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Choosing the Right Scope 101: An Intro Guide for Hunters

When it comes to choosing the right scope, a variety of questions can riddle the brain and drain the pocketbook. Hunters often ask themselves, what range am I looking to be accurate within? What type of rifle am I going to attach the scope to? Do I want night optics? Do I need night optics? …

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Choosing the Right Shotgun: A Versatile Breakdown of Uses

Each tool has a specific role to play in any man’s repertoire. The knife for close quarter combat. The sword and mace for medieval enthusiasts. The handgun for personal protection. The rifle for long distance and high paced combat. And the shotgun, a jack of all trades. I consider the shotgun to be the most …

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Surviving in Comfort: Choosing the Right Winter Sleeping Bag

When it comes to choosing the right winter sleeping bag, you can feel a bit like Goldilocks. This is especially true when it comes to winter camping. Although the end result of a poor choice won’t just have you running out of a house. You make the wrong choice and hypothermia will be your only …

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Top 21 Outdoor Brands That You’ll Have For Life

There is a world of a difference between shopping smart and buying on the cheap. Shopping smart is about making a lifetime investment in one purchase, without being too keen on the price. However, buying on the cheap, more often than not, means the item will need replacing after a short while. That is a risk …

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Want to Land the Ultimate Spring Walleye? Check out these Tips and Tricks

Supple showers sprinkle the Midwest as spring comes to full bloom.  This means one thing for freshwater fishing: the walleye spawn. Fishermen are flocking to the shores of freshwater lakes and rivers, both large and small, in search of the delicious and flaky walleye. While not the greatest fighter hailing from freshwater, sometimes known as the “lead pencil,” they are definitely …

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Army Roll Your Clothes to Pack a Suitcase Efficiently [VIDEO]

You’re ready to get out of Dodge. Spend a weekend alone in the woods, avoiding the shrill ping of emails and the time-consuming nuisance of showering. Reconnect with a spouse or a friend at a luxurious hotel. Whatever trip you’ve got planned, you will need to pack. There’s the normal way of packing (folding everything …

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The Art of Motorcycle Camping – A Guide For Getting Away

The season is upon us. Cool air is starting to dissipate as warm fronts and sunshine brush past our cheeks. Trees and flowers are coming to bloom, varying in shades of verdant green speckled with assorted crimson buds. It’s time for the weekend warrior to return to nature. After hibernating in a man cave for the …

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Can that Cheap Survival Kit Really Keep You Alive? [VIDEO]

We’ve all seen them in the checkout lines at stores; pocket-sized kits that promise to have every basic tool for survival. Concerned parents and grandparents use them as stocking stuffers and graduation gifts, telling you to stick them in your car or bag, “just in case.” But do these tiny kits really have any practical …

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8 gadgets that make life in the field more bearable

Roughing it in the field can be tough. The first few days might seem kind of fun and cool, but after a week of limited internet and electricity, no showers, and sleeping in the dirt, everyone starts itching for a few creature comforts. But, there are a few gadgets and tools that can make life easier …

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