Author Archives: Clint Carlson

I grew up camping in Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota. Most of the campsites are remote and all are reachable only by boat. Four days on an island ten miles up the lake forces you to solve a lot of problems. That's the part of it I love more than anything. I take pride in being able to solve just about any problem with my Leatherman, rope, bungees, and duct tape.

Blackstone 17 Inch Table Top Griddle : Review

Roll into your campsite. Open the hatch on your vehicle. Take out the Blackstone 17 inch Table Top Griddle – you wisely packed last to retrieve first – and place it on the end of the picnic table. Hook up ...

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Fynx Campfire Cone Fork : Review

The Fynx Campfire Cone Fork can handle appetizers, main course, and dessert. We’ve been carving sticks and roasting things over the fire for as long as we’ve had fires. Roasting sticks are nostalgic, but they’re also limited to hotdogs and ...

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GCI Roadtrip Rocker: Review

We’ve all sat in a rocking chair on a porch at some point and thought, “ah…this is the life.” Now you can get the same vibe at the campsite with the GCI Roadtrip Rocker. It’s a full sized rocking chair ...

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UST TekFire LED Fuel Free Lighter: Review

The UST TekFire LED Fuel Free Lighter deserves a spot in your campbox. It seems like every year we see yet another way to start fires that are claiming to be the next big thing. Most of the time it ...

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RESCUE! Mosquito Repellent GoClip and DecoShield Lantern: Review

The RESCUE! Mosquito Repellent GoClip – skeeters be gone! For many of us, the excitement of summer is almost immediately met with the frustration of dealing with tiny blood-sucking demons. We’re of course talking about everyone’s best friend, the mosquito. ...

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EcoZoom Dura Rocket Stove : Review

Cook a meal with a handful of twigs on the EcoZoom Dura. Rocket stoves are efficient by design but tend to run hot. They are in fact so hot that they can be unsafe. The EcoZoom Dura solves this issue ...

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5 Great Uses For A Rechargeable Hand Warmer

Rechargeable hand warmers are oh so handy! The winters are cold where I live, but that doesn’t stop me from getting outdoors. I’m just as active in the winter as I am in the summer, and cold hands just come ...

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The 3 Pronged Approach To Ending Smelly Shoes Forever

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Smelly shoes are so common that you might just accept it as a fact of life. “Feet sweat, so my shoes are going to smell. Nothing I can do about it.” I know the feeling. I’ve had mini funerals for ...

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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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Ice Safety Picks Could Save Your Life

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If you grew up ice fishing you’ve probably seen a pair of ice safety picks. They’re also called ice claws, ice awls, bear claws, or ice grippers. They weigh almost nothing, and could mean the difference between life and death ...

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