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How to Choose the Best Fly Rod for Trout

If you want to learn how to fly fish for trout, you need a fly fishing rod -- but which one? Fly rods come in different lengths and "weights" of rods, not to mention a wide range of prices and even cork handle...
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The Last GoPro Review You’ll Ever Need

From the GoPro HERO3+ to the not-yet-released HERO4, the challenge isn't figuring out which GoPro version you need -- that's easy. The challenge isn't even choosing which action sports camera to buy, no, the...
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Required Gear: A Big DSLR Camera?

I’ve taken some sweet photos over the last several years. A great shot starts with recognizing the subject and putting yourself in the right position to capture it. Framing the shot is key, too, and while...
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World’s Most Dangerous Ride?

If you're afraid of heights, you might not want to watch this video of Adam Riemann ride his motorcycle along a high and narrow Himalayan trail carved from the sheer face of a cliff that plunges hundreds of...
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Best Backpacking Spoon: Optimus Titanium Long Spoon

An eating utensil seems like a simple thing -- until you don't have one. Remember getting a pudding in your packed lunch when you were a kid . . . but then realized you didn't have a spoon? Sure, you scooped...
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How to Choose the Best Backpacking Pack

With so many options, choosing a backpacking pack is crazy hard for a beginner. While you can survive with most any pack, consider this: Your enjoyment of a hidden backcountry gem can be influenced by the pain...
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How to Choose the Best Backpacking Sleeping Bag 2014

Choosing a backpacking sleeping bag can be a nerve-wracking experience -- but it doesn't have to be. You can obsess over the size and shape of your bag, obsess over the material or cost, or you can understand...