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David Tompkins

An Outdoor person who loves everything outdoors. My favorite among the many includes camping, hiking and thrill seeking with my motorcycle.

U.S. Coast Guard issues advisory about cold temperature boating - DOWNBEACH. Aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City prepare to lower the basket to retrieve two stranded hunters, Dec. 15, 2020 near Brigantine.

U.S. Coast Guard issues advisory about cold temperature boating - DOWNBEACH

The hunters had lost their vessel while hunting and were unable to be reached by boat. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Roberto Ochoa) PHILADELPHIA — As temperatures drop along the mid-Atlantic coast, the Coast Guard urges all boaters to prepare for the water temperature, rather than the air temperature. Hypothermia occurs as your body temperature falls below 95 degrees Fahrenheit. A Coast Guard spokesperson recommends: Dress for the water, not the weather. Boating Industry names 2021 Top 100 Dealers. Boating Industry announced its 2021 Top 100 dealers during an black-tie gala on Nov. 10, 2021 on the final evening of the ELEVATE Summit in Atlanta, Georgia.

Boating Industry names 2021 Top 100 Dealers

“Moving into the 17th year of the Top 100, we’ve definitely seen plenty of things change over the years. New dealers join the ranks every year, as other dealers join forces to become one,” said Top 100 program director Adam Quandt. “Yet from single-location family-owned dealerships to multi-store organizations, one thing remains the same each and every year, and that is the dealers on the Top 100 list continue to set the pace in sales, customer service and success overall.”

The Top 100 is the only independent ranking of boat dealers in North America. Will the Outdoor Industry Ever Stop Booming? - Outside Online. For exclusive access to all of our fitness, gear, adventure, and travel stories, plus discounts on trips, events, and gear, sign up for Outside+ today and save 50 percent.

Will the Outdoor Industry Ever Stop Booming? - Outside Online

Welcome to The Bottom Line, your monthly analysis of outdoor industry news brought to you by Outside Business Journal editor Andrew Weaver. Twenty months after COVID arrived on American shores and brought with it—in addition to so much hardship—a historical shot in the arm for the outdoor economy, we’ve hit a point at which industry experts are probably going to begin self-sorting into two groups. Half will say the ride is almost over, expect sales to level off any day. Long Island's & NYC's News Source. The Science of Fright, Explained. Frightful experiences as children can carry into adulthood and shape future experiences.

The Science of Fright, Explained

Madeline Buiano, Staff Writer at Martha Stewart Whether you're the type of person who sits through a scary movie without so much as a peep or someone who screams from start to finish, a recent article from CNN reveals there's a reason to explain the level of fear you personally feel. "By definition, fear is a negative emotion," says Glenn Sparks, professor of communication at Purdue University.

Eu.petoskeynews. It's that time of year when the air gets a little colder and the leaves start changing color, blanketing Northern Michigan in a sea of orange, yellow and red.


The Tip of the Mitt is home to many hiking trails that offer some great scenic views and fall color. Camp Yoshi Wants to Reclaim the Outdoors for Black and Brown Folks. Shequeita Frazier grew up near South Carolina’s coast, in the Lowcounty, where her father was a fisherman.

Camp Yoshi Wants to Reclaim the Outdoors for Black and Brown Folks

While others spent time on the water in speed boats and jet skis, being outdoors for her father—and for her family—meant finding food and resources. But when her father wasn’t working, he’d unwind in the Tidal Creeks. Yahoo fait désormais partie de Verizon Media. Cameras for YouTube (2021): Why I Bought a Sony ZV-1. Side Hustles by Kyle BurbankAug 12, 2021 It’s hard to believe that I’ve now been creating YouTube videos for more than four years.

Cameras for YouTube (2021): Why I Bought a Sony ZV-1

What’s even crazier is that my channel has garnered more than 1.6 million views in that time! How To Prepare For a Long Distance Hike, a Fit Hiker's Guide. There is something so appealing to many outdoor enthusiasts about long-distance hiking or thru-hiking.

How To Prepare For a Long Distance Hike, a Fit Hiker's Guide

Whether they be novice hikers or seasoned pros, long-distance hikers require a higher level of fitness to sustain them through endurance-heavy activity as well as some challenging mental hurdles to overcome as well. However, proper training for a long-distance trek can help hikers build up their mental stamina along with making them physically prepared. Using these types of exercises to train, anyone can be ready to take on a long-distance hike within a few months of starting to train. Related Guides Build a Better Cardio Base. Eu.usatoday. Gary Garth | Special to USA TODAY Pandemic-weary Americans flocked to the nation’s campgrounds in record numbers during the summer.


And while COVID-19 and its deadly variants can make predicting future recreation activity somewhat of a guessing game, recreation officials expect the camping surge to continue. This is likely a safe prediction because, for Americans anxious to set pandemic worries aside and hungry for some outside activity, camping is a very COVID-19-friendly pursuit. "The camping and visitation numbers have been strong this year," notes Shane Bertsch. He is district park supervisor for the Lewis & Clark Recreation Area near Yankton, South Dakota, a sprawling public use area on the north shore of the Missouri River and one popular with both tent and RV campers. Top 3 comfortable camping sleep systems for 2021. Images by Suzanne Downing Camping is a great way to get away from civilization, unplug or simply get some fresh air while star gazing around a campfire.

Top 3 comfortable camping sleep systems for 2021

While camping, you can unwind, enjoy the peaceful sounds of nature and take a break from your busy schedule. But just because you leave the comforts of home behind to embrace the great outdoors, doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice comfort while you’re camping. You can still get a good nights’ sleep if you have the right camping sleep system. 32 Fall Date Ideas - Fun Autumn Date Ideas for Couples.

Nenad Stojnev Getty Images Summer lovin' may be a blast, but there's nothing quite like fallin' in love on a crisp autumn afternoon. Sure, Halloween may not be a holiday associated with love, but when the leaves start to drop and the pumpkin spice lattes start to brew, it's hard not to feel the romance in the air. From apple picking to cider sipping to leaf peeping, fall date ideas utilize all the best things the season has to offer, and whether you're planning your first date or your hundredth date, there are endless ways to spend an autumn afternoon or evening.

Perhaps your ideal fall date involves hiking and biking as you take in the autumn foliage. Maybe you'd rather spend a cozy night indoors at a comedy show or paint-and-sip lesson. RV vs. tent camping: 8 pros and cons. There’s nothing like waking up in the great outdoors. I Bought A Rad Motorcycle And I Already Love It. On Wednesday morning I got up early and drove seven hours round-trip to pick up a new-to-me 1996 BMW R1100GS from a Craigslist ad for the princely sum of $3,900.

Considering the bike’s rare color and legendary longevity, plus a few interesting aftermarket bits I saw in the ad, I figured it would be a great deal. When I showed up to check it out on Wednesday morning I could not have imagined just how great this bike would be for the money. It’s in exceptional condition, has most of the aftermarket bits I would fit to it anyway, and runs like a top.

How Film Photography Made Me Love the Outdoors Again. I’m not sure what led to my abrupt disinterest in the outdoors. Maybe the pandemic was to blame, as record-breaking crowds flooded once-secluded spaces — locals hellbent on traveling anywhere beyond the home. Or maybe it was the wildfires charging across the west, as smoke made its way to city streets where it settled like a polluted blanket.

Layering on the masks, I braved the crowds and atmospheric contaminants to find solitude, but it wasn’t there. 7 Thrilling Outdoor Adventures To Experience In Iowa - TravelAwaits. - The Washington Post. Why the boating industry's boom could carry on for a long time. Boating is booming. Even before the Covid-19 pandemic left many Americans stuck at home, boating was on the rise.

The boom has been fueled in part by innovations that make boats easier to use, new models of drawing customers — such as boat clubs and subscriptions — and a push to attract a broader swath of the American population. The U.S. boat market bottomed right after the financial crisis. In 2010, there were just shy of 178,000 boats sold in the U.S., totaling about $27.3 billion dollars, according to data from the National Marine Manufacturers Association. But since 2012, the industry has been in growth mode. The industry, along with many others, at first took a hit as the pandemic began last year. Eu.palmbeachpost. John B. Meet the 5 Hiking Therapy Animals of Rockland County.

Booming Interest in Boating Leads to More Deaths and Accidents. David Beek knows the waterways in Newport Beach, Calif., better than anyone. His family has owned and operated the Balboa Island Ferry, a commuter boat for both cars and people, for more than 100 years. Hotcars. Boating industry enjoying major growth - Dubois County Herald. Submitted PhotoBoating is a great way to spend family time outdoors. Staying safe while hiking in the heat - Pomerado News. With the recent rescue of two hikers from trails near Lake Poway, now is a good time to learn how to hike safely in the summer heat.

Stunning but remote Irish hiking trail named one of the most beautiful in the world. A STUNNING yet remote Irish hiking trail has been named as one of the best in the world. 2 new startups seek to make California camping, backpacking trips easier to plan. Best Camping in Colorado: 8 Top Campgrounds. Colorado entices travelers with tons of astoundingly beautiful places and epic hiking trails, so it stands to reason that the Centennial State has extraordinary camping, too. Hidden dangers of boating - Delaware Gazette. COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is warning everyone about the hidden dangers that can occur during a day on the lake, stream or river.

Great American Outdoors Act; Sierra National Forest. NORTH FORK – The forests will continue to develop and prioritize future projects and welcomes input from communities, stakeholders, state and federal agencies. 5 Healthy Camping Meals That Require Minimal Effort. The Best Motorcycles of the 1980s. Youtube. Right of Way on Trail: It’s Horses, Then Hikers, Then Everyone Else. In Michigan, making the outdoors more accessible to people of color. Harley-Davidson LiveWire's next electric motorcycle: These are the options. Boating Safety Week: What you need to know before hitting the water. Boating Industry’s 2021 Top Products.

Why the Outdoor Industry Isn’t Expecting a Slowdown Anytime Soon. New York State Will Stop Requiring That Food Must Be Ordered With Alcohol. Classic Motorcycles Worth Collecting. Patch. Access Denied. Eu.usatoday. 2021 Pay with GasBuddy App Review: Is It a Legit Way to Save Money? Boating Industry to name 2020 Top 100 Best in Class. This company wants our motorcycles to be electric. Youtube. 5 ways to exercise outdoors in cold weather during coronavirus pandemic. Hiking popularity rises as social distancing rules continue. readers share hiking trails discovered during the pandemic. Sprinter vs. Teardrop Trailer: What's Best for Camping? How Alyssa Ravasio created Hipcamp, the Airbnb of the outdoors. While it can be hard to shop for outdoorsy loved ones, the Department of Environmental Conservation is now allowing residents to give the gift of camping this holiday season. The Rideau Canal is the Boating Trip Perfect for Leaf Peepers.

Major partnership announced with goal of promoting responsible outdoor recreation in Colorado. Major partnership announced with goal of promoting responsible outdoor recreation in Colorado. How to Pack for a Family Camping Trip. {QUICK TIP} T-Mobile Money Extends Massive 4% APY Perk to Sprint Customers. The Strange History of Motorcycles in WWI. Yotta Savings Review: 5 Things to Know About the Lottery-Inspired Savings Account. 8 Tips for Swimming Outdoors in the Winter. USA TODAY: Latest World and US News - Sesame Cash Review: What to Know About Credit Sesame's Debit Card. Thrill seekers: Why do we love rollercoasters?

More appreciation for the importance of the great outdoors. Splurge Smarter: 7 Tips for Making Financially Responable Splurges. Slow Your Motorcycle Longer In Corners. {QUICK TIP} Apple Card Adds $50 Sign-Up Bonus at Walgreens (June 2020) Meet the Wild Hyper Cyber Motorcycle for the Future. Italy's New Hiking Trail Will Connect All 25 National Parks. Bird-watching soars amid COVID-19 as Americans head outdoors. Instacart Review (2020): 5 Things You Need to Know About the Service. Tips for camping in your own backyard or living room. Hiking alone during coronavirus pandemic and shelter in place. Coast Guard Reminds Boaters to Follow New Regulated Navigation Area Near Pittsburgh – Homeland Security Today. 2020 Allegiant Air Review: Getting a Cheap Flight You Can Live With.

Motorcycle safety instructor shares crash experience to teach road safety across Virginia. Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander. "Brianna's Law" establishes new boating safety requirements in New York State. 5 Great Campers for Motorcycle Camping. Mint vs. Personal Capital Review — The Pros and Cons. The Best Bikes For Tall Riders. A New Plan to Make Camping in National Parks Worse. Recreational boating is spreading invasive species in the Mediterranean. Hiking Challenge Begins At Will County Forest Preserve. Yahoo fait désormais partie dâOath. Egypt’s Dahab Remains a Secret Paradise for Adventure Travelers. Tips and Tricks to Keep You Safe While Hiking This Summer.

Safety measures stressed as boating season approaches. Are thrill-seekers with heart conditions courting danger? Discover The Ride With Zero Motorcycles At The International Motorcycle Shows. How Does Life Insurance Work? — 3 Things to Know About Life Insurance Policies. US$ 380Mn North America Youth ATV & UTV Market Trend Growth 2024. Viraltag Review — 3 BEST FEATURES FOR LEVELING UP YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA GAME. 5 Best Beginner Motorcycles for Aspiring Riders. 5 Easy-to-Start Side Hustle Ideas. Adventure awaits, go buy a motorcycle. The brain's tiny thrill-seekers. Camping tricks and campfire hacks you need to try.