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Packing Adventure Clothing for an Upcoming Camping Trip? Keep These 3 Important Things in Mind

Written by Recreation Magazine on April 1st, 2016. Posted in Uncategorized

adventure clothingCamping is the best way to enjoy the great outdoors, but your dream camping trip can quickly turn into a nightmare if you don’t bring the right type of adventure clothing. Considering the changes in weather and the wide range of activities you’ll be participating in, you’ll need much more than what’s already in your closet to prepare for a camping trip.

A great outdoor store will have all the adventure clothing you need to get the most out of your camping experience. From packing multiple layers to buying clothes that suit your planned activities, you’ll need a litany of different items to have the most fun possible with your friends and family.

Before you ever set foot in a gun shop or fishing shop to pick up equipment, you need to focus on basic camping gear and clothing. Here are three of the most important pieces of adventure gear to look for when you’re planning a camping excursion:

    • Multiple layers
      About 84% of campers participate in multiple outdoor activities, but all of these people would find it impossible to enjoy their planned activities without the right type of clothing. Since you’ll be spending most (if not all) of your time outdoors, you need to be prepared for whatever the weather may bring. As a basic rule, be sure to pack three layers of clothing: a base layer, an insulating layer, and an outer layer.
    • Adventure footwear
      Making sure you have different layers of adventure clothing is crucial, but many people often forget to invest in heavy-duty boots as well. Finding the right footwear is particularly important if you plan on hiking through the forest during your camping trip, which about 38 million people did in 2014 alone. Also, you’ll want specific shoes for water activities, in addition to spiked shoes to trudge through the snow if you’re camping in the winter months.
    • Activity gear
      Hiking gear, hunting gear, fishing gear, and climbing gear are all quite different. Therefore, you need to plan ahead to make sure your equipment and adventure clothing are well-suited for the activities you want to participate in. If you’re going fishing, you should be able to find a fishing vest to hold your hooks and lures in an outdoor shop. Also, hunters will need comfortable goggles to protect their eyes that won’t fog up easily. More than 38 million Americans hunt and fish, and you can be sure that the top anglers and hunters come prepared with the right type of clothing.

If you plan your camping trip just right, you’ll have all the adventure clothing you need to get the most out of your camping trip. Check out a trusted outdoor shop to find all of these things and more. Have fun and happy camping

3 Important Things to Keep in Mind When Shopping for Guns

Written by Recreation Magazine on March 21st, 2016. Posted in Uncategorized

shopping for gunsApproximately 38.05 million people went hiking in 2014, making it one of the most popular activities for many of these campers. However, before you can claim a beautiful 10-point buck — before you even go shopping for guns — you need to invest in the high-quality camping gear on your camping checklist, get your hunting license, and more.

There’s tons of hunting gear to choose from. You would be wise to speak to a sporting goods store’s knowledgeable staff members to determine what adventure gear is right for you. Who knows? You may even find that you prefer archery equipment while shopping for guns, which a trusted sporting goods store can also provide.

But that’s not all. Here are three crucial things to mind when shopping for guns during your next trip to the sports store:

  • First things first: get your license
    More than 38 million Americans hunt and fish, and every single one of these people needs a license to legally participate in these activities. Hunting licenses are not optional, and the penalties for failing to produce your license are severe. Before you even start to browse through the available guns, make sure your permit is in your pocket.
  • Invest in a safe
    Guns are extremely valuable, and you need to protect your investment at all times. After you find the perfect gun for your next camping trip, you should invest in a safe or vault. It is strongly recommended that you use a unique combination for your safe to prevent anyone else from gaining access to it.
  • Practice your aim
    Once you have your license, safe, and gun, it’s time for the fun part: practicing your aim. The best sporting goods stores have a shooting range onsite so you can perfect your craft before your trip. There will be professionals on-hand to guide you through some beginner techniques and teach you the best ways to point your gun.

Americans hunt a combined 228 million days per year, and it’s truly one of the best activities to try during a camping trip. Check out a trusted sporting goods store for all of your hunting needs and make your next camping trip the best one yet.

3 Fun Outdoor Activities to Try This Spring

Written by Recreation Magazine on March 11th, 2016. Posted in Grand canyon white water rafting, Rivers, White water rafting in the grand canyon

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Spring is here and outdoor adventure is in the air. This means that thrill seekers and lovers of Mother Nature alike are gearing up and heading to the great outdoors to breathe in the fresh, crisp air and soak in the newfound sunshine.
But with so many options for outdoor adventuring, which one should you try first? While you have all spring and summer to have a hand at any activity under the sun, (literally) it can be hard to choose where you should get started. Luckily, we have provided a list of the top three outdoor activities you should get involved in this spring and summer. These activities are guaranteed to get your heart rate up, your blood pumping, and will provide both that breath of fresh air and thrill that you’ve been absolutely craving all winter.

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Whitewater Rafting Provides an Outdoor Perspective That is Difficult to Forget

Written by Recreation Magazine on March 11th, 2016. Posted in Best grand canyon rafting trips, Colorado river rafting companies, Rafting grand canyon tours

Grand canyon white water rafting

This is getting ridiculous. As the current Presidential campaigning continues to grab headlines and attention, you have become increasingly frustrated. The latest trend of stories about how parents and schools are talking to children about the uncivil topics and language that have become part of the presidential debates, has left you looking for another topic of conversation and the opportunity to look at a bigger picture. As the racist comments and threats of bullying continue to be a part of the candidate coverage, you are starting to wonder if even the evening news coverage of the Presidential debates is fit for the ears of the younger teens in your house.
As you spend more evenings in the house with the television turned off it has made you think about how you might spend time this su

Start Your Children With Healthy Practices Early By Trying Soccer

Written by Recreation Magazine on March 8th, 2016. Posted in Best soccer camps, Soccer camps in virginia, Soccer training drills for kids

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Soccer. It’s a sport that’s long been beloved globally and in the last few decades, the United States has also started to embrace the sport as well, building an impressive US team. Many children around the world grow up playing soccer as a hobby and idolize the players who go professional. It’s a popular sport for kids to play — at its most basic, all you require to play it are some sneakers and a ball. For kids who want to take it more seriously though, there are school teams, soccer summer camps, soccer programs that focus on training and skill, and professional soccer training camps or programs as well that offer useful soccer training tips for kids. It’s a fun sport for kids to get involved with — i

Is Your Kid Not Getting Enough Exercise?

Written by Recreation Magazine on February 6th, 2016. Posted in Scotland soccer tours, Soccer fans, Sports travel

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Sports are often considered the greatest national and international past-times and it’s not hard to see why. From soccer in Italy to football in America, the vibrant culture and monthly to yearly hype surrounding different types of sports is almost rivaled by its physical and emotional benefits. People who participate in sports, whether recreational or professional, show better physical and mental health than those who lead sedentary lifestyles. If you’ve thought about improving your child’s fitness as well as their social life, signing them up for a regular sports activity will go a long way in bolstering their physical health as well as cultivating long-time friendships and increased social awareness. Let’s look at sports around the world, the benefits of regular exercise and how your kid can benefi

Go on a Grand Canyon Rafting Trip!

Written by Recreation Magazine on February 4th, 2016. Posted in Colorado river rafting tours, River raft trips, Rivers


Although the Grand Canyon isn?t the deepest or the longest canyon in the world, it is one of the most beautiful. It is roughly 277 miles long, one mile deep, and 10 miles wide. However, crossing the canyon on foot is a 21-mile hike and driving across takes five hours as you travel a 251-mile path.

People travel from all over to see the Grand Canyon. Travelers register months in advance for the chance to hike down the Canyon or raft the Colorado River. The Colorado River is believed to have cut through the rock of the canyon roughly five million years ago. The different layers of color that make up the walls of the Grand Canyon are picture perfect.

There are some Colorado River rafting tours available for those that want to travel through the Canyon. The River is ideal for white water rafting or kayaking, whi

What Riding Clothes Do Kids Need For Practice?

Written by Recreation Magazine on February 6th, 2014. Posted in Horse apparel, Rj classics, Tredstep boots

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As much fun as horseback riding is, it’s important to keep in mind that it’s also an athletic activity that requires the right riding clothes to protect your children and keep them comfortable. Thankfully, riding clothes aren’t as expensive as they are important, nor is appropriate horseback riding gear hard to find.

If your children are just starting out, you’ll only need some everyday riding clothes, which is different from horse show attire. Horse show apparel is a bit more formal and is only necessary during competitions. For everyday practice, kids need only these few simple pieces of riding clothes to ensure that your children are safe and comfortable.

Riding Shirts.

For daily use such as practice, riders can wear a tee shirt or sweatshirt. Of course, there are still fa

Ever Walked on a Truly Beautiful Nature Trail?

Written by Recreation Magazine on November 1st, 2013. Posted in Homepage

Outdoor activities for teenagers

On October 19, National Geographic posted an article on their website entitled “Geography in the News: America’s Hiking Trails.” The detailed piece went on to discuss three of the most scenic national long distance hiking trails in the country. While the other eight national hiking trails are nothing short of spectacular themselves, the Appalachian Trail, the Continental Divide Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail are the oldest and most well-known of them all.

Some people prefer to hike trails on foot, while others prefer to go biking for exercise. Getting ones exercise on a one of these gorgeous long distance hiking trails could prove to be far more motivating than a conventional walking path, primarily because of the fact that it provides people with a far more spectacular view.

Like many o

A Trusty Dock Box Can Make Your Fishing Excursions Easier

Written by Recreation Magazine on October 24th, 2013. Posted in Dock bumpers, Dock float, Personal watercraft platforms

Floating docks

Do you spend the majority of your time boating or fishing on the lake? If so, you know the value of having a trusty dock box where you can store all the necessary tools and items you need for your time on the water. If you’re used to using a dock box made of plastic, you may have noticed that the color of the box tends to fade fast and that it isn’t particularly durable when dealing with the counteractive effects of water and heat over a period of time. You may consider the advantages of a fiberglass dock box instead.

Many fiberglass models are sold with a warranty designed to cover any damages sustained to the box for 15 years. That being said, dock boxes are sturdy, as they are capable of standing up to 70 mile-per-hour winds. And because they are made with technology that protects against ultraviolet rays,