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More people are looking to the great outdoors to relax and enjoy clean air and natural wonders. This issue is loaded with articles that focus on places, pastimes and paraphernalia that will make their time outside well spent. Dana Benner explains how to make the most of time spent when fishing at the ocean’s edge, and beyond. From shore casting to hiring a charter and suggestions for gear choices, he has great advice for saltwater fishermen. Reuben Bolieu takes us in the other direction, to the Appalachian forests of Pennsylvania, for a look at the creations of Coalcracker Bushcraft. He talked with owner Dan Wowak to learn about his life’s passion and how it led him to start the business that also trains adventurers like him, a 51-day survivor on History Channel’s Alone. This month’s Gear Guide focuses on a multitude of machetes, the indispensable tool of the trailblazer. Coming in all shapes and sizes, you’ll find at least one to suit your needs. And, if you’re of the mind that you can’t have enough sharp edges when you head into the woods, check out Steve Barlow’s review of TOPS Knives’ bushcraft tag team, the High Impact and Brush Wolf. These two make an excellent pair of tools that will handle virtually every camp cutting task between them.