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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Everyday Heroes – Sisters Travel Country to Raise Awareness for Bone Marrow Donation

Free Country is proud to honor sisters Sam and Alex Kimura as Everyday Heroes. The sisters, along with their close friend Taylor Shorten, are co-founders of Sharing America’s Marrow – S.A.M., a nonprofit campaign dedicated to dispelling myths about bone marrow donation, while signing up as many potential bone marrow donors as possible. This year, […]

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What to Bring on a Camping Trip

With the days growing longer and temperatures rising, it’s time to start planning your spring and summer outdoor activities. High on your list, should be a weekend—or longer—camping trip. But before you pack your backpack, Free Country has as list essential items you’ll want to bring with you. Shelter If you’re spending any time in […]

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Principles to Live By: How James Robertson’s Story Inspired Us

By now, you’ve heard James Robertson’s story. He’s the Detroit man whose 23-mile commute to and from work included walking 21 miles. Earlier this month, the Detroit Free Press published a feature article about Robertson, detailing how and why the 56-year-old factory worker undertook this near-marathon commute five days a week. Since then there has […]

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5 Extreme Sports You Should Know About

If you’re looking for a new activity to try, consider one of these five unusual extreme sports. From a twist on a popular lawn game to worrying about lava, Free Country has found something for every adventurer. Extreme Bocce Ball If you’ve grown tired of traditional bocce ball, trying taking it to the next level. […]

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Everyday Hero – 9-year-old Raises Thousands for Local Nonprofits

Free County’s latest Everyday Hero is 9-year-old Kyle Stoddard, a boy with a big smile and even bigger heart. Last year, Kyle raised thousands of dollars for various causes in and near his hometown of North Tonawanda, NY. Free Country is proud to support Kyle in his mission to make the world a better place. […]

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25th Anniversary Fashion Show

What do you do when you turn 25 years old? You throw a party, of course. Last week, we celebrated our 25th anniversary with a party at New York City’s Celsius Restaurant and a new take on a traditional fashion show. However, before we get to the fashion show, we’d be remiss if we didn’t […]

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What to Pack for a Ski Trip

To help you prepare for your getaway to the slopes, Free Country created a list of items you’ll need to bring to guarantee a good time—regardless of whether you’re a seasoned skier or new to the bunny hill. We’ve divided our list into three sections: Clothing Equipment Accessories Clothing: It’s All About the Base (Layer) […]

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