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Food for the Trail

MREs and the Mountain House brand meal replacement are just two examples of food for the trail.

Peyton Gaskill, Staff Writer

May 11, 2016

When you’re carrying all your food on your back, every ounce counts. Luckily, there are a variety of lightweight meal solutions out there; three options include: dehydrated meals, homemade meals and Meal Ready to Eats (MREs).

Dispersed Camping

Dispersed Camping

Peyton Gaskill, Staff Writer

April 11, 2016

Dispersed camping is camping in a national forest outside of established campgrounds. There are a couple of rules for where you can set up camp, but generally they are pretty loose. While there is no clean water or bathrooms provided, experienced campers will find the freedom of dispersed camping very appealing. The best part: it’s 100 percent free.

How to survive the zombie apocalypse

How to survive the zombie apocalypse

Peyton Gaskill, Staff Writer

February 16, 2016

So the zombies are here. Luckily, you’ve prepared. You’ve spent hours slaying the undead in video games, watched seasons of the Walking Dead and read entire novels on these foul creatures, perhaps even worn few unoriginal Halloween costumes.

Make a camping stove with a soda can

Make a camping stove with a soda can

Peyton Gaskill, Staff Writer

December 23, 2015

While there are plenty of gas stoves on the market, you can make your own pretty easily. Introducing: The Soda Can Stove.

Three trails of St. Louis for three levels of mountain bikers

A view of the Meramec from a Castlewood trail.

Peyton Gaskill, Staff Writer

November 11, 2015

Whether you are a beginner or a veteran of mountain biking, there is something for everyone.

Preparing for a backpacking trip

Preparing for a backpacking trip

Peyton Gaskill, Staff Writer, Blogger

September 15, 2015

I recently went on one of my first backpacking experiences. I can say it was amazing, and I’m going to show you some of the steps I took to be prepared.

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