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Hoka Vanquish 2 Shoe Review

  By Mayrena Hernandez Before starting this review, I would like to give a little background information on myself. I want to assure you that I have the best interests of the runner in mind. My name is Mayrena Hernandez and I am a certified and licensed athletic trainer who …

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Treestand Safety 101

  By Jason Herbert With so many tragic accidents happening each fall, we hunters need to step up our safety game plan a notch. Everyone knows about wearing a safety harness, but there is more to treestand safety than simply locking in once you’re in the stand. Accidents will of …

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First Look: Hoka One One Ora Recovery Slides

  We take a closer look at Hoka One One’s exciting new Recovery Slides launching in 2017. More and more athletes, runners and trainers are integrating recovery sandals into their post run or walk routines. The recovery sandal has existed in some form for years now, but what’s exciting about …

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6 Lightweight Scouting Packs

  Sometimes you need to bring a lot of gear into the field with you, and in times like that you need the largest, most rugged backpack you can get your hands on. However, there are other times you don’t need near as much equipment, basically a pair of binoculars, …

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The Survival Tabs Review

  The survival food market is dominated by freeze-dried foods today, and with advantages like a 25 year shelf life (depending on the food) and low cost, it’s not hard to see why. However, freeze-dried food does have some drawbacks. Many brands require the addition of water to serve them, …

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“Early Season” Warm Weather Gear For Women

  Early fall is an incredible time to hunt deer; unpressured bucks have broken up from their bachelor groups and are rather predictable on food sources. A major disadvantage and one that keeps many hunters from trekking to their favorite hunting spot is the inopportunely warm conditions during early season …

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Choosing the Proper Backpack for Female Hunters

  By Nancy Jo Adams Using a backpack that is improperly fitted for the female hunter’s torso length can cause shoulder fatigue, back, and/or hip pain. It is not only vital that your backpack fits your body type properly; it is also important that the pack is designed for the …

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Brand Loyalty – Nine Brands I Stick By: Pete Rogers

  By Pete Rogers When getting the assignment to write a story about my favorite brands in the hunting and shooting world., my first thought was, that’ll be easy enough. Instantly three brands came to mind as my favorites, but narrowing down the last few was and still is quite …

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Gear For Dad And The Kids

  Father’s Day is almost here, and every year there is plenty of opportunity to get outdoors and spend some quality time with dad. Weekends spent casting fishing rods at the banks of a pond, plinking targets at the rifle range, or hiking a scenic stretch of woods can result …

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Brand Loyalty – 5 Brands I Stick By: Jason Herbert

  By Jason Herbert “WACK!” As the fat 8-point stumbled away into the swamp, a silent smile came across my face. My second lethal arrow of the evening had found it’s mark. The day was October 18th, 2015 and I had accomplished something I’ve always dreamed about, two deer in …