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American Climbers Attempting Highest Unclimbed Peak in Nepal

American Climbers Attempting Highest Unclimbed Peak in Nepal

  by Kraig Becker It has been a busy fall in the Himalaya where a number of teams have already wrapped up their expeditions to summit some of the tallest peaks on the planet. But one team is just getting settled into base camp as they prepare for the unique challenge [...]

The U.S. Marathons Bucket List

The U.S. Marathons Bucket List

Whether it’s your first or your 10th, picking your next marathon takes a good deal of consideration. Although there are hundreds of different marathons offered throughout the U.S., we feel a few really stand out for one reason or another and are strong contenders for your marathon bucket list. Boston [...]

The PVC Pipe Channel-Cat Killer

The PVC Pipe Channel-Cat Killer

By Ron Marr I’ve spent most of my life seeking progressively lazier ways to hook channel catfish. The politically correct explanation is that slothful angling requires great patience, which in turns fosters humility, serenity and a oneness with nature. The truth is that spinning rig and baitcaster operation requires two [...]

Photo Courtesy: National Parks Conservation Association

Government Shutdown has Huge Impact on Communities Surrounding National Parks

  by Kraig Becker The big story of the week has of course been the complete shutdown of the U.S. government which has resulted in many of the tasks typically associated with running the country coming to a halt. Only the most essential of services are currently in operation while Congress [...]

Seattle’s Best Outdoor Gear Stores (That Aren’t REI)

Seattle’s Best Outdoor Gear Stores (That Aren’t REI)

Few cities can match Seattle’s devoted following of outdoor lovers. The city is home to REI, one of the country’s largest and most reputable providers of recreational clothing and equipment. And its flagship store (located in the Lake Union neighborhood) attracts millions of visitors every year. But for the record, [...]

8 Edible Bugs for Wilderness Survival

8 Edible Bugs for Wilderness Survival

Food can be our worst enemy and our most passionate lover. We are constantly surrounded by food and its utter deliciousness and can sometimes forget how much we take it for granted…until you get stuck out in the wilderness. Here, you won’t find chicken wings growing on trees and pizza [...]

7 Things To Do In The Mountains This Fall When There’s Nothing Else To Do

7 Things To Do In The Mountains This Fall When There’s Nothing Else To Do

La Veta Oktoberfest | October 5, 2013 Sure, anyone can go to Vail or Denver for their big Oktoberfest celebrations. Why not try something entirely new? With a German band in the morning and a Rock and Roll band at night, kick off October Fest in this unlikely spot with [...]

Endurance Athlete Running the Great Himalaya Trail

Endurance Athlete Running the Great Himalaya Trail

by Kraig Becker The Great Himalaya Trail is a long distance trekking route located in the mountains of Nepal. Divided into 10 distinct segments, the GHT runs for more than 1700 km (1056 miles) across that country with much of route falling at high altitude. Each of those segments takes approximately [...]

How to Survive a Natural Disaster: The Outdoosy Town of Boulder, Colorado Shows Us How It’s Done

How to Survive a Natural Disaster: The Outdoosy Town of Boulder, Colorado Shows Us How It’s Done

Being a resident of Boulder, Colorado I wasn’t too concerned when the flood sirens started blaring and the waters started rising. This town is, to put it quite plainly, an outdoorsy town full of badasses. We’ve got kayaks, canoes, and tubes. We’ve got bug-out bags in case we have to [...]

Survival “Strategies” That Can Easily End Your Life

Survival “Strategies” That Can Easily End Your Life

Last month, The Active Times published an article that dispelled several long-standing myths about how to survive in the wilderness. The list was generated by writer Mark Lebekin with help from a handful of seasoned survival experts. We’ve listed the 13 myths discussed in the article below; you can read [...]