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6 Currencies That No Longer Exist

6 Currencies That No Longer Exist

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,

British Adventurers Announce Plans to Walk the Length of the Nile

British Adventurers Announce Plans to Walk the Length of the Nile

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 [...]

How to Take Care of Your Leather Boots

How to Take Care of Your Leather Boots

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.  

5 Ways to Get The Love of Your Life Outside for Valentine’s Day

5 Ways to Get The Love of Your Life Outside for Valentine’s Day

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 [...]

How To Read The Avalanche Danger Scale

How To Read The Avalanche Danger Scale

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.

The Science Behind Sinkholes

The Science Behind Sinkholes

Something that can only be described as ‘really freaky’ happened last week near a subway construction site in Guangzhou, China’s third

Alpine Touring Boots for Powerful Skiing

Alpine Touring Boots for Powerful Skiing

The race to make the lightest boot for Alpine Touring has Randonée enthusiasts foaming at the mouth for the newest single-buckle carbon fiber boot, and people will pay well over $2000 for the latest and greatest.

Best Night Skies in the United States

Best Night Skies in the United States

Night skies have forever been a source of wonder and amazement to many cultures and people. Stargazing, spotting comets, and viewing the Milky Way has awed generations and inspired imaginations. Unfortunately, many dark night skies

How To Perform A Compression Test to Study Snowpack Stability

How To Perform A Compression Test to Study Snowpack Stability

As in all aspects of life, knowledge is power.  But in the world of backcountry recreation, knowledge might very well mean the difference between life and death.

Top 7 Most Scenic Marathons

Top 7 Most Scenic Marathons

Training for and running a marathon requires physical stamina, mental dedication and emotional strength.  Thousands of marathons occur annually, but only a select few have with jaw-dropping views.