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The Best Trout Flies: Ants!

When I was younger, I spent an undue amount of time trying to match the hatch, and I've had success doing it -- but the trouble is, the hatches don't often come on strong when I happen to be out on the water. E...
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Olympus TG-4 Review: Rugged & Fast

The 16 megapixel Olympus Stylus TG-4 Tough waterproof camera is one of the best point-and-shoot rugged camera options available in 2015. Is it perfect? No. But it's darn good. In this review I'll cover the stan...
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Mophie Makes ‘Juice Pack’ Battery Case Waterproof

Mophie, the maker of the popular line of smartphone "juice pack" battery cases, will soon release a new rugged and waterproof iPhone 6 battery case -- the juice pack H2PRO. Obviously, for adventurers everywh...
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How to Get Started Backpacking

Why should you get started backpacking? To see hidden backcountry gems -- and to recharge.The best way to get started backpacking is by learning from an experienced friend -- that's how I got started. Backpac...
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7 Steps: How to Save Weight Backpacking

Backpacking is more fun when you can lighten your load -- here's tips for saving weight backpacking. Learning to save weight backpacking is all about making compromises and smart decisions. Sure, you can sh...
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The Ultimate Backpacking Gear List

When it comes time to pack for a backpacking trip, it's hard to know what gear to take -- or how much. Every experienced backpacker has a story about packing something silly, like Diet Coke cans that exploded i...