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Everything you need to know about kayaking in Eastern Iowa

Everything you need to know about kayaking in Eastern Iowa

Looking for fun and adventure in Iowa? Then you should be looking from the seat of a kayak. Kayaking is arguably one of the best recreational activities available in Iowa. You’ll take in gorgeous views like towering limestone bluffs, dense hilly woods, and iconic Iowa fields. You’ll get to see plenty of wildlife in its natural habitat, like bald eagles, painted turtles, and swallowtail butterflies. You’ll get an upper body workout, if you want - or you can relax, paddling only to steer. Paddle with a big group or choose a more remote water trail and enjoy the peace and...
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Hottest Products at SOKO - Summer 2019

Hottest Products at SOKO - Summer 2019

We hope you're enjoying the summer and have been able to spend some quality time on a local trail or waterway. If not, there's still time to enjoy a hike, bike, camping trip and more this summer.  Below we've highlighted a few products that have been really popular in the store this summer. All of the products listed are functional, stylish and can be items you can use for years to come. Check them out in store before summer's end!   ENO Hammocks These are known as one of the most comfortable, high quality hammocks on the market. Perfect for traveling,...
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VeoRide at SOKO Outfitters

VeoRide at SOKO Outfitters

As outdoor enthusiasts, we love anything the helps others enjoy their time outdoors and VeoRide does just that. What is VeoRide, you ask? Owner, Steve Shriver spent a few minutes demoing VeoRide on a Facebook live video. Check out the full VeoRide Cedar Rapids video for more information, or get more info below! VeoRide Cedar Rapids - How to Guide Using VeoRide is incredibly easy. If you can use a smartphone, you can use the VeoRide app to rent a bike to get around Cedar Rapids.  Steps to using the VeoRide Download the app from the Apple or Android App Store Use...
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Hemp: Why a long-demonized plant is making a big comeback

Hemp: Why a long-demonized plant is making a big comeback

Hemp. What’s the first thought that pops in your head? Maybe marijuana. Or political controversy. Or perhaps CBD oil, given its growing popularity. How about “clothing fiber?” No?You might be surprised to learn that hemp is a nearly perfect fiber for use in clothing. In fact, various parts of the hemp plant can be used to produce hundreds of resources, such as paper, biofuel, food and supplements, bird and animal feed, oil, body care products, and more. Scientists even believe it was one of humanity’s first domesticated crops, specifically because of its many industrial and nutritional properties. Because of these...
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Four Resources to Help Add an Outdoor Adventure to Your Next Vacation

Four Resources to Help Add an Outdoor Adventure to Your Next Vacation

Use these resources to find the perfect outdoor adventure no matter where you go Have you ever found yourself on vacation, browsing yet another touristy store or laying on the beach for the fourth day in a row, wishing you were doing something a bit more adventurous? Or maybe you’re planning a hiking trip, but you don’t know where to start to find the best opportunities? No matter where you travel and for what reason, it’s possible to get outside and be more active in a way that fits your interests, fitness level, and budget – you just need the...
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