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Quick and Easy Fishing Guide for Beginners

August 22, 2016

Fishing remains one of the most popular pastimes for those who spend time in the outdoors. In fact, more than 33 million Americans said they went fishing multiple times in 2011, according to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife survey released in 2012. And that number is growing all the time. Anyone can take up fishing: […]

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3 New Sports to Try This Summer to Get Fit and Have Fun

May 19, 2016

Summer’s arrival means warm weather, vacation time and planning new adventures. And because summer also heralds swimsuit season, it’s also when many people start to fret about their fitness. Why not combine exercise and adventure at the same time? So if you want to break from your gym routine, there are ways to work out […]

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Archery Equipment, Scuba Gear, and Other Fun Ways to Make Your Next Camping Trip Truly Special

April 21, 2016

For millions of Americans, camping remains one of the best ways to leave behind the stresses of everyday life and spend quality time with loved ones. But some longtime or frequent campers fall into a routine during their trips, experiencing a sort of “camper’s fatigue.” Fear not, the remedy is no farther than your local […]

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Dealing with ticks while hiking

April 21, 2016

They’re out there – waiting for you. Creeping along on the ground, mixed among the leaves. Climbing blades of grass, hanging out, waiting for a host. They’re unsightly, clingy, and a health nuisance. They’re ticks. Tiny in stature, ticks present a big problem for those who love the outdoors because they can carry diseases, such as Rocky […]

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Adventure clothing to fend off mosquitoes

March 31, 2016

Love the outdoors? Who doesn’t, right? But most of us could do without all the creepy crawlies, biting bugs and menacing mosquitoes. Aside from being just plain annoying, mosquitoes and ticks can present a danger to your health, as they are frequent carriers of diseases such as West Nile virus, Lyme disease and, more recently […]

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An Essential Guide to Archery Equipment for Beginners

March 22, 2016

Humans have practiced archery for more than 2 million years. During the Paleolithic era, Earth’s earliest humans used a bow and arrow to catch dinner. In the time of knights and dragons, archery was a competition sport that even kings and queens took part in. Fast-forward to today, archery still holds a valuable place in […]

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The basic essentials for a camping trip

January 25, 2016

You’ve decided to spend a weekend in the outdoors, getting back to nature and camping under the stars. Nice. Making that decision was easy. But now you’ve popped the trunk and you’re ready to load the vehicle. What camping gear do you absolutely need to put inside for this trip? Any camping gear checklist should […]

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Keeping liquids hot or cold

December 28, 2015

Some mornings, you’re so busy running around that by the time you get back to that coffee you poured, it’s gone cold. Bummer. Other days, you’re fighting through exercise or the heat, and when you’re finally ready to hydrate, the ice is melted. Dang. It doesn’t have to be that way. Today there are number […]

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Fun gifts for stocking stuffers

December 16, 2015

We have some serious gear for serious enthusiasts in Bill Jackson’s, but that doesn’t mean there’s not room for some fun stuff for filling stockings. Here’s a rundown of some items we like as stocking stuffers:   Funky Flames ($5.99): Light up your next campfire. Each pack (three packs in a box) provides 30 minutes […]

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Holiday gift ideas under $50

December 2, 2015

When you visit us, check out the glass case just inside the front door. We’ve loaded it with holiday gift ideas under $50 for the adventurers in your life. We’ve got knives, bows, necklaces, hammocks, water bottles, lights, books, socks, fish grips and even an ice cream maker. But that’s just a starting point; there’s […]

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