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5 Tips For A Successful Fish Fry

tips for a fish fry

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

50 campfires gear of the year

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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2020 Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday gift guide

“She has every outdoor gadget there is! What am I supposed to get her this year?”“He seriously has like nine backpacks, and I’m pretty sure they’re all full.” We get it – it’s hard to buy an outdoor gadget for ...

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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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3 Beer Cocktails You NEED To Try!

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Beer drinkers and cocktail fans – let’s meet in the middle for these three unique beer cocktails! Of course, purists out there think that beer cocktails are a terrible idea, and guess what – they’re wrong. Craft brewing these days ...

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GCI Outdoor MaxRelax Pod Rocker: Review

gci outdoor maxrelax pod rocker

We’ve been a fan of GCI Outdoor for several years now, and it’s always fun to see their new lineup. We reviewed the Pod Rocker when it came out, and have been toting it around ever since. This year they ...

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