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Ian has been pursuing a life outdoors since he was young, ultimately landing him in Alaska. All of the hiking, camping, fishing, canoeing, and skiing naturally lead him towards putting it all into words.
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Fishing Reel Sizes Explained! All Reel Types with Charts

Every bit of fishing gear has an effect on what you can catch and how easy it’s going to be to reel ...
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14 Ridiculous Backpacking Tips and Tricks (Hacks You Gotta Know)

When it comes to backpacking, no one knows absolutely everything. Those who are just starting will quickly learn the best backpacking tips ...
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Differences and Use Cases of Camping vs Backpacking Tents

The world of camping gear is filled to the brim with variations of similar products, which can make it incredibly challenging to ...
fishing rods

Fishing Rod Size Guide: How To Choose Fishing Rod Length

The perfect cast isn’t always just about the person behind the rod. When any angler goes out to try and bring in ...
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Tent Too Hot? 13 Proven Ways to Keep a Tent Cool

Last summer, I paddled on the Noatak River, a river above the Arctic Circle where the land sees sunlight 24 hours a ...
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How to Deal with Bugs and Enjoy Your Time Outdoors

Picture a pristine mountain lake surrounded by towering spruce trees filled with birds singing their songs and wildflowers in full bloom below. ...
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Why a Camping Trip Can Be the Perfect Company Retreat

At many companies, the employees dread the annual company retreat where they sit in office spaces and auditoriums with speakers and workshops ...
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What Is Nature Therapy and Who Can Benefit From It?

Did you know that the human race has spent 99.99% of its time living in the great outdoors? It’s true! But nowadays, ...
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The Benefits of Learning Basic Survival Skills and How to Start

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said that in 2022, 45% of adults self-reported that they are prepared for a disaster. This ...
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How To Make Your Next Vacation More Eco-friendly

As time passes, more people are seeking ways to live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle. There is a wealth of information available ...
kids hiking

Fun Ways To Get Kids Outside and Learning About Nature

Environmental education works to help kids learn about nature in fun and engaging ways throughout their childhood. The main goal of environmental ...
tubefishing bass

What Makes a Good Tube Fishing Rod (3 Best Tube Rods)

Anyone hoping to catch bass can get the most out of fishing tubes. Tubes typically imitate small baitfish or crawfish, and bass ...
anglers by the lake

8 Reasons Why People Go Fishing and Like It

I’ve spent countless days sitting outside on the banks of rivers or a beach on the edge of a lake, just watching ...

Where to Buy a Hatchet or Ax (20+ Online & Local Sellers)

Getting into camping, bushcraft, or survival will inevitably lead you toward trying to find a high-quality hatchet or ax. These can be ...
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How to Use a Walkie-Talkie (Step-by-Step Guide with Photos)

The key to getting the most out of your walkie-talkie setup is knowing how to use it properly. At first glance, there ...
hatchet and knife

Hatchet vs Knife: Expert Camp Tool Comparison

Hatchets and knives have always been trademark tools for camping, survival, and bushcraft. Each of these tools makes everyday tasks achievable and ...
Hatchet vs Axe

A Full Hatchet vs Axe Comparison: Splitting Wood and Hairs

Humans started making tools millions of years ago, with the first axe showing up on record 1.8 million years ago. Every moment ...
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What is Drag on a Fishing Reel and How Does It Work?

When a monster grabs your line and starts to pull, you know you’re in for a fight. Over the years, fishing reels ...
Most Expensive Fishing Reels

The Most Expensive Fishing Reels Money Can (and Can’t) Buy

Buying the most expensive fishing reel you can find and heading out with high hopes of catching a monster is easy. The ...
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Where to Get a Fishing Reel Spooled and How Much It Costs

Every now and again, you will encounter issues with your fishing reel and will need it spooled with line again. No matter ...
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