5 Top Places for Beginners to Go Rock Climbing in the US

Few athletic endeavors exemplify the essence of self-sufficiency. Your body, a cliff face, and (usually) a piece of rope—it doesn't get much simpler or more exhilarating than that. Of course, before you go scaling Yosemite's Half Dome or the glaciers...

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Americans Getting Back to Basics

If you spend a lot of time online, the world probably seems like it's one big hurry, always rushing towards the next new thing and tossing out the tried and true in favor of the latest and "greatest." Gadgets, gizmos,...

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3 Tips to Make Family Camping Fun for All

School is just beginning to start up again around the country, but the weather's still great for a weekend camping trip with the whole family. Of course, kids can make camping a bit more complicated, so here are a few...

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SGT KNOTS Product Highlight: Mesh Bags

If you've been a SGT KNOTS fan for any length of time, you know that I think simplicity is a key part of a good product or tool. The fancier your gear gets, the more likely it is to break...

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Outdoor Fire Safety is a Matter of Knowledge and Gear

I can't lie—fire is fun. Bonfires at the beach, campfires, dinner under the stars, fireworks on the fourth of July—they're fun to build, fun to light, fun to watch, and there's something very primal in the way they represent man's...

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Summertime with Sgt. Knots

Summertime is in full swing, and there's no shortage of ways to celebrate. From backyard BBQs to backpacking through on of our nation's protected parks or wilderness areas, heading to your favorite swimming hole or scaling a mountain face that's...

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