Camping Gear

5 Must-Haves When You Rent a Kayak

On the water, in a kayak is an incredible way to spend a summer day, but there are key items that can make it even more enjoyable. Remember, you will basically be “stuck” for a few hours, so everything should ...

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14 Cool Products to introduce kids to the outdoors for less than $20 on Amazon

Introducing kids to the outdoors can sometimes be tricky, especially for first-time adventurers. We’ve assembled a collection of sure-fire gadgets, gear and exploration tools all designed to introduce kids to the great outdoors. At less than $20 each, it’s a ...

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Rollors Is A Great Backyard Game For All Ages

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I’m always on the lookout for new games, and I have another one to share with you that’s perfect for both kids and adults. If you like horseshoes and bocce, you’ll like Rollors. It’s easy to set up, and while ...

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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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