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10 Essential Camping Skills

10 Essential Camping Skills

Do you know these 10 essential camping skills? Learn them and they are bound to improve all your…
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Getting a fire started

Getting a fire started

Vin T. Sparano, as excerpted from Complete Guide to Camping and Wilderness Survival 1. CAMPFIRES To start a campfire, clear a site—always…
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Campfire Eats: 7 Simple Summer Campsite Recipes

Campfire Eats: 7 Simple Summer Campsite Recipes

For many folks, meal planning is the biggest thing to worry about when getting ready for a camping trip. Whether you’re backpacking, car…
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8 Fun Camping Hacks

8 Fun Camping Hacks

Camping doesn’t have to be expensive. Add some fun into your camping trips and save money with these eight…
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Getting the Most Out of Fall Camping

Getting the Most Out of Fall Camping

Many people think of summer as camping season, but if you are prepared, going afield during fall is much more pleasurable. Early spring should be…
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6 ATV Destinations to See Vibrant Fall Colors

6 ATV Destinations to See Vibrant Fall Colors

Soak up the autumn hues of red, orange, and yellow from the back of your four-wheeler. Riding through deciduous forests on the back of an ATV gives…
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Campfire 101

Campfire 101

When it comes to having a safe and comfortable camping experience, the ability to make a fire is critical. Whether it’s aiding in an emergency…
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The Freedom of Fall Canoe Camping

The Freedom of Fall Canoe Camping

For an exciting change of pace, if you already have a canoe, why not try canoe camping? Fall is a great time of the year to be outside and on the…
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Campfire Cooking: Food Tastes Better in the Outdoors

Campfire Cooking: Food Tastes Better in the Outdoors

When you’re out camping, the last thing you want to deal with is a messy and complicated meal. Especially because you don’t want to be…
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Paddle Your Way To See The Best Fall Colors

Paddle Your Way To See The Best Fall Colors

It’s hard not to get a scenic vista when you’re paddling. Throw in the changing colors of autumn, however, and you’re in for a real…
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5 Best ATV Rides to See Fall Foliage in The United States

5 Best ATV Rides to See Fall Foliage in The United States

Of the four seasons, fall is by far the most popular for riding ATVs that seat one or two people, and “side-by-sides” that seat two to…
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Hunting: How to Read the Land for Deer

Hunting: How to Read the Land for Deer

Most how-to deer hunting pieces tell you how to set a treestand or how to trim a shooting lane. Some may even offer some wisdom on setting up between…
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5 Amazing Weekend Fall Hikes Across the U.S.

5 Amazing Weekend Fall Hikes Across the U.S.

The warm days and crisp, cool nights of autumn make the perfect conditions for a weekend hiking and camping excursion. There is nothing quite like…
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Fall Camping Essentials—10 Items You Need to Have

Fall Camping Essentials—10 Items You Need to Have

Every year, it feels like the summer camping and backpacking season flies by in a flash. If where you live is like my region of the US, your outdoor…
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Fish Here This Fall—5 Reel-Screaming Adventures

Fish Here This Fall—5 Reel-Screaming Adventures

Autumn is the season of dynamic changes for fishermen, and sort of a mirror image of spring. Where spawning runs typically define spring fishing,…
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How to Hunt Whitetail Deer—A Beginner’s Guide

How to Hunt Whitetail Deer—A Beginner’s Guide

As much as America is a country defined by grit, franchise hamburgers, and interstate highways, you could also say ours is a nation defined by deer.…
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Best Fall Camping Adventures To Do Right Now!

Best Fall Camping Adventures To Do Right Now!

It’s mid-September, and instead of sitting in bumper to bumper traffic awaiting your turn at the Yosemite National Park  entry gate,…
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Best Places to Fish in the South This Fall

Best Places to Fish in the South This Fall

Redfish are starting to move inshore and set up at the mouths of bays, inlets and deltas as their annual spawning run commences. The bottom line for…
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A Guide to Fall Foraging in the U.S.

A Guide to Fall Foraging in the U.S.

It’s September, and the coming of fall equals an abundance of autumnal harvest…in the woods. Foraging is currently all the rage at top…
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Shoot Your Way To Catching More Crappies

Shoot Your Way To Catching More Crappies

Crappie fishing is often associated with open water, cane poles, live minnows and brush piles, but by the time autumn arrives the popular panfish…
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How To Find Your Deer After The Shot

How To Find Your Deer After The Shot

Despite what we may see on television, deer usually do not drop in their tracks at the shot. Sometimes, too, “stuff” happens and the shot…
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Super-Clean Your Guns The Easy Way

Super-Clean Your Guns The Easy Way

There is an old saying in the gun world, “Firearms have only two enemies – Rust and Politicians.” Be kind to your guns and they…
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Basic Gear for the New Deer Hunter

Basic Gear for the New Deer Hunter

While deer hunting takes many forms in a variety of different habitats and terrains, one thing is for certain: The more time you can spend afield,…
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Top 10 Tips for Camping Beginners

Top 10 Tips for Camping Beginners

Here’s the picture:  you’re sitting around a campfire, roasting weenies and telling ghost stories as the night closes in around you.…
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What Makes a Good Deer Bullet?

What Makes a Good Deer Bullet?

I remember being just old enough to legally hunt big game in New York State—back then, you had to be 16 to hunt big game—and carrying a…
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5 Amazing Dirt Motorcycle Trails in Arkansas

5 Amazing Dirt Motorcycle Trails in Arkansas

Whether you’re a novice or an expert, it’s important to know where to find the best stretches of trail to unleash your inner dirt bike…
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How to care for your camping gear

How to care for your camping gear

Your camping gear, especially the fundamental pieces, constitute a sizeable investment—certainly enough to warrant taking good care of them.…
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Preparing for fall camping

Preparing for fall camping

Fall is one of the best times of the year for camping and hiking. The changing colors, crisp days, and cool nights are just a few of the reasons that…
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An essential tool: The hatchet

An essential tool: The hatchet

Vin T. Sparano, as excerpted from Complete Guide to Camping and Wilderness Survival HATCHETS Way back when trees were plentiful, many campers…
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Why The .22 LR  Is America’s Favorite Cartridge To Shoot

Why The .22 LR Is America’s Favorite Cartridge To Shoot

There is a reason the world consumes millions of rounds of .22 LR ammunition each year. The popular .22 offers almost no recoil, so it’s easy…
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10 Tips for Safely Riding ATVs

10 Tips for Safely Riding ATVs

ATVs—shorthand for “all terrain vehicles”—are one way to explore areas of land that you might not otherwise be able to…
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10 Best Hunting Cartridges for Whitetail Deer

10 Best Hunting Cartridges for Whitetail Deer

Choosing a list of top 10 favorite deer hunting cartridges is no easy task, particularly since there are so many suitable cartridges that could make…
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Deer Rifles—How to Choose The Perfect Gun

Deer Rifles—How to Choose The Perfect Gun

It is fall, which means that the leaves are changing and gun writers are doing articles on the “Great American Deer Rifle.” Picking out a…
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How To Shoot Big Game Accurately at Long Range

How To Shoot Big Game Accurately at Long Range

When it comes to long-range shooting at big game animals like deer and elk, the best advice is don’t do it. Do your hunting before you pull the…
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Want To Shoot Your Shotgun Better? Get Stupid.

Want To Shoot Your Shotgun Better? Get Stupid.

“You have the greatest computer in the history of the world sitting on your shoulders. If you want to shoot a shotgun well, get out of its…
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Youth Trap—How to Join In the Fun Right Now

Youth Trap—How to Join In the Fun Right Now

In the world we live in today with guns socially demonized and most schools being gun-free zones with zero tolerance, who would have imagined that in…
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Summer Prep Equals a Better Fall Deer Season

Summer Prep Equals a Better Fall Deer Season

It’s hard to think about frosty mornings at hunting camp this time of the year. The outside temperature for many of us is still hovering around…
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The Essential Gear You Need When Riding ATVs

The Essential Gear You Need When Riding ATVs

ATVs are off-road vehicles, designed to allow access to trails and other hard-to-reach areas. The earliest designs from the 1970s were three-wheeled.…
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Handgun Basics—4 Easy Steps to Shoot Like A Pro

Handgun Basics—4 Easy Steps to Shoot Like A Pro

The handgun is the toughest of the three primary firearms to master. Rifles and shotguns are fired from the shoulder, which provides a more stable…
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How to Choose Your First Handgun—Step Outside

How to Choose Your First Handgun—Step Outside

The term “handgun” covers a lot of ground, from easy-to-conceal pocket pistols to specialty single-shots designed for hunting big game.…
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Handgun Shooting—4 Ways to Quickly Improve Your Skills

Handgun Shooting—4 Ways to Quickly Improve Your Skills

If you are a new handgun owner, it’s important that you seek some training in the basics of shooting. Learning the rules of gun safety is also…
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Scope Mounting—How to Get It Perfect Every Time

Scope Mounting—How to Get It Perfect Every Time

Scopes are a fixture on today’s rifles and one primary factor in how they will perform is how well they are installed. It’s not all that…
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10 Essential Pieces of Summer Gear for Beginning Hikers

10 Essential Pieces of Summer Gear for Beginning Hikers

Summer is a great time to get outdoors and experience the wonders of nature -- on foot.  If you’ve thought about hiking, you should know…
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5 Cool Spots for ATV Off-Roading in Arkansas

5 Cool Spots for ATV Off-Roading in Arkansas

Arkansans understand the need for adventure. Off-roading is the perfect remedy for the thrill bug. If you’re searching for an exciting…
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5 Amazing Water Trails You Need To Try Right Now!

5 Amazing Water Trails You Need To Try Right Now!

Mountains have them, municipalities have them, so why shouldn’t waterways have them as well? I’m talking about trails that keep you on a…
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7 Simple Rules Every Paddler Should Know

7 Simple Rules Every Paddler Should Know

Getting out on the water is one of the most relaxing ways to enjoy summer days outdoors. To keep everyone safe and to enjoy your paddling days even…
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Shoot Like A Pro With These 7 Simple Steps

Shoot Like A Pro With These 7 Simple Steps

The key to becoming a good shooter is that you and your rifle must work in unison. Good shooting starts by learning to control your breathing and…
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10 Best Campgrounds for Cool Summer Camping

10 Best Campgrounds for Cool Summer Camping

It’s sweltering out, and the air conditioning is beckoning, but you’re longing to get away on just one more camping trip of the summer.…
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10 Awesome Vacations Your Fishing Family Will Love

10 Awesome Vacations Your Fishing Family Will Love

Fishing with the family is always funs, but  not everybody who lives under your roof may like to fish 24/7. And if you have teens, they might…
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31 Quick & Easy Trail Tips For First-Time Four-Wheelers

31 Quick & Easy Trail Tips For First-Time Four-Wheelers

If you just bought your first 4x4, congratulations! But if you’re new to the world of four-wheeling, the notion of putting that brand-new truck…
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