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5 Tips For Enjoying The Outdoors All Winter Long

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When the temperature drops, people start to spend more time inside because…it’s cold? The cold weather shouldn’t stop you from hanging out with friends and family outside. With a few simple preparations you can prevent yourself from becoming a couch ...

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5 Tips For Ice Fishing With Your Dog

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If you’re a dog owner who loves the outdoors, chances are that you take your dog on every adventure you can. In the summer, you can often just grab a few things and take off. The winter is a different ...

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Take Your Kids Ice Fishing This Winter

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Looking for another way to get your kids outdoors this winter? Bundle them up and head out to a frozen lake for a day of ice fishing. This is the second year I’ve taken my toddler-age son hardwater fishing and ...

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5 Tips For A Successful Fish Fry

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This winter we spent a weekend with Women On Ice on Lake of the Woods in northern Minnesota. The founder, Barb Carey, gave us these excellent tips for having a successful fish fry. If you’re lucky enough to catch dinner, ...

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Gear of The Trip: Lake Superior Hiking Trail

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Breathtaking views, wolves howling, rushing rivers, deep gorges, waterfalls, flushing grouse, frosty mornings, moose tracks, star gazing, birch forests, waterfalls, and more waterfalls. The Superior Hiking Trail is a 310-mile trek that follows the Sawtooth Mountain’s rocky ridgeline along the ...

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The Ultimate Ice Fishing Chair

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For the second year in a row, we had the opportunity to spend a weekend with the Women Ice Angler Project. They’re a group based in Minnesota that generates awareness and recognition of women ice anglers. They spend a lot ...

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Gear Of The Year 2020

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Gear Of The Year 2020 is here! We took a hard look at all of the gear we saw this year and decided which ones had the most impact. In years past, we’ve sometimes awarded Gear Of The Year to ...

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7 Bear Safety Tips You Need To Know

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If you spend any time hiking in bear country, you need to know how to handle a potential bear encounter. These are high-stress situations where preparation and knowledge can make all the difference at the moment. If you know what ...

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Share Your Adventures With The ZOLEO Satellite Communicator

ZOLEO satellite communicator

Earlier this year, we reviewed the ZOLEO Satellite Communicator and found it to be an essential piece of gear for backpackers and backcountry hikers. It’s a small GPS device that connects to an app on your phone, making it easy ...

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An Interview With Fireside Outdoor Founder Mark Wolf

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In this episode of the Avid Outdoorsman Product Showcase, we interview Fireside Outdoor President & founder, Mark Wolf. Fireside’s mission is to engineer products that make outdoor fires easier and safer. They’ve done just that with a couple of big ...

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