Outdoor Gear

How to Adjust Diopter Settings on Your Binoculars (infographic)

Whether you spend little money, medium money, or big money on binoculars, they will only perform as well as you know how to use them.  If binoculars are to provide all-day comfort and critical fine detail needed to judge a trophy from an “almost,” you must adjust them properly.

Fixed Blade Knives a Must for Hikers

A few decades ago, a specific knife style became popular for not only avid outdoorsmen and women, but also for thousands of youngsters and adults interested in a survival tool — the survival knife. Multiple companies produced good ones and bad ones. The big feature was the hollow handle and the numerous survival items the handle could store.

These Boot Accessories Help Your Boots Last Longer

Let's face it, properly fitting boots are one of the best pieces of equipment you can have for the outdoors. They protect your feet from cold, rain and rough terrain, biting and stinging critters — all while offering support to your ankles and the arches of your feet. In many instances, you get what you pay for when it comes to boots, and in my opinion they're worth paying for.

Christmas List: Last-Minute Gift Ideas

OK, it's Panic in the Disco. Christmas is almost upon you. I don't want to say that I told you so, but if you'd have listened and used any of the series of Christmas lists I've been publishing lately then you wouldn't be running helter skelter right now. Bad shopper. You'll get a bag of coal this Christmas. I should kick back and drink a cup of coffee and watch you panic but I'll have pity. I'm sure that my wife is out there right now in the midst of all of you procrastinators shopping away.

Deep Woods Protection During Winter

My first winter jamboree with the Boy Scouts was a misery. Oh boy, do I remember it well. Despite what I thought at the time was a sufficiently well rated sleeping bag for colder temperatures and warm clothes, I sat up two nights, shivering and wondering what made me think I wanted to do this in the first place.