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London-based Blaze’s flagship Laserlight offers a piercing LED glow as well as green laser shot from a small handlebar-mounted unit.

Monday, May 11th, 2015

ESEE Candiru: Fixed-Blade Knife Built To Carry Every Day

One part paring knife and one part chopper, the Candiru is one hell of a work knife.

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Minimalist Runner Goes Fat

Uber-cushioned shoes this year are available from many of the biggest shoe brands. Here we put the Hoka Challenger ATR to a test.

Friday, May 29th, 2015

Power Up: Venture 30 Rugged Recharger Pack

This solid, simple battery pack has ports to interface with almost any gadget and a slick wrap-around cord. Read the full review:

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Two Climbers, One Sleeping Bag. ‘Backcountry Bed’ Put To Extreme Test On Rainier

An extreme test, our two correspondents shared a single oversize Sierra Designs Backcountry Bed on a 5-day Mount Rainier trip.

Monday, May 18th, 2015

‘Indian River’ Jackknife: Traditional Look, Modern Metal

The Northwoods Knives Indian River Jack looks like it fell off a time machine from the 1930s. But its steel is cutting edge.

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Apps, Navigation, Email… Next-Level Outdoors Watch

The Fenix 3 by Garmin is a versatile, handsome watch for navigation and fitness. We put it to a test.

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‘Dual-Chamber’ Design: Best Camp Pad Of 2015

Sea To Summit’s Comfort Plus sleeping pad is among the finest we have ever reviewed.

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Backcountry Bartender: Stanley Flask, Shot-Glass Set

For slightly classier backcountry boozing, the Stanley Stainless Steel Shot Glass and Flask is an upgrade.

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Cook-Off: ‘Fyre Champion’ Camp Stove Test

Coleman’s new Fyre Champion camp stove is an upgrade on a classic camp stove. We test it on a head-to-head breakfast showdown.

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Bears: Tips From A Controversial Expert

Editor’s note: This article is sponsored by SABRE, manufacturer of Frontiersman bear spray. The interviewed expert has no affiliation with the brand.

Bears. They are big, strong, wild animals, and sometimes, they freak us out. But should they?

Bear Rogers

Probably not, according to Dr. Lynn Rogers (pictured above). He is a biologist and researcher who has spent 48 years studying black, grizzly and polar bears around the world.

We spoke with Rogers to learn what is — and isn’t — important to consider when sharing the woods with bruins.

(Editor’s note: Rogers is a controversial figure in Minnesota for his belief — contrary to many authorities — that feeding bears during research is not necessarily bad. We are not opening that can of worms; instead this article focuses on Rogers’ experience to share wisdom gleaned over decades with the animals.)

GearJunkie: Tell us about your career in bear research.

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