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Panasonic TS6 Review: All-Around Waterproof Greatness

The Panasonic TS6 is a surprisingly great rugged and waterproof camera. Over the summer, thanks to the pros at B&H Photo Video, I was able to put it to work while rafting on a river, camping, swimming in a ...
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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. ...
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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...
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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 th...
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How to Choose the Best Backpacking Sleeping Bag

Choosing a backpacking sleeping bag in 2016 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 unde...
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Take the Rod

When I go backpacking, I usually bring along a 7.5' three-weight fly rod. It's light and packable. It's also a Three Forks combo from Cabela's, which makes it a low-end-yet-high-quality rod that's a wicked good...