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By Jeff Burleson For more than five years, the Onyx M-16 has wowed adventurists with its economical, low profile, lightweight, and easy-to-use design. And this year, Onyx improved their current M-16 version with a more ergonomically designed pull cord mechanism to solve a potential issue. Not only is the pull cord handle easier to grasp, […]

By Mayrena Hernandez I added the Sporthill Transverse II Pant to my running gear collection at the most ideal time. A little backstory on myself, I am originally from Arlington, Texas (DFW area for those of you not familiar with Arlington), but I am now a doctoral student at UW-Madison located in Madison, Wisconsin. In […]

Alexander was born and raised in what used to be USSR. His granddad, a former soviet colonel, eventually failed to make him a socialist but made sure Al kept a strong interest in hunting, weapons, devices and all things technical. Al loves heavy metal and movie classics and writes articles for the 1800 blog, of […]

Work or play, the Danner Stronghold excels in style and comfort. If your dayto day takes you into either the job site or the outdoors, the Stronghold is a great place to start. By David Link Frankly work and recreation blend together as far as footwear goes in my life. I own several pairs of reliable boots, but none of them are earmarked “work” or “recreation” specific boots. This is because I believe in regularly wearing boots that can do it all. I need to be comfortable, […]

By Linda M. Gilbertson www.ladiesdayllc.com Hunting wildlife is a sport enjoyed by both men and women. In the past, you’ve heard the story of the guys going hunting and the wives remaining at home. If you were to pick up any general magazine, featured articles would mention golfing, hiking, and water sports as fun activities […]

By Jeff Burleson Behind running activities, fishing is the second most popular outdoor recreational activity in the nation. In 2017, nearly 50 million Americans participated in some type of fishing activity whether by land or sea. Anglers will choose all kinds of equipment to get their catch and the fishing reel is nearly required for […]

By Pete Rogers I have been a longtime user of the Sitka Gear Fanatic Jacket, so when they announced a complete redesign of the Fanatic system in early 2019, I was ecstatic! Let’s take a quick look at how the old version works for me and how I’m looking forward to the new update. Previous […]

When preparing to tow a heavily loaded trailer, there are two figures to consider. One is the Gross Trailer Weight Rating, or GTWR. It constitutes the complete mass of the trailer along with all its content including cargo, fluids and accessories. The other is Tongue Weight. It is the portion of the GTWR that is […]

By Pete Rogers The 2019 Archery Trade Association trade show just wrapped up and the aisles were full of optimism and excitement at some of the new products being introduced at this year’s show. The ATA show is not open to the public. It is a show designed for retailers, buyers and media to see […]

By Nancy Jo Adams The 2019 Archery Trade Association trade show did not disappoint this year with a multitude of innovative gear releases. In past years, it seems there are two or three gear launches that steal the limelight and get all the attention; this year was much different. In fact, there were so many […]