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Day: September 5, 2019

How to Choose Headlamps

When you’re setting up your tent at night, trail running at dusk, or just looking for something in your attic, you can’t beat the hands-free

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How to Choose Sunglasses

Sunglasses protect your eyes from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays, reduce eyestrain in bright conditions and protect you from flying debris and other hazards. Finding the

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How to Choose and Use a GPS

This article is part of our series: Intro to Navigation. Once revolutionary, GPS technology is in everything from drones to dog collars now. Nonetheless, a handheld

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How to Choose a Compass

The ability to navigate with map and compass is a crucial skill, one that can literally save your life. Your compass and map can also

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How to Use a Compass

This article is part of our series: Intro to Navigation. Finding your campsite, a spectacular viewpoint or your way back out of the wilderness won’t always

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How to Read a Topo Map

You probably know that a magnetized compass and a paper map are part of the Ten Essentials. Learning to read that paper topo map (short for

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