It Was Dumb To Drive Into A Desert Race With Crappy Rentals, I Now Know

From TruckYeah! — We'd only been in rough stuff for a mile or so when the crashes started. "Can't carry on mate," my friend coughed as I unearthed him from a sand pit. "Welp hop in the truck, big guy," I offered with a smile and a backslap "And hangonta that roll bar like your life depends on it 'cause it's about to!" » 1/29/15 2:33pm Thursday 2:33pm

We're in a Technology Arms Race with Bears for Our Food

It's almost impossible to secure yourself against a food raid from bears. That's because these giant mammals are clever tool users, and they share their tech knowledge with other bears nearby. As a result, bear-proofing technology rarely works for more than a couple of decades before every bear knows how to crack it. » 1/28/15 3:08pm Wednesday 3:08pm

A Basic Guide To Cheap Outdoors Gear For Broke Adventurers

On a budget but still want to be comfortable and safe on your outdoors adventures? Here's a guide to what you need to spend money on, what you don't and how to find effective clothing, tools, boots, bags and whatnot on a budget.
» 1/27/15 3:22pm Tuesday 3:22pm

​How To Build A Snow Shelter

Want something fun and productive to do during this whole giant blizzard thing? Why not learn how to build a snow shelter? It could save your life one day but, more importantly, they're just a ton of fun to make. Here's how.
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Why Leatherman's Multitool Bracelet Is Beautiful But Useless

A multitool you can wear on your wrist? Neat! But, will it actually be useful as, you know, a tool? I don't think so. This is manly wrist fashion, not a genuinely useful wearable.
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How to Drive on Snow and Ice

There's an awful lot of bad information floating around about driving in winter weather. In fact, you're probably doing it wrong. Yes, even if you're from New Hampshire. Here's how to drive on snow or ice without crashing your car or wasting money on unnecessary stuff. » 1/21/15 5:04pm 1/21/15 5:04pm

How To Use A Map And Compass

This article will save your life. A basic paper map is the simplest, most reliable and most effective way to find your location and navigate somewhere else. But, in the age of GPS and Google Maps, many people have forgotten how to use one. Here's how to never get lost again.
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Do Mysterious Big Cats Prowl The English Countryside?

England's version of Big Foot or just the logical result of new laws that forced exotic pet owners to free their animals in the 1970s? One thing's for sure: reported sightings of big cats are on the rise in the UK, while new studies seek to prove their existence. » 1/19/15 1:52pm 1/19/15 1:52pm

The Time Wes Siler Almost Killed Me

Some bad decisions were made while backpacking The Lost Coast and a buddy ended up alone, in a storm, after dark, fording whitewater and climbing cliffs with no gear. I should have known better, but at least we got a good story out of it. — Ed. » 1/15/15 2:44pm 1/15/15 2:44pm

Adventure: California's Lost Coast

Way up at the top of Northern California is a little piece of wilderness called The Lost Coast. It's too rugged to build on, meaning it's the last coastline here that's unspoiled. It's also dangerous, as you can see in this picture. Especially in winter, during a storm. Let's go backpacking! » 1/13/15 1:25pm 1/13/15 1:25pm

Tinder Around The World

Traveling around the world? Tinder can help you meet people. Obviously. But its easy intimacy can also help plug you into adventure. Here's how it worked for us, along with some of the people we met through it during our travels. » 1/12/15 12:35pm 1/12/15 12:35pm

What It's Like To Live In The World's Lightest Freestanding Tent

Do you get wet when it rains? Can you feel the weight saving on your back? Are the tiny interior proportions worth a few fewer ounces? And, most importantly, can it contain an 85lbs, half-wild dog? We spent a week living in the 1 lbs, 9 oz Big Agnes Fly Creek 2 Platinum so you don't have to. » 1/09/15 3:11pm 1/09/15 3:11pm