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Nebo Redline Bike Mount Flashlight

Nebo Redline Bike Mount Flashlight

Biking at night requires some light, and you have a lot of choices for how to accomplish that — from glow necklaces to reflectors to headlamps. One of our favorite options is the Nebo Redline Bike Light, 220 lumens of pure white light with a bike mount that attaches to your handlebars with no tools. The bike mount, which you can see below, is a plastic device that attaches to more »

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I’d Like to Check You for Ticks

I’d Like to Check You for Ticks

Ah, summer in the Ozarks! The beauty of the hills, the pleasure of the trails, the birdsong and burble of the creeks! And of course the ticks. Ticks are arachnids, like spiders, and they live on the blood of mammals. They manage this by biting people and other creatures and sucking their blood. Toward the end of a meal, ticks share some pathogens, nasty stuff that causes pain, itching, and more »

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The 10 Best Things about Wakarusa 2012

The 10 Best Things about Wakarusa 2012

Giant puppets, as seen in this video. Water slide, because who doesn’t like a water slide? Ferris wheel, ditto. There’s something about a Ferris wheel that immediately lets you know you’re about to have fun. The beautiful venue. This should probably be number 1, or at least it should get more numbers than the others, because this is one of the really special things about Wakarusa: it’s not a music more »

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Getting Ready for Your Outdoor Summer

Getting Ready for Your Outdoor Summer

Have you spent the year indoors, studying or working or doing some other necessary but unadventurous job? Now it’s summer, so you’re ready to duck into a phone booth and emerge as an outdoor action hero…

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Wakarusa Essentials

Wakarusa Essentials

Be sure to grab some of these last minute essentials before heading out to Wakarusa. Water! – Running around and roasting in the sun for several days is a surefire way to get dehydrated. Bringing large water jugs is a good way to refill bottles and reservoirs…

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KA-BAR Knives

KA-BAR Knives

A good utility knife is a must for wilderness hiking, backpacking, and camping. This snazzy little video from KA-BAR tells the tale of an emergency use of the knife, but there are plenty of more common uses outdoors…

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Royal Robbins

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Military Surplus Steps Out in Style

Military Surplus Steps Out in Style

When you think of military surplus bags, you might think about camo backpacks – great for what they do, but not exactly a fashion statement. Look further. Military surplus includes unusual bags from European armies that we think could make great daytime purses…

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Fun at Your Base Camp

Fun at Your Base Camp

There’s a lot to say about the basics you need at your base camp: tents, stoves, tables, chairs – we’re going to talk about all those things another time. Right now, we’re just thinking about one thing: play. Naturally, camping, hiking, canoeing, climbing, and whatever else you’re doing out in Nature is fun…

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