Articles written by: Robin Johnson

Concord, Massachusetts Boots the Bottle

Concord, Massachusetts Boots the Bottle

  This year, Concord Massachusetts became the first U.S. city to completely boot the bottle. After three years of lobbying and educating officials and communities in Concord, Mass., The idea to curtail the harmful effects of disposable plastic water bottles finally became a reality.

Bamboo Bikes: Q & A With Matt Michaelson

Bamboo Bikes: Q & A With Matt Michaelson

Today’s high-end bikes are engineering marvels of carbon fiber that are built to be ultra-light and highly efficient. Many bikers are constantly looking to keep ahead of their competitors by having the most advanced gear, but that’s not the only thing that comes into consideration for dedicated riders. Zambikes is [...]

5 Long Distance Paddle Routes

5 Long Distance Paddle Routes

Long-distance adventures have steadily gained allure as travelers seek out new ways to test their strength, dedication, and endurance.

The Sportsman’s Heritage Act: Transcending the Jargon

The Sportsman’s Heritage Act: Transcending the Jargon

It’s hard to keep track of everything that goes on in our nation’s capital these days. And with all the political drama surrounding every issue, it’s nearly impossible for the average Joe to get the

Geocaching: Treasure-Hunting for Techies

Geocaching: Treasure-Hunting for Techies

These days, screens are a staple of our culture. Because of the constant distractions caused by our phones, computers, and televisions we are forced into sedentary, often hedonistic lifestyles. According to the Council for Research Excellence, the average American spends about 8.5 hours in front of a screen every day.

Earthen Building: Why and How-To

Earthen Building: Why and How-To

There are many ways that people can change in order to relieve the burden of destruction from the shoulders of the environment. More efficient electric cars are being produced, wind farms are popping up all over the place, and small, organic gardens seem to be taking over grassy lawns.

6 of America’s Most Hidden Hot Springs

6 of America’s Most Hidden Hot Springs

The steam rises up into the forest as you breathe in the vapors of the natural pool you lay in, gazing into the mountains. There’s nothing quite like finding a hot spring in the middle

Everyone Gets Blisters: Simple Care and Prevention

Everyone Gets Blisters: Simple Care and Prevention

There is a single vicious ailment that can kick even the toughest outdoor athletes out of the woods and back into their homes, defeated and frustrated. Friction can be man’s worst enemy in multiple activities and in many ways. We won’t get into them all, but it is important to [...]

6 Ways to Use Your Knife that You Never Would’ve Thought Of

6 Ways to Use Your Knife that You Never Would’ve Thought Of

Going into the woods without your knife is like going to the bar without your wallet. Only you can’t kill things with your wallet… Or can you? …No, you can’t. We’re here to talk about knives.

8 Hut-to-Hut Ski Trails for Overnight Skiers

8 Hut-to-Hut Ski Trails for Overnight Skiers

Nothing can keep a true adventurer from responding to the allure of a multi-day backpacking trip in the American wilderness. There’s something within hikers that compels them to blister their feet, burn out their legs,