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Stories and experiences encompassing a spread of outdoor enthusiasms, from the Backcountry to the Backyard™. What keeps you outdoors?

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The Wild & Unruly Life of a Tree Planter

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Field & Stream: Gear Rx: How to Clean and Flush a Backpacking Water Filter

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