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Top 8 Dog-Friendly National Parks

Top 8 Dog-Friendly National Parks

It’s never fun to have to leave man’s best friend at home on a hiking, camping or backpacking trip, but frankly, there are some places that just aren’t safe for your furry friends—or your pup might pose too much of a threat to the natural environment. When in doubt, here [...]

11 Mountaineers Murdered In Nanga Parbat Base Camp

11 Mountaineers Murdered In Nanga Parbat Base Camp

by Kraig Becker The mountaineering community is reeling today after learning about a vicious and deadly attack that took place this weekend in base camp on Nanga Parbat, a remote peak in Pakistan. The attack, which left 11 people dead, was particularly shocking because it was the first of its kind [...]

Ultrarunners Preparing To Run Across The Gobi Desert

Ultrarunners Preparing To Run Across The Gobi Desert

by Kraig Becker A pair of ultrarunners are preparing to run across one of the largest and most inhospitable deserts on the planet. Beginning this Sunday, June 23, Canadian adventurer Ray Zahab and Taiwanese endurance athlete Kevin Lin will attempt to run across the Gobi Desert at its widest point. Their [...]

Treasure Hunting: 6 Dive Expeditions that Hit the Jack Pot

Treasure Hunting: 6 Dive Expeditions that Hit the Jack Pot

Arrgh mateys, think that childhood dream of a big wooden chest heaped with gold coins, rubies and strings of pearls is the stuff of make believe? You better think twice, because crucial sunken treasure is out there, swallowed up by the big blue sea just waiting to be discovered. Here’s [...]

Is Bigger Always Better?

Is Bigger Always Better?

It’s the age old question every explorer has had the pleasure of asking himself. But let’s be honest here guys, it all comes down to personal preference. When picking out a knife: it should feel comfortable in your hand, it needs to be practical to the  environment you find yourself [...]

The Evolution of Running Clothes

The Evolution of Running Clothes

There no doubt about it; running has evolved since it first boomed in the 1970s. It’s gone from a fringe hobby for those who weren’t cut out for other – more popular – sports to a nationally recognized and loved sport – not to mention a multi-billion dollar industry. Just [...]

The Season for Dragon Boat Races

The Season for Dragon Boat Races

Summer brings the prime season for Dragon Boat racing. The sport continues to grow in popularity, and if you’ve never seen a race, you can likely find one at a river or lake near you. Dragon Boat Legend The story goes that Dragon Boat festivals commemorate a Chinese poet who [...]

Photojournalist Hiroko Tanaka Sheds Light on the Effects of Agent Orange

Photojournalist Hiroko Tanaka Sheds Light on the Effects of Agent Orange

Agent Orange was, for lack of a better term, the ultimate weapon of mass destruction. A composite of Herbicide Orange and Agent LNX, the substance was widely used by U.S. troops during the Vietnam War to destroy trees, foliage, and other forest growth that often doubled as Viet Cong hiding [...]

6 Ways To Build a Fire in the Wild

6 Ways To Build a Fire in the Wild

If there is anything that goes well with a solid camping experience it is a great campfire. To come unprepared to the campsite without adequate gear or knowledge would disrespect the caveman before you. So here for you today, are 6 methods to build that quintessential campfire. But remember, no [...]

What Your Shoes Say About You

What Your Shoes Say About You

I hate to stereotype people by what shoes they choose to slip on when they get out of the bed in the morning. But if you make a decision to wear a particular type of shoe, it may not be saying necessary something directly about your personality, but it is [...]