What Is the Best All Around Fly Rod Weight?

fly fishing rod on dock

If you’re new to fly fishing, you’re probably overwhelmed with the details. Most people think fishing is an easy mission. You merely carry your rod, your bait, and you hit the water looking for some fish. When you get closer to the real thing, you understand why that’s a wrong assumption. There are a lot …

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How to Make a Generator Quiet for Camping: 10 Helpful Tips

portable generator at campsite

Feeling excited about your upcoming camping getaway? This is an excellent opportunity to disconnect from everyday stress, reconnect with nature, bond with your friends, and actually learn to enjoy the current moment, away from all the obligations that constantly bug you. While camping represents a chance to ditch technology, there are many benefits that come …

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Why Do Fly Reels Clack?

fly fishing reel up close

When you imagine fly fishing, you probably think of a person wading into shallow water, casting a line way out, waiting, and then finally that sweet clicking sound as they bring in a fish. But what is that clicking sound and why is it so ubiquitous to fly fishing? The “click” on a fly reel …

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What Are Colored Flashlight Lenses Used for?

blue flashlight in woods at night

While most people just use a regular flashlight without filters, there are specific situations where it makes more sense to have a colored filter or lens to change the color of the light. Blue flashlight lenses and red flashlight lenses are the most common, but green is also sometimes used. Colored flashlight lenses are used …

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Can You Spray Paint a Canvas Tent?

cans of spray paint

Canvas tents show up really plain because the focus is on the thick hard material and not designs. Not everyone wants a plain tent, and let’s face it, thick cotton fabric isn’t the most stylish camping option. You can use spray paint on a canvas tent, though it’s not the best solution most of the …

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Can 550 Paracord Really Hold 550 Lbs?

paracord bracelet

One of the common misconceptions we run into a lot is how the weight standards work with parachute cord (paracord). This leads to questions like “Can 550 paracord hold 550 lbs in a camping hammock?” The short answer is maybe for a short time, but you’re living on borrowed time at that point. 550 paracord …

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What Are the 5 C’s of Bushcraft?

Basic bushcraft gear

There’s no question that the popularity of learning survival skills, bushcraft, and even off the grid living have really taken off in recent years. Whether it’s getting away from the stresses of life, creating your dream piece of property away from the hustle & bustle, or prepping for if/when SHTF, picking up bushcraft skills is …

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