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New in outdoors equipment

| Sunday, February 28, 2010 12:00 a.m

Looking for a new way to carry your arrows in the woods• Rage, best known as a manufacturer of broadheads, has come up with a new quiver design. The Ghost quiver debuted at the Archery Trade Association Show last month. It’s specifically designed to securely hold five Rage-broadhead-tipped arrows and is, according to the manufacturer, “the first purpose-designed.” It features a faceted skeletal hood and transparent windows for easy viewing of your broadheads. There’s no foam to interfere with broadheads or trap blade-ruining moisture either. Instead, a 2-mm thick aliphatic urethane rubberized interior secures the tips, keeping the blades sharp and locked at all times. MuffleGrip over-molding on the hood and dual shaft grippers silence sound and deaden vibration while holding arrow shafts firmly in place and allowing quiet arrow removal. When mounted, the 9-ounce quiver adds no more than 2 inches to the width of your bow. The new proprietary Coffin Lock cam system, meanwhile, securely locks the quiver in place by way of a coffin-shaped taper on the dovetailed interlock. It allows users to safely and quickly remove or attach the quiver, even in complete darkness. It’s ambidextrous and offers multi-positional mounting, as well. Suggested retail price is $99.99. For information: write Field Logic Inc., 101 Main St., Superior, Wis. 54880; call 715-395-0020; or visit .

Lure of the week

Lure: RipRoller

Company: High Roller Lures ( )

Lure type: Surface lure

Sizes and colors: Available in 4.25-, 5.5-, 6.5- and 7.5-inch models in six colors: bone, redhead, frog, greenback, firetiger and Florida special.

Target species: Largemouth and smallmouth bass.

Technique: This 4/10-ounce lure is meant to be fished loudly along the edges of grassy shorelines, bulrushes and stump fields. Its aggressive propeller causes a disturbance that draws fish in to strike.

Sugg. Retail price: $8.99 an up, depending on size.

Notable: Made of solid wood, the RipRoller is coated with epoxy for the sake of durability and comes equipped with stainless steel hardware and saltwater-quality hooks.

Tip of the week

If you plan to be outdoors this winter — when the weather is often at its worst — prepare yourself for the worst. A fall through the ice, a slip and fall into a stream or even too much sweating can lead to hypothermia in cold weather. Do yourself a favor and keep some wool socks, long underwear, a long-sleeved shirt and a jacket in a watertight plastic bag in your backpack or in your vehicle. Handwarmers, fire-starting materials and candy bars are also good to have. All can help save your life, or at least make you a lot more confortable.

Recipe of the week

Paper bag breakfast


» 2 strips bacon

» 2 eggs

» 1-2 handfuls of hash browns


Open a lunch-sized brown paper bag and put the strips of bacon across the bottom. Add the potatoes next, then break two eggs into the bag. Close the bag by folding the top down, but be sure to leave 3-4 inches of air space above the food. Insert a pointed stick through the top of the bag. Prop the bag up with rocks or hold it over the fire — being careful not to get the bag in the flames or let it touch any hot coals or it will catch fire — for 8-10 minutes. Remove the bag from the heat, pull the stick out and fold the top of the bag down. You can eat your breakfast straight from the bag.

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