Environment

Six Tips for Hiking with Kids

Six Tips for Hiking with Kids

The summer hiking season is well underway, but thankfully far from being over. It has been encouraging to see so many families out on the trails with kids of all ages in tow. While it’s always important to be well-prepared when hitting the trails, it’s even more crucial when kids [...]

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 [...]

The Backcountry Chef-Fire Roasted Stuffed Bell Peppers

The Backcountry Chef-Fire Roasted Stuffed Bell Peppers

Summer means fresh vegetables, especially bell peppers and tomatoes!  This super-simple recipe is going to blow your mind, and probably your friends’ too.  I think that any time you take the effort to stuff something with some kind of filling, the fancy factor gets kicked up at least 100 notches. [...]

The Colorado River: America’s #1 Most Endangered River (And How to Help Save It)

The Colorado River: America’s #1 Most Endangered River (And How to Help Save It)

Rivers are incredible, flowing powerhouses that transport an invaluable resource (water, the essence of life) across this great land. They also do other spectacular things like carve out the Grand Canyon, provide for ecosystems, shoot out into waterfalls, and support all kinds of outdoor adventure sports such as kayaking and [...]

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 [...]

5 Wet and Wild Water Sports

5 Wet and Wild Water Sports

Too hot for your usual exercise and sport routines? As the summer heats up, let us recommend some of the most exciting and accessible water sports that are perfect for a new thrill and for keeping you cool. Grab your suntan lotion, bathing suit, and get ready for a wet [...]

How to Read Nautical Charts – 3 Easy Tips for Better Clarity

How to Read Nautical Charts – 3 Easy Tips for Better Clarity

Many of us receive the call for exploration from those inner chords in our gut.  Like a thirst that can’t be quenched, we are always seeking new ways to discover the world around us. No method of travel offers as much freedom as one can attain on a boat.  Once [...]

5 Adventures that Make You a Bonafide Badass

5 Adventures that Make You a Bonafide Badass

The Great Outdoors and Planet Earth Proper is chocker-bock full of heart-stopping adventures ready to be had at every turn. Many of those pulse pumping undertakings have become somewhat cliché (like skydiving or running with the bulls); however, we’ve comprised a list of activities that are not only too kickass [...]

How to Use Sports to Turn Off Your Mind

How to Use Sports to Turn Off Your Mind

By Magee Walker – smdwalker@gmail.com You’ll know it when it happens: despite the fact that you could barely keep your eyes open all day, you can’t fall asleep because your mind won’t stop racing. Or you’ll lose your car in the mall parking lot because you were preoccupied with your [...]