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ONE Polarized Sunglasses

ONE Polarized Sunglasses

We just received a new shipment of ONE Polarized Sunglasses. We have everything from aviators to fishing specific styles. Stop by the store and pick up a pair.

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Are You Packing Too Much Gear?

Are You Packing Too Much Gear?

The more you go camping, the better you understand what you need and what you don’t need to pack. You’ll ditch the camping pack list and instinctively know what to grab from your gear closet. It can take years of trial and error before you dial in your perfect camping setup, however. You may find yourself packing things that you never once touch during your camping trip. Here’s a tip more »

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End of Winter Sale

End of Winter Sale

Just in time for spring break we’ve marked down all of our winter clothing, hats, and gloves 50% off. Popular brands such as Outdoor Research, Marmot, White Sierra, Fayettechill, Nativ, and Ten Tree all have items marked down. Come by the store before they all disappear.

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How to Pack a Backpack for Hiking

How to Pack a Backpack for Hiking

You don’t want to just shove all of your outdoor gear into your hiking backpack and hit the trail. Being purposeful with how you pack a backpack for hiking makes it easier to carry your gear, lowers the risk of injury, and makes it more convenient to access all of your gear. Here’s how to pack a backpack for a hiking trip. Lay everything out One of the easiest ways more »

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Trail Food and Texture

Trail Food and Texture

There’s a lot to think about when choosing food for backpacking trips. Nutrition matters, weight matters, and flavor matters, too. Something that people sometimes forget to consider, however, is texture. Think about the textures of trail foods next time you’re planning a backpacking trip. Foods can get boring Eating the same foods over and over gets repetitive and tedious when you’re on the trail. Backpacking burns a lot of calories, more »

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The Best Camping Tip is Camping

The Best Camping Tip is Camping

You can find massive amounts of camping hacks and camping tips online. You can ask friends for camping advice, and you can pick up some tips from the folks at your local camping store. The best way to get better at camping, however, is by spending more time outdoors. Research is good, but experience is better The internet is a great resource for finding camping tips and information about spending more »

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7 Reasons to Start Hiking

7 Reasons to Start Hiking

Hiking is a really simple activity that’s easy for beginners to pick up. Whether you want to learn more about hiking, or you need a some help convincing a friend or family member to start hiking with you, here are seven reasons to start hiking! Hiking is fun Breathing in fresh air, feeling the sun on your face, and experiencing the great outdoors is both fun and rewarding. One of more »

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Overrated Backpacking Gear

Overrated Backpacking Gear

You know those celebrities who are famous for being famous? You’re not quite sure what they do, but for whatever reason they are household names. Some backpacking gear is like that. You see them on countless packing lists for backpacking trips, but they are as important as they are popular. Here are a few of the most overrated backpacking gear items. Bring them if you want them; just realize that more »

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Do I Need A Hiking Pack Cover?

Do I Need A Hiking Pack Cover?

Nobody wants to hike with more gear than they actually need. It’s not always easy to distinguish between necessary and unnecessary hiking gear, though. You may have heard that a hiking pack cover is one of those redundant items that adds weight without adding real benefit. While it’s true that they aren’t always necessary, pack covers can actually be quite useful. The arguments Why do people take issue with pack more »

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Why Lightweight Isn’t Always the Right Weight

Why Lightweight Isn’t Always the Right Weight

Ounce counting is a dangerous game. It’s easy to get caught up in slashing hiking pack weight. Some think that losing as many ounces as possible is the key to being comfortable on long backpacking trips. Or maybe they just want to brag about a sub 15-pound pack weight. Either way, reducing pack weight becomes an obsession. Ounces are eliminated at any cost. Pardon the dramatics. It’s true that reducing more »

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