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9 01, 2019

5 Ways Vitamins Can Aid Your Outdoor Adventures

By | 2019-01-14T12:35:12+00:00 January 9th, 2019|Health, Nature, RootsRated, Vitamins|0 Comments

Whether you’re out there climbing, hiking, scuba diving, hunting, fishing, trail running, backpacking, or anything in between, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the experience itself and forget one of the most essential elements to both your success at the sport and health in general—adequate nutrition including essential vitamins. [...]

3 01, 2019

10 Amazing (and Attainable) Thru-Hikes Across the Country

By | 2019-01-03T09:09:09+00:00 January 3rd, 2019|Nature, Outdoors, RootsRated|0 Comments

Weekend backpacking trips are one of the greatest gifts of the summer. You can get so much in just two to three days: a breathtaking vista, a serene mountain lake, a secluded old-growth forest. The only problem is that all too soon you’re back at the trailhead, preparing for the [...]

24 12, 2018

Bullet Trains: Lock and Load

By | 2018-12-31T09:36:44+00:00 December 24th, 2018|RootsRated|0 Comments

A UK bullet train, the kind of high-speed train that could vastly improve travel and environmental conditions in the Midwest and elsewhere across the country. High-speed rail, long seen as the missing element in the U.S. transportation picture, has finally begun in earnest. On September 17, the first significant high-speed [...]

22 12, 2018

4 Micronutrients to Improve Mental Awareness and Physical Endurance

By | 2019-01-07T16:30:54+00:00 December 22nd, 2018|Health, RootsRated, Vitamins|0 Comments

Whether you’re an outdoor-enthusiast, gym rat, couch potato, or somewhere in between, your body needs fuel to function and perform well in any situation. We often think of the macronutrients in food (fats, carbohydrates, and proteins) as our sole source of energy—and they are! But without essential micronutrients, food can’t [...]

17 12, 2018

Gettin’ Dirty in the Dead of Winter

By | 2018-12-17T11:21:26+00:00 December 17th, 2018|RootsRated|Comments Off on Gettin’ Dirty in the Dead of Winter

Winter can be tough for Salt Lake City mountain bikers. All of our best trails are covered in snow, or just too muddy to ride without damaging. When skis just aren’t good enough to get your fix, it’s good to know where you can go for a little good ol’ [...]

6 12, 2018

5 Places to Try Winter Camping Near Boulder

By | 2018-12-06T05:39:44+00:00 December 6th, 2018|Nature, Outdoors, RootsRated|Comments Off on 5 Places to Try Winter Camping Near Boulder

When done right, winter camping is a great way to see the hidden world of snow and ice from the cozy comfort of a sturdy shelter. Sitting beside a blazing fire pit under a clear, star-filled sky while sipping a hot drink is a memorable way to spend a winter [...]

30 11, 2018

Winter Camping: Pro Tips on Staying Warm and Savoring the Solitude

By | 2018-11-30T12:56:06+00:00 November 30th, 2018|Nature, Outdoors, RootsRated|Comments Off on Winter Camping: Pro Tips on Staying Warm and Savoring the Solitude

Winter doesn’t mean the camping season is over. With proper gear and planning, savvy outdoor lovers can immerse themselves in nature year-round—and savor the solitude and serenity of a winter landscape almost all to themselves. Cold weather camping is quiet and peaceful, and comes at slow, even introspective pace, since [...]

24 11, 2018

How Plant-Based Diets Can Heal Our Bodies & the Planet

By | 2018-11-24T12:09:42+00:00 November 24th, 2018|Nature, Plants, RootsRated|Comments Off on How Plant-Based Diets Can Heal Our Bodies & the Planet

There are many reasons people choose to cut meat out of their diet: health trends, diet goals, environmental reasons, to name a few. While plant-based diets have been growing in popularity, only two percent of the American population is vegetarian, although many people adopt the diet for a short period [...]

9 11, 2018

SurvivaGuard’s Guide to Emergency Preparedness

By | 2018-11-09T16:38:07+00:00 November 9th, 2018|Emergency Preparedness, RootsRated|Comments Off on SurvivaGuard’s Guide to Emergency Preparedness

While movies might lead us to imagine disaster scenarios involving a nuclear apocalypse or electromagnetic flare sending the planet into darkness, you’re probably going to be preparing for something a bit less dramatic. More likely the scenario will include an extended power outage or a natural disaster such as a [...]

5 11, 2018

Do animals have legal rights?

By | 2018-11-05T13:34:03+00:00 November 5th, 2018|RootsRated|Comments Off on Do animals have legal rights?

Non-human rights is a term coined by animal welfare activist and lawyer Steven Wise, who has campaigned for three decades to achieve actual legal rights for members of species other than our own. His organization, the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP), is working “to change the common law status of at [...]