Q. Hey Gear Guy, I was really unsmart on my first campout and brought sneakers! My Scoutmaster said I had to get hiking boots, but my family doesn't make that much money. Do you know of some really cheap, decent hiking boots?
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Checklist for a basic warm-weather outing
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Checklist for a paddling outing
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Unusual but effective cooking methods
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