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Camping on Reed Island on the Columbia River

One of the great aspects of camping is that it is a guarantee of adventure. Camping for me is a never-ending learning experience, and our trip to Reed Island in the Columbia River was full of learning and...
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Hennessy Hammock in Action

Friday evening had finally arrived and my good friend Eric and I where taking two of our boys each -- so four kids -- camping on Reed Island in the Columbia River.  To get to the island, we were boating out...
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Lawson Blue Ridge Camping Hammock: Best of Two Worlds

EVERYONE LOVES A HAMMOCK. That's why, when I started searching for a backpacking tent, I chose the Lawson Blue Ridge Camping Hammock. Sometimes it's hard to find a nice flat place to pitch a tent and sleep on...
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Lifetime Sport Fisher Kayak Review

QUICK ANSWER: YES, the Lifetime Sport Fisher Kayak is well-built for the $550+ price tag. I have been using the olive Lifetime "Sport Fisher" version for fishing with my boys who are ages ten and seven. If...
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New Remington R51 Pistol Reinvents the Subcompact

ONE OF THE more interesting new subcompact conceal carry pistols to hit the market this year is coming from Remington -- yes, Remington. The new handgun is the R51, a 9mm +P that is designed with an easy...
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52 Switch Backs Straight Up Beacon Rock

  Beacon Rock is the last standing remnants of the core of an ancient volcano. It stands an 848-foot monolith in the Columbia Basin on the Washington side.  Ice-age floods cut and gashed their...