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Outdoors & Gear

Guide to camping, hiking and other outdoor sports and adventures. Includes buying guides for tents, camping gear, sleeping bags and other outdoor equipment.

How to Buy a Tent

Valuable tent buying tips, plus a look at seven of Gear Guy's favorite new tents.

How To Clean Your Lantern

Q. I have a lantern that has a removable glass covering, and it has soot all over it. How can I get it off?

Cot or bedroll?

Q. On camp-outs I see some boys with cots and others with bedrolls. Which should I use?

How to clean a sticky knife

knife-200x148Q. Whenever I go camping I always cut oranges with my knife. But then my knife sticks and is hard to get open. What is the best way to de-stick my knife?

How to buy a skateboard

Want to try skateboarding but don't know where to start? Never fear -- the Gear Guy has you covered with this skateboard buying guide.

How to buy hiking boots

Hiking boots are the most important piece of gear you take on the trail. So before you buy your next pair, here are some things to consider.

How to Tie the Bowline Knot

The bowline is useful for tying a rope around your waist or around someone requiring rescue. Here's how to tie one.

How to Build Your Own First-Aid Kit

What should you include in your first-aid kit? Be prepared with advice and checklists to help you get the best first-aid kit for your next adventure.

How to use a camp saw

Camp saws are helpful for cutting firewood or clearing trails. Here's how to properly use one.
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