Camping Gear

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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ViperSharp Ceramic Knife Sharpener: Review

vipersharp ceramic knife sharpener

I’ve always loved sharpening knives, and in particular, I’ve always been fascinated with the sheer number of knife sharpening systems. In my experience, there isn’t a be all end all sharpener. It all depends on what type of sharpening you ...

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Chill Systems Chiller: Review

chill systems chiller

There are many times when I’m headed over to a friend’s house for a few drinks, and I don’t need a full-sized cooler. I’m looking for a grab-and-go solution, and the Chill Systems Chiller does an excellent job. It’s a ...

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Camp Chef Woodwind WiFi 24: Review

camp chef woodwind wifi 24

I’ve been a grilling fanatic for as long as I can remember. For the last ten years, I’d been using a traditional propane grill with a side burner, and I loved it. I’ve always been curious about pellet grills, so ...

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The Xero Shoes Aptos Is An Incredibly Comfortable Camp Shoe

xero shoes aptos

Xero Shoes is a company that’s been making minimalist footwear since 2009. This also happens the be the same year that the book Born To Run by Christopher McDougall hit the stands. I read it, and like many others, was ...

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10 Tips For An Incredible Bike Picnic

tips for bike picnic

If there has ever been a summer for bike picnics, it’s this one. Many of the ways we usually recreate haven’t been available, but we still want to get outside to relax with friends. Bike picnics are the answer! Bikes ...

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