Camping Gear

Gear of The Trip: Lake Superior Hiking Trail

lake superior hiking trail cover

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

ice fishing chair

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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Stay Safe On The Trail With Counter Assault Bear Spray

counter assault bear spray

If you spend any time hiking in bear country you need to be prepared for a bear encounter. On a recent backpacking trip in northeastern Minnesota, we had Counter Assault Bear Spray on us the entire time, and it provided ...

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S.O.L. Fire Lite Fuel-Free Rechargeable Lighter: Review

sol fire lite fuel free rechargeable lighter

USB rechargeable lighters have been around for a few years now, and they certainly have their place. They’re not affected by temperature or altitude, and they can be easily charged in the car on the way to the trailhead or ...

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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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HitchFire Grill : Review

hitchfire grill

Grills are one of those products where you don’t see that much innovation, because what really needs to be improved? You need a cooking grate, and a way to sufficiently heat it, which isn’t very complex. But, what if someone ...

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An Interview With Fireside Outdoor Founder Mark Wolf

fireside outdoor interview

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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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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QuickSurvive Fire Starters: Review

QuickSurvive fire starters

One of the things I’ve learned over the years when it comes to starting fires is that a quality fire starter is worth the money. When it’s time to relax around a campfire, my main goal is to get it ...

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The Fireside Outdoor Pop Up Fire Pit Is Incredibly Versatile

fireside outdoor pop up fire pit

There are a handful of portable fire pits on the market these days, but most of them fall short. They’re too small to generate enough heat for a group, and frankly, many of them look unsafe to me. One thing ...

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