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How To Use Bear Spray Properly to Survive a Bear Attack

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A fundamental necessity of any backpacker’s gear cache is a water filter. Anyone spending more than a day or so in the field runs...
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Kelty Coyote vs Kelty Tioga Review: Internal vs External Frame Backpack

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Avoid Blisters: Choose Hiking Shoes or Boots That Fit Right

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There’s no substitute for a great pair of trekking pants. While a poorly fitting pair of outdoor pants will be uncomfortable and constricting on...
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