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Gear You Need. Member-Only Prices

Portland, Oregon: Have you heard about The Clymb yet? As a Portland based company since 2009, The Clymb inspires human-powered adventure by delivering member-exclusive deals on premium outdoor brands and experiences. The Clymb is a private online community where members shape the network by inviting like-minded friends and colleagues. As a member of The Clymb, you can receive up to 70% off camping, skiing, surfing, climbing, cycling and fitness gear; plus high-end outdoors-inspired clothing, footwear, adventure trips and much more. As a dedicated partner of The Leave No Trace Center for...

Education in Motion: Where to find the Traveling Trainers in June & July.

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers are conducting the following training events across the country in June and July. Check out the Team Calendars - sort by Team or by your state for the most up to date event listings. For more information about these events or to attend, visit the event calendar . We hope to see you on the road! Want the Traveling Trainers to join you for your event or training? REQUEST A VISIT FROM THE TRAVELING TRAINERS! California: High Sierra Music Festival - Quincy Colorado: National Get Outdoors Day – Denver Eddie Bauer – Lone Tree Active Interest Media –...

5 Tips To Identify a "Durable Surface"

What effect does a footstep have? The answer is… it depends. A footstep means different things to a tree sapling and meadow grass, to leaf litter and cryptobiotic soil, to a gravely river bank and rain forest moss. When talking about durable surfaces, we’re referring to surfaces that show little, to no, indication of one’s passing. They’re tough! People are often confused by what constitutes a durable surface. Here are 5 easy tips to remember when deciding if you should travel through a given area. Resistant vs. Resilient A "resistant" surface is typically hard, lacking...

Trash Your Trash

Litter. What an interesting concept. Out of all the activities that we as humans participate in, littering might be the strangest of them all. As a species, we are really good at creating waste. However, we are also pretty smart and have implemented easy ways to dispose of waste properly. So, to create waste and then toss waste products improperly, with complete abandonment, without consent, and in inappropriate locations seems almost inconceivable. Right? Hard to believe or not, litter is a pervasive problem. And as Leave No Trace advocates, it is consistently a topic of discussion. Who...

Summer on the River

Spring is in full bloom and summer is just around the corner…that means it’s time to get outside and play! One of our favorite activities to do in the summer is go whitewater rafting! Floating rivers is a unique way to enjoy the outdoors and we think it is an adventure not to be missed. Something about the river inspires us to contemplate beauty, creation, and the power of nature. Perhaps it is the unrelenting flow of moving water, the turbulent rapids that provide an irresistible challenge, or the serene wild setting that stimulates thoughtfulness. Whatever it is, the river always encourages...

Campfires

For some campers, a campfire is essential for a campout. A campfire provides light, heat, smores, and can also be an inspiring sight on a campout. Leave No Trace is not against fires in the backcountry or frontcountry. Leave No Trace recommends the responsible use of campfires, so people can enjoy them and to minimize campfire impacts. Thanks to warm fabrics, headlamps, and camp stoves, fires are not as necessary as they once were. There are a lot of ways to enjoy a campfire without leaving an impact on the land. Some options for a minimum impact fire are: to not have one if you do not need...

Education in Motion: Where to find the Traveling Trainers in May & June

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers are conducting the following training events across the country in May and June. Check out the Team Calendars - sort by Team or by your state for the most up to date event listings. For more information about these or to attend, visit the event calendar . We hope to see you on the road! Want the Traveling Trainers to join you for your event or training? REQUEST A VISIT FROM THE TRAVELING TRAINERS! Colorado: National Get Outdoors Day – Denver Telluride Bluegrass Festival – Telluride Osprey Packs - Cortez Illinois: Girl Scouts of Central Illinois –...

Everyday is Earth Day

Each year, April 22 marks the celebration of Earth Day, uniting together peoples of all nations and cultures, around an initiative for environmental service and awareness. Earth day is a time for both reflection and action, challenging us all to create a brighter, more sustainable future. Our planet is the foundation of our existence and plays an indispensable role in the well being of all living things. Earth day reminds us that we need to take care of our world just as our world takes care of us. However, one day a year is not sufficient to combat the environmental challenges we are faced...

Leave No Trace Fishing

Roaring River State Park, Missouri: This past weekend we spent time fishing and hiking at a trout stocked, spring fed river in Missouri. Missouri State Parks stocks the Roaring River with up to 1,400 rainbow and brown trout on busy weekends for the 600 plus anglers that visit and attempt to either catch their first fish or a lunker. There are over 50 million anglers in United States, making it one of the most popular and oldest sports. With such a large amount of people getting out to use the nation’s waterways, utilizing Leave No Trace skills and ideas can alleviate the impacts that anglers...

When Nature Calls

Sometimes nature calls at the worst time - It's our job as ninjas to always be prepared. Planning Ahead and Preparing is an essential skill to practice if we are going to act like ninjas and Leave No Trace on the places we all love to visit! Remember if you fail to plan, you plan to fail...and Ninjas never fail! The Leave No Tres: Volume III from Leave No Trace on Vimeo . The Ninjas for Nature Present: When Nature Calls Starring: Grass Face - Defender of the Voice of the Land Enjoy! - dani & roland

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