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Gear Guide

Tents, bikes, cameras, boats, jackets, boots, lures and shotguns. Many of our outdoor activities require some kind of gear. And even if the activity doesn't exactly require a certain type of gear, we might still feel as if we need it. We've been there. And we have a closet full of outdoor gear to prove it.

Fly rod

New Gear: the 2012 Shot Show

Chief Photographer Earl Nottingham checked out the latest and greatest gear at the 2012 SHOT Show in Las Vegas. The trade show showcases a comprehensive variety of gear related to outdoor activities such as hunting, camping and wildlife watching. Here are some of his video dispatches from the event:

Camp Chef

Magellan GPS

Leupold Trailcam

Bresser Game Cameras

Alpen Optics

Gear Video

From Our Pages: Gear Guides and more

2010 Holiday Gear Guide

With a slow economy tightening holiday belts, outdoor manufacturers have rallied to refine products and develop innovations that help enhance our outdoor experience with value in mind. Never before have so many outdoor products been available at such reasonable prices with such a high level of craftsmanship. read more

Visions of Outdoor Gear

In this guide, you¹ll find lots of affordable items for your favorite outdoor enthusiast. Whether you have a hunter, angler, birdwatcher, hiker, camper or nature photographer on your gift list, you¹ll find a gift that¹s a perfect fit. read more

Techie Outdoor Gear and More

Need a locator beacon, a fancy fish finder or a vibrating bunny? We've got you covered. read more

Must-Have Gear

Whether you're in the market for a new digital camera, a warm coat or a jet-powered canoe, our gadget guru has something you're sure to want. read more

Scouting Cameras Capture the Secret Life of Wildlife

Scouting cameras are the ultimate utilitarian tools for the outdoor enthusiast because they are your set of eyes when you can't or won't be afield. Weather resistant and capable of storing thousands of images, scouting cameras aren't just for hunters anymore. If you love wildlife and are an amateur naturalist like me, you have to add a scouting camera to your list of "must have" equipment. read more

Skill Builder: Getting the most out of your gear

Getting fishing gear ready for spring

Using a hunting tripod

Rigging a fishing kayak

Mastering the hook-set

Tackle box basics

Dressing for the cold

Ultralight packing

Freeing snagged lures

Why the big ones get away

Buying bikes for tykes

Field Test: Seeing what gear measures up

Optical accessories

Texas lids


Sporting leather

Field jackets

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