Healthy Living

5 of the Nation’s Best Ice-Climbing Spots

5 of the Nation’s Best Ice-Climbing Spots

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.

7 Tips to Avoid Altitude Sickness

7 Tips to Avoid Altitude Sickness

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

Everything You Need to Know about Polar Bear Swimming

Everything You Need to Know about Polar Bear Swimming

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.

Cliff Camping: For Adrenaline Junkies Only

Cliff Camping: For Adrenaline Junkies Only

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

Tips for Making Fantastic Jerky

Tips for Making Fantastic Jerky

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’,

Summer vs. Winter Mountain Climbing: The 6 Differences

Summer vs. Winter Mountain Climbing: The 6 Differences

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 [...]

Everyone Gets Blisters: Simple Care and Prevention

Everyone Gets Blisters: Simple Care and Prevention

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 [...]

Military Survival Tips For Civilians

Military Survival Tips For Civilians

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 [...]

6 Ways to Use Your Knife that You Never Would’ve Thought Of

6 Ways to Use Your Knife that You Never Would’ve Thought Of

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.

5 Lesser-Known Long Distance Hikes

5 Lesser-Known Long Distance Hikes

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