Winter Boots Buyer's Guide

September 13, 2019
Winter means different things in different parts of the country. Considering it might dump 24" of snow overnight in the Rockies, pour 2" of rain in 24 hours in the Pacific Northwest or send the…
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Fleece Apparel Buyer's Guide

June 18, 2019
In the garment industry today a lot of fabrics are called fleece, yet they look very different and their performance varies widely. When you know the difference, you’ll be able to make a more…
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Are You Neglecting to Hunt Micro Deer Hotspots?

December 13, 2018
Most deer hunters favor big chunks of territory and deer stands that overlook large areas. But some of the biggest bucks get neglected by this tendency to always think larger tracts and more…
News & Tips: 12 Things to Know About Hunting the Four Phases of the Rut...

12 Things to Know About Hunting the Four Phases of the Rut

October 26, 2018
For deer hunters, “the rut” is a magical time that elicits images of broad-shouldered bucks with swollen necks fighting for dominance and chasing does with abandon. It’s portrayed in TV shows as a…
News & Tips: How to Build a Winter Kayaking Safety Kit (video)...

How to Build a Winter Kayaking Safety Kit (video)

January 18, 2018
Kayaking in the winter can be very enjoyable but it does present risky situations that you must be prepared for. Consider the unpredictability of the cold weather and how it presents many challenging…
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6 Tips for Winter Hammock Camping (video)

January 3, 2018
In north woods, we don't let a little thing like winter get in the way of camping enjoyment. We just adapt, gear up and conquer. Hammock camping is the rage right now for a lot of good reasons. A…
News & Tips: Snowy Weather Can be Great for Deer Hunting...

Snowy Weather Can be Great for Deer Hunting

December 18, 2017
If a snowstorm blows in during the last free day you have to hunt for the season, don’t smash the alarm buzzer down and roll over. Some surprisingly good deer hunting can take place even during a…
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Stephen Browning’s Best Tactics for Cold-Water Bass (video)

December 6, 2017
When it comes to catching winter bass, Bassmaster Elite pro Stephen Browning isn’t shy about fishing shallow water. The Arkansas-based angler will fish two to eight foot depths in the back of creeks…
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50 Campfires Answers 6 Common Questions About Dressing for Cold Weather

November 17, 2017
While it seems like dressing in layers for cold weather is a simple process, each year people ask the same questions. Do I really lose more heat from my head? How exactly does wind chill affect me?…
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3 Kayak Fall Fishing Accessories

October 4, 2017
Unlike summer, fall fishing from a kayak can be a little more difficult. The winds are back, the weather starts cool and can get warmer or cooler depending on the forecast, and fish just aren’t as…
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Prepare Yourself for Winter Kayak Paddling (video)

October 4, 2017
Winter kayak fishing can be a great escape from the hustle and bustle in town. To do so in most areas you’ll need to beef up your wardrobe since the temperature will be around or below freezing for…
News & Tips: 16 Winter Hiking Boot Tips for the Beginner...

16 Winter Hiking Boot Tips for the Beginner

January 26, 2017
Hikers love nature and getting outdoors away from the busy lives they lead. Communing with nature however does have its challenges, especially in winter for the beginning hiker. Learning how to keep…