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Intense Crossfit Exercises for Beginners

Intense Crossfit Exercises for Beginners

  CrossFit WOD #1: Half Cindy   While the full Cindy is 20 minutes, you’ll be happy you’re only starting with 10.  Because your body isn’t used to the endurance needed for many WODs, you may find yourself completely unable to rise from the ground to do a push-ups after one round. “By only doing half the time, you’re diminishing returns,” says Lobotsky. “You’ll quickly […]

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Know Before You Go: 18 Tips for Foolproof Camping

Know Before You Go: 18 Tips for Foolproof Camping

Nature-Made — The Need-to-Know Forget stress balls and screaming into pillows: Just being in the presence of plants can be therapeutic. The word’s biophilia, the term for humans’ desire to connect with nature . (Yep, it’s science!) And camping isn’t only the perfect way to get outdoors; it can also be great for our health . (Also Check Out: 11 Life Lessons I Learned from […]

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Family Camping: Tips to Make Tenting Fun

Family Camping: Tips to Make Tenting Fun

Time to Camp After a hectic school year of car pools, mommy-and-me classes, and soccer practices, chances are you’re ready to welcome the sunshine and family downtime that summer brings. But while the warm weather is free, a vacation doesn’t come cheap. With everyone looking to get away without going broke, it makes sense that camping is this season’s hottest holiday trend. According to campgrounds […]

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10 SIGNS THAT YOU’RE ADDICTED TO CAMPING!

10 SIGNS THAT YOU’RE ADDICTED TO CAMPING!

YOU MAKE ALL YOUR MEALS OVER A FIRE There’s just something about that smokey taste a real fire adds to your meals, right?! YOU HAVE A DRESSER DEDICATED TO JUST YOUR CAMPING CLOTHES This one seems completely reasonable to me. Why would you want your base layers, your Gor-Tex or your bug repellant clothing in with all your other clothes? If you have a specific […]

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THE AMAZING HEALTH BENEFITS OF CAMPING

THE AMAZING HEALTH BENEFITS OF CAMPING

You may have seen a handful of different posts here on Beyond The Tent about all the wonderful reasons you should go camping. From spending time with family, experiencing the great outdoors, challenging yourself and more. But did you know that camping is extremely good for your health? Nearly every aspect of camping provides health benefits, from eating healthier, staying more active, getting more vitamin […]

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The Best Swimming Hole I’ve Ever Found

The Best Swimming Hole I’ve Ever Found

What is summer if it’s not water cooled? A tasty, delightful drink from the garden hose, a rowdy romp around the yard with squirt guns, or a dip in the lake? The summer of 2004, three years before we became parents, Brooke and I backpacked to Havasu Canyon of the Grand Canyon. It’s a 9-mile hike one way, down a serious set of switchbacks at […]

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The 14 Best Basecamp Tents for Family Camping

The 14 Best Basecamp Tents for Family Camping

Sleeping to the mountain sounds while snuggling with your precious den of children and a lovely inamorata has few rivals for time well spent. Some summer nights I’d much rather go without the shelter and toss a bag on good ol’ terra firma plus nature’s own pine needles, but those opportunities are so few when camping as a family. So a tent it is. But […]

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15 DELICIOUS & EASY CAMPING BREAKFAST IDEAS

15 DELICIOUS & EASY CAMPING BREAKFAST IDEAS

Camping food isn’t hard to find. Go to any grocery store and you are bound to find items such as instant oatmeal, dehydrated potato flakes, and vacuum sealed rice meals. They’re cheap, easy to prepare, and light weight, but can we do better? Traditional camping food generally is loaded with preservatives and artificial flavors, which are ingredients we certainly want to avoid when trying to […]

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Another Family Tent: Mountainsmith Conifer 5 Takes Best Value Award

Another Family Tent: Mountainsmith Conifer 5 Takes Best Value Award

Last week OutdoorX4 Magazine dropped the new issue and included a glancing review and comparison of six different basecamp/family tents. Months ago, the editor hit me up to join the team of reviewers and he charged me the responsibility of putting the Montainsmith Conifer 5 to the test. So, my little pony-tailed army of two daughters and a pretty wife lugged this sucker out to […]

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3 Problems with Roof Top Tents and How To Fix Them

3 Problems with Roof Top Tents and How To Fix Them

Oh, come on now, it looks much more complicated than it really is. Though they’re atypical, roof top tents could very well be the answer to the comfort woes of those who don’t approve of sleeping on the ground. Inside (and up top) is a pleasant foam mattress the size of a queen bed. Plus you’ll appreciate that private stand-up space within the walls of […]

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