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4 foods and beverages that will keep you alert and focused

Each morning, the alarm goes off, and another battle in the never-ending war against drowsiness begins. For Americans, their main defense against a foggy mind is caffeine, with as much as 85 percent of the adult population drinking at least one caffeinated beverage each day. But you’ll be relieved …

Wellness

Getting the Hang of Hammocks

New materials and innovations are making the art of relaxing suspended between two trees more attractive to active adventurers.<p>The word “hammock” derives from a term in the Taíno language meaning fishnet. And that’s just what my first hammock looked like. It was a diamond weave of thin nylon army …

The Three Best Exercises to Get in Shape for Hiking

Hiking seems easy—after all it’s just walking for a while—but it can be a big challenge. From varying and sometimes difficult terrain to the fact …

Hiking

What Items Belong in My Backpacking First-Aid Kit?

Gareth Tate has been a wilderness first responder and NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute instructor for more than a decade, so he’s treated countless backcountry accidents. I called him up to find out how to pack a proper first-aid kit. “My approach is pretty minimal. So many of these products are …

Camping