If groomed trails and established runs don’t quench your thirst for adrenaline, then a solid hand-built ramp (known as a ‘kicker’) might be just what the doctor ordered. Follow the steps below and you’ll
The so-called end of the world is here and it’s time to prepare. Here are ten items we have in our bugout bags. For everyone else – well, good luck to ya.
On a backpacking trip in Yellowstone, I met a guy who asked me if I had ever ran a slot canyon before. A slot canyon? What the hell are those? He explained: they are impossibly narrow canyons that are tucked into the earth, deeper than they are wide
We all know how tough it can be to find the right gifts during the Holiday season. The following items are unique, hand-made, and examples of the finest craftsmanship. Even that person who seems to have everything probably doesn’t have these.
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.
There are places where the waters of a hot spring – normally so scalding hot that you’d die if you went in – intersect with a cool river. The confluence of hot and cold creates pleasant waters in which to bathe, called a hot pot (not to be confused with [...]
Climbing can be one of the most physically demanding activities this planet has to offer. Not only does it take absolute brute strength in almost every muscle of your body, but you also need the stamina of five oxen to keep moving during long and tough climbs
And why not? For more than 150 years, winter enthusiasts have been drawn to Telemark skiing. This hybrid activity combines the free-heel technique of cross-country skiing with the high speeds and steep slopes
Though the practice of ice climbing dates back to 19th century European mountaineering techniques, the activity has generated a sizable following in the United States. Here are some of the premium ice-climbing locales found west of the Atlantic.
Whether you are visiting a high-altitude city or climbing to the summit of a massive mountain, altitude sickness is a common, but potentially dangerous condition. For people who have spent the majority of their
If plunging into icy water sounds appealing, you’re definitely not alone. Every year, a large number of brave (and possibly insane) men and women endure the harsh elements to take part in polar bear swims.
Ever wonder what it would be like to replace the safety of a firm, stable campground with the life-threatening danger of camping on a cliff face? For many, the mere thought of
Folks have been drying meat to chewy perfection for centuries. The Quecha tribe of Peru introduced the concept of cured meat to Spaniards in the 16th century; the tribe’s name for their signature snack, ‘ch’arki’,
Whether it’s an easy day hike or a week long trek, climbing to the top of a mountain is one of the best experiences this world has to offer. Choosing a mountain to climb can be an arduous experience depending on the size, difficulty and location, but the decisions don’t [...]
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 [...]
The military, aside from shooting M16s and planting landmines and driving ACEs (Armored Combat Earthmovers), know a thing or two about survival. The great news for civilians is that many of the Armed Forces’ techniques are easily transferable to non-military field endeavors. Below is a list of five of the [...]
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.
Sometimes you just want to walk a really long distance without many other humans polluting your scene, disturbing your wa. This is not an unreasonable desire, nor an unusual one. It’s why we flock to
The idea of camping brings a mixed bag of emotions to the table. Some people think spending the night out in the wilderness is an amazing experience. Others consider the idea of sleeping without a