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Good To Know: Does Cotton Really Kill?

Myth: Cotton kills.

Fact: The short answer? No. Unless you’re in some B-movie where a cursed concert t-shirt ends up strangling you in your sleep, cotton will not kill you.

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Tips And Tricks: Saltwater Fly Casting With Conway Bowman

In saltwater fly fishing, there are two critical casts you need to know. Pro, Conway Bowman demonstrates.

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A Man And A Minivan: Part V

Part V: From SoCal to the Northern Lights

Henry Miller famously spent time writing at Big Sur. So did Jack Kerouac. Hunter Thompson, too. So of course, I had to go.

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Tips And Tricks: Taking Kids Fishing, With Chad Hoover

Chad Hoover’s favorite way to fish? With a kid in tow!

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How To: Why You Should Split Up Your Family Vacation

At Columbia, we have a lot of mottos. “Trying Stuff since 1938” for example because we were founded by our CEO’s grandfather as a hat company. And as a company run to this day as a family business, we’re in the business of family fun. And we continue to think “the family that plays together stays together.”

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Good To Know: Can You Drink Too Much Water?

Myth: You Can Never Drink Too Much Water

Fact: You can, in fact, drink too much water.

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Good To Know: Do You Need Hiking Poles?

The first time you encounter hikers using poles, it’s easy to do a double take. But soon you acclimate to the idea (not to mention the rhythmic click-click sound of their poles hitting earth as they approach—and then pass—you). Soon, the query you’ll be pondering mid-hike is whether or not you need these popular accessories.

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A Man And A Minivan: Part IV

It was the desert that changed things.

I’d been on the road almost two months when I reached the Lone Star State, and that’s when everything became new. I’d already camped my way down the East Coast from D.C., hiked across wild beaches in the Outer Banks, stared down ravenous deer in the Smokies, and eaten my way through New Orleans. It was all amazing, but I was born in the South and so it was also all familiar.

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Tips And Tricks: Offshore Trolling With George Poveromo

George Poveromo emphasizes the need for organization, structure, and observation when trolling offshore for big game.

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Gear: Trail Running Essentials

Other than the clothes on your back, all the gear you really need is a good pair of shoes. With trail running, the same logic applies. But there are a few additional items that can make tearing into your local wilderness on your own two feet a lot more enjoyable. Here are the refreshingly simple basics.

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