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For many the act of hiking is a rather simple feat (no pun intended) of putting one foot in front of the other, but did you know how you're trekking can affect how tired you get, if you get blisters, and how far you can go in a day? Different terrain and trail conditions require different footwear and a variety of techniques. Our team of outdoors experts got together to discuss a variety of combinations and the best technique to tackling them...  Read more NOW! 

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The first mountain snows fell just six weeks ago but it's already looking like a bad avalanche season.  Fatalities in Colorado and Utah have highlighted the fact that a hidden danger lurks just below your feet...  Read more NOW! 

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Buying the right canoe can be a nerve racking decision, so many styles, sizes, materials, specifications - what is a person to do!  OutdoorPlaces.Com wants to make that process easier for you.  We have almost a books worth of information on selecting the right canoe for your budget and your needs.  Want to know about what equipment you need, we have that too!  The fall and winter is one of the best times to buy with inventory on sale.  Read about it NOW! 

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