If you’ve been running at a relatively steady pace recently, it can feel like you’ve reached a plateau. There are several ways to begin building more endurance to run faster or longer without getting tired, especially if you’re trying to reach an eight-minute mile standard. When you start pushing yourself […]
When Should You Choose a Square Stern Canoe?
Imagine a cool morning as the sun rises. You’re floating on a peaceful lake, a couple of fishing rods secured in your canoe’s holder. A third is in your hands. The world is quiet. There’s only one sound out there, and it’s the gentle lapping of the water against the […]
How Do You Paint a Fiberglass Canoe?￼
After several years of use, the paint on a fiberglass canoe can start fading. Depending on where you use the craft, it can also look a bit chalky. The good news is that you can bring a fiberglass canoe back to life when you know how to paint fiberglass. Before […]
Do You Name Your Kayak?￼
One of Shakespeare’s most famous lines comes from his play Romeo and Juliet. “What’s in a name?” Our names define who we are. When you meet someone on the street, you can guess with reasonable certainty that you’ve spoken with a Peter, Todd, Karen, Lily, or Taylor. Names are the […]
Am I too old to start bouldering? Covering every age bracket
Age has often been said to be just a number. It really doesn’t matter what your driver’s license says. It’s how you feel. Some people stay active way into their senior years and that’s amazing. That’s how it should be. So, if you’re over the hill, or even a bit […]
What age can kids start bouldering?
Are you a parent that loves to head to the climbing gym or even get your kicks on the rocks? If so, you might want to share your love of climbing with your kids. Perhaps they’ve even begged you to take them along. But at what age can you start […]
Is belaying with a hip belay unsafe?
When it comes to climbing, being safe is the only way to go. Taking chances can cause injuries or worse. That’s why you should always use equipment properly. So what if you’re at the climbing gym or you’ve gotten all the way out to your destination and find you’re not […]
Should you buy hiking boots a size bigger?
Looking for new hiking boots? When I first started getting into hiking, I was told to buy my hiking boots a size bigger than regular shoes. I thought that seemed strange, but when you think about the science of feet, it makes perfect sense. By nature, your feet swell up […]
Do Sharpies or Markers damage soft rock climbing gear?
When it comes to your climbing gear, you invest a fair amount in it just to keep up with the sport. That being said, it seems only logical that you’d want to label your harnesses and ropes. If you recall the days of summer camp where your mom wrote your […]
How dangerous is a pack of coyotes to a lone, unarmed human?
If you have a love of hiking or being outdoors among nature, you’re bound to encounter wildlife on your adventures. And isn’t that the best part? I always love marveling at the wonders around me. Amid the different foliage, there’s inevitably a rustling of leaves and perhaps a glimpse of […]