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March 5, 2010

Hot Stuff

Hot Stuff

Name-dropping.  Bland finger food. Talking about the weather.  Social gatherings can be such a yawner.

Chocolate Almond Cappuccino Bars

Chocolate Almond Cappuccino Bars - Laurie March, Outdoor Adventure Canada

Can't get enough tasty recipes for the backcountry?  Laurie March, author of A Fork in the Trail is serving up seconds with a follow-up cook-book.  Graceful Edge readers get early sample of the tasty treats to come.

Ten Uses for a Bandanna in the Backcountry

Ten Uses for a Bandanna in the Backcountry

They're fun.  They're simple.  They're cheap.  And they're versatile.  Pack a bandana or two on your next camping trip and you'll have more tricks up your sleeve than MacGyver.

Off the Radar's Predictions on the Next Hip Adventures

Off the Radar's Predictions on the Next Hip Adventures

You're a real trail blazer.  You've trekked your way through Nepal, safari-ed in Tanzania.  Now where do you go?  Check out the next ten hot spots as predicted by our friends at Off the Radar, the online magazine for independent adventure travelers.

Our Expert

Jody Radtke

Jody Radtke

Jody brings more than 15 years of outdoor education experience, enthusiasm and know-how to The Women’s Wilderness Institute. A veteran of both sides of the outdoor program coin, Jody’s spent more than 1,000 days in the field during her career as an instructor with Outward Bound, where she was a course director, associate program director and staffing manager before becoming the Program Director at Women’s Wilderness in 2005. She also has a Masters degree in psychology from Naropa University and five years of experience leading wilderness therapy programs. When she’s not working in the office or leading a course in the field, Jody’s probably playing outside. Her adventures include mountaineering in New Zealand and the French and Swiss Alps, and a 50-day unsupported canoe expedition within the Arctic Circle. Closer to home, you might find her tele-skiing, playing Ultimate Frisbee, ice climbing, dancing or playing her guitar.

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