Can a Shotgun Take Down a Bear?

roaring grizzly bear

One of the topics that came up when I was first moving to Alaska was what type of firearm I could carry around for safety’s sake. Especially what type of “bear gun” I needed to be carrying for that worst case scenario. At the end I went with two (not to mention the bear spray) …

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Finding Your Ideal Backpacking Saw: Know Your Options

Nordic pocket saw for survival

Finding the right outdoor gear is important before any expedition. This is true whether you are camping, backpacking, or gearing up for a wilderness survival adventure to challenge your skills. Having the right gear is crucial, and that includes having versatile multi-tools that can help you out of a lot of situations in a pinch …

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Do Climbing Tree Stands Damage Trees?

standalone deer hunting stand

Protecting the great outdoors is a natural reaction when you spend so much time in nature whether camping, hiking, hunting, fishing, or just simply enjoying what the natural world has to offer. Tree strands are a major part of hunting, especially deer hunting. That being said, there are some concerns that tree stands can damage …

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Can You Use A Camping Stove Indoors?

full-sized propane camping stove

There are a few reasons to consider using a camping stove indoors instead of outside while on a camping trip. However, it’s very important to realize that is only safe with certain types of camping stoves and only in well ventilated conditions. In other cases, trying to use one of these indoors could lead to …

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Best Fly Rod Weight for Trout: Beginner’s Guide

old fly fisherman trout fishing

Choosing the right fly rod can seem like a daunting task as you stand in front of twenty different fly rods that look identical. Different prices, weights, pieces, and casting styles all need to be taken into consideration. The most important factor in buying a fly rod is undoubtedly the weight. So before you spend …

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How to Clean a Smelly Tent

two guys camping out

Camping is an amazing experience and one of my favorite hobbies. My family has camped for as long as I can remember, and sometimes for weeks or months on end when traveling. And the end of a whole family sleeping in a tent for weeks on end…the tent can carry some odors. That’s for sure. …

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What Are the Different Sizes of Paracord?

green paracord

Paracord has an interesting history, and is an example of something that started out with one use but because of its versatility continued to thrive in others. Since parachute cord, aka paracord, was developed in the military in total there are six officially recognized sizes of paracord: 95 cord, 275 cord, 325 cord, 425 cord, …

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