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Pro’s Tips: Basics of Camping

By Dan Kidder, The Gear Guru Managing Editor I often run into people who tell me that they would like to go camping, but they don’t have the skills, knowledge or experience to strike out on their own. Even within my own family, there are those who have either never been before or haven’t gone in so many years, that they might as well have never gone. Camping isn’t difficult. One writer described it as paying thousands of dollars to live like a homeless person. While this is perhaps a bit extreme, there can be some truth to this...

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Video Product Review: Zamberlan Lynx Mid GTX

For nearly 90 years, the Zamberlan family has cultivated their tradition of designing and manufacturing boots for the mountain from their home in the foothills of the Dolomites, in northern Italy. Their profound culture for mountain footwear is based in their respect for artisanal boot craftsmanship. Zamberlan boots first entered the U.S. market in 1992 through one retailer and with one model, the legendary Civetta.  In 2009, the company opened their U.S. subsidiary and today enjoy robust growth in both hunting and hiking markets. The Zamberlan 1014 Lynx Mid GTX exemplifies their philosophy of making boots in a traditional...

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Video Product Review: Nightforce Carbon Fiber 3-in-1 Tripod

Nightforce pulled out all the stops with this compact, yet extremely versatile 3.6-pound tripod. I spent some time with this little powerhouse and I must say, it is sure to be a go-to for many outdoor enthusiasts out there. One of the first things you will notice is the 3.6-pound package as you take it out of the box. As I carried it on several different outings while testing it out, it proved itself to be ultra-lightweight, with excellent balance. The multi-purpose design was well thought out with a variety of uses. The most obvious uses are as a...

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Tide Rising for Fishing Participation

Two new reports show positive trends for fishing participation; Preliminary Special Report data reveals increases in Hispanic, youth and female participation. ALEXANDRIA, VA (May 8, 2017) – The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) today announced that fishing participation has increased. The increase is being reported by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the Outdoor Foundation. The latest fishing license sales data from the USFWS shows a 1.79% increase in license sales. This increase was enough to bring the 10-year change in fishing license sales to 4.26%. Even more encouraging is that it marks the third consecutive year...

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Video Product Review: Bushnell Elite CONX 1 Mile Rangefinder

Knowing the range to your target is only half the battle. Until recently, your typical rangefinder under $1,000 was pretty accurate out to about 600 yards. Bushnell has blown that distance out of the water with the Elite CONX 1Mile Rangefinder. Boasting distances of up to 1,760 yards (1 mile) with accuracy of up to +/- ½ yard, not only does the Elite CONX 1Mile provide you proper distance, but with the addition of Bushnell’s A.R.C. technology, it will compute and compensate for angle. It will compute holdover for three ballistic curves in MOA, inches, or MIL. With 7x...

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