about chase fly
Chase is a seasoned adventurer with a knack for detail. He's the engaging host of Outdoor Empire's YouTube channel, and is known for his deep-diving camping gear reviews and a hands-on approach that resonates with outdoor enthusiasts everywhere.
Chase Fly in front of a Cabela's store holding up a Black Friday Sale ad

Only the Best Black Friday Deals at Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s 2023

There are so many outdoor gear deals on Black Friday that it can be hard to decipher which are actually the best ...
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Best .308 Rifles of 2023 (Hunting, Bolt-Action and Semi-Auto)

There are dozens, if not hundreds of different models of rifles chambered in .308 Winchester, so finding the best 308 hunting rifle ...
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Don’t Ruin Your Cooler: How to Avoid the 9 Most Common Cooler Mistakes

In the world of outdoor adventures, a quality cooler is your trusty sidekick, keeping your beverages chilled and your catch fresh. But ...
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6 Best Wheeled Coolers of 2023 and 3 to Avoid

Ever tried to lug a fully loaded cooler all by yourself? All too often once you get where you’re going, suddenly everyone ...
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6 Easy DIY Ways to Make Ice Packs for Coolers

Are you tired of buying store-bought ice packs that can be expensive and unreliable? Making homemade ice packs for coolers is easy, ...
Springbar Classic Jack 140 set up next to Springbar Skyliner tent

Springbar Skyliner vs Classic Jack 140 (I Own Both)

I’ve recently had the pleasure of trying out two fantastic tents that have caught my attention: the Springbar Skyliner and the Springbar ...
Hunter walking through dry grass with rifle on shoulder and wearing Sitka camouflage clothing

Sitka Camo Review (3 Items I Regret Not Buying Sooner)

Sitka Gear has long been regarded as a top-tier brand in the hunting apparel market, known for its high-quality products that come ...
Springbar Skyliner tent in the desert for campout

Hands-on Springbar Skyliner Tent Review

The new Springbar Skyliner tent looks impressive on paper, boasting a spacious interior and superior strength to withstand harsh weather conditions. However, ...
Man carrying firewood in a tote in front of a hot tent in the snow while winter camping

Best Cold Weather Camping Gear (Hot Tent Winter Camping)

Camping in cold weather can seem intimidating at first. The thought of freezing your butt off while being wet and miserable isn’t ...
Camper on chair by tent and river

The Top 10 Best Camping Gifts that They’ll Actually Use

You’re shopping for someone you care about who’d rather spend a weekend in the mountains than in a hotel. But with a ...
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37 Best Outdoor Gifts for Men According to an Outdoorsy Guy

How do you know what to get the outdoorsy guy who has everything? He probably already has all the stuff he needs, ...
White Duck Outdoors Prota tent

White Duck Outdoors Prota Canvas Tent Review (Hands-on)

There are so many camping tent options out there that it can be hard to spot a good one from a bad ...
Kodiak Flex-Bow tent in woods

Kodiak Canvas Flex-Bow Tent Review (Hands-on, Long-Term)

If you’re like me, you probably like the idea of a canvas tent for its many benefits such as being 4-season capable, ...
Springbar Classic Jack hot tent

Springbar Classic Jack Canvas Tent Review (Hot Tent Ready)

Once you have honed in on the benefits of a canvas tent, you start to look at different designs. Cabin tents, wall ...
Teton Mesa canvas tent

Teton Sports Mesa Canvas Tent Review

Canvas tents have sort of an old-school appeal. It seems like if we camp in a canvas tent, their nostalgic vibes will ...
Man wondering which canvas tent is best

Best Canvas Tents (Hands-on Tested Buyer’s Guide)

Canvas tents may not be the norm in the camping world today, but they used to be. The nostalgic wild western vibes ...
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Camping Knife vs Survival Knife: What You Need to Know

You never want to be caught out in the wilderness with the wrong equipment, especially when it comes to your knife. Your ...
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Surf Fish Types by Region & the Best Bait to Catch Them

Surf fishing is a sport where the fisherman stands either on the beach or in the shallow water close to the beach ...
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Where to Catch Sturgeon: Rivers, Lakes & Oceans by US Region

Sturgeon are popular fish to go after because of their massive size and because they produce caviar, which is a delicacy around ...
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What Is Considered Ultralight Backpacking?

Backpacking is a term with many meanings. You could go “backpacking across Europe” which could just be carrying a giant backpack on ...
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