Winter Camping Hacks

Winter Camping Hacks

Keep vents open in your tent to cut down on condensation. Don’t sleep with your mouth inside your sleeping bag; condensation will form and can make you colder in the night. Bring lots of plastic bags. They can be used for everything and weigh nothing. If you don’t...
Cold-Weather Backpacking & Camping

Cold-Weather Backpacking & Camping

So, you’ve decided to go backpack camping in the winter. Congratulations! Embarking on an overnight trek during the colder months elevates you to a whole new level of outdoor enthusiast, because there aren’t too many who do it. In fact, if you like a little solitude,...
Midwest Adventure Resorts

Midwest Adventure Resorts

The kids were clamoring on top of each other, pushing and squirming to sit near the jets in the hot tub on the back porch of our private lake cabin at Mountain Harbor Resort & Spa in Mount Ida, Ark. “We’re not coming out!” they challenged, although I was pretty...
Missouri Whitewater Spring Clinic

Missouri Whitewater Spring Clinic

It had been about 10 years since I was last in a whitewater kayak, so a mix of excitement and anxiety swelled in me as the 2017 Missouri Whitewater Spring Clinic approached. Luckily, the Missouri Whitewater Association (MWA), which hosts the clinic, also offers pool...