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NOMAD NWTF Signature Apparel

  NOMAD partners with the National Wild Turkey Federation resulting in some great hunting apparel. By Nancy Jo Adams Nomad Outdoors partnered with the National Wild Turkey Federation to bring turkey hunters the NWTF hunting apparel collection. Combining top quality apparel with a top shelf organization benefits all turkey hunters …

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Kestrel DROP Environmental Data Logger Review

  By David Link Kestrel is a leading designer of portable weather meters and data loggers, and their devices can be applied to a staggering number of scenarios and uses. From agriculture and fire prevention to ballistics and hiking / camping, Kestrel meters can do a lot for professionals and …

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ThermaCell Product Review

  By Pete Rogers For over twenty years during the early season of our deer season, I would hunt for deer coated in Deet. Scent control was out of the question. In order to stay in the woods during the dog days of August and September when our archery season …

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Belleville Khyber Hybrid Boot Review

  By David Link For over 110 years, Belleville has been America’s premier military boot manufacturer. They outfitted brave soldiers in WWI, WWII, and beyond, and their boots have tackled everything from deserts to jungles. In recent years, the company has expanded to offer tactical and outdoor boots built in …

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Geigerrig RIG 500 Hydration Pack Review

  By David Link Geigerrig’s unique pressurized hydration bladder design is truly worth adding to your gear collection. The hydration pack concept is nothing new, and most popular backpack brands offer some iteration of a hydration pouch or bladder in select models. The idea is fairly simple, and most are …

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Nikon Monarch HG 10x42mm Binocular Review

  By David Link Nikon’s new binocular for 2017 is stylish, easy to use and extremely bright and clear. Couple that with a Field Flattener Lens new to the Monarch series and a record breaking field of view, and you have an exceptional binocular at a great price, especially when …

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Sitka Gear Review – New And Classic Styles

  By Pete Rogers The Sitka Gear brand has been turning clothing into gear since 2005. The company’s idea began from a miserable climb in the mountains. It was during this climb when a vision for better materials and better clothing emerged. After climbing through rough conditions and heavy cold …

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Alps Outdoorz Luggage – Voyager X and RMEF Journey

  By Nancy Jo Adams Alps Outdoorz is quickly rising in the ranks for having a vast line of quality backpacks with all the right features, so it is no surprise that the new luggage line is quickly becoming a favorite for outdoor enthusiasts. Alps Outdoorz incorporated quality materials and …

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First Lite Sawtooth Jacket Review

  By David Link One of the big announcements from hunting brand First Lite at SHOT 2017 was the Sawtooth Hybrid Jacket. I had a chance to test this unique new hunting jacket in Colorado early this year, and I was extremely pleased with how the Sawtooth performed. The jacket …

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The High-Performance Vortex Viper HD 20-60×80 mm (straight)

  By Guy J. Sagi Optics reviews usually come in two versions—so thickly coated in science and math that you get head cramps, or watered down until the only flavor detectable is writer opinion. The Vortex Viper HD 20-60×80 mm deserves something between, though, because it has the kind of …