Category: Gear

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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What gear do you really need to get started hunting?

What gear do you really need to get started hunting?

For most new hunters, after getting their license and finding a place to hunt, the question that plagues them most is, “What gear do I need in order to get started?” There are hundreds of outdoor companies out there declaring that their products are essential to hunters and hunting success. For new hunters it can

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What’s the ideal deer stand snack?

What's the ideal deer stand snack?

Deer hunting, regardless of where it’s done or how, has some universal components. And perhaps the foremost is the inevitable hunger brought on by sitting in a tree stand, hiding in a ground blind, or still-hunting for hours in frigid temps. Staving off this hunger with a strategically selected snack is largely a matter of

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Practice bird hunting with the Champion WheelyBird 2.0 electric clay thrower

Practice bird hunting with the Champion WheelyBird 2.0 electric clay thrower

Duck opener is just a few weeks away, upland season follows close behind, and in some places early goose season has already begun. It’s time to break out the shotgun and get some practice in so you can be effective when the birds start flying. But thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic, trap clubs around the

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