Set Your Inner Adventure Junkie Free

Set Your Inner Adventure Junkie Free:

How to Cope With Setbacks, Fear, and Anxiety

By Caitlin Evans

The word adventure has a jolly good ring to it, doesn’t it?

There you are, climbing a mountain, struggling through the fast-melting snow, the weight of your backpack pinning you down to the face of the cliff.

Or there you are again, riding the perfect wave as the sun sets over the peaks of a dormant volcano.

There you are again, walking into Santiago de Compostela, having just trekked over read more

5 Must-Have Hygiene Essentials for Camping

5 Must-Have Hygiene Essentials for Camping

By Elise Hanson

There are lots of things you need to pack when you go camping — from equipment and rations to weather-ready clothes. While you’re busy packing, however, make sure you don’t forget your all-important hygiene items. These essentials often go forgotten in the face of everything else you’re thinking about, even though your hygiene needs to be looked after especially when you go camping. After all, what’s the use of planning a trip and enjoying the outdoors read more

How to Camp and Travel with a Bad Back

Camping and Travelling with a bad back

By Elise Morgan

Those of us who love adventuring don’t ever want to stop, and we certainly aren’t going to let the years keep us from travelling. But as time marches on, many people find it more and more difficult to travel and venture outdoors.

One of the most common hurdles is a bad back. If your back pain is making you feel like your adventuring days are behind you, here are some tips to camp and travel with a bad back.

Pack smarter, not lighter.

It can be really tempting to pack fewer things to keep your backpack/luggage read more

Being Outdoors For a Fast Medical Recovery

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There are many reasons why being outdoors for a fast medical recovery actually works.

By Mia Johnson

There are numerous reasons and benefits of being out on the open, especially somewhere where the air is clean and the weather and temperature is just right. From time to time we all need to escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life and from a stressful working environment, however, when you need to recover after surgery, there is no better way than heading outdoors. Camping and generally being read more

Taking timeout during recovery

5 Must-Have Hygiene Essentials for Camping

Taking timeout during recovery is so important to the healing process

By Michelle Peterson

When you’re in the process of recovering from an addiction, the more you can focus on treatment and avoid stressors and triggers, the better off you’ll be. With that in mind, taking a camping sabbatical can help to ensure your success. Here’s some practical advice for taking time for yourself so you can make positive changes.

Time to Regroup

Are you considering getting away from it all so you can regroup? Taking read more

Go for a Budget-Friendly Weekend Jaunt

Go for a Budget-Friendly Weekend Jaunt and feel so much better for it.

By Michelle Peterson

While indoor entertainment can help you decrease your stress levels and relax after a hard day at work, there are few things better for you than being outdoors.  The combination of natural light, fresh air, and physical activity make outdoor experiences a great way to spend your weekend while keeping yourself healthy.  If you’re interested in going on a weekend trip, look no further – here are some read more

Exercising Outdoors: Tips, Tricks & Benefits

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By Scarlet Gratton

Numerous studies have shown the benefits of outdoor exercise. Moderate levels of daily exercise can, and in most cases will, improve your mood and give you more energy. A 2010 study done by researchers from the University of Essex has analyzed ten studies with a topic of mood and self-esteem read more

The Very Real Benefits of Camping

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By Scarlet Gratton

The Very Real Benefits of Camping That Shouldn’t Be Overlooked

Although you probably love your convenient coffeemaker, blow dryer, and Netflix, ridding yourself of all modern comforts and technology will provide you with an escape from the daily grind of life – something that we all truly need once in a while.

Besides going on an adventure and having fun, losing yourself in nature has very real health benefits. Below are only a few reasons why you should skip a fancy holiday this season and go camping instead.

Your stress, depression, and anxiety levels significantly decrease

Research has shown that read more

The Great Outdoors and Addiction Recovery

The Great Outdoors and Addiction Recovery

By Michelle Peterson

When a person suffers from a drug or alcohol addiction, their substance abuse disconnects them from the rest of the world. People lose romantic relationships, friends, and family. Drugs and alcohol end up wreaking havoc on both their physical and mental health.

How to Treat Addiction

Most health professionals now regard addiction as a disease. Like many read more

Backcountry Camping for better health

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How Backcountry Camping can decrease Stress, Pain, and Renew your Appreciation for Life.

By Amy Fahlman

Overworked, overstressed, not enough hours in a day, responsible for too many tasks, projects, or people?  As a physiotherapist, I commonly encounter how a high demand, high distraction lifestyle manifests not only as mental anguish but physical pain.  However, recent research has shown you can actually reverse these negative effects by spending time immersed in nature.  This is why I love backcountry camping – to routinely unplug from devices and reconnect with oneself. read more

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