7 Tips to Help Keep Your Best Friend Safe and Cool All Summer Long

Spending the summertime with your dog means going outside and enjoying the sun! Taking your buddy to dog parks or for a morning jog provides them with the outdoor activities they crave during the cold months. But keeping him or her healthy and safe in the sun at its strongest is equally as important. Follow […]

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Get the Look for Less: Rash Guards

For the active beach goers – and fashion lovers –  the must have swimsuit this summer season is no longer the micro g-string thongs or teeny tiny bikinis, but the full coverage swim shirts in colorful patterns and detailed print styles. Also known as “Rash Guards”, the sporty-yet-sexy style is not only the favorite swim gear […]

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10 Tips to Make Your Canoe Camping Trip a Fun-Filled Experience!

Summer is finally here and so is the canoeing, camping, and sightseeing season. As the weather makes it easier to be outdoors, engage in recreational activities with your family and friends, and explore the wonders of nature and of beautiful spots never visited before. Here are 10 tips to make your canoe camping trip a fun-filled summer experience! 1- Test your […]

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Everyday Hero – A 16-year-old Provides Solar Energy to the Homeless

Influenced by his father and older brother, Joseph Strawn, 16, had always expressed his desire to become an Eagle Scout. But to earn the rank, Joseph had to first work in a service project that could benefit his community in Las Cruces, NM. Right away, he thought of working for Community of Hope, an organization […]

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Follow These Tips to Reach Your Summer Fitness Goals

Summer season is upon us, and it is one of the most anticipated times of the year. From going for long walks to swimming and grilling with family and friends, the warm season gets you moving. So to kick off the season, Free Country has come up with easy and simple tips to get you on […]

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Create this Beautiful DIY Vase with a Recycled Light Bulb

Did you know that you can turn a burnt out light bulb into a light bulb vase? Yes, you can! Instead of throwing it out, you can transform an old bulb into a clear glass vase and hang it around your garden or office space. You will need to gather: An old bulb A screwdriver […]

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Everyday Hero – Woman Advocates for Domestic Abuse Victims

In honor of over a decade spent working tirelessly on behalf of domestic abuse victims, Corina Gonzalez has been named as a Free Country Everyday Hero. Her efforts and motivation to help others exemplifies what it means to be a hero. Gonzalez, who lives in Lansing, MI, has volunteered for numerous social programs, but her […]

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Simple Tips to Make Your Next Camping or Hiking Trip Better

As we inch toward summer and the peak outdoor season, it’s time to consider how you make your next camping or hiking trip better. Below Free Country has provided tips on ways to save money, pack like an expert, guarantee good eats around the fire, and make sure you’re ready to hit the trails. Save […]

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Everyday Hero – Woman Organizes PTO to Host Events for Children with Developmental Differences

Free Country Everyday Hero, Christina Treece, remembers the moment when she first conceived of a group to organize and host events for children with developmental differences. Treece had taken her two young boys, both of whom have autism, to a fall festival. “It all went horribly wrong,” Treece recently told Free Country. “My boys didn’t […]

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Have an Escape Plan – Imperial Sand Dunes

At Free Country, we live by a set of five Principles that help guide us through everything we do. Our second Principle is “Always have an escape plan.” This means we always know how we’re going to get away and experience the outdoors. Having an escape plan and following through with it, lets us get […]

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