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Posts Tagged ‘outdoors’

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...]

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...]

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...]

Where the Wild Things Are: Wily Coyote

Where the Wild Things Are: Wily Coyote

Coyotes maybe the species most adept at adapting to changing habitats, climates and human activities. These tricksters thrive where other predators pass away.   One story stands out in my memory. I don’t remember the exact words—they don’t matter—but the story sticks with me: Long before European settlers touched foot in the Pacific Northwest, back [Continued...]

Sportsmen Descend on DC to Save Bristol Bay

Sportsmen Descend on DC to Save Bristol Bay

The following is a guest post available to all outdoor bloggers who have an interest in the Pebble Mine/Bristol Bay issue. Please feel free to you use it on your blog. Photo by B.O’Keefe Sportsmen fly to DC to tell president and congress to say no to Pebble Mine Starting Monday, April 16, more than [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...]

Staying on Edge

Staying on Edge

A knife is only as good as its edge. Let a knife lose its edge and, regardless of how much it cost, it’s next to useless. Keeping a knife sharp and ready to use take a little time and effort, but it’s a pretty easy task to take on.  First, though, forget those “instant edge” [Continued...]

Wader Reviews: Stay dry while getting wet!

Wader Reviews: Stay dry while getting wet!

The pursuit of cold-water fish means anglers must enter the frigid waters that those trout and salmon species call home. Staying dry while walking through those icy rivers requires proper protection, and that generally means waders. To the relief of virtually everyone, the days of snug-fitting neoprene “sausage casings” are quickly fading away. Today, wader [Continued...]

A cut above the rest: Backcountry Blades

A cut above the rest: Backcountry Blades

A well-sharpened blade can be an invaluable tool in the backcountry, but not everyone agrees on the form that blade should take. Minimalists and traditionalists prefer a single-bladed folder that slips easily into a pocket. More tech savvy gear geeks lean toward the versatility of the multi-tool, which provide an array of functions in one [Continued...]

Revolution in Rainwear: The Greatest things since, well, Gore-Tex

Revolution in Rainwear: The Greatest things since, well, Gore-Tex

This fall brings the biggest leap forward in rain-jacket technology since the first introduction of Gore-Tex to the outdoor world in the late 1970s. Whether you’re traveling to the Olympic Peninsula or a Costa Rican cloud forest, here’s news you can use. W.L. Gore offers its lightest, most breathable membrane ever to the market this [Continued...]

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