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By Jon DeMeo In a world where electronics are beginning to be a major part of every task we do, keeping them charged is becoming a major priority. For most people they have a phone with them wherever they are as it is important for their personal and business life. Once your phone dies, sometimes it feels as if your day is coming to a screeching halt  – especially if you were relying on your phone as your main source of communication when enjoying the outdoors. Luckily, there are many products and companies making devices to help stop that from becoming your reality. Recharging your phone on the go comes in many different shapes, sizes and capacity, but they will all keep you on the grid and connected to those you need to communication with. Pocket Chargers While they vary in shapes and sizes, one popular kind is small enough to fit in your pocket and be available for at least one full battery charge for your phone. These can run anywhere from $25 – $75 and are available at most retail stores. One company I have used before is Anker and they have one available for $20 on Amazon. In most...
Over time, many of us accumulate backpacks, camping gear, flashlights and other adventure items. In some cases, this may be your resource center you pull from when heading outdoors, but if you want to sell some of your items to make space for new gear or just some extra cash, think about selling them online. If you do choose to sell online, it is important to always use basic online safety measures to ensure that each transaction is smooth and easy.  There are three main ways to sell items online: eBay eBay is an online marketplace with just about everything you can think of for sale. It also is a space for you to sell your items.  The process is pretty simple once you understand the system and their custom service is easy to contact and willing to help you through the process. You start by creating a profile, and you can buy or sell items for a flat price or you can make them “auction” style which will allow other users to bid on your items and whoever has the highest bid wins! You can make the buyer pay for shipping or you can offer it for free, but this must be...
When Mum and Dad love outdoor activities, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as raising children who are equally enthusiastic about getting out of the city and into the great outdoors. However, it’s not always as easy as planning a camping trip and expecting your kids to love it. Sometimes, their estimation of fun looks quite a bit different than ours does. Even so, there are a few crafty strategies that parents can use to bring up outdoor-loving children. Read on for a few tips.    Limit screen time This may make you the least popular parent in the neighborhood (at least according to your children), but limiting idle time spent in front of television, smart phone, tablet and computer screens is going to make the kids feel bored. That’s a good thing. Boredom breeds creativity and action. It drives us outdoors and prompts us to plan games and activities. It’s so easy to cave on this one, but the results justify your own gentle stubbornness. Whether you allow a certain number of hours of screen time per day or set aside certain hours of the day when screen time of any sort is allowed (probably easier), your kids are likely to...
Although cold drizzle and sporadic rain showers have the potential to threaten anyone’s outdoor experience, there’s always good, old fashioned waterproof clothing!

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