Chris Doen

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Wild Fires

When You Need an All-Night Burn…<p>BUILD A LONG-LOG FIRE<p>Sure, you can craft your log-cabin blaze and feed the fire all night long, but there is a …

How to Sharpen a Knife Like a Master

There are few moments in the kitchen more frustrating than trying to slice a ripe tomato with a dull knife. Most home cooks know that a quality …

12 Top-Rated Day Trips from San Francisco

San Francisco is surrounded by spectacular natural scenery, from the picturesque San Francisco Bay to the dramatic Pacific Ocean. This beautiful area …

The 10 Best Places to Camp for Free Northern California

It’s hard to think of a more satisfying way to spend a beautiful weekend than camping on one of Northern California’s spectacular array of public …

Hiking

The Ultimate Guide to Positive Personal Habits

It is 43 years since I was born, 25 since I finished school and 12 since I graduated with my MBA. I have started 4 companies and had some great ups, …

How To Build A Scout Fire

Scout fires are believed to be named for calvary scout's in the old west, as a way to keep warm without giving away your location due to the casting …

7 National Parks, 25 National Forests, & countless wonders: Meet America's ultimate hike

If you're an avid hiker, or you're a fan of one Ms. Reese Witherspoon, then you've probably dreamed of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. And if you …

16 Life Lessons

At the heart of wisdom lies a paradox. On the one hand, our homegrown instincts about the world can be deeply flawed; the bias built into each of us …

Fidel Castro

Hiking Checklist

I have provided a more detailed information under preparing your pack but wanted to summarise what I believe to be the minimum items you should carry …

Camping

The 10 best CrossFit workouts to improve your endurance

If you want to build endurance and stamina, you should probably just go run or bike for a really, really long time, right? Sorry, but no.<p>If you’re …

Workouts

12 Survival Uses For Zip Ties

There are a surprising amount of <b>survival uses for zip ties</b> that could really help you out if SHTF.<p>I mean, most people have seen zip ties’ typical …

Survivalism

26 Gorgeous NorCal Camping Spots Within 100 Miles of SF

The Big Sur River runs adjacent to the campground(Photo by Aron Bosworth)<p><b>PFEIFFER BIG SUR STATE PARK CAMPGROUND</b><p>If Big Sur redwoods, riverside …

58 Books That Will Make You Better, No Matter Who You Are | Inc.com

<i>What books do you recommend that college students read? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Ryan Holiday, best-selling author of Ego Is the Enemy, on Quora:</b><p>I'm going to go crazy on this one. I …

Books

Bruce Lee’s Never-Before-Seen Writings on Willpower, Emotion, Reason, Memory, Imagination, and Confidence

“You will never get any more out of life than you expect.”<p>Although <b>Bruce Lee</b> (November 27, 1940–July 20, 1973) is best known for his legendary legacy in martial arts and film, he was also one of the most underappreciated philosophers of the twentieth century, instrumental in introducing Eastern …

Bruce Lee

Just How Hard Are the Tour de France Climbs?

The mountains of the Tour de France determine the winner of the stage race. It isn't until the peloton hits the craggy peaks of the Alps and Pyrenees that the GC starts to shake out and it becomes clear who the strongest riders are. If you've ever wondered how you'd stand up to those leg-burning …

Tour de France

The Ultimate San Francisco Bucket List: 49 Amazing Adventures To Do in 2016

When a year comes to a close, it’s almost inevitably accompanied by reflection: what you did, where you went, and which adventures you checked off …

This Huge Map Will Show You Almost Every Hiking Trail In California

Need a fresh hiking spot? There's a new, gigantic map that will show you nearly every trail in the state of California.<p>The map comes via Jason …

8 handy items all outdoor adventurers should have

1/<p>A Scrubba Bag for washing clothes<p>A packable "washing machine," the Scrubba is a lightweight, compactable bag that claims to launder your clothes as …

Camping

No Self or True Self? — Identity and Selflessness in Buddhism

Spiritual practice inevitably brings us face to face with the profound mystery of our own identity. We have taken birth in a human body. What is this …

Spirituality

Where to Eat Late in Oakland and Berkeley

Unlike the compact grid that is San Francisco, the East Bay's late night dining scene is more than a little spread out, which makes wandering around aimlessly after last call in search of sustenance all too common. Don’t fall victim to the subpar fast food drive-through trap, and instead follow …

Texas

The 13 Best Places to Backpack in Northern California

With backpacking season just around the corner, we've pulled together some of our favorite multi-day backpacking treks throughout the state for your …

These 10 apps will enhance your hiking life | Adventure Sports Network

Hiking apps: They’re not just for tracking anymore. Photo: Courtesy of The Outbound<p>When you search for hiking apps, the top results always seem to be …

How to Survive With Just the Clothes on Your Back

Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal.There are some cases where we don't have our Bug Out bags with us at the moment. There are times …

Tap Water

The 25 Greatest Moments in Yosemite Climbing History

Is adventure dead? This somewhat depressing question is one we contend with at <i>Outside</i> all the time. After all, many of world’s great adventure prizes, including the summit of all fourteen 8,000-meter peaks and the North and South Poles, were snagged more than a half-century ago. Today’s firsts, …

7 Life-Changing Skills You Can Learn Even If You're Broke

Skills are the gateway to a better quality career and life.<p>The problem is, money is tight for most of us after covering rent/mortgage, car payments, …

Minimalist Travel: The World in One Backpack

Escape the oppression of the rolling luggage cart!<p>About two years ago, I spent a lot of time living out of a backpack. My original Minimalist One-Bag …

8 Essential Apps for the Hiker

Going off the grid can always be a liberating experience. Hiking, trail running or camping, living at the pace of nature — these are downright …

Apps

The Best Travel Backpack

After spending over three years traveling the world via dozens of planes, trains, cars, and boats, plus testing 11 packs on the backs of five men and …

Backpacking

The 10 Best Natural Tinders You Can Find In a Forest, and How to Use Them

Whether you’re lost and cold in the wild, or just need some help starting your campfire, these natural tinder options are what you need.<p>In this video …