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Quick Tip: Use Rock Salt to Lower the Temperature of your Cooler

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Okay, this might be a stretch seeing as it’s late February and this is a tip about using rock salt to make your portable cooler lower in temperature. But a guy can dream about the hot summer months, can’t he? … more

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First Glance: Grayl Filtration Cup

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I rarely if ever bring water with me on back-country fishing adventures any more. Instead I bring some type of filter or filter bottle. Technology in this realm has gotten so good and so light there’s simply no reason to … more

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First Glance: DeLORME inReach SE Satellite Communicator

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A couple of months ago I gave a little review of the Spot Generation 3 “personal locator beacon”, which I like quite a bit due to its smaller size relative to predecessors. It’s a solid unit that works as advertised. … more

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Video: Smith ChromaPop Lenses Explained

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I’ll admit it, I’m a total sunglass snob and pretty much only wear glass lenses for their high quality and abrasion resistance. I have, however, been wearing a new pair of Smith ChromaPop “plastic” lenses and am amazed by their … more

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Quick Tip: Use Archery Fletching Powder to Dry Your Flies

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I’ve got a little secret for you. You know that ten-dollar, two-ounce bottle of “Shake and Bake” you put on your dry flies to keep them riding a little higher? That stuff is expensive. Like really, really expensive! While convenient … more

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First Glance: Ghillie Kettle Outdoor Stove

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Towards the end of last year I started using a new piece of equipment for which the design is actually 100+ years old.  It’s called a Ghillie Kettle and it does the same things a Jet Boil, two-burner, or whisperlite does–namely … more

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First Glance: Smithfly Digi Pouch

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What’s this? A fishing company that has made a product specifically for photography?  That’s right., Smithfly, makers of the modular packs, bags, waist packs and belts, has added the Digi Pouch to their expanding line of quality products that are … more

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Video: Streamworks Nighthawk Lighted Pliers

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Brent Brauner of Streamworks explains their newest addition to the company’s lineup, a patent protected pair of 7-inch LED-lighted pliers that retail for $59.98

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Video: SOG Bladelight Folding Knife

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Chris Cashbaugh of SOG specialty knives and tools explains the new Bladelight Folding knife, which has three LEDs on each side of the blade and could make for a very handy camping, fishing, or boat tool.  MSRP is $85.00

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OmniSpool Switchbox Line Management System

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Do you travel to fish? Do you have a pile of different lines for a specific line weight? Do you fish a floating line and sinking line in the same outing? Do you buy expensive separate spools for your reels … more

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