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10 Best Gifts for Backpackers

You need gear to go backpacking, and backpackers need gifts, so here's the 10 best gifts for backpackers. Photo location? Ship Island Lake. We're ...
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Intex Mariner 4 Inflatable Raft Review

The Intex Mariner 4 Inflatable Boat Set -- an inexpensive but large and durable raft -- offers the best bang for your buck that I've ever seen in an i...
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Cabela’s Stowaway 6 Fly Rod Review

When I first took the Cabela's Stowaway 6 fly rod fishing on the Lochsa River I was blown away by how well it fished. Why? The Stowaway 6 is a travel ...
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The North Face Stormbreak 1 Tent Review

The North Face Stormbreak 1 Tent tops our list of the 7 Best Backpacking Tents for the Money in the 1-person category, and for good reason: The North ...
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Echo Carbon XL Review

The 9-foot 5-weight Echo Carbon XL is a joy to cast and fish. As far as fly rod reviews go, most everyone has a slightly different opinion, but betwee...

20 Stocking Stuffers for Hunters

Great stocking stuffers for hunters will, of course, fit into a stocking, but more importantly, they should be reasonably inexpensive -- under $50. Mo...