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North Face Ventrix Jacket from Payne Outdoors Reviewer Chris Payne

REVIEW: The North Face Ventrix Jacket

The North Face Ventrix is a jacket that caught my attention. The quick video describing the Ventrix system and how it vents excess heat during aerobic activity seemed like a really cool design technology that might come in handy here in Texas where it can get cold but not cold enough to stay indoors. About The North Face Ventrix TNF explains the Ventrix as, “Our new, dynamic ventilation responds to […]

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3 Summer Essentials for the Outdoors

Be prepared to go off the grid… wherever you may roam this Summer ! BugBand, Reva Blend and Leap Smoothies take up little space and fit in your pack for ease of use.   BugBand All-Natural Tick & Insect Prevention www.bugband.net Summer is prime time for ticks, and rather than spray yourself with a chemical-laden repellent when hunting, fishing, hiking or camping, use BugBand’s Towelettes or Spray for heavy-duty protection […]

Dangerous Cold Water Submersion

Cold water can end a life all too quickly. My son almost became a victim last week.I needed some time to process everything that went right and wrong before telling the story and now it’s time. Winter has been milder than normal in Central Texas and has allowed for a lot of late afternoon bank stomping sessions. I’ve been hiking to small ponds and throwing my fly rod to stave […]