5 Ways To Avoid Running Injuries

From sprains, breaks and muscle pulls to cramps, jams and scrapes, I’ve experienced my fair share of aches and pains from athletic activity over the years. Of all the setbacks I’ve ever had, the injury that stands out as the most painful and the most frustrating is shin splints.... Read More ››

Best Heart Rate Monitors for Road Running

If you’re thinking about getting a heart rate monitor, get ready to be swamped by a dizzying array of options ranging from $59 to $550.  WHICH ONE IS RIGHT FOR ROAD RUNNING? Well, we’ve prepared a detailed article on ems.com to help you understand the different features but if... Read More ››

#JamesOnTheAT: 3 Days In, Ready to Drop Weight

Two weeks ago, I posted the photo below to our Facebook page showing what James Willette from our Peterborough, NH store was thinking about bringing along on his 5-7 month journey on the Appalachian Trail. While some folks wondered where his pack was and what he was bringing for... Read More ››

Meet Polar Guide and World Record Holder Doug Stoup in Our Haverford, PA Store!

MEET DOUG STOUP Wednesday, May 7 5pm – 8pm EMS Haverford, PA 525 West Lancaster Avenue (610) 520-8000 FREE autographed poster to all who attend! On December 24, 2013 19-year old explorer Parker Liautaud left the coast of Antarctica bound for the South Pole in a ski expedition called The... Read More ››

Best Paddling Accessories for Comfort in the Cockpit

Whether you’re goal is adventure or serenity, a few hours in a kayak can put a  grin on your face from start to finish. Unless of course, you’re not comfortable for one reason or another. As we look ahead to warmer days and our first paddling trips of the season, I... Read More ››

Going to Philmont? Here’s All You REALLY Need To Know.

As you look forward to the adventure of a lifetime at the most famous scout camp in America, it’s important to plan ahead for the amazing moments that lie ahead. I’m not talking about the big decisions about what gear to bring (although that’s important too), the challenging conditions you’ll... Read More ››

3 Reasons Why Road Running is Great for Outdoor Athletes

While the absurdly cold and windy start to spring in New England has made road running more challenging than I’d prefer, I really love to run…though not necessarily because running itself is enjoyable for me. Sometimes the thing I like most about road running is how it helps me be... Read More ››

Monkey Search and Rescue: A Stuffed Animal Survival Story

Do you have something that you bring with you on every hike, no matter what? For me, it’s the American flag I received for being a crew leader at Philmont Scout Ranch. I’ve had it since I was 16 and it never leaves my pack unless it’s on display... Read More ››

2014 Kayak Buyers’ Guide

This post is for first-time (maybe second time) kayak buyers who want to know what their options are before they walk into one of our stores or start browsing the many different choices on ems.com. Our online Kayak Finder is an excellent tool for helping you drill down to... Read More ››

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