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Video | Best rain suit? We review Beretta’s Active WP Packable Jacket and pants

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Go outside much, and you’ll inevitably end up in the rain. Good rain gear can make the difference between enjoying the experience or having a really miserable time.

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One good deer rifle: 40 years with a Remington 700 BDL in 7mm-08

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Hunt deer for a while, and you develop strong opinions about the best rifle, bow or blackpowder firearm. I’ve been using this Remington 700 for 40 years, and here is why it is the best deer rifle for me.

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Five reasons why I hunt, and always will

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Suppose you, a hunter, are approached by a person neutral on the subject who is genuinely seeking some information. Here some thoughts on being a hunter, and some reasons why hunting is a good idea.

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Save the Planet: Nalgene water bottles can help reduce plastic trash and pollution

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It seems Nalgene water bottles have been around forever. But actually, it’s only been 70 years. Here is why they have lasted so long, and why I have to many of the Nalgene 32 ounce wide mouth bottles.

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These three long guns are good, reliable choices for the beginner with no experience.

Video: The top three firearms choices for beginner outdoorspeople

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A consistent ” Where do I start?” firearms question keeps coming in from newcomers. If you don’t have any firearms, what should you buy and what do you need? Here are my top three choices.

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The Ridge Runner paracord sling fits well on my 7 mm Magnum Remington 700. The sling is interchangeable with many of firearms. (Pantenburg photos)

Before you buy a gun | Here are some things to think about

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Few things require more fore-thought than buying a firearm. But more important than the style, caliber, action and size is the reason for buying a gun. Do you really need one? You might be surprised.

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This stack of garage sale cast iron skillets can be restored to usefulness with a little work.

Restoring a Cast Iron Treasure: How to clean and season the old time cooking utensils

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A little elbow grease, and some steel wool, can help you salvage a badly rusted cast iron cooking implement. Somebody’s rusty, dust-covered survivor of a failed camping trip may end up becoming a valuable addition to your cooking tools.

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A dependable flashlight should be part of every emergency kit.

What’s the best light for deer hunters? Here are several choices

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A flashlight should be part of your deer hunting equipment. Here are several that do the job for me.

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How to survive: Choose the best fillet knife for preparing fish

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A fillet knife is a specialty tool for filleting fish. Here is how to choose one that will fit your needs.

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Survival fishing video: How to bait a hook with chicken liver

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One of the most effective baits for catfish is chicken liver. Here is one method for keeping it on the hook.

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