Download and print this free kids’ activity for spring (pdf below), featured in the new book, The Kids’ Outdoor Adventure Book, by Stacy Tornio and Ken Keffer. The book features over 448 great outdoor activities to do with your kids for each of the year’s four seasons, and includes checklist items with a sliding adventure scale to determine the appropriate age group, projects, destinations, garden recipes, and outdoor games. This book is a must-have for parents, particularly with long summer vacation days ahead!
Download and/or print this free chapter from Kayaking Made Easy by Dennis Stuhaug. “Kayaking Made Easy” is brimming with advice, humor, and personal anecdotes about every aspect of flatwater and sea kayaking. Dennis Stuhaug, an encouraging and enthusiastic instructor, takes a step-by-step approach to introducing kayaking gear, strokes, maneuvers and the complexities of long-distance navigation.
Enjoy this wonderful pasta recipe from Cooking the One-Burner Way, below. Additionally, download the attached PDF for a free chapter on food and menu planning with a delicious recipe for Enchilada Pie. "Cooking the One-Burner Way" by Buck Tilton offers over 150 meals, ranging from the simple to the elaborate—all able to be cooked on top of your favorite compact, one-burner stove.
Download and/or print this free .pdf from the new book, Camping’s Top Secrets by Cliff Jacobson. Camping’s Top Secrets is an A to Z Lexicon that goes beyond the scope of traditional camping books, revealing hundreds of field-tested tips to enhance your next outdoor adventure.
People often ask me, "So what's your favorite campground?" I'm pretty easy to please, but not so easy that I'd consider joining the weekend campers who set up tents behind the Kmart in Bellingham. Their purpose is shopping, not camping. And as much as I like the forests in Washington State, I'm partial to bodies of water and horizons. For me, that means eastern Washington lakes and rivers and western Washington beaches.
Although there are many factors to consider when choosing a backpack—durability, weight, proportion to body size, trip length, etc.—the key is the same with a pack as it is with boots—it’s all about the proper fit. Which is one reason Osprey packs are a perennial favorite. Osprey dealers offer expert fit assistance, and they can heat-mold your hipbelt into the form-fitting shape that’s just right for you.