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View from a tent

“I’ve never crawled out through a tent door and not had an incredible day.” – Cort Muller

Photo by Angel Janer

Photo by Angel Janer

There’s still some good camping time left in 2014. We’re planning our trips – what about you?

To get you into the spirit, we found some pretty awesome photos. Check out  15 Reasons Why You Will Never Regret Sleeping in a Tent.

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Big Disconnect


For the first time in human history, more people live in cities than in rural environments. Instead of inhabiting wide open spaces, we spend 90 percent of our time indoors.

The urban migration has important physical, mental and cognitive implications. Check out this infographic on the big disconnect happening between our health and the environment.



Infographic from and the David Suzuki Foundation.

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Reminder: Photo Contest Going on Now!

Don’t forget to send Camo is the New Black your most memorable or entertaining images that capture the “sportswoman’s experience” for a chance to win a Red Head duck decoy or Patagonia hat!

Caitlin’s photo is in the lead, but there’s plenty of time to submit your photos before the August 1 deadline!

To enter, email your photos to with a brief description by August 1st and we’ll post them to our Facebook page and/or Instagram page. You can also use the #camoisthenewblack hashtag to get us your pics! 

Prizes Include a Choice of:
1) An original Red Head duck decoy from Bryan Bodt.
2) Patagonia logo hat.

1) Maximum of 2 entries per person
2) Original photos only 
3) Must be relevant to sportswomen
4) Images with the most Facebook or Instagram likes will recei...

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Chordata Discord, or Angling off the Dock of the Lake

Guest Post

By Carleen Soule

I took my son camping this weekend. Despite the fear of encountering wood ticks (I plucked yet another—amid blood-curdling screams—from his scalp just last week), he was quite excited to venture forth. We packed the tent, bicycles, and fishing gear and headed up to Lake Sakakawea State Park.

We’ve tried our hand at river fishing, but that fast river:small child factor only tries my nerves; lakes are the preferred speed for this momma. I knew Riverdale boasts a kiddie pond, and since I really wanted my son to enjoy the thrill of catching a fish, I thought it would be the ideal destination. We decided to explore the road further past the pond before circling back to it and found ourselves at Government Bay...

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How to row a boat like a pro

Guest Post

By Mia Sheppard

Kids are like running, babbling brooks that never stop moving, the continual trickle of curiosity, flows.

From crawling to walking, to listening to her pronounce her first word, “mama” to completing a full sentence a couple years later,  “why can’t a fish breath out of water?” Reminds me of my own curiosity as a child.

Tegan learns to row.

Tegan learns to row.

My mom was single most of my childhood, she worked hard to give us those simple pleasures such as a piece of candy or a new pair of shoes or playing hop scotch with us after work.  She also made sure weekends where dedicated to spending time outdoors, forgetting about the dishes that needed to be done or the bills that needed paid.

At that time, youth and ignorance was bliss...

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