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Posts Tagged ‘Outdoor Recreation’

Gift Guide for all outdoor enthusiasts

Gift Guide for all outdoor enthusiasts

Getting sport-specific gift may please most passionate participants in key outdoor activities but sometimes, gifts should be more sport-generic. We’ve found general-purpose gift ideas sure to please any outdoor enthusiasts, whether they are hikers, hunters, anglers, skiers or RV campers. [Continued...]

Spin it up: Spinning gear provides easy introduction to fishing

Spin it up: Spinning gear provides easy introduction to fishing

Water enthusiasts who want to stay active during their time on the lake or river will appreciate the challenges of fishing, while hopefully adding a delicious, healthy menu item to their dinner. For neophytes, fishing with spinning gear offers the easiest way to get started with angling. St. Croix Premier Spinning Rod, $110 Whether targeting schools [Continued...]

Holiday Gift Guide for Outdoor Adventurers

Holiday Gift Guide for Outdoor Adventurers

If you have an outdoors enthusiast on your gift list, you may need help since this unusual breed generally  has strange ideas of what makes a good gift. Honestly, finding the perfect gift for a backcountry traveler can be a laborious chore. In the interest of serving our faithful readers, we once again took it [Continued...]

Clearwater Cutthroat

Clearwater Cutthroat

A couple of the Nelson brothers try to gather annually far up the North Fork Clearwater valley for a week of camping, fishing and catching up. This year, our folks joined Jim, Donna and me for the first few days before they had to depart suddenly when mom decided she wanted a root canal procedure [Continued...]

Is that a tripod in your pocket?

Is that a tripod in your pocket?

One of the hallmarks of great backcountry gear is its ability to fulfill several different needs. After all, when everything you carry everything on your back, weight matters. So multitasking tools win out over single-purpose items. The Gerber Steady takes multitasking multitools to a new level – literally. The addition of a swing-out camera mount [Continued...]

Sage Quest Ultra-light: Ideal rain shell for active anglers

Sage Quest Ultra-light: Ideal rain shell for active anglers

When June rain squalls hit the western Cascade foothills, they tend to hit hard. Standing in the high, cold waters of the Tilton River I noticed the partially sunny day had turned dark. Looking upstream, black clouds dropped curtains of rain across the river valley and it was drifting quickly toward me.  Stepping up on [Continued...]

Keeping up your spirit

Keeping up your spirit

Our test team worked diligently to pair quality flasks with a specific alcoholic beverage ideal suited to that container. After weeks of research, this is what we remember: Innate Classic Flask – $20 Small, round flask made from premium-grade stainless steel. A sparkling 5-ounce flask with a narrow mouth, ideal for spirits worthy of being sipped [Continued...]

Sierra Designs Yahi 6: A great backcountry home away from home

Sierra Designs Yahi 6: A great backcountry home away from home

As the spring turns to summer, campers increasingly flock out into our forests, river meadows and beaches. To make the most of their outdoor adventures, those campers require good shelter in the basecamp so  they can be well rested for their days of play. That means having a weather-tight, comfortable ‘home-away-from-home.’ Enter Sierra Designs. Their [Continued...]

Pentax Improves an already great camera

Pentax Improves an already great camera

Our testers fell in love with the waterproof, shock-proof Pentax Optio WG-1 last year, and the upgrades to the new Optio WG-2 proved wonderful improvements that made that great camera better. (see the WG-1 review here)   The new Pentax WG-2 GPS camera offers outdoor enthusiasts the same handy means of documenting their adventures in [Continued...]

SOG PowerPlier proves to be perfect full-service multi-tool

SOG PowerPlier proves to be perfect full-service multi-tool

Looking for a multi-tool for your serious outdoor adventures? The SOG Pocket PowerPliers earned the highest recommendation from our team of field testers The pliers featured on most multitools serve their purpose well. They provide grip on small nuts, loose cables and broken spokes just fine. But sometimes you need more than simple grip: You [Continued...]

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