Kayaker’s Portage Pack

Anyone who’s had to carry a loaded kayak over a portage (in the BWCA for example) or across a tidal flat knows that it’s not an easy task given the boat’s design and compounded by the weight and amount of … Continued

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Camp Kitchen Seasonings

Campfire cooking

Besides a basic tenet of survival training that says if you don’t know what it is, don’t eat it, is an equally important one to realize: Just because it’s edible doesn’t mean it’s going to taste good!

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Versatile Running Lights for Kayaks

For kayakers who enjoy night paddling for either getting in their pre-dawn position for the start of a fishing tourney, or experiencing the tranquility of being on the water at night, being seen is a key safety concern.  Kayak lighting … Continued

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Skid-proof Your Winter Walking Gear

There’s something about hiking along with a walking staff that adds a touch of class to a hiker’s presence. They are functional in their utility to provide a bit of support and stability over uneven terrain. They are especially useful … Continued

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Pairing Up Nature Guidebooks

Between a quick glance as it flits between the branches, or obscured by the shadows of dense foliage, trying to identify a bird or beast in the outdoors can be quite a challenge. While habitat, movements, and physical size help … Continued

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Battling Blisters

Blisters manifest themselves due to several different medical factors. For the outdoor enthusiast, however, it’s usually an external irritation that gives rise to a blister from ill-fitting footwear.

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