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Dark Energy Poseidon – The Ultimate Outdoor Charger

Admit it: You’ve been standing in line at your local superstore, and have been tempted to buy one of those semi-disposable portable battery chargers for your next camping trip. Heck, maybe you thought
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Gear Review: The 5 Best Backpacking Tents

The Exped Mira II Hyperlite tent in Idaho’s White Cloud Mountains. By Michael Lanza The best backpacking tents on the market today only superficially resemble the tents most of us pitched in the
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Hi-Tec Trail Ox Winter 200 I WP Boot Review

Living in the Upper-Midwest, I believe that I have a greater understanding of what “cold” really is. In fact, Minnesota boasts the sixth coldest temperature ever recorded in the United States at -60º
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5 Tips For Spending Less on Hiking and Backpacking Gear

By Michael Lanza My first two-person tent set me back only about twice what you’d pay today for a good, single-burner backpacking stove. It weighed several pounds and was bulky for backpacking. I nick
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15 Adventures on Earth That Will Change Your Life

By Michael Lanza “Change your life.” That’s a tall order, isn’t it? I mean, how many experiences have that magnitude of impact on you? I can think of several that overhauled my perspective on life, or
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Why and When to Spend More on Outdoor Gear

By Michael Lanza You need a new backpack, backpacking tent, rain jacket, boots, or a sleeping bag. You’ve read some reviews. You’ve winnowed your short list to a handful of possible choices—with a sig
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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Fire

You know the feeling. You’ve been wandering around the department store for the past 2 hours. Reading packaging…picking up items…putting them back down. It’s almost like the holiday gift-buying season
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