There's no denying it: Living gluten-free has its hassles. And while many people with an actual sensitivity to gluten have special needs, eating gluten-free has a lot of health benefits for all interested. Cutting down on gluten means cutting down on the intake of a vast majority of carbohydrates, which in most cases is a good thing for weight loss and overall health.
Tired of hearing your young ones cry "I'm bored"? Sometimes the greatest adventure is right in your own backyard, and you just need the right gear to experience it. Carson's BugView bug catcher is a simple little tool that makes it easy for little children to collect interesting specimens without having to touch them. Once the creature is caught, kids can view it under the included 5x magnifying lens and then humanely set it free when they're done.
The Outdoor Retailer show, held in both summer and winter in Salt Lake City, always predicts coming trends in activewear and gear. This year's summer show demonstrated a continuing trend: the melding of urban and outdoors life.
When the 19th-century Mormon pioneers came upon Zion Canyon and settled this area, they were self-consciously biblical in their outlook. Isaac Behunin, who is given credit for naming the gorge that runs through what is now a national park, declared, "A man can worship God among these great cathedrals as well as he can in any man-made church; this is Zion.".
Every late summer the Kansas Bowhunters Association holds a rendezvous where members can shoot targets, eat well and laugh a lot. Within a few weeks, most will be amid the quiet and solitude of archery deer hunting.
Simon Gutierrez has spent many early mornings atop Pikes Peak's summit, but his mind is usually somewhere else. After a grueling workout and not nearly enough oxygen to replenish his muscles, the 48-year-old takes a moment on the Barr Trail and thinks about his chances of winning the Pikes Peak Ascent for a fourth time.
You may not have heard of parkour, but you've certainly seen it. Some of its more extreme moves, such as rooftop jumping from building to building, are often featured in action films. But for everyday practitioners of parkour, it's about scaling more down-to-earth terrain, like picnic tables or fences - even just walking along rocks and curbs.
When planning your camping meals, don't limit yourself to cold sandwiches or hot dogs from a makeshift grill. Camp Chef's Everest High Pressure Two-Burner Stove is a portable yet high-powered piece of equipment every camper should consider adding to his or her arsenal. With two 20,000 BTU burners, it's not a hand warmer like many camping stoves. It can cook real meals - and fast.
Want to see a grandstand show at the Kansas State Fair? We're giving away two pairs of tickets to see the Country Gold concert starring Leroy Van Dyke, Jimmy Fortune of the Statler Brothers, T.G. Sheppard (pictured) and Eddy Raven.