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Spyderco Dragonfly 2 Knife Review

As everyday carry (EDC) knives go, I find the Spyderco Dragonfly 2 a bit small -- but that's the point, too. For everyday carry, I prefer a knife with a bigger blade, but sometimes I'm going places where local ...

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 t...
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How to Choose a Backpacking Tent

Picking the best backpacking tent seems easy in 2016 -- 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 y...
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Klymit Static V2 Backpacking Sleeping Pad Review

The Klymit Static V2 inflatable sleeping pad offers one of the best lightweight backpacking pad experiences for your money. In fact, if you're on a tight budget, it's the best deal going in 2016: At around $60,...
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Make Your Own Lightweight Survival Kit

A first-aid kit is a good start, but if you're heading off the beaten path or diving deep into the woods -- especially in places that could have extreme weather -- you really need to amp up your first-aid kit b...
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The Best Go Bags for Everything You Do

One of the biggest challenges with living a modern life is that you're busy. Everyone is busy, always busy -- too busy to have any fun, and certainly too busy to get outside, right? There is a way to gain time,...
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Best First-Aid Kits for Camping

The two bandages in your wallet don't count as a first-aid kit for camping -- better to be prepared with a real kit. The best first-aid kits for camping in 2016 and beyond are those that have a lot of core ...