Gadgets

Gear of the Year Awards 2015: Thermacell Repellent Camp Lantern

Thermacell Repellent Camp Lantern

There are a lot of things we love about the great outdoors: the feeling of returning to nature; the food we cook around a fire; and the activities we don’t find anywhere else like fishing, hiking, and climbing. We love ...

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The World’s Brightest Flashlight Is 90,000 Lumens

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Do campers need the worlds brightest flashlight? Probably not, but it’s fun to see how far someone can go with modern led lights. Enter Daniel Riley, an aerial videographer and tinkerer who decided to go all-in, and make the most ...

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Waterproof Tuff Truck Bags

Holiday Gift Guide

Pickup trucks are great for camping, they offer excellent off-roading capabilities, towing capacity, and most importantly, they have tons of cargo space so you can load in everything from tents to kayaks. But when inclement weather comes around, we’ve often ...

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Potable Aqua Pure Electrolytic Water Purifier

Holiday Gift Guide

When you’re out hiking in the mountains, that crystal clear stream may look safe to drink, but don’t bet on it. There is a big difference between the water you may come across out in the great outdoors and the ...

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Bertucci A-3P Sportsman Vintage Field

Holiday Gift Guide

The Bertucci A-3P Sportsman Vintage Field draws its inspiration from classic American outdoor gear design. Its built for those who seek a refined watch design combined with the hallmark traits of a traditional field watch – durability, versatility and performance. The ...

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Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ Telescope

Holiday Gift Guide

We broke out the Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ Telescope on a clear night up at the cabin, ready for an evening of stargazing.  After a no-fuss setup, we found that the AstroMaster tracked and moved smoothly with its Alt-Az control, and ...

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LifeStraw Products

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For our gift guide, we personally tested each of LifeStraw’s products, drinking from the grimiest ponds and streams we could find around the 50 Campfires basecamp.  We were amazed at the easy functionality of each filter, and the clean-tasting, odor-free ...

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Zippo 4-in-1 Woodsman

Holiday Gift Guide

Sometimes, it feels like a simple camping trip requires enough gear to outfit an entire Scout troop, and even before you reach your campsite, packing can be overwhelming when it feels like you’ve got to include everything but the kitchen sink. ...

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Orange Mud Transition and Seat Wrap

Holiday Gift Guide

Have you ever had that awkward moment changing clothes at your car either at the trailhead or in the parking lot at the local park? The Transition & Seat Wrap by Orange Mud is your solution! It’s a seat cover ...

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GSI Outdoors Glacier Stainless Vacuum Bottles

Anyone looking for an alternative to the $5 cup of coffee (That’s $25 per work week and $100 per month!) will appreciate the new Glacier Stainless Vacuum bottles in either 1- or .5-liter versions. The same double wall vacuum insulation construction ...

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