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  • 7 Celebrities You’ll Want In Your Camping Party

    Most of the world cares about celebrities. We care about camping. So here’s our plan: we’re going camping with 7 celebrities. (So the world cares about us. Duh.) We’ve thought long and hard about who to invite: there are some obvious choices, some not-so-obvious choices, and a couple really not-so-obvious choices. But we’re confident that the eclectic group we’ve assembled will make for an unforgettable trip. Prepare to be jealous of this epic, imaginary adventure.

  • 5 State Parks to Hide Out In If There’s Ever a Zombie Apocalypse

    The current popularity of zombies in pop culture, as evidenced by the breakout television hit “The Walking Dead” and the upcoming Brad Pitt film “World War Z,” has led us to wonder what we would do if there were ever a zombie apocalypse. Since we’re all about state and national parks, naturally we would look to these parks for shelter. But don’t worry, we’re not leaving you behind. Today, we’re letting you in on our worse case scenario plans by listing five state parks we would hide out in if there were ever a zombie apocalypse. We’ve done exhaustive research to figure out the best survival strategies. While no strategy guarantees survival, certain strategies do improve your chances significantly. And you’ll be faced with trade-offs. For instance, if you hide out in the remote wilderness, you’ll be removed from large populations, i.e. potential zombies, but at the same time, you’ll cut yourself off from potential allies and supplies. Decisions, decisions…. In this article, we’ll assume you’ve decided to go with the isolation route and now just need to figure out where to go. So, go grab your favorite blunt instrument and let’s set out!

  • 5 Photos to Get You Amped for Spring

    For many of us living under the reign of all four seasons, we now find ourselves in the home stretch, getting ready for spring and bidding our farewells to winter and its festivities. After months of grey dark days, snuggled under mounds of sweaters and blankets, it is easy to forget the sweetness of spring, and what it feels like to run through the woods or hike up a hill without a bulky parka or heavy boots standing between us and the elements. While there is still a few weeks to go before it is officially spring, we thought we’d share our vernal visions, to tease and excite our readers for the coming of one of our favorite seasons.

  • Top 9 Tips for First Time Snorkelers

    Perhaps it’s already warm enough near you to hit the water at a nearby state park for a snorkeling excursion (lucky you!) or maybe you just have snorkeling at the top of your warm weather to-do list this year. Either way, a few tips on how to snorkel like a pro, or at least like a non-newbie, couldn’t hurt. Before you grab your swimsuit and head to the beach, check out these top tips for first time snorkelers:

  • 14 Amazing Nature Photos You’ve Never Seen

    “Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.” – Rachel Carson We’ve compiled some of the best nature photos around for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!

  • 5 Celebrities Who Love the Outdoors

    Some celebrities are known for more than their movies and music. A handful of celebrities are well known for their love of nature, too. From sustainable sirens to cool conservationists, these five celebrities forego glitz and glamour for planet-saving projects.

  • The 10 Most Ridiculously Named State Parks

    We love almost everything about America’s wonderful state parks. From their sprawling, scenic landscapes to their abundant offerings of recreational opportunities, we can find almost nothing bad to say about any of our nation’s treasured parks. Yep, we said almost. Because while their campgrounds, lakes, mountains, and cabins are divine, some of their names make us shake our heads and ask, “HUH?” To read more, visit our site at PocketRangerBlog.com

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