Chances are, you strolled into your kitchen today and gulped down a glass of clean water. You had no problems accessing this water, nobody attacked you on the way to your kitchen, and you likely used clean water to bathe yourself at some point during the day. For most industrialized [...]
Vitamin D Studies are showing that the link between vitamin D and happiness is stronger than we ever thought, but you don’t need science to tell you how sublime it is to feel the sun on your skin in the middle of winter. If a fifteen-minute walk outside provides enough [...]
Every summer, thousands of people leave the city behind to take part in a time-honored American tradition: wildland firefighting. This seasonal profession is ideal for men and women who enjoy spending (a lot of) time outdoors,
For more than a century explorers and adventurers from around the globe have attempted to cross the frozen expanse of the Arctic Ocean on foot just to reach the North Pole. Although most fail, some have been successful in that endeavor, spending weeks enduring subzero temperatures, incredibly high winds, whiteout [...]
These days, folks have learned that packing a minimal amount of equipment means you can go light and fast through the wilderness.
To some people money is the single most important thing on this planet. Human beings are motivated by it and work long hours to obtain more of it. Regardless of your philosophical views on the importance of money in our lives,
Stretching for 4132 miles and crossing through ten countries, the Nile is the longest river on the planet. For centuries this fabled waterway has brought life to an otherwise arid and hostile environment. During the 19th century, the river inspired explorers to go in search of its headwaters. Numerous expeditions [...]
As someone who takes a certain pleasure in maintaining and caring for my possessions, it appalls me to see so many people letting their hiking boots dry out, rot, and fall apart.
If there is one question that baffles outdoorsmen, it is the question of how to get their ladies to enjoy the outdoors. Many folks are lucky to have such an outdoorsy partner, but some have to work a little harder. One obvious, but rarely practiced secret, is to bring romance [...]
With the rising popularity of backcountry recreation, more people are skinning up, sledding, and simply boot-packing beyond ski area boundaries. With increasing numbers in unstable terrain, we have also seen a rise in avalanche-related injuries and fatalities.