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5 Stretches For Outdoor Recreation

Hey everyone, William Koepke here.  I'm a Certified Athletic Trainer and Head Speed and Strength Coach for D1 Training Stevens Point and Stevens Point Orthopedics.  My goal here is to share articles for minimalist training to help create a more robust and resilient body for enjoyment in the outdoors. Below is the REKT Top 5 Recovery Movements for at home training for improved outdoor recreation.  These exercises can be utilized either prior or after outdoor activity. NOTE: If any of the following movements cause pain, seek qualified coaching assistance. Couch Stretch - A common area of tightness and shortness for...

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How To Make Your Own Fire Starters!

What you need: A cheap pot that you don’t mind getting dirty (check out your local thrift store) Recycled paper egg cartons Wax (recycled from candles or new from a craft store) Saw dust / wood shavings (ask any woodworker friend) The process: 1. Lay out newspaper and set your egg cartons on it with the edges touching.   2. Pour sawdust into the egg cartons and spread evenly (don’t overfill). 3. Melt the wax in the pot over a fire or on your stove (I suggest melting outside so your house doesn’t smell like random candle fragrances).   The...

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Car Camping / Day Hike Pack Lists

We've all forgotten something when we car camp or go out for a day hike.  Make sure you pack everything you need next time with the lists below. Have something to add?  Comment below!   Written by Cai DickmanBrfur Brand Ambassador

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Winter Camping 101

Winter Camping 101

Alpine camping or winter camping is a great activity for outdoor enthusiasts. In my opinion it can be more comfortable than camping in summer, as you can always bundle up more whereas in the summer there is not much you can do about a muggy tent. My aim with this article is to give an introduction to the basics of winter/alpine camping to set yourself up for a safe and fun experience. Much of your preparation will depend on the trip itself, as proximity to a car or civilization in general will determine how light you can pack and how...

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10 Winter Activities You Can Do Right Now

Winter can feel really long—especially after you’ve been cooped up for a few months with a few more months looming ahead of you. Here are some ideas for getting outside and having a good time! 1. Try a new winter sport This is a huge category, but it includes ice skating, ice fishing, downhill skiing/snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, etc. Many state and county parks have cross country skis and snowshoes available for rent if you don’t already own the gear—it’s a great way to try an activity without the need for a large investment.  For ice skates, try renting them from a...

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