Dating back to Neanderthals of the Pleistocene Age, ice fishing is the oldest winter pastime that still exists today (unless you count walking in the snow). While spears and jagged rocks have been replaced by
Most people live in cookie cutter-like above ground structures that have little or nothing to do with the surrounding environment. Me on the otherhand; I lived in a treehouse for two years. And in doing so, I learned a lot about unconventional houses
Camping during warm-weather months poses challenges of its own, such as bears, heat stroke, flash floods, you name it. Most people can get through it, however, with nary a threat to their lives. Not
My father, now 90 years old, has always had the ability to remain preternaturally calm in an emergency. Thus, I initially thought nothing of it when my phone rang and he said, matter of factly, “I need a little advice.” “What’s up?” I asked. “Oh, your mom fell in a [...]
Toothbrush? Check. iPod? Check. What else are you forgetting? Well, chances are, you haven’t thought to bring along any of the items on this list. None of them are over-the-top expensive — and all
There’s a difference between hardcore and insane. Hardcore meets dangerous challenges, insane seeks them out. Hardcore is met with respect; insane is met with friends divvying up your CD collection.
It seems like websites claiming great deals on outdoor gear are popping up everywhere lately. The task of sifting through all of them to find the best deal can be daunting. So, here are our
In the U.S., the only beer you’ll find in the backcountry is the one you bring with you. In Europe, however, you can hike for hours, stumbling along rugged terrain and narrow footpaths carved intothe side of the rock, and then suddenly turn a bend and find a mountain hut [...]
Just about every outdoorsy individual has at least one good survival story, but most of them don’t hold a candle to this list of harrowing, death-defying tales.
Whether you’re sending kids to school, a student looking to transfer, or reliving the college dream (grad school), there are many things to consider when picking a school. Don’t get me wrong, it’s important to think about things like
In the normal course of daily living, most men try to wear socks of the same color. Failing that approach, they usually take the fallback position of grabbing those that are either fairly dark or almost white. That’s all well and good for those whose al fresco
Unfortunately, the threat of rain isn’t a hiker’s biggest concern during the autumn months — a period known to many simply as ‘hunting season’. Every year, a hiker loses his or her life to a hunter’s bullet, and
Bears are the vagabond mooches of the wilderness, always sniffing at opportunities to invite themselves over for some human grub. Other times, bears exert theirsense of entitlement by simply taking
For two decades ending in the 1940′s, a man named Israel McDaniel lived in an Ozark cave. I had the opportunity to visit his place of residence about 30 years ago.
In the olden times, outdoorsy types had to rely on extra training and tools unique to their pursuits. Camping in the woods meant bringing a
A month after running across the Rockies, Kevin Fonger of Active Gear Review put together a list of tips for Gore-Tex Trans Rockies run successfully. In today’s running world, the standard marathon has become all too common, leaving many runners looking for a race that sets them apart from
Strains and sprains tend to suck the joy out of a trip. Broken legs, on the other hand, pose a much greater threat. Here are some steps of treating one to ensure to can get back home.
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