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How To Select Waders

  By Jason Herbert The icy water was pounding my waist, at times almost up to my chest. The things we do for our kids. If it weren’t for my insulated chest waders there’s no way this duck hunt would be possible. The late fall rain had filled the river …

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Fred Bear And Bear Archery

  By David Link Even those who aren’t intimately familiar with bow hunting culture have probably heard the name Fred Bear. He was one of the first stewards of bow hunting culture, and he is just as well known for his adventures around the world and exploits on film. He …

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Tips To Stay Comfortable In The Outdoors

  By David Link Swarming bugs, itchy bites, pesky rashes, and sore sunburns…ah the great outdoors! The places so many love aren’t always as inviting as they could be, but no matter, we still go there anyway without hesitation. From the growth of the camping culture in the early 1900s …

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Make Fishing With Kids Fun With These Tips

  By Robin Follette Kids and fishing. Be it from a boat, on shore, off a dock or on the ice, teaching kids to fish is an investment in their outdoors lifestyle. Getting started is simple, even if you’ve never been fishing. These tips will help you create a good …

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Evaluating Camo Patterns

  By David Link Pairing the right camouflage pattern with your chosen hunting activity or environment can be a key element to your success. While some game can be fooled with basic camo patterns, other animals will be able to pick you out if your camo is grossly different than …

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How To Select Hiking Boots

  By David Link Much of Mother Nature’s beauty lies off of paved roads and trails, but you can’t see all that she has to offer without a good pair of hiking shoes or boots. If you want to experience the hidden treasures of the outdoors, then you’ll need to …

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Bow Sights 101: Looking For A New Bow Sight For Archery Season?

  By Nancy Jo Adams I remember my very first bow set-up. I walked into Archery Unlimited in Prattville, Alabama, as the owner Rick Hellums, approached me asking if there was anything he could help me with. This first impression was very good, after my experience of being looked at …

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Understanding Stormr Technology: Neoprene And VAPR Tech

  Stormr is one of the premier designers of apparel for harsh weather, and the success of their gear in the elements is dependent on the technology they pack into each and every product. Stormr utilizes two primary technologies to make their apparel flexible yet warm and comfortable: Neoprene Core …

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Living Off The Grid: 15 Years And Counting

  By Seth R. Nadel In 2000, my wife & I moved into our dream home, a log house in the mountains of Arizona. From day one, we have been living off the grid, and we thought our experiences might be of interest to you. We did not do this …

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Wild Turkey Recipes

  By Robin Follette The first hunt of the year is often turkey season. We’ve waited all winter, scouted, watched the wild turkeys in big rafters as they started to strut, and then we watched them break up into small groups and disappear. After all the time put into filling …