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Do You Need a Waterproof Camera in the Age of the Smartphone?

Apr

8

Do You Need a Waterproof Camera in the Age of the Smartphone?

AS THE CAMERA on my iPhone gets better and better, I suddenly find myself taking more pictures with it than with my big Canon DSLR. At the same time, I find myself getting cool photos I might not otherwise have gotten at all because I almost always have my iPhone. But it’s a catch-22: I […]

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Top 8 Waterproof Cameras for Wet and Rugged Adventure

Apr

4

Top 8 Waterproof Cameras for Wet and Rugged Adventure

HERE’S WHY YOU need a waterproof camera — to capture your best adventures in rugged, wild, and watery places. The way to do it is with a waterproof camera, plain and simple. With today’s outdoor camera options, there’s no need to agonize over the tech specs, either: All of these underwater-ready, shockproof and dust-proof point-and-shoot […]

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How to Choose a Backpacking Tent

Feb

17

How to Choose a Backpacking Tent

Picking the best backpacking tent seems easy — right up until you struggle to set up your tent in middle of a rainstorm on the side of a mountain. The decisions you make now will affect you later. If you’re like many new backpackers, if you buy the wrong tent, you’ll have to suffer through […]

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Snowfall Ready: Gloves and Sleds for Backyard Boys and Beyond

Feb

8

Snowfall Ready: Gloves and Sleds for Backyard Boys and Beyond

IF THE SNOW is falling and you’re huddled up next to a fire, you’re missing out on all the fun. I admit, I am writing this post because I failed my boys by not being ready for snow in two simple ways: I didn’t have a sled or good gloves. Clearly, a man needs both […]

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The PowerPot X 10-watt Portable Generator Will Charge Your Smartphone on the Trail

Jan

12

The PowerPot X 10-watt Portable Generator Will Charge Your Smartphone on the Trail

I CAN’T REMEMBER the last backpacking trip I made without my iPhone, and while I sometimes carry an extra charging battery, I usually just keep my iPhone use to a minimum. For longer trips or heavy smartphone users, look to The PowerPot X, a cool portable generator that turns heat into electricity, available now via […]

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Why Flashlights Make Great Gifts for Men — and the 5 Types Every Man Should Own

Dec

8

Why Flashlights Make Great Gifts for Men — and the 5 Types Every Man Should Own

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EVERY MAN I know wants more flashlights, and at the very least, can appreciate a good flashlight. Flashlights aren’t exactly the most imaginative gift, but frankly, you just can’t go wrong. A man can always stow an extra flashlight in the pickup, the boat, in the toolbox, garage, or under the bed. Always. Besides, flashlights […]

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