Month: March 2021

Derrek Sigler   03.31.21 There’s nothing like sitting around a campfire with friends and family, watching the fire crackle and pop. Camp chairs are an important piece of equipment for enjoying the experience. They also come in extremely handy for many other outdoor activities, too. For me, there are two important factors in camping chairs when I’m
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Live today: Join 66°North for a once-in-a-lifetime, monumental volcanic event. 66°North will broadcast a livestream of Iceland’s volcano. You know, the one that hasn’t erupted in over 800 years — but is erupting now. The volcano, located on Iceland’s Reykjanes Peninsula, is less than 80 km from 66°North’s headquarters. (That’s close, but thankfully not too close when
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Trent Marsh   03.30.21 The old adage for riflescopes has long been, “spend at least as much on your glass as you did your rifle.” There was a time when that was true, and in many instances you still can, but the options for finding quality scopes for your rifle have never been better. No matter how
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When weather or timing just don’t allow for an outdoor training session, bike trainers give you the inside option. Here are the best bike trainers of the year. As much fun as it is to get outside for a ride, sometimes that’s just not feasible. Especially during the winter months, a good indoor trainer is
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Photo By Jody Hildreth Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Going To The Sunburst Road” by Jody Hildreth. Location: Glacier National Park, Montana. “It wasn’t looking like a colorful sunset was going to happen this night, so I found a little pull-off spot on the Going To The Sun Road in Glacier National Park to
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Luke Cuenco   03.29.21 The number of people in the U.S. who carry a concealed firearm continues to rise. The wake left by a tumultuous election, uncertainty around the coronavirus, and economic struggles, citizens are choosing to take their safety into their own hands. Carrying a handgun for protection comes with a lot of responsibility. Safety is
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Brighter weather, more accessible e-bikes, and resurgent interest in outdoor recreation have brought about a surge in cycling. But with increased riding comes an increase in bike theft. It’s time to get yourself a bike lock — the right bike lock. The lock lineups these days are extensive, and choosing the right lock for you can
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Etymology: The study of words. Photography: The art of taking and processing photographs. Photo = light Graphy = to write    In regard to etymology, photography means to write with light. Flash allows a photographer to add light where it doesn’t appear naturally. Subjects that appear in shadow can now be illuminated. At dawn and dusk,
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Home » Biking » Beyond Wheels: ENVE Unveils Custom Carbon Bike Frames Renowned for its high-performance wheels, ENVE jumps into the world of complete carbon bike builds. ENVE started producing carbon wheels and components in 2007, and the Utah brand quickly earned high praise from both consumers and custom frame builders for its innovation, quality, and durability. Its
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Photo By Ryan Cairl Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Sometimes You Just Get Lucky” by Ryan Cairl. Location: Arizona. “Sometimes you just get lucky in photography,” says Cairl. “I made this image at the Toroweap overlook in Grand Canyon National Park. Feeling somewhat deflated with very smoky skies eliminating any hopes for astrophotography, I
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Sony today announced three new primes for its full-frame mirrorless system, the FE 50mm F2.5 G, FE 40mm F2.5 G and FE 24mm F2.8 G. The distinguishing characteristic of the lenses is their compact size, making them ideal for use with Sony’s most compact full-frame Alpha camera, the Sony a7C. The lenses are also attractively
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Derrek Sigler   03.26.21 Every outdoor enthusiast at some point in time, will find his or herself out in the wilds after the sun sets. Whether you’re heading to your treestand, sliding into your favorite fishing hole, or setting the decoys for a morning duck hunt, a quality headlamp can make the adventure much easier by keeping
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Congratulations to Sandra Rust for winning the recent Photographic Portals assignment with the image, “Buck Breath.” See more of Rust’s photography at jolietcommercialphotographer.com. View the winning image and a selection of submissions in the gallery below. And be sure to check out our current photography assignment here and enter your best shots! Winner: “Buck Breath” By Sandra
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Justin Mastine-Frost   03.23.21 Different knives serve different tasks, and when it comes to choosing the right camping knife there’s a lot to take into consideration. What sort of camping expedition are you heading on will have a big impact on what you need to be prepared for, and the answer won’t always be a big bad
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Photo By Peter Sabin Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Sheep Jam” by Peter Sabin. Location: Glacier National Park, Montana. “This picture is the result of learning a lesson the hard way,” explains Sabin. “I missed a picture of a Grizzly on a back road in Montana because my camera was in the back seat.
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January 10, 2013, was a “monumental” day for the California national monument known as Pinnacles when it formally became this country’s 59th national park. Pinnacles National Monument was established by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1908. The park was created for the vision and preservation of local homesteaders and later was developed by a group of
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While growing up, there was a very popular dance song called “Tighten Up.” A line from it is, “Everything will be outta sight, come on and tighten it up.” These lyrics can make you a better photographer! How, you ask? The answer is actually quite simple. Literally, it’s simple. The word simple comes from the
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Photo By Timothy Van Minnick Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Bariki’s Leopard” by Timothy Van Minnick. Location: Serengeti National Park. “While on safari in Tanzania several years ago, I had the good fortune to hire an expert guide named Bariki Laiser,” says Minnick. “He was very excellent at finding and identifying wildlife. Bariki knew
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