Healthy Living

What’s in MacGyver’s Toolbox

What’s in MacGyver’s Toolbox

To many, the outdoors is a place of refuge – a chance to escape the maniacal distractions that accompany day-to-day city life.   It’s in our blood, as if fulfilling our animal duties passed down

Building A Great Kicker in 7 Easy Steps

Building A Great Kicker in 7 Easy Steps

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 Modern Day 10 Essentials for The End of the World

The Modern Day 10 Essentials for The End of the World

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.

Canyoneering: For the Narrow Minded

Canyoneering: For the Narrow Minded

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

5 Handmade Gifts for the Outdoorsy Person in Your Life (Who Has Everything)

5 Handmade Gifts for the Outdoorsy Person in Your Life (Who Has Everything)

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.

Geocaching: Treasure-Hunting for Techies

Geocaching: Treasure-Hunting for Techies

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.

Hot Pots: Mother Nature’s Hot Tub

Hot Pots: Mother Nature’s Hot Tub

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 [...]

8 Ways Climbers Can Stay Fit in the Off-Season

8 Ways Climbers Can Stay Fit in the Off-Season

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

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So You Want to Start Telemark Skiing…

So You Want to Start Telemark Skiing…

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