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8 Tips for Buying a Tent

8 Tips for Buying a Tent

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

The Fundamentals of Ice Fishing

The Fundamentals of Ice Fishing

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 While spears and jagged rocks have been replaced by

5 Outdoor Houses for Really Hardcore Enthusiasts

5 Outdoor Houses for Really Hardcore Enthusiasts

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

Extreme Winter Camping: Things to Forget About

Extreme Winter Camping: Things to Forget About

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

Tips for Dealing With Frostbite from My Mom

Tips for Dealing With Frostbite from My Mom

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 [...]

5 Fantastic Travel Accessories You Never Knew Existed

5 Fantastic Travel Accessories You Never Knew Existed

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

Winter Rafting: Are You Insane Enough?

Winter Rafting: Are You Insane Enough?

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.

Where to Find the Best Deals for Gear

Where to Find the Best Deals for Gear

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

How to Explore the Alps in Style

How to Explore the Alps in Style

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 [...]

7 Brutal (Yet True) Stories of Winter Survival

7 Brutal (Yet True) Stories of Winter Survival

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.