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Where Jason Voorhees won't get us...

We need a new camping spot... outside of NYC. [more inside]
posted by mittenbex on Oct 12, 2010 - 5 answers

Outdoor activities in Kalamazoo

What are the primo outdoor fun opportunities in Kalamazoo, MI? [more inside]
posted by thewestinggame on Aug 9, 2010 - 5 answers

Where to go hiking in Middle Tennessee?

Hiking and camping near Nashville, or middle Tennessee area. [more inside]
posted by circle_b on Aug 7, 2010 - 9 answers

NH Hiking: Mt. Major or Mt. Cardigan?

NH hike this weekend: Mt. Major or Mt. Cardigan? [more inside]
posted by eggman on Aug 5, 2010 - 3 answers

How do I go backpacking in the backcountry?

What are the logistics involved in back-country camping / backpacking (CA specific)? [more inside]
posted by jnnla on Aug 4, 2010 - 20 answers

What's involved with having a barn cat?

I've had house cats, but never a barn cat. Do people have cats that strictly live outside in their barn in New England? [more inside]
posted by inthe80s on Jul 21, 2010 - 27 answers

Suggest sports for a Stag Do afternoon

I need suggestions for stupid/weird events for a 'sports day' element to a Stag Do. We will have plenty of outdoor space for individual or team contests. [more inside]
posted by tawny on Jul 5, 2010 - 10 answers

What to do near Nevada City, CA?

I'm going to be in Nevada City, California for work next week, and I'm planning to add on an extra personal day or two to the trip. What town to stay in for the personal day to best enable fun activities, and what to do? [more inside]
posted by soleiluna on Jun 15, 2010 - 9 answers

It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent. ~Dave Barry

Camping for dummies: I want to go camping. But I've never been camping as an adult, much less camping with children. I need advice. [more inside]
posted by Sassyfras on Jun 8, 2010 - 38 answers

Where should I go and what should I do in Newfoundland?

Where should I go and what should I do in Newfoundland? [more inside]
posted by jonesor on Jun 4, 2010 - 12 answers

The great outdoors is one big toybox!

When you were a kid, what games did you play that involved nature? [more inside]
posted by the latin mouse on Jun 2, 2010 - 59 answers

Help me a wild man, canoe style.

I would like to plan my own canoe trips, especially in whitewater. I've gone on a few trips with my old college, but never been the leader. How can I get started in planning fun, safe trips? How would you suggest gaining more experience? And is it a bad idea to go solo? [more inside]
posted by abkadefgee on May 28, 2010 - 7 answers

leave my leaves alone.

What are these strange, meandering white lines on leaves in my garden? [more inside]
posted by dozo on May 18, 2010 - 3 answers

Escape from the rustbelt.

Finishing up my degree and looking for a gay-friendly, outdoorsy city with good tech employment prospects. [more inside]
posted by ayerarcturus on Apr 30, 2010 - 34 answers

Hike! Hike! Hike Your Pants Up!

I am wanting to enjoy some outdoor exploration this year in Washington state. The catch is, I have multiple sclerosis and my ability to walk is severely hampered (I can walk short distances- maybe about a city block or 2 at a time, sometimes I need a cane, but not wheelchair bound). Where should I go? [more inside]
posted by evilcupcakes on Apr 21, 2010 - 14 answers

Helping Our Kitten Get Ready for the Great Outdoors

Our kitten is slowly becoming a cat and we'd like to start prepping him for the transition from being an indoors cat to being an outdoors cat. What's the best way to do this and how will we know when he's ready? [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on Apr 18, 2010 - 33 answers

Man vs. wasp

[Waspfilter] Where can I get my hands on some diazon (aka diazinon, aka Knox-Out) insecticide? Failing that, what can I do to get rid of all these wasps? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Apr 14, 2010 - 5 answers

by invitation only

Having an outdoor wedding in Bay City Michigan the end of June and I am wondering if anyone knows of an effective and safe way to eliminate mosquitoes from the area for several hours? I really want to be sure no pets, people or the environment itself are toxic, I just want the nasty blood suckers to leave myself and the guests alone!
posted by gypseefire on Mar 30, 2010 - 8 answers

Outdoor Ed= perpetual seasonal work?

Moving East to West for seasonal Outdoor Ed job, but need something stable afterward. Advice for the skilled & experienced, but perpetually hand-to-mouth college grad? [more inside]
posted by Etta Hollis on Mar 28, 2010 - 3 answers

BOSS field course?

Anyone taken/know of anyone who has taken a BOSS field course? [more inside]
posted by LegateSaxon on Mar 26, 2010 - 1 answer

Keeping a bike parked outside?

New bike, new apartment and for the first time in my life I have to keep my bike outdoors. Any tips/tricks to keep it clean, safe and in working order when it's parked in my backyard? [more inside]
posted by thecjm on Mar 26, 2010 - 10 answers

Favorite gear for camping with toddlers?

Best gear for camping with a toddler? [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky on Mar 17, 2010 - 6 answers

Can outdoor heaters and a tent actually transform a Chicago backyard into a party locale?

Is it reasonable, by way of a tent rental + heaters, to plan on holding a small backyard party in Chicago, in March, with a forecast indicating temperatures in the 40s/50s? [more inside]
posted by allisonrae on Mar 14, 2010 - 6 answers

How do I find trailheads?

I know the park exists. I know the trail exists. I have my hiking shoes, my camera, and a car. Now where the heck is the trailhead? [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Feb 21, 2010 - 22 answers

The great outdoors for beginners.

How does a 35-year-old very urban dude living in New York becomes more outdoorsy? [more inside]
posted by falameufilho on Feb 21, 2010 - 26 answers

Has anyone used the ColdAvenger?

Has anyone here used the ColdAvenger mask before, particularly if you have asthma? (Non-asthmatics also welcome.) [more inside]
posted by flod logic on Jan 24, 2010 - 2 answers

Where to go for free chin ups in NYC?

I want to do some chin ups and other random exercises outside in New York City... [more inside]
posted by melissam on Jan 18, 2010 - 5 answers

How to work in software, outdoors?

What kinds of jobs exist for software engineers who want to work outdoors? Rain, wind, sunshine, sleet, yes please!! [more inside]
posted by mjg123 on Nov 6, 2009 - 10 answers

naughty fun in broad daylight for a couple, possible?

Give us some ideas to have naughty fun in the day time. I don't know what I mean by naughty. really, I don't know. something risque. something fun. something we didn't do before but possible to do in the broad daylight. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 30, 2009 - 12 answers

Help me find vivid books about man in nature.

Help me find books of a particular genre, or collection of similar genres. Specifically, books on living in or traveling through nature that have visual, picturesque language about the landscape/scenery/ecology. [more inside]
posted by Stryke11 on Oct 11, 2009 - 17 answers

sports clothing for the large?

Hiking gear in XL? [more inside]
posted by LN on Oct 6, 2009 - 12 answers

Am I Going to Break My Puppy?

I just took my ~13 week old pit bull puppy to get spayed. The post-operative say to keep her indoors for 7-10 days . Right now, she's outside during the day with our other dog, and she's crated at night only. Can I expect this to go smoothly? [more inside]
posted by duckus on Sep 30, 2009 - 10 answers

I know the fifth anniversary gift is wood, but...

Is there a known Best Winter Hat for Cyclists? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 17, 2009 - 15 answers

Where to get wet and see something cool near denver?

Where is there an exciting swimming hole/lake/river near Denver? [more inside]
posted by mrgoldenbrown on Aug 19, 2009 - 4 answers

Help me find a new pair of sunglasses

I recently lost my sunglasses, and now I'm looking for a pair to replace them. Something <$100, polarized, good quality sharp lenses, and reasonably stylish preferred. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by Bahro on Aug 12, 2009 - 7 answers

You know what they say about Ithaca...

In Ithaca, NY for a long weekend, what should I see and do? [more inside]
posted by anthropoid on Jul 30, 2009 - 25 answers

Forlorn Lakes WA

Has anyone been to the Forlorn Lakes in WA? Looking for hikes, etc. to do. [more inside]
posted by Jsn7821 on Jul 29, 2009 - 1 answer

Need a fast alternative to a rained out camping day in Massachusetts.

Need a fast alternative to a rained out camping day in Massachusetts. [more inside]
posted by jeremias on Jun 19, 2009 - 5 answers

Where to go outdoors in the Pacific Northwest?

Where to hike, bike, or kayak between Yakima, WA and Portland, OR? [more inside]
posted by j1950 on May 6, 2009 - 6 answers

Hiking near NYC

Does anyone know of a good hike near NYC? [more inside]
posted by JamesWilson123 on Apr 23, 2009 - 12 answers

Should I move to New York City or Seattle for city life as well as outdoors activities?

Does New York City or Seattle offer the better mix of city life and outdoorsyness? [more inside]
posted by biochemist on Mar 25, 2009 - 37 answers

"I see only the eye.""Then shoot, Arjuna, shoot!"

I want to take up archery. Does anybody know any places in Southern Ontario, specifically in or near Toronto or Hamilton? [more inside]
posted by shoebox on Mar 12, 2009 - 4 answers

Trails near Kailua

What are some good hikes or trails nearby Kailua Hawaii? [more inside]
posted by Jsn7821 on Mar 12, 2009 - 10 answers

Or will I be doomed to sit in a hotel room and gaze forlornly at the Arctic Circle?

Would it be worthwhile to go to the West Fjords of Iceland in springtime? [more inside]
posted by kittyprecious on Mar 3, 2009 - 7 answers

Hurricanes are not a substitute for carwashes

How do I take care of a car that's going to be outdoors all the time? [more inside]
posted by casarkos on Feb 27, 2009 - 18 answers

No one loves me- help me get out of town.

Where can I go camping within a day's drive of L.A. this coming weekend? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Feb 11, 2009 - 13 answers

1-3 Night backpacking in the Catskills, in the next 5-6 months.

Sometime from March to early summertime several of us would like to go on a backpacking trip from NYC. I need to hear about nice hikes in the Catskills. [more inside]
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim on Jan 23, 2009 - 1 answer

Central NJ Spots'o'Beauty

NJ MeFi'rs: Looking for a nice outdoor spot to take my girlfriend tonight. Localized in Central Jersey. Ideas? (More criteria within) [more inside]
posted by aleahey on Dec 29, 2008 - 11 answers

Because it is inconvenient to drive with my hands in my pockets

Looking for water-resistant/proof, wind resistant, and warm mittens or gloves. Versatile enough to be able to drive with, but warm enough for extended walks outside and waterproof enough for snow shoveling, etc. Giant ski mittens are awesome, but somewhat limiting in dexterity. [more inside]
posted by sararah on Dec 22, 2008 - 12 answers

streaming itunes outdoors

How can I stream itunes outdoors? [more inside]
posted by raisingsand on Dec 4, 2008 - 14 answers

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