How could camping be that expensive?” you say. If you’re starting out fresh without any supplies, camping can be a small fortune. Luckily there are things you can do to save yourself the headache of dropping a couple hundred on supplies. Here is a list of 9 things you can do for those of us camping on a budget!

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7 Photos of Wisconsin That Will Make You Glad You Live Here

As if you needed any more proof that Wisconsin is by far the greatest state of them all, here is an accumulation of pictures that solidify this belief. Whether winter, spring, summer, or fall Wisconsin’s natural beauty is sure to stun them all!

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Wisconsin’s Winter Candlelight Events

So far, we’ve been lucky with this mild winter.  But, when the snow starts to fall, there’s almost nothing better than a candlelight walk. Lights flickering off the trees and snow, hiking, and good company make for a great evening.

Starting around sunset and continuing until early evening, a candlelight hike is a unique experience. Whether you’re an avid outdoorsman or a tentative hiker, you’ve got to try a candlelight hike. Here are some options throughout the winter season:

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