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The 9 Series Snowshoe Kit by Atlas includes two 9 Series Snowshoes, two poles and a zippered carrying case, for $199.95 at www.atlassnowshoe.com.

Atlas 9 Series snowshoes

By Shelby Sheehan-Bernard, McClatchy-Tribune on Jan. 27, 2012, at 8:38 p.m.
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Tender Corp.’s QuikClot Home hemostatic bandage uses beads of the mineral zeolite to absorb water from the blood, which encourages blood clotting and reduces blood loss. Price is $9.99 for one QuikClot Home bandage. Available exclusively through Walmart (in stores only).

QuikClot Home bandage

By Shelby Sheehan-Bernard, McClatchy-Tribune on Jan. 20, 2012, at 2:59 p.m.
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QuikClot, developed by the military, is great for injuries in the outdoors

By Shelby Sheehan-Bernard, McClatchy-Tribune on Jan. 18, 2012, at 6:40 p.m.
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Zipfy’s Classic Mini Luge has a handle to make steering easier and a design that has rails on the sled’s underside to support easy maneuvering and body-weight stabilization. It’s made from high-density polyethylene with a UV stabilizer and weighs only 3.5 pounds, making it easy to carry back up hills. It is $39.99 at www.zipfy.com.

Zipfy Classic Mini Luge

By Shelby Sheehand-Bernard, McClatchy-Tribune on Jan. 18, 2012, at 12:05 p.m.
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The GSI Kitchen 23 has every utensil for camping and they all come in a handy case. Cost: $39.97 at www.gsioutdoors.com.

GSI Kitchen 23

By Pete Zimowsky, McClatchy Newspapers on Jan. 11, 2012, at 1:36 p.m.
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The Jade Cove High Boot is made from waterproof leather and has an attractive waterproof suede collar. Because it’s from Teva, it also has a sturdy rubber sole, which means you can wear these boots on the street or in the woods. Price is $170 at www.teva.com.

Outdoors gear: Teva’s high boot the perfect marriage of form and function

By Shelby Sheehan-Bernard, McClatchy-Tribune on Dec. 30, 2011, at 4:36 p.m.
Outdoors

Gear box: Little Hotties’ Toe Warmers

By Shelby Sheehan-Bernard, McClatchy-Tribune on Dec. 23, 2011, at 12:50 p.m.
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Contour’s Contour+ HD video camera is made from water-resistant aluminum. Optional waterproof case allows underwater filming up to 3.8 miles deep. Contour+ includes rechargeable battery, multiple mounting options and USB/HDMI/mic cables. Memory capacity up to 32GB. Available at www.contour.com, and www.bestbuy.com, www.amazon.com and www.rei.com. Price is $499.99.

Gearbox: Contour+ HD video camera

By Shelby Sheehan-Bernard, McClatchy-Tribune on Dec. 21, 2011, at 3:59 p.m.
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The CGear Sand-Free Rug, which was developed by the military, minimizes sand and dirt coming into your tent or camper. Mats range in size and price with a 5-foot by 6.5-foot one going for $53.99; seen at Cascade Outfitters.

CGear Sand-Free Rug

By Pete Zimowsky, McClatchy Newspapers on Dec. 16, 2011, at 2:04 p.m.
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Looftlighter, about $70. Available at www.looftlighter.com.

Get your grill glowing fast with Looftlighter

By Jeff Strout on Dec. 07, 2011, at 3:54 p.m.
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Portable weather station

By Pete Zimowsky, McClatchy Newspapers on Nov. 23, 2011, at 1:05 p.m.
Outdoors
Isis for Women PDQ Hoodie ($115) has an inner surface composed of velour-fleeced macrofiber, which is soft, warm and wicks away body moisture. See them at www.isisforwomen.com

Great-looking gear inspires winter exercise

By Trae Bodge,  RetailMeNot.com on Nov. 23, 2011, at 4:54 a.m.
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Drink ‘n’ Plate

By Jeff Strout on Nov. 18, 2011, at 11:56 a.m.
Outdoors

Winter workout gear: Get head-to-toe warmth without sacrificing style

By Trae Bodge, RetailMeNot.com on Nov. 18, 2011, at 11:31 a.m.
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Mountain Hardwear’s UltraLamina 15 sleeping bag can keep you protected in temperatures down to 19 degrees Fahrenheit, with a footbox to allow your feet to rest naturally.

Sleeping bag protects you even when it’s below freezing

By Shelby Sheehan-Bernard, McClatchy-Tribune on Nov. 16, 2011, at 5:33 p.m.
Outdoors

GorillaTorch’s new tripod converts to a headlamp

By Shelby Sheehan-Bernard, on Nov. 11, 2011, at 9 p.m.
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The Perfect Bungee, pictured here with a roll of duct tape, comes in a variety of vibrant colors and different fastening ends such as the typical hook, a snap ring and a fixed loop. The polyurethane material is designed to not crack, break, split, become brittle or scuff, and can withstand exposure to salt water, oil, ozone and even comes with a lifetime guarantee.

The Perfect Bungee

By Jeff Strout on Nov. 09, 2011, at 3:53 p.m.
Outdoors

Waterfproof first-aid kit covers all the bases

By Shelby Sheehan-Bernard, McClatchy-Tribune on Nov. 04, 2011, at 9:09 p.m.
Outdoors

Compressible pillow means you can get a good night’s sleep in your tent

By Shelby Sheehan-Bernard, McClatchy-Tribune on Nov. 04, 2011, at 6:31 p.m.
Outdoors

SOG Flash Rescue, FSA-6

By Jeff Strout, Special to the BDN on Nov. 02, 2011, at 2:22 p.m.