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  1. Gear Guide: Snow Sport Goggles

    by on 11-16-2012 at 02:16 PM
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    Over the last thirty plus years that I have been skiing, I've tried out quite a few goggles. Snow goggles are more than just an accessory. They protect your eyes from harmful UV rays, blinding winds, ice particles, twigs, and branches, improve your vision by preventing glare. At high altitudes, the atmosphere is thinner and unable to filter as many UV rays--making goggles even more necessary.
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    Updated 11-16-2012 at 02:35 PM by Andy Hawbaker

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  2. Hunting Dusky (Blue) Grouse

    by on 10-04-2012 at 01:32 PM
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    On a Saturday morning last fall Pawnee, my male GSP, came to a solid point. As I approached where Pawnee was, a covey of a half dozen or so blue grouse busted into the air. My shotgun's muzzle swung around and in front of the grouse I fired. The dark bird tumbled, leaving a few feathers floating indicating where it fell.

    Pawnee retrieved the bird, I looked around for someone to verify my shot, but no one was there.
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    Updated 10-15-2012 at 10:06 AM by Andy Hawbaker

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  3. How to Bore Sight Your Rifle

    by on 09-20-2012 at 01:42 PM
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    The air is getting cooler and the aspens are changing colors. The signs of fall are upon us and soon it will be rifle hunting season for big game. Some of us may have purchased a new scope for our rifle or even a new rifle and scope. You now need to sight in your rifle. I would recommend before you go to the range or your favorite target shooting area that you bore sight your rifle first. It will save you time and ammo when you are ready to sight in
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    Updated 09-25-2012 at 07:21 AM by Andy Hawbaker

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  4. Gear Guide: Slacklining - Basic Information For The Novice

    by on 09-07-2012 at 01:46 PM
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    Sierra Trading Post recently added slacklines to our inventory. So I asked myself what is slacklining? This is what I learned.

    Slacklining is a sport which involves balancing and walking on a flexible piece of webbing which is tensioned between two anchor points, usually two trees. Originating in the climbing world back in the seventies, slacklining has evolved into sport all of its own. It is practiced in backyards, on college campuses,
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    Updated 09-07-2012 at 03:07 PM by Andy Hawbaker

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  5. Gear Guide: A Family Car Camping Tent Suggestion

    by on 08-01-2012 at 01:05 PM
    Recently, I had a friend who was asking for some advice about which tent to buy. He was looking for a tent for his young family to use camping and he was new to family camping. He explained he was on a very limited budget. He needed a tent that was large enough for 2 adults, 2 small children and gear. They intended to use it just for car camping. I learned that his budget limit for a tent was around 150 dollars preferably less.

    The option that I suggested was the Alps Mountaineering Summit,
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    Updated 08-01-2012 at 03:10 PM by STP Gear Doctor_Kevin

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