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Selecting Hunting Clothes for Women

  By Robin Follette A lot has changed when it comes to selecting hunting clothes for women. We typically had to fit into men’s clothing. Our hourglass figures meant shirts and jackets might be tight in the chest but baggy in the waist when we put on the straight-cut clothes …

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Understanding Different Types Of Fishing Line

  By David Link Selecting the right fishing line can be key to hauling in the big one, but not all fishing line types are suitable for the same fishing situations. We break down the popular types of line as well as touch on how fishing line was first developed. …

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Gear For Scent Control

  By David Link Scent control and management is among the most important concerns that hunters have each season. It is also arguably one of the most controversial hunting topics out there, especially since there are an increasing number of scent control products on the market today. Just ask any …

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How to Select a GPS

  By Luke Brandenburg Before you head into any territory that you aren’t completely familiar with, you should always prepare for the worst case scenario. When the conditions suddenly change, navigation can become very difficult without a handheld GPS device. Washed-out and poorly-marked trails may lead you off the path …

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12 Must-Have Outdoor Items For Your Truck

  By David Link The pickup truck – It’s an American icon, work tool and adventure vehicle. More often than not, it’s also the thing that those without one are always asking to borrow, usually along with your muscle. A truck can be one of your most valuable allies, and …

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Vortex Diamondback 20-60x60mm Product Review

  By CoolGearSK You are looking at the great compact spotting scope from Vortex: the Diamondback 20-60×60. Vortex decided to show some love to Slovak and Czech outdoor enthusiasts and supplied me with this nice compact spotting scope with variable magnification. I am always amazed by the quality of Vortex …

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Tips And Tools To Keep Your Knife Sharp

  A sharp knife will be among your most important assets in the field, and if you’re not obsessing over keeping your knife as sharp as possible, then frankly you’re doing something wrong. A dull knife can be very dangerous as you have to apply more force to achieve the …

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How To Select A Sleeping Bag

  By David Link Selecting the right sleeping bag can make all the difference between a restful night under the stars and a frigid (or sweltering) night of tossing and turning. While selecting a sleeping bag isn’t exactly rocket science, there are some important factors to consider including temperature rating, …

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How To Select A Compass

  By Luke Brandenburg For hikers, hunters and general outdoorsman, getting lost in the field can be an extremely dangerous and frightening situation. To make matters worse, the chances of getting lost are much higher than most people would expect. Outdoorsman that spend a lot of time out in large …

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Basic Wilderness Survival Tips

  By David Link We just recently covered how to build a bug out bag in two parts, and stocking up a bug out bag for emergencies can get you thinking about wilderness survival. While your bug out bag won’t always be needed for wilderness survival, it should have all …