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Best Recommended Mountain Bikes of 2019

Mountain biking has boomed in popularity over the past few years, with brands competing to corner the market. Options vary from affordable single suspension (hardtail) cruisers made for light trails, to spendy, run-over-anything cycles that cost more than a used car. However you ride, get your wheels spinning with one of this year’s best mountain bikes, and venture off-road for …

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Recommended Fire Starters of 2019

Fire Starters : UST Strikeforce Though it’s flint-based, the length and width of the rod makes for lots of big, happy sparks that ensure a quick switch fire. The fires we lit with the Strikeforce were consistently instantaneous, making this a great tool for both beginners and emergency situations. Unmatched reliability aside, the flint-based starter is housed in a durable …

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Guide To Choose Fire Starter for Your Needs

When choosing a fire starter, consider first your skill level, how and why you intend to use it and the general specs and makeup of your various options. Magnesium vs. Flint vs. Ferrocerium Ferrocerium is a pyrophoric alloy containing metals that include iron, magnesium, lanthanum and cerium. It’s a firecracker on a stick. Comparatively, flint and steel starters will naturally send fewer and …

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Recommended Hacks To Keeping Your Feet Dry

How to Waterproof Non-Waterproof Boots To be truly waterproof, a boot must have a membrane—like Gore-Tex or eVent—sandwiched inside the materials. But a good, thick leather boot can be made (mostly) waterproof as well with Aquaseal for Leather Waterproofing and Conditioner. Aquaseal is a cream, and leather considers it delicious. Apply several thin coats with your finger (letting it dry for one …

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Recommended Men’s Down Jackets of 2019

 Arc’teryx Cerium LT Hoody An interesting feature on the Cerium LT is the use of down composite mapping: Arc’teryx added a limited amount of Coreloft synthetic insulation in the areas most prone to getting wet: the shoulders, underarms, cuffs, and collar. The rest of the jacket is premium down in areas that need maximum heating efficiency: the core, hood, and …

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Recommended Down Jackets : Arc’teryx’s lightweight Cerium LT

The Arc’teryx Cerium LT Down Hoody is no exception. It’s a premium down jacket that is super warm for its weight, thoughtfully designed, and beautifully constructed. Arc’teryx’s lightweight Cerium LT : Performance The Arc’teryx Cerium LT uses a unique hybrid insulation with high quality down fill around the core and synthetic fill under the arms, around the sleeves, and along the shoulders. Thankfully, Arc’teyx’s …

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Recommended Men Hiking Boots

Scarpa Zodiac Plus GTX Among tough and serious hiking boots, the Zodiac Plus and Salewa Mountain Trainer below are two of the best. The Zodiac is more comfortable out of the box, weighs 9 ounces less for the pair, and is a bit more flexible for covering ground quickly, but the Mountain Trainer’s stiffer build and 360-degree rubber rand offers …

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What You Need To know About Men Hiking Boots

The trend is toward lighter materials that still offer decent support, and waterproof boots are the most popular by far (many are offered in a non-waterproof version for hiking in hot or dry climates). Our picks for the best hiking boots of 2018 below are broken down into three categories: lightweight boots for day hiking and fastpacking, midweight options that work …

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Recommended Hiking Boots For Women

If you are on a search for a pair of reliable boots it’s okay to have some important things in mind. First of all consider what you are looking for such as leather, water-resistance, appearance, stiff, heavy, lightweight, durable, comfortable and of course a cheap option within your budget. It is also good to consider how the boot fits and …

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Guide To Buy Hiking Boots for Women

Walking boots are certainly made for walking and to make sure that’s just what they’ll do, the feet within them need to be the happy kind. So whether you are out for a half hour stroll with the dogs each day or gearing up to tick the next big peak off your list, make sure you treat your feet with …

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Recommended Camping Stove – MSR PocketRocket 2

MSR PocketRocket 2 If you’ve not got a camping stove that’s up to the task though, you might find yourself wanting.This brand new version of the already excellent Classic PocketRocket by MSR has really reached new heights in both its cooking performance and its compact nature. At only 73g (2.6oz), MSR have somehow shaved 12g off the previous version making …

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Recommended Jetboil MightyMo Cooking Stove for Hiking

Jetboil MightyMo Cooking Stove If you’re more than a little bored of rehydrated meals on your hiking adventures, then the JetBoil Mighty Mo is going to be a very exciting addition to your kit.Jetboil were behind one of the game changers in camp cooking with their original personal cooking system, a stove set that bundled into one compact package and gave …