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The Into The Wild® Blog

Welcome to "Into the Wild®," where we dive into the joys of exploring the great outdoors! If you love hiking, camping, or just spending time in nature, this is the perfect spot for you. Our blog is packed with fun tips, exciting adventure stories, and all the info you need to make your next outdoor trip amazing. Come explore with us and get wild!

Into the Wild®

A mountain bike loaded with gear overlooking a desert vista against an orange sky
Biking Hiking Kayaking

Outdoor Adventures Alone: Sports, Fitness & Self-Discovery

By Bert Jansen

Escaping the daily hustle to revel in the serenity of nature isn't just refreshing; it's a vital recharge for the soul. Some activities are best...

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View from inside a tent of a serene forest scene at sunrise or sunset.
Camping Outdoors

Embracing the Wilderness: The Transformative Power of Sleeping Outside

By Bert Jansen

Born Wild Live Free: What To Know When You Sleep Outside Sleeping under the stars isn't just a romantic idea; it can be a transformative...

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Travel and hiking essentials laid out on wooden planks, including a map, camera, boots, backpack, and a red vest.
Guide Hiking

The Comprehensive Checklist for Hiking Essentials

By Bert Jansen

Introduction to Hiking Preparedness Embarking on the beauty of a trail requires more than just the will to explore — it requires meticulous preparation and...

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A snow-covered mountain with trees and a hiker
Guide Hiking

Winter Hiking Safety; Important Tips, for a Safe Adventure

By Bert Jansen

Embarking on a winter hike offers an invigorating experience. It’s crucial to be well prepared and knowledgeable about the challenges that come with it.

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Eco Conscious Hiking; Caring for Nature One Step at a Time
Guide Hiking

Eco Conscious Hiking; Caring for Nature One Step at a Time

By Bert Jansen

Hiking is undoubtedly one of the most delightful ways to connect with the great outdoors, breathe in fresh air and escape the hustle and bustle...

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An overcast sky over the Carolina mountains
Guide Hiking

Unveiling the Wonders of the Carolinas; A Guide to the Top Five Trails for Hiking

By Bert Jansen

The Carolinas are a place for hikers to enjoy trails that showcase the region's breathtaking beauty.  Regardless of your level of experience these five trails...

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A top-down view of whitewater rapids
Biking Kayaking Review

Review of the U.S. National Whitewater Center

By Bert Jansen

If you're venturing out in and around Charlotte, N.C., take note of the U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC). This review aims to provide an overview...

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A rider racing a horse around a barrel at a rodeo
Review Rodeo

Review of the Jackson Hole Rodeo: A Novice's Perspective

By Bert Jansen

For those who haven't had the opportunity to saddle up and witness the energy of a rodeo firsthand, attending the Jackson Hole Rodeo serves as...

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A wooden farm in a grassy field with a backdrop of snow-covered mountains
Community Outdoors

Born Wild Live Free® is Launching an Outdoor Leisure Community - Into The Wild®

By Bert Jansen

Born Wild Live Free® is growing and the Into The Wild® blog is live.  We will discuss best practices, guides to outdoor activities and outfitters...

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