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Staff Picks: Winter Survival

A vacuum-insulated mug, the most versatile neck gaiter available, an avalanche shovel and more.

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Best of 2016
The 2016 Outdoors and Fitness Magnum Opus

Best of 2016: Outdoors & Fitness

A look back at the best stories our Outdoors and Fitness writers tackled over the course of 2016 — from bass fishing to road cycling to the ultimate bugout bag.

Our Favorite Gear, Right Now

Staff Picks: Outdoor Essentials

A breathable insulated vest, durable and stylish hiking boots, merino wool hiking socks and more.

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Winter Preview 2016
Two Planks Are Better Than One

The Skis You Need in 2017

There is no one ski that does it all. But there is a ski that will work best for you.

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Seeking Answers at a World-Class Lake

Why Does America Love Bass Fishing?

Why would a fisherman be content to flip on the tube, sit on the couch, and watch someone else fish? I followed a production crew at the world's best bass lake to find out.

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