Category: Outfitter and Guide Insurance

Road Safety

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Bike Picture

There’s no way to ignore it. The bicycler riding in the middle of the road, car after car whizzing by with kayaks strapped down going to any body of water within reach, and joggers everywhere. Outdoor recreational sports are the new trend. Luckily, for many communities and park-goers, this doesn’t seem like a trend that is likely to die out any time soon. New green ways and parks are popping…

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A Few Tips for Bike Maintenance

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Bike Maintenance

Mountain biking and cycling are excellent means of transportation, as well as great exercise – all while being a total blast! Routine maintenance is crucial for a healthy bike, but it is also important to “know your stuff” when you walk into a bicycle shop to drop some dollars. Here are few helpful tips for Bike Maintenance: The only bad bikes are the ones that you do not ride. If…

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5 Outdoor Safety Tips for Solo Adventures

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5 Safety Tips for Solo Adventures

Solo adventuring through the great outdoors can be thrilling and spontaneous while calming and peaceful. That is what makes independently trekking through the woods or a lone bike ride up and down a spiraling mountainside so appealing to many outdoors enthusiasts. The rush from the introspective struggle and harmony with nature when you are on your own is exciting, but it is also important to remember to be smart about…

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How to Pack a Pack

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Step one: Decide to go backpacking. Step two: Decide where to go. Step three: Get the gear. Step four: Pack your pack. Step five: Go backpacking. Above are five easy steps to going backpacking. Seemingly simple, right? Let’s dive a littler deeper into the fourth step; pack your pack. Because there are different backpacks available, it depends how you pack your backpack. If the pack is an external frame, the weight should…

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Lions, Tigers, and BEARS!

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Sunday I received a text from my friend, Steph, about a bear being found on the University of Tennessee campus. It was shot with a tranquilizer and, from what I just learned, relocated to a much more suitable environment: the Cherokee National Forest. Although I have seen bears in the wild, never up close and personal which I cannot complain about that. Probably the closest I came was when I was riding the…

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Rafting Insurance

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photo credit: turbona Whitewater rafting season is approaching and many rafters in the Smokies are gearing up for a great year.  In turn, so are we.  Our Knoxville insurance agency has a unique rafting insurance program for Tennessee and North Carolina rafting companies. Contact us here to see if your business qualifies for our specialized whitewater program.

Insurance for Rock Climbing

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El Camino Del Ray As many of you know we sell liability insurance for outfitters and guides. Given our passion for the outdoors, I decided to show a video which amazed me, ohh the things we do or want to do! The video is El Camino Del Ray, and no we don’t insure anyone that climbs there….. Originally built in 1901, this walkway now serves as an approach to makinodromo,…

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