Healthy Living

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 [...]

Don Schwartz: Diary of a Deathracer

Don Schwartz: Diary of a Deathracer

By Vince Shuley You may have heard of the various endurance and mud run challenges that tour the globe. You may have even suffered through a Tough Mudder yourself and earned the orange headband and bragging rights that you finished a gauntlet of 20 military-style obstacles. But have you heard [...]

The Backcountry Chef – Beef Casserole a la Campfire

The Backcountry Chef – Beef Casserole a la Campfire

  Sometimes all you need at the end of a long hike is a good meal.  With a little pre prep at home, literally all you have to do is combine ingredients and toss it in the flame.  The hardest part will be getting the fire started.  Please don’t blow [...]

4 Awesome Outdoor Apps

4 Awesome Outdoor Apps

Obviously, when you’re out breathing in the fresh air and exploring the wide open spaces, you don’t want to be bothered by your phone ringing, getting incessant texts, or any other distraction that takes your eyes and mind off of Mother Nature’s glory. It is especially so in today’s world, [...]

9 Facts About this Summer’s Hottest Activity, Stand Up Paddlingboarding

9 Facts About this Summer’s Hottest Activity, Stand Up Paddlingboarding

  You have probably noticed a strange phenomenon overtaking your local lakes, rivers and oceans: people standing on what looks like a surfboard, gliding across the water as they propel themselves forward with a single paddle. Stand up paddleboarding seems to be the hottest activity of summer 2013, and there’s [...]

San Fransisco Physician develops New Way to Treat Snakebites

San Fransisco Physician develops New Way to Treat Snakebites

Snakebites aren’t cool, especially if they’re venomous bites, and each year it is estimated that over 100,000 people around the world lose their lives because of them. It’s a slow and painful process. Fangs slice flesh and poison slowly works its way throughout the victim’s body, paralyzing  from head to [...]

Acupuncture for Athletes: Why it Can Work for You

Acupuncture for Athletes: Why it Can Work for You

So, you’re a skeptic. You’d much rather pump yourself full of ibuprofen, do some minimal stretching, and bare the pain rather than try any sort of “alternative” medicine to heal your outdoor induced ailments. Welp, I would say “more power to you” except I’m not really into enabling outdoor enthusiasts [...]

The Backcountry Chef-Cinnamon Apples

The Backcountry Chef-Cinnamon Apples

After a full day of outdoors exertion, I think that you can agree that you probably deserve a little something delicious.  You still want to keep it at least a little healthy though, right?  Well, maybe you don’t WANT to, but you know you should.  Here’s a sweet treat that [...]

The Best Part of Waking Up – 6 Different Methods to Brew Coffee in the Back Country

The Best Part of Waking Up – 6 Different Methods to Brew Coffee in the Back Country

Nothing starts the camping day off right like a good cup o’ back country brew. There are many different methods to get a decent cup of Joe while you’re roughing it, and to get you started, here’s a list of six different methods, brands, and options for your next backpacking [...]

Your Summer Bucket List

Your Summer Bucket List

No one wants me to say this, but it is true—summer is going to end.  The good news is:  it isn’t over yet.  You can still wear sandals without people judging you, and the sun is still hot.  You want to make the most of this time, right?  Of course [...]