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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2011

MONDAY, DEC. 19, 2011

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2011

Paqlite takes 'glow-in-dark' to higher level

NEW GEAR – The UVPaqlite is worth checking out in case you have an application for a portable light source that does NOT require batteries, bulbs, electricity or chemical activation. These glow-in-the-dark ‘lights in a bag’ charge even by cloudy daylight, will illuminate 3-6 person...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 8, 2011

TUESDAY, OCT. 25, 2011

In this Feb. 3, 2005 file photo, Jon Crandall of Coram, Mont., paddles his canoe across Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park, Mont. Scientists said Wednesday, April 7, 2010 that Glacier National Park has lost two more of its namesake moving icefields to climate change, which is shrinking the rivers of ice until they grind to a halt  (Associated Press)

National parks to offer 17 `free' days in 2012

PUBLIC LANDS -- For the third consecutive year, visitors will enjoy free admission to national parks on 17 days in 2012, the Department of Interior has announced. Some of those freebies include three-day holiday weekends and even a week-long celebration of National Parks Week. National...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 14, 2011

Western Washington University students out for an overnight sea-kayaking trip to Lummi Island improvise a group shelter out of ground cloths and tent rain flies after they realized they'd forgotten the poles to their tents. (Hillary Landers)

College kayakers live sheltered lives

CAMPING -- Parents love getting notes from their kids indicating they're capable of dealing with adversity -- especially when they maintain their smile while making lemonade from lemons, and inflict comfort and happiness on people around them. Here's a recent email message from my youngest...

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