Healthy Living

6 Standup Paddle Board Tips

6 Standup Paddle Board Tips

Stand up paddling (SUP) has exploded in popularity over the last few years, and for good reason. Stand up paddling provides both a fantastic full body workout and a spectacular open water vantage point, all while improving balance and stamina. In short, stand up paddling is a fun, healthy way [...]

Top 5 Downhill Bikes to buy in 2014

Top 5 Downhill Bikes to buy in 2014

Everybody wants to have the latest and greatest gear for the new season of any sport;  mountain biking is definitely no exception. Every year top brands like Trek and Specialized offer their new lines of bikes with additions varying from a complete remodeling of the suspension triangle to just a [...]

7 Delicious Ways to Serve Hunted Game This Winter

7 Delicious Ways to Serve Hunted Game This Winter

This is not a knock against any of the culinary mainstays that hunters (and their families) have enjoyed for hundreds of years. But this fall and winter, why not experiment a little with the game you bring home by trying one of the following recipes. Please note: this post shouldn’t [...]

Pushing Through: How to Get Out of Your Head Once You’re In

Pushing Through: How to Get Out of Your Head Once You’re In

You’re on a pretty run out and gnarly lead climb. The bolt placement is sketchy at best and you’re completely pumped from your previous routes. Not only are you not up for an epic lead fall, certain to scrape the hell out of your extremities, but you also aren’t quite [...]

The U.S. Marathons Bucket List

The U.S. Marathons Bucket List

Whether it’s your first or your 10th, picking your next marathon takes a good deal of consideration. Although there are hundreds of different marathons offered throughout the U.S., we feel a few really stand out for one reason or another and are strong contenders for your marathon bucket list. Boston [...]

The PVC Pipe Channel-Cat Killer

The PVC Pipe Channel-Cat Killer

By Ron Marr I’ve spent most of my life seeking progressively lazier ways to hook channel catfish. The politically correct explanation is that slothful angling requires great patience, which in turns fosters humility, serenity and a oneness with nature. The truth is that spinning rig and baitcaster operation requires two [...]

8 Edible Bugs for Wilderness Survival

8 Edible Bugs for Wilderness Survival

Food can be our worst enemy and our most passionate lover. We are constantly surrounded by food and its utter deliciousness and can sometimes forget how much we take it for granted…until you get stuck out in the wilderness. Here, you won’t find chicken wings growing on trees and pizza [...]

How to Survive a Natural Disaster: The Outdoosy Town of Boulder, Colorado Shows Us How It’s Done

How to Survive a Natural Disaster: The Outdoosy Town of Boulder, Colorado Shows Us How It’s Done

Being a resident of Boulder, Colorado I wasn’t too concerned when the flood sirens started blaring and the waters started rising. This town is, to put it quite plainly, an outdoorsy town full of badasses. We’ve got kayaks, canoes, and tubes. We’ve got bug-out bags in case we have to [...]

Survival “Strategies” That Can Easily End Your Life

Survival “Strategies” That Can Easily End Your Life

Last month, The Active Times published an article that dispelled several long-standing myths about how to survive in the wilderness. The list was generated by writer Mark Lebekin with help from a handful of seasoned survival experts. We’ve listed the 13 myths discussed in the article below; you can read [...]

The Backcountry Chef: Savory, Sweet, or Spicy Campfire Popcorn

The Backcountry Chef: Savory, Sweet, or Spicy Campfire Popcorn

 This addicting treat, in any of these provided forms, is going to provide you with a light and strangely satisfying snack—and with ingredients this light, you can afford to bring enough to make seconds. Good for:  Snacking, Appetizer, Groups Time to cook: 10 minutes Serves: 2 people Ingredients: Basic: 1/4 [...]