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Oasis, Amy Winehouse, Paul McCartney: Jools Holland Picks His 10 Most Memorable ‘Later…’ Performances

Over 20 years and 46 series’ ‘Later…with Jools Holland’ has become a UK TV mainstay, showcasing the best in music with a wildly eclectic line up of …

Yosemite without the crowds

You’ve seen the postcards, admired your friends’ vacation photos. Ever wonder why everyone has pictures of the same places from the same angles? The showy celebrity of the US national park system, Yosemite hosts millions of visitors each year, and most flock with camera in hand like paparazzi to …

Rarely Seen Photographs From a Photo Session of The Beatles at the Beginning in 1961

Black and white photographs of The Beatles, including Pete Best, taken by Albert Marrion on Sunday 17 December 1961. Marrion, a local Liverpool …

Go Low and Slow

These three steps are the keys to perfectly cooked barbecue<p><b>Step 1</b>Light your charcoal<p>“Skip the lighter fluid—it gives your food a funky smell and taste,” says Carroll. Instead, use a chimney starter, available at any hardware or kitchen store for about $15. Stuff a sheet or two of newspaper into the …

BBQ

The Surprising Secret to Successful Backpacking: Weight Training - REI Co-op Journal

When guiding trips in the mountains, I get clients of all shapes and sizes. One day I’ll be working with a professional snowboarder, the next with a …

Backpacking

How to Create Basic Double Exposure Portraits in Camera and in Photoshop

Scouting the world to find the perfect shot is one of photography’s pure joys. You discover the perfect moment, carefully frame your viewfinder, and …

Tutorials

San Rafael Hikes - San Rafael Swell Biking

Good Water Mountain Biking Trail<p>Mountain biking any of the dirt roads in the Swell is suitable for the whole family, but for those looking for …

Hiking

The Story of Bluesman Robert Johnson’s Famous Deal With the Devil Retold in Three Animations

So many hugely successful and talented musicians have died at age 27 that it almost seems reasonable to believe the number represents some mystical …

What’s in a John Muir Trail Guide’s Pack?

<b>The 212-mile John Muir Trail is quickly becoming</b> one of the most popular long-distance backpacking trips in the West: In the past 15 years, requests …

Backpacking

Road-Trip the West on Vintage-Inspired Motorcycles

Problem: You want to motorbike the epic asphalt out west, but you live east of Pacific Standard Time and don’t have the vacation days needed to roll cross-country first.<p>Solution: The Roadery.<p>The Los Angeles–based touring company, founded in 2013, offers vintage-inspired bikes and 12 self-guided …

The Definitive 10-Step Guide to Building a Do-Anything Core

Working on core strength isn’t a matter of vanity—an effort to turn a dad-bod midsection into a six-pack. (Though it can help.) It’s more of a commitment to kick ass in everything you do.<p>“Core exercises build a foundation of strength for more sport-specific movements,” says Scott Johnston, a …

Rumpl: The World's Best Blanket

The AskMen Acquire team thoroughly researches & reviews the best gear, services and staples for life.<p>What started as an experiment on Kickstarter just a few years ago has flourished into one of the coolest blanket companies on the market. Rumpl takes what we love about our camping gear — …

Outdoors Gear

Security camera buying guide - CNET

In the same way folks are ditching cable for contract-free subscription services like Netflix and video streaming viewers like the Google Chromecast or Amazon Fire TV Stick, security firms like ADT are being forced to share the market with an increasing number of do-it-yourself devices -- and …

Smart Homes

How To Interpret Topographic Maps

We’ve all seen it in those high-dollar mountain bike films: the planning montage. The star rider of the movie can be seen, mouth gaping in awe, …

This Natural Bug Repellent Works Better Than Deet

If mosquitoes love to slurp your blood—and yes, some people are more prone to a bite than others—you’ll likely stop at nothing to keep them away, …

New photos showcase best trailhead in America: Yosemite’s Tuolumne Meadows

This series of photographs from last weekend showcase some of the amazing backcountry near Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park. They were taken by field scout and historian Richard Degraffenreid.<p>The Tuolumne Meadows area, perched at an elevation of 8,600 feet on Tioga Road in the high …

5 Long Exposure Landscape Photography Tips

1. Three legs are better than twoA tripod is absolutely essential, but rather than running out and purchasing any old tripod, I strongly suggest …

Ilford Brings Back Harman Direct Positive Fiber Paper for Pinhole Photography

Ilford, a company known for their high quality black and white photographic films, has announced that they will begin to manufacture once again their …

Photography

This is What Photographers Need to Know About Basic Filter Types And Their Uses

Filters have been around since the beginning of photography. Most of them were used in film and analogue photography because different materials have …

101 Paracord Projects

There are hundreds of cool paracord projects floating around the prepper and survival community.<p>We’ve pulled together 101 of our favorite 550 …

How to Build Your Own Square Foot Garden in 10 Easy Steps | Mark's Daily Apple

October 14, 2008<p>By Worker Bee<p>Let’s face it: Produce is expensive and, with the economy moving the way it is, it doesn’t look like its going to get …

Take A Hike: 30 Most Jaw-Dropping Hiking Trails Around the Globe

Need a vacation? Experience nature and leave your everyday stress behind with an epic hiking trail. Whether you’re a skilled backpacker or an average …

DIY 4 PANEL ARTWORK FROM ENGINEERS PRINTS

A couple of years ago the blog world was a buzz with engineers prints. What are engineers prints? Well engineers prints are available at Staples or …

Crafting

Build A DIY Fold-Down Workbench To Save Floorspace In Your Shop

No matter how big your workshop is, space is precious. You can build this fold-down workbench in an afternoon that instantly upgrades your work area …