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David Parnell

David is either blogging, training for his next 100 miler or hanging with his family in central Oregon. His next adventure will be bringing the whole family to Chamonix France so he can run the UTMB 100.

What is the Best Travel Trailer Under 5000 lbs? (7 Lightweight Favorites)

If you’re in the market for the best travel trailer under the 5000 lbs mark but don’t know where to begin, you’ve come to the right place. There’s a huge amount of choice out there and a lot of things to take into consideration when buying a new travel trailer. It’s a big investment and …

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What is the Difference Between Trail Running and Hiking?

Trail running and hiking are two distinct sports that both offer an outdoor experience that is both enjoyable and burns calories. There are most certainly similarities between the two, and you may even do both sports and not be entirely clear on how they differ! But how exactly they overlap and where their differences lie …

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Are Chacos Good For Hiking? (Pros, Cons and Tips)

I have seen many fellow hikers wearing Chaco’s throughout my hiking days and have always wondered if they are worth trying out. Since they are so different from that of a traditional hiking shoe or boot, I’ve always been a bit hesitant. Is it a good idea to hike in open-toed shoes? Chaco’s are good …

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What Is The Average Cost Of A Camper Van? (New, Used and DIY Builds)

In my first sentence, I am going to say that camper vans are not usually cheap. They are a significant investment, and, as with all vehicles, they tend to lose value with every mile they are driven and every year. Considering they are such a big investment, you might be wondering what the average cost …

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Paved to Pines: Bus Conversion Company Spotlight

Paved to Pines is a small company based in Canada specializing in converting buses and vans, big or small, into recreational vehicles. What started out as a dream between two friends has, today, turned into a thriving business building the buses of peoples’ dreams. Paved to Pines creates custom conversions that allow anybody wishing to …

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How Much Does It Cost To Convert A Shuttle Bus? (5 Real Life Examples)

When you are thinking about moving into a van full time, it can be highly confusing and overwhelming to choose which van or bus to choose. However, a great solution to the problem is a shuttle bus, but the costs involved with converting something so big can feel overwhelming. On average, it will cost between …

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What Tents can I Put a Stove In? (5 backcountry favorites)

What if I told you that the start of winter didn’t have to mean the end of overnight trips in the backcountry. Heating a tent with a stove and fire is not a new concept. Humans have been relying on fire inside shelters to cook and heat with for hundreds of years. The creation of …

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