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Whether you’re looking to spend 100 nights on the trail or want to stick to a tight budget, we’ve found the best backpacking tents of 2021. A tent is one of the biggest investments you’ll make when getting into backpacking. And although sleeping bags and sleeping pads are arguably as important to a good night’s sleep,
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Dandelions aren’t just weeds In today’s world, people want everything to be neat, tidy and uniform – including their yards. The grass, we’re told, should be one smooth, green carpet. But that’s easier said than done! Everyone knows that if you don’t pull them or spray them, “weeds” such as dandelions will be the first
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Congratulations to Vietfotos.idalands for winning the recent The Elements photography assignment with the image, “Morning Light.” View the winning image and a selection of submissions in the gallery below. And be sure to check out our current photography assignment here and enter your best shots! Winner: “Morning Light” By Vietfotos.idalands “I woke up at 4 a.m. and
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Derrek Sigler   05.11.21 There are two kinds of anglers out there – those that are strictly catch and release, and those who like to bring home some of their catch for a tasty dinner. No offense to the former, but I definitely fall into the carnivore category. I love to eat fish. And for those of
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Stay comfortable and agile on the trail with the best hiking shoes for men and women. From day trips to thru-hikes, we’ve got you covered. Summer means long days, warm temps, and miles on the trail. And while we love a good pair of hiking boots, a hiking shoe is best for many trail adventures.
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A while back, I wrote a Tip of the Week with the same title that appears above. “Installment 1” of Freaky Photo Fallacies received lots of great feedback, so below is installment 2. As with the first installment, I want to lighten things up a bit yet still provide information that ups your photo game.
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Photo By Marlon Porter “While walking along the shoreline of the Lakefront Promenade Park in Toronto, Canada, a mother swan spotted us and swam over with her three babies in tow riding safely between her wings,” explains Marlon Porter. “She waddled up onto the sand, and her tiny chicks plopped out and curiously walked over
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Luke Cuenco   05.07.21 Slings are an often-misunderstood accessory by many shooters and probably for good reason – we aren’t used to carrying our rifles for long periods of time. Those in the military are properly trained to field such items and I personally had the opportunity to learn some great ways that a sling can go
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Home » Packs » The Best Fanny Packs of 2021 Call them what you will — waist packs, hip packs, lumbar bags — it all boils down to the same thing: a fanny pack. All the rage in the ’90s and the topic of much ridicule in the decades since, hip/waist/fanny packs are almost certainly here
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Summer is almost here, and many photographers are itching to hit the road on a photography adventure after a year of having to stay close to home. We’ve compiled 20 destinations that offer interesting landscape, wildlife and atmospheric photography opportunities. These summer photography road trip locations are sure to provide stunning scenes, plenty of photographic
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Derrek Sigler   05.07.21 We all use batteries for some part of our daily life, whether it’s your cell phone, car, computer or more. Batteries are everywhere, including your fishing boat. Deep Cycle  batteries are what you need to run your boat’s trolling motor and other accessories. There are several different types of deep cycle marine batteries
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Home » Climbing » Yosemite to Require Special Permits for Overnight Climbing Expeditions A Wilderness Climbing Permit will be required for all climbers staying overnight, beginning this month. In an effort to understand climbing patterns and ensure ecologically safe practices, Yosemite National Park will soon require some climbers to purchase a special permit, park officials announced
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We received over 1,000 entries to our Great Outdoors 2020 photo contest, capturing unique natural phenomena, dramatic, sweeping vistas and intimate portraits of wildlife. We will be announcing the winners soon. Here we’re pleased to share a slideshow of the 30 finalist images. “Snakes Alive” by Dan Mottaz Like giant chess pieces, the sea stacks
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Luke Cuenco   05.05.21 It has taken me a long time to truly understand the value of a flash hider when it comes to shooting modern sporting rifles like the AR-15. Since I am not finding myself in frontline combat, the thought of needing to hide the flash of my rifle hadn’t really weighed much on me
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Hands-free lighting is a necessity for all sorts of outdoor activities. Here, we line up the best headlamps of the year. Headlamps are a hotly contested item here in the GearJunkie office. We each have our favorites, and the arguments get hot over what works and what doesn’t. Listen, when it comes down to it,
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Photo By Lorenzo Cassina Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Flamingo Heart” by Lorenzo Cassina. Location: Flamingo Gardens in Davie, Florida. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on
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Make the most of your home away from home by choosing the best camping tent for your adventure. We found the top car camping and family camping tents for every budget and use. Choosing a camping tent is a big decision and investment. A leaky, poorly designed tent can quickly ruin a camping trip. But
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Photo By Steve Hirsch Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Pfeiffer Rush” by Steve Hirsch. Location: Pfeiffer Beach, California. “The ‘Keyhole’ in the rock formation at Pfeiffer beach in Big Sur is a favorite for photographers,” says Hirsch. “I used a long exposure to create the leading lines in this exposure.” Want to get your
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Trent Marsh   05.03.21 Aside from your weapon and your clothing, your hunting pack is probably the next most important piece of gear you can take on a hunt. Without it, it’s tough to get the rest of your gear into the woods, after all. Choosing a pack is a lot like choosing clothes. Just because a
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Planning to hit the trails but don’t want to sacrifice comfort at camp? Invest in a backpacking chair. No matter how cool or how comfy a camp chair is, it’s not a backpacking chair unless you can carry it. For this review, we looked for chairs that offer a good balance of support and durability, are
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You never realize how the pieces of your life are fitting together as it’s happening. Then one day, you find yourself swimming through a world-class wave making photos of the world’s best surfers, and you take stock of how you got there. So many little things in my life, from where I was born to