Camping Gear

Victorinox Swiss Army 8-inch Fibrox Pro Chef’s Knife: Review

One of the most important tools in your camp box is your knife, and if you like to cook as much as I do you need to have a solid, reliable chef’s knife. For many years now I’ve been using ...

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Darn Tough: The Story Behind the Best Socks in the Business

Cabot Hosiery Mills was founded by Marc Cabot in 1978. He purchased a vacant mill and started to make socks for other brands in the textile industry, who would, in turn, relabel his socks and sell them under their brand ...

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Story of L.L. Bean and the Maine Hunting Shoe

It’s a classic story of American entrepreneurism. In 1911, Leon came home after dark from a long day in the woods. He was cold, tired, hungry, and, worst of all, his feet were wet. They had been virtually all day. ...

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COAST A8R & A9R Rechargeable Penlights: Review

One thing I’ve learned about light and the outdoors over the last few years is that it’s possible to overdo it. Some situations don’t need 500 lumens of light. During a full moon, I find it more enjoyable to go ...

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Gear of Field Trip: Acadia Odyssey

in camp putting the gear to use on Field Trip: Acadia Odyssey

Star gazing, hiking on the Appalachian Trail, white-knuckle drive up Mount Washington, camp cooking, shopping spree at L.L. Bean, hunting down the world’s best s’mores, sunrise watching, hiking, hiking and more hiking. When you schedule a week this jam-packed full ...

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The Definitive Guide To Picaridin vs DEET

We’ve all grown up using DEET. You’d be hard pressed to find a camp box that that doesn’t have at least one can of OFF. In fact, it’s more likely that you find two or three: regular OFF, family OFF ...

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Making A Case For Merino Wool In The Summer

On a warm summer day, your first thought probably isn’t to grab any wool at all. On the contrary! Merino wool is just as useful in the summer as it is in the winter. First off, merino wool is naturally ...

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NEMO Stargaze Luxury Recliner: Review

It’s not often a product fundamentally changes the status quo, whether it’s camping chairs, tents or camp stoves. That’s why it’s so exciting when it happens. And this is why we freaked out the first time we saw the NEMO ...

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A Polarizing Topic – Latest, Greatest Sunglasses

I can remember my first trip into a mall sunglasses store in my late-teens. I wanted everything, and could afford nothing. Display upon display, filled with $200+ designer frames – encasing the latest and greatest UV and polarized lenses. In ...

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Rampshot: Review

I love yard games. There’s nothing better than having a few friends over for a little friendly trash talking and a few beers on a sunny Saturday. From horseshoes to ladder ball, I’ve played them all. That’s why I’m always ...

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