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My grandfather first took me fishing when I was too young to actually hold up a rod on my own. As an avid camper, hiker, and nature enthusiast I'm always looking for a new adventure.

My grandfather first took me fishing when I was too young to actually hold up a rod on my own. As an avid camper, hiker, and nature enthusiast I'm always looking for a new adventure.

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Ranking the Best Marine Radar Systems of 2021

Marine radar used to be a pipe dream for most boaters. A cool sounding gadget, but totally impractical. How could any regular boater use it? Why would they ever want to? It was for commercial freighters and ocean liners. But you can’t stop progress. These days marine radar has come home. There are plenty of…

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Boat Motor Repair Tips

The very idea of boat engine repair can make a lot of boaters nervous. Who has the time and skill to do some outboard engine repair? Luckily, a lot of engine repair can be averted by good engine maintenance. Proper boat maintenance is how you cut off repairs at the pass. Knowing how to maintain…

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Basics of Boat Maintenance: How To Care For Your Boat

Owning boats is much like owning cars. In many ways, the two are able to provide the same kind of enjoyment. But at the same time, they both require maintenance in order to run properly. The longer you let basic boat maintenance go, the more likely you are to have issues. Boat maintenance costs don’t…

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13 Best Boat Deck Chairs for 2021

If you’re serious about boating, a deck chair is a must. While your grandpa’s fishing boat may have had bench seats, things have changed. There’s no reason not to enjoy comfort when out on the water. Whether a fishing trip or just fun with friends. A good deck chair can be the difference between an…

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What Do Bass Eat?

Asking what do bass eat has been a question taken on by many bass anglers. But to answer what do bass eat, you need to know what a bass is first. There are literally dozens of fish that people refer to as bass and not all of them actually are. Knowing the different between largemouth…

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How to Wear a Poncho

People have been wearing ponchos for centuries. It’s a simple look that works with many outfits. A good rain poncho can be invaluable out in nature. Boating, fishing, hiking and more can leave you soaked and cold. A poncho makes for a lightweight and simple way to stay warm and dry in almost any conditions….

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How to Hold a Bass

Learning how to properly hold a bass is a big part of bass fishing. Many bass anglers are quick to get out on the water and reel in a largemouth bass. Unfortunately, they aren’t sure what to do when they land it. You need to know how to hold and handle a bass safely. This…

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How to Wear a Boonie Hat

Keeping your head protected when you’re fishing, or boating is important. It’s an often overlooked part of preparation, but it shouldn’t be. Wearing a boonie hat can prevent serious sunburn. It also cuts back on glare and can keep your head cool. Your health is important, so you need to take precautions. A good boonie…

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How to Clean Flip Flops

If you need to clean your flip flops, you may be wondering what the best approach is. Should you use some baking soda and an old toothbrush? Should you toss them in the washing machine? Soak them in some warm water and dish soap? There are a lot of potential answers, and some are better…

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How to Tell If Sunglasses Are Polarized

When you’re heading out on the water, you want to make sure you have a good pair of polarized sunglasses. Wearing polarized glasses on the water, either while boating or fish, is important. They’re more than just a cool lying pair of shades. A good pair of polarized sunglasses offers UV protection. They reduce the…

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What Does Bass Taste Like?

You can find fresh bass on restaurant menus around the country depending on the time of year. Bass are some of the most delicious freshwater gamefish in North America. Be it largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, or the highly prized black sea bass, they are in demand. People can’t seem to get enough of the tender…

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Reviewing the Best Beach Bags for 2021

The thing about a day at the beach is you need to pack a lot of gear. No one goes to the beach with what’s in their pockets and nothing else. You’re going to need to carry beach towels or beach blankets. Things like sunscreen, sunglasses, sandals, and more. Ideally, you’ll be bringing some snacks…

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Rating the Best Flip Flops of 2021

Choosing the best pair of flip flops does not have to be a hard job. Just remember what you need your flip flops for. Whether you’re on the boat, by the pool, or fishing, they’re going to get wet. You want flip flops that will be comfortable but resilient. If they get wet, you don’t…

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Best Boonie Hats for 2021

The people of Australia know a little something about surviving in the wilderness. Australia offers some of the harshest wilderness in the world. There are scorching hot summers. There are endless deserts. There are raging seas, and wild animals aplenty. So when Australians make gear for surviving outdoors, you can count on it to be…

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9 Best Beach Blankets of 2021

If you have ever tried to use a normal blanket at the beach or a picnic you understand the value of a good beach blanket. A beach blanket really can’t be substituted with anything else. Sometimes a big beach towel gets close, but it’s still not the same. If you want to sit in the…

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The Best Umbrellas for 2021

Umbrellas are one of the most overlooked outdoor items in the world. Few of us spare a thought to an umbrella until we need to run out in some serious rain. Since most of us don’t want to wear big, bulky raincoats or rain gear, an umbrella is an invaluable tool. Unfortunately, not all umbrellas…

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Ranking the Best Towable Tubes for 2021

Getting out in a boat is only one of the many ways you can have fun on the open water. From jet skiing to water skiing to surfing there’s really no end of ways to have a good time when you hit the ocean or lake. And, hands down, one of the most fun ways…

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Ranking the Best Rain Ponchos for 2021

Part of enjoying the great outdoors is adapting to the weather. It can be unpredictable at the best of times. If you’re planning on spending any amount of time on a boat or camping you’re going to need protection from the rain. A good rain poncho can keep you warm and dry without taking up…

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Reviewing the Best Tanning Lotions of 2021

One thing you can’t avoid when you’re out fishing or boating is the sun. In fact, that’s the one thing most of us don’t want to avoid. Enjoying the sun is part of the fun of heading out on the open water. However, you do need to take your health seriously. The sun’s rays can…

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Ranking the Best Marine Power Inverters of 2021

If you’re serious about boating, you need the best power inverter. Marine power inverters change the DC power from your boat battery into useful AC power. AC power is what allows most common appliances to function. You can plug in any appliance you choose and get it running when you have access to AC power….

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Reviewing The Best Electric Fillet Knives of 2021

As much fun as fishing is, cleaning your fish afterwards is not everyone’s favorite hobby. It takes time and effort and gets messy. The last time you have to spend cleaning your fish, the more times you can spend fishing. That’s why an electric fillet knife is going to be your best bet for cleaning…

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Ranking the Best Fishing Hats of 2021

If you go fishing regularly, then you absolutely need a good fishing hat. The best fishing hat will be comfortable, stylish, and protect you from the sun. You ideally want UPF 50 sun protection from your fishing hat. That will keep you protected from UV radiation. UPF 50 is the minimum you should be looking…

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The Best Boat Engine Degreasers

Any engine is going to build up grease over time. Whether it’s a car, a truck, or a boat. Too much of a greasy buildup can be a danger. With an engine operating at high temperatures, there is a potential risk for fire and smoke. These are incredibly dangerous to experience on a boat. For…

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The 12 Best Polarized Sunglasses

When you’re out on the water you need to remember to take care of your eyes. Most of us these days remember to wear sunscreen. You probably remember to wear a hat as well. But a lot of people neglect their eyes. The sun’s rays can damage them as much as anything else. A good…

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How to Clean a Boat Cover

Keeping your boat canvas clean is an important part of boat maintenance. Unfortunately, it’s not always as simple as taking a hose to your boat cover. A canvas boat cover can’t just be tossed in a washing machine. Cleaning stained canvas requires the proper cleaning solution and technique. If you took the time to cover…

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Everything You Need to Know About Your Boat’s Bilge Pump

Bilge pumps are important parts of how your boat functions. They require routine maintenance to stay in good working order. Unfortunately, many boat owners will neglect their bilge pumps for far too long. It’s all well and good to say you need to clean a bilge pump, It’s another to actually get it done. Everyone…

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4 Ways to Tie Your Boat Shoes

If you are new to boat shoes you may not be aware that they are notoriously difficult to tie. If you have a pair of Sperry boat shoes in particular then you may have had trouble with the leather laces. A high quality boat shoe like Sperrys always comes with leather laces. Leather is not…

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How to Cover a Boat with a Tarp

Covering your boat with a tarp is a good idea anytime you’re storing it. Boat tarps can protect from a number of outside elements. It helps deter vandals or thieves. A boat tarp also protects from the harmful rays of the sun. Dirt, leaves, and debris will be kept out of your boat thanks to…

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How to Clean Boat Shoes

A quality pair of boat shoes will last you for a long time. One of the most popular and oldest brands are Sperry Top Siders boat shoes. Whether you have a pair of nice white Sperrys or something else it doesn’t matter. Your typical boat shoe is leather or canvas. It should also have a…

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How to Organize Your Tackle Box

Keeping a tackle box organized can often be harder than it seems. Split rings, swivels and snaps never seem to stay put. You’ll find them spread across all of your tackle box compartments on a regular basis. On top of that, it’s very easy to get treble hooks and lures jumbled up. The key is…

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