Articles written by: Brad Nehring

Celebrate National Parks Day on August 25

Celebrate National Parks Day on August 25

On Sunday, Aug. 25, the National Park Service will observe its 97th birthday. In honor of this special anniversary, the NPS is offering a ‘fee-free day’ to members of the public who visit Yellowstone, Yosemite, Glacier, Zion, or any of the other 58 established national park areas. According to the [...]

Tips for Constructing (and Enjoying) a Rope Swing Over Water

Tips for Constructing (and Enjoying) a Rope Swing Over Water

The dog days of summer are upon us, so there’s no better time to install something — ANYTHING! — that will help you cool off. Why not a rope swing over your favorite lake, pond, or lagoon? They’re cheap, easy-to-construct, and loads of fun. Of course, as Outside Magazine contributor [...]

The Best Dog Breeds for Different Summer Activities

The Best Dog Breeds for Different Summer Activities

While we’re not trying to suggest that one dog breed is superior to another (that’s just asking for hatemail), the fact is that some mutts are genetically or anatomically predisposed to certain activities. You wouldn’t send in a Pomeranian to rescue stranded skiers, would you? Everybody knows that’s Bernese mountain [...]

Meltdown Averted: The North Pole Hasn’t Dissolved Into a Lake, After All

Meltdown Averted: The North Pole Hasn’t Dissolved Into a Lake, After All

Late last month, numerous media outlets reported a terrifying new development: the North Pole had virtually melted into a giant lake at the top of the world. The matter has since been cleared up (more or less), and the publishers who initially panicked have backtracked a little. However, some scientists [...]

Time Is Running Out for the Sumatran Rhino

Time Is Running Out for the Sumatran Rhino

We’ve been dreading the impending extinction of the Sumatran rhinoceros for decades, and sadly, it appears the stoic beast may not have much time left. With worldwide numbers dwindling to new lows, a team of zoologists in Cincinnati are resorting to an extreme measure: mating a brother and sister. This [...]

Cool U.S. Breweries You Should Visit This Summer

Cool U.S. Breweries You Should Visit This Summer

One of the best things about this country is the sheer abundance of microbreweries offering flavorful ales, tasty food, and care-free ambiance — especially during the dog days of summer. Here are some of our favorites from coast-to-coast. Brooklyn Brewery, (New York, N.Y.) This establishment is a popular fixture of [...]

Take the Spice Challenge: 9 of the World’s Hottest Dishes

Take the Spice Challenge: 9 of the World’s Hottest Dishes

Are you the type of individual to eat a sextet of mouth-numbing buffalo wings just to win a T-shirt, or mow down on a fiery morsel of God-knows-what just to prove to your fellow travelers that no street food will faze you? All right big guy (or gal), let’s see [...]

Longboard Strollers Actually Exist Now (And You Might Be Able To Buy Them Soon)

Longboard Strollers Actually Exist Now (And You Might Be Able To Buy Them Soon)

As a member of the Millennial generation, I’m surprised it took us this long to combine protective childcare devices and recreational board sports. But hey, better late than never, amirite? Naturally, Belgium is involved. As noted in a recent TIME Magazine article, Antwerp-based design studio Peter van Riet has joined [...]

Photojournalist Hiroko Tanaka Sheds Light on the Effects of Agent Orange

Photojournalist Hiroko Tanaka Sheds Light on the Effects of Agent Orange

Agent Orange was, for lack of a better term, the ultimate weapon of mass destruction. A composite of Herbicide Orange and Agent LNX, the substance was widely used by U.S. troops during the Vietnam War to destroy trees, foliage, and other forest growth that often doubled as Viet Cong hiding [...]

6 Incredibly Large Animals Accidentally Caught by Fishermen

6 Incredibly Large Animals Accidentally Caught by Fishermen

Every weekend fisherman has at least one story of an epic, accidental catch — but even among the most imaginative raconteurs, the catch in question falls under the ‘larger than usual, but certainly within the realm of possibility’ category. These amazing snags, on the other hand, are simply unbelievable. Sure, [...]