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Climber Finds Lost Treasure Chest In The Alps

  by Kraig Becker In a story that sounds like something straight out of a Hollywood movie plot, a French mountaineer was surprised to discover a lost treasure chest half buried in a glacier while climbing in the Alps earlier this week. That surprise turned to astonishment however when he actually [...]

The Backcountry Chef: Savory, Sweet, or Spicy Campfire Popcorn

The Backcountry Chef: Savory, Sweet, or Spicy Campfire Popcorn

 This addicting treat, in any of these provided forms, is going to provide you with a light and strangely satisfying snack—and with ingredients this light, you can afford to bring enough to make seconds. Good for:  Snacking, Appetizer, Groups Time to cook: 10 minutes Serves: 2 people Ingredients: Basic: 1/4 [...]

Top Dehydrated Food Brands for Camping

Top Dehydrated Food Brands for Camping

Hiking with camping gear is a heavy load to trek with on the trails. After miles of effort, fatigue sets in and the stomach grumbles with hunger. At that point of exhaustion, the body is craving a warm and delicious meal to refuel glucose and energy levels. Save the power [...]

The Nuts and Bolts Squirrel Call

The Nuts and Bolts Squirrel Call

Squirrels are quick, tasty, almost as intelligent as a rock and can be taken with a .22, .410 shotgun or pellet rifle. But, one squirrel does not a meal make. Bushy-tails are afflicted with extreme anxiety disorder, and a flock (actually called a “dray” if you want to get technical) [...]

Winter Climbing: How to Rock-On During the Cold Months

Winter Climbing: How to Rock-On During the Cold Months

The obvious answer here would be to join a rock-climbing gym and, though they’re magical places indeed, we wanna focus more on getting you outside and on some real rock. That being said, here are 3 simple ways to get out of doors during the cold months, if you dare. [...]

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Italian Mountaineers Attempting Ski Descent of Lhotse

  by Kraig Becker With the fall Himalayan climbing season now in full swing, there are a number of major expeditions underway on several of the world’s tallest mountains. Perhaps the most daring of those expeditions is an attempt by two Italian mountaineers to scale Lhotse, the fourth highest peak in [...]

The Best Indoor Rock Climbing

The Best Indoor Rock Climbing

The popularity of indoor climbing has grown in the last several years as an abundance of unique and challenging walls and gyms have been built and updated along with new climbing trends.  Indoor gyms have flourished and given folks in urban areas the chance to try a new and invigorating [...]

7 of the Best Glamping Tents

7 of the Best Glamping Tents

Ever heard of glamping? It’s glamorous camping and integrates the best of both worlds: luxury and nature. Imagine going to bed in Egyptian cotton sheets and waking up warm thanks to your “in-tent” fireplace. And the amenities don’t stop there – microwaves, kitchen tables and sinks – is this a [...]

World’s Coolest Tourist Attractions

World’s Coolest Tourist Attractions

If you have the travel bug, your body is itching with excitement on what to do next, where to go and who to see. From the depths of the sea to flying high in the sky,  get ready for your new explorations. Below we unearthed the newest and coolest tourist [...]

6 of the Nation’s Best Cross-Country Skiing Destinations

6 of the Nation’s Best Cross-Country Skiing Destinations

“Cross-country skiing is not all uphills and flats and hard work,” Andrew Newell, a member of the U.S. Cross-Country Team who competed at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, recently told NBC News. “This sport can be fast and gnarly if you know where to go.” Our thoughts exactly. Here [...]