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Stay Safe On The Trail With Counter Assault Bear Spray

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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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GCI Outdoor MaxRelax Pod Rocker: Review

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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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10 Tips For An Incredible Bike Picnic

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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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ZOLEO Satellite Communicator: Review

ZOLEO Satellite Communicator

Perhaps one of the most common things said in the outdoor community is, “tell someone where you’re going, and when you’ll be back.” While this is excellent advice, it falls short for many. Accidents happen, and if you’re in an ...

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The GCI Outdoor Freeform Zero Gravity Lounger: Review

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Zero gravity loungers have been around for a while now. They’re meant to distribute your weight evenly, ensuring maximum relaxation, and they’re effective. The fully reclined position reduces stress on your heart and increases blood circulation. Their design hasn’t changed ...

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The Coalatree Haswell Survival Knife Is Back

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Five years ago Coalatree released a hand-forged survival knife in limited quantity and they sold out almost immediately. Why? Because it had that timeless look and feel that we all crave. It’s classic. It’s sturdy. It’s a knife that you ...

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Kershaw Link: Review

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When I head to the campsite, I inevitably find myself wondering which knife I should grab. Like a lot of folks that spend time in the outdoors, I have a drawer full of knives that I like for different reasons, ...

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GCI PodRocker: Review

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The GCI Pod Rocker is like sitting in a big, comfy catchers mitt. On a recent 50 Campfires trip, I had the pleasure of spending an entire day waterfall hunting. We were in western North Carolina, and the concentration of ...

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Seattle Sports LocoDry DownUnder Zipduff: Review

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Our most recent trip was to western North Carolina, I knew I’d be spending some time on the water. North Carolina is well known for excellent paddling opportunities, which meant that I should probably bring along a good dry bag. ...

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The Duluth Pack Scout: Review

The Duluth Pack Scout is the perfect size for day hikes. You no doubt have seen Duluth Packs. There make like a million different bags. If you’ve ever wondered which model to get I’m going to make a case for ...

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