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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 ...
nikon aw130 review

Nikon AW130 Review: Rugged & Waterproof

The Nikon AW130 is one of my favorite rugged waterproof cameras. It's not perfect for everyone, but it does well in both photos and video, and better yet, I think it's tougher than the competition. This summ...
sjk slumberjack backpack

Field Report: SJK Carbine 2500 Backpack Review

I had been toying with the idea of buying a new hunting pack, but I hadn't had time to get it done before this year's bow hunting season for Idaho elk, so Chris hooked me up with the SJK Carbine 2500. He told m...
plano parallel bow case review

Review: Plano Parallel Limb Hard Bow Case

Right after you acquire your first bow, you're going to realize that you're missing something: a case. If your new bow is a compound hunting bow -- and you plan to go hunting -- you're going to need to protect ...
tg4 review

Olympus TG-4 Review: Rugged & Fast

The 16 megapixel Olympus Stylus TG-4 Tough waterproof camera is one of the best waterproof camera options available in 2016. Is it perfect? No. But it's darn good. In this review I'll cover the standout feature...
h2pro battery case

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...

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...