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Protecting Your Dog from the Harsh Winter

For most people the easiest way to survive a harsh winter is to simply stay inside. For dogs (and dog-owners) that’s just not possible. Whether just for a quick walk or an afternoon playdate in the snow, we’ve rounded up some of the best ways to keep your pup safe this time of year, and […]

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Private: 10 Creative Valentine’s Day Gift and Date Pairings

We’re going to tell it like it is. That whole flowers and chocolates thing? Been there, done that. For decades (centuries?), Valentine’s Day has been the holiday of stuffed animals and roses and all sorts of tired gifts that are cute for a day and then just… aren’t. Valentine’s Day is a holiday that supposed […]

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7 Outdoor Brands that are Doing Good Things

In a time when apparel buying options are practically unlimited, choosing brands with environmental and social missions is more important than ever. The next time you find yourself unsure about what brand to purchase from, try making your decision based on its eco practices or ethical values. Here are 7 brands that are trying to […]

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5 Books to Cozy Up To This Winter

There’s nothing quite like curling up by the fire with a good book, a glass of wine, and a comfy blanket on a cold winter evening. If you’re looking for a good book suggestion; we’ve got you covered. Here are five books sure to keep your mind off of the weather outside. The Great Alone […]

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Winter in the Midwest: A Love/Hate Relationship

Winter is here! No, this isn’t Westeros – it’s just January in the Midwest. But come to think of it, maybe this is a little bit like Game of Thrones. I mean think about it; everyone’s really angry all the time and there’s like, so much red wine. I get it. Who wants to be […]

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Read This Before Hiking This Winter!

One of our favorite customers recently purchased a new Nemo sleeping bag from us that he had been eye-balling for months. The temperatures finally dropped and he couldn’t wait to use it. On the first cold night of the season, he called his hiking buddy, packed up all his gear, and headed out to tackle […]

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The 5 Best Hiking Trails in Northern Illinois to Try This Year

If you’re looking to follow trails made up of more than just gravel—we’ve got you covered. From Racine, WI to Lemont, IL, we’ve rounded up some of the best hiking spots for adventurers who like to take the road less traveled. Check out our picks below, and we’ll see you out on the trail! Waterfall […]

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Why You Should Run the Rock/Creek River Gorge Race

As Spring approaches, so does one of Chattanooga’s most beloved mid-distance trail races, the Rock/Creek River Gorge Race. This 10.2-mile tour of Prentice Cooper State Forest is the perfect way to kick off your trail running season, and the race draws new and veteran runners year after year. While anyone who’s participated could list dozens […]

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The National Park Service Announces ‘Entrance Fee-Free’ Days for 2019

Mark your calendars! The National Park Service just announced five ‘entrance fee-free’ days in 2019. There are 418 national parks in the United States, and while admission is free at some of them, most regularly charge an entrance fee of up to $35. Plan your trip to a participating park on any of these five […]

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“I quit.”

What am I doing here? What’s the point in this? Yea, but you have to keep going…you have someone’s spot, and they would keep going… That sounds real noble…but this is stupid… Bro, you only have 50 miles to go once you reach the turn-around…and you get to spend time with your buddy Bailey…you haven’t seen […]

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Rock/Creek Atlanta Store Opens

Press Release for Rock/Creek Atlanta ROCK/CREEK OPENS NEW STORE IN ATLANTA Customers are invited to join the Opening Day Celebration on Dec. 22nd.  ATLANTA, GA – DEC. 17, 2018– Rock/Creek, a leading Southeastern specialty outdoor retailer, is excited to announce the opening of its newest store at The Battery Atlanta. Located near SunTrust Park, this […]

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Warm Winter Camping Recipes

If you’ve ever sat around a campsite on a winter night and slurped ramen noodles, well, you know how disappointing that is. A well-planned hot meal can make all the difference at the end of a long day outside, and will send you off to your sleeping bag feeling full and satisfied.  The next time […]

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