Where To Rent a Boat in Idaho

Idaho Rafting

When you hear the name Idaho, we’re guessing “adventure” isn’t the first word that pops into your head (our money is on “potatoes”). However, Idaho is home to several great spots for many different types of outdoor activities including canoeing, kayaking, paddle-boarding, skiing, inner tubing, and wake-boarding. Recently, writer Julie Wootton put together a list […]

What To Do With Unwanted Rental Outdoor Gear?

Where Can You Find Outfitters Who Rent Equipment

    Recreational Equipment Inc (REI) Benefits the Locals With all of the negative news that’s out there, it’s quite refreshing to be able to share a positive story. This month, the city of Missoula, Montana received quite a donation from a local outdoor supply store – roughly $14,000 in outdoor and camping equipment. The gear, which […]

Charcoal Grill vs Gas Grill Rentals

Do I rent a charcoal or gas grill ?

Walter Wanderley’s “Summer Samba” plays from the RCA turntable in the living room. The screen patio door opens as mom sways out the door holding a tray of hors d’oeuvre, squinting as she walks into the noon summer sun. Dad is standing by the grill talking to the neighbor–hot dog fork in one hand and […]

Sleep Warm on Your Next Winter Camping Trip

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Generally speaking, camping is an activity that’s most enjoyed when the temperatures are well above freezing. Sure, conditions can vary depending on the destination and even summer nights can get a little chilly in warmer parts of the country, but I don’t think anyone would prefer to freeze their butt off in a tent in […]

Been Told to Take a Hike? Here are a Few Places You Could Go

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Has your significant other or boss grown tired of your shenanigans and recently told you to take a hike? Don’t let it get you down. Although I’m almost positive they weren’t telling you to actually take a hike, you might as well use this opportunity to get out of town, clear your head, and have […]

Best Campsites to Pitch a Tent in 2014

Spring Beach at Hermit Island

Although spring still seems a long way off, it’s never too early to start planning a weekend away in the Great Outdoors. For those of you who enjoy spending your downtime hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, and sleeping under the stars, the start of camping season can’t get here soon enough. If you haven’t yet chosen […]

Into the Wild: The Biggest Camping Trends for 2013


Honestly, it’s been far too long since my last camping adventure. Growing up, we’d often take family trips to camping sites across southeastern Indiana, central Kentucky, and throughout Ohio. As the kids got older, the outings were fewer and farther between. Many of us went off to college while some started families. Sure, the family […]

Fearless Camping with Personal Locator Beacon Rentals

Man On Cliff

Into the Wild In recent years, the celebration of the rustic American is a growing trend in the entertainment industry, perhaps because they’ve become harder to locate. Discovery Channel is laden with shows that perpetuate the belief that Americans are interested in engaging the natural world around them, but are stuck in neutral, anchored by […]

Observe Great Outdoors Month with Recreational Rentals

Nature Camping

Discovering America Shortly after the Louisiana Purchase, President Thomas Jefferson conceived the idea of sending a group of explorers through the newly acquired territories west of the Mississippi River. In the summer of 1804, an expedition led by U.S. Army Captain, Meriwether Lewis and Second Lieutenant William Clark departed from St. Louis, Missouri by way […]

Is Tent Camping Becoming Extinct?

Roasting Marshmallow

If you’re over the age of 35, the word “camping” elicits memories of hiking into the woods among the natural habitat of the insects and the animals, pitching a tent, making a fire, and spending time with your fellow campers. As you roast marshmallows on sticks you found during your trek, you reminisce, sing, laugh, […]