Category: Gear

6 tips to avoid getting screwed when buying a used hunting rifle or shotgun online

6 tips to avoid getting screwed when buying a used hunting rifle or shotgun online

Just starting out hunting and don’t want to shell out big bucks for a new rifle or shotgun? Or maybe you’d prefer a vintage piece with a little more character than you can get from a factory-new gun. Buying a used gun online can be a good opportunity to get a deal and a better

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Where do we draw the line on hunting technology?

Where do we draw the line on technology in hunting?

When it comes to hunting, I’m a bit of a traditionalist. My go-to deer rifle is a single-shot Ruger No. 1. When hunting in bear territory, I’m the guy hauling around a big-bore single-action revolver on his hip rather than a polymer-framed semi-automatic. I’m one of those romantics who still believes the old ways often

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What hunters should look for in a wristwatch

What hunters should look for in a wristwatch

Many view wristwatches as outdated technology—a holdover from our parents’ generation, when you had to find a payphone to call for help if your car broke down. Now, of course, we’re perpetually carrying our phones with us—even into the field when hunting. But as many have discovered, it’s frustrating to have to dig around in

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Nemo Sonic™: The best sleeping bag money can buy

Nemo Sonic™: The best sleeping bag money can buy

This past April, as the first COVID lockdowns were being put in place, I took a road trip to Montana. I figured, if I’m supposed to isolate myself from others, I may as well go somewhere where not seeing any other people is a bonus. So off I went into the backcountry of the Big

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Review: ALPS Mountaineering Greycliff Tent

Review: ALPS Mountaineering Greycliff Tent

“That will either be the best deal ever or a really painful lesson in buying cheap gear,” TUP Founder Karl Hylle told me as he looked over my new tent, doubt etched on his face. I’d found the ALPS Mountaineering Greycliff, a two-man, three-season tent, aggressively discounted online and planned to use it on my

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Understanding blades: The survival knife

Understanding blades: The survival knife

Written by David Maccar, this article was originally published by Free Range American on February 4, 2021. There is no such thing as a survival knife. Knives have been called that and have been marketed that way — as some kind of magical tool that will save your ass in some unlikely situation. But that idea is inherently flawed.

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