1. Author Spotlight: Jon Fuller

    Author Spotlight: Jon Fuller

    Verde River Elegy

    New on the shelf, Jon Fuller shares his experience on the Verde River, the longest known continuous trip. Come meet Jon at our Get Out More event this Saturday.

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  2. Hiking Does the Body Good

    Hiking Does the Body Good

    Hiking Does the Body Good

    I know you’ve heard that milk does the body good.  Well, so does hiking…and it may be even better for you. Just as milk helps the body with calcium for stronger bones, hiking not only aids the physical you but the mental you.

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  3. Great Tasting Freeze Dried Food Options for the Outdoors

    Great Tasting Freeze Dried Food Options for the Outdoors

    Need fast, delicious meals in the backcountry?

    Want to carry the largest portions at the lowest possible weight? Consider Mountain House food. With choices like chicken & mashed potatoes, and lasagna with meat sauce, you don’t feel so far from your kitchen table after all. Delicious hot and cold breakfast pouches are available as well. Just add four ounces of cold water to our granola with milk and blueberries, and hit the trail, fast!

    Our favorites at “The Shack” are beef stroganoff with noodles, chicken & dumplings, and pasta primavera. The favorite hot breakfast dish, of course, is breakfast skillet with hash brown potatoes, scrambled eggs and sausage flavored with peppers and onions. This is protein-packed flavor to start your engine. Second most popular breakfast is biscuits and gravy. Just want to add water? Granola for you.

    Kids tend to like the spaghetti and meat sauce, followed by chicken teriyaki. We even have ice cream bars, which

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  4. Protect Yourself in the Sun

    Protect Yourself in the Sun

    May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month.

    Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the US with over 5 million cases diagnosed each year.

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  5. Author Visit: Gene Lefebvre

    Author Visit: Gene Lefebvre

    Finding Courage Through Outdoor Adventures

    Author and humanitarian, Gene Levebvre, paid "The Shack" a visit today. Gene is a born and raised Phoenician that caught the outdoor bug sitting in his North Phoenix High School auditorium in 1949, watching a film on mountain climbing. Hooked instantly, that film would give birth to several outdoor based organizations dedicated to providing a program to build courage in "other life adventures."

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