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10 Essential Wilderness Cooking Tips

There’s a common misconception that wilderness cooking is limited to hot dogs, space food, and ramen noodles. There’s no right way to do wilderness cooking, but if good food is a priority to you around the dinner table, there’s no reason you should sacrifice that around the campfire. Whether you’re struggling with a peanut butter…

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Adventures in Teen Leadership

“Adventures in teen leadership” is not actually the subtitle to the classic novel The Lord of the Flies. If scenes of teens running amok in the wilderness from this book are at the top of your mind’s eye when thinking of teen leadership, then let me introduce you to an alternative: Outward Bound. During a…

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A Day in the Life of a Voyageur Outward Bound Instructor

Curious? Well, this is not a typical office job, and you won’t start the day to the sound of a blow dryer or beard trimmer. Instead of a 30 minute commute via car or public transit, simply tie up your hiking boots for a mere 30 second walk from your tent to morning meeting. The…