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The 9 Pieces of Gear Any Beginner Backpacker Needs

Buying your first backpacking setup can be cost prohibitive and overwhelming—but it doesn’t have to be.<p>This will likely be the first time you are completely in charge of carrying your means to clean water, food, and shelter on your back, and there is an entire industry dedicated to making that …

Trump's tweet about women just made the internet's head explode

No Donald. Just, no.<p>The president tweeted out a video Thursday about how "only by enlisting the full potential of women in our society will we truly …

Donald Trump

The Leather Hiking Boots for People Who Don’t Like Leather Hiking Boots

When I think “Danner” I immediately imagine their classic Mountain Light series of boots: thick-lugged soles supporting shiny, luscious leather …

Eating the Appalachian Trail, Edible wild plants

Edible plants on the AT<p>Knowing a few plants that are edible along the AT is not only fun, but could be potentially life saving. I have listed not …

Timex Expedition Rugged Metal Watch

• Made in USA and Imported<br>• Rugged Outdoor Construction<br>• Genuine Leather Strap<br>• Quartz Movement with Analog Display<br>• Durable Metal Case<br>• Indiglo Light-Up Watch …

18 Urban and Wilderness Survival Hacks | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: The following tips are excerpted from Survival Hacks: Over 200 Ways to Use Everyday Items for Wilderness Survival by Creek …

Concealed Weapons: The 10 Best Folding Pocket Knives

Buck 110<p>Buck is to knives what Ford is to cars: The true beginning. The only difference is that if Buck made a car, it would probably run reliably. …

Trespassing into Forgotten Places, Stepping Back in Time

Croatian photographer Mirna Pavlovic is pulled inexorably to the clandestine corners of the world, to the since-forgotten places where people once …

Trespassing

20 Easy Camping Recipes Anyone Can Make

Camping is awesome. I mean seriously right?! You get to go out into nature, away from the burdens, rings, reminders, keyboards and everything else in …

Make This DIY Camping Grill Using Just a Log

This makeshift camping grill is called a Swedish Torch, and will burn at an even temperature long enough to cook your meal.<p>Cooking while camping typically requires a burner and grill, but if you've forgotten your gas grill or just don't want to pack it, you have an alternative to cooking over the …

The 20 Best Hiking Boots For Men

Columbia North Plains<p>Lightweight, reasonably priced, and totally durable, the North Plains boots are perfect for fast paced jaunts through the woods. …

My 12lb Baby: The Gear List - The Trek

Ahhh, everyones’ favorite post: the gear list! Here she is in all her glory! We’ve come a long way, this gear list and I. It seems like just …

Backpacking

Best Montreal Restaurants That Serve Gourmet Hamburgers 2016

<b>Ah, hamburgers.</b> Is there a more perfect food in existence? Probably not. Hamburgers are great because there's never a bad time to eat one - you can …

Burgers

This Battery-Powered Camping Stove Uses The Lowest-Tech Fuel Around: Twigs

A cynic might call the new BioLite CookStove “a fire that can run out of batteries.” But having used the original CampStove dozens of times since its release, I’d counter that it’s “a camp stove that doesn’t require you bring any fuel.”<p>With a battery-powered fan on the side creating an air vortex …

This Necklace is Actually an Important Survival Tool

For those of you who have yet to find your totem trail necklace, Emberlit’s Fire Starter Necklace just might be what you’re looking for. Designed to …

Jewelry

9 Pound Full Comfort Lightweight Backpacking Gear Checklist

A 9 pound pack is all you need to be safe and warm. So, if you want to lower your pack weight but retain all the convenience and comfort of …

Tarptent What's New

What's New<p>Rainshadow 3<p>Ordering opens May 1, 2018<p>$319<p>47 ounces including stakes, guylines, and stuffsack<p>Notch Li<p>Limited quantity ordering opens …

Jackfish Survival System And Card Holder (video)

If you are looking for an urban survival system that you can carry in your pocket, the Jackfish Survival credit card holder might be the perfect …

Try It Now

Outdoor Essentials From Fjallraven

(Photo courtesy of Joel Bear)<p>Anyone who has spent any amount of time in the mountains during the fall has memories of those quintessential autumn …

Tentsile Flite: A lightweight off-ground tree tent for two

The basic idea behind a tree tent is that by attaching your tent to some trees, and thus off the ground, campers can escape all the creepy-crawlies, …

Anonymous 'at war' with Isis, hacktivist group confirms

#OpIsis, born in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo murders, stepped up following Paris attacks<p>The online collective Anonymous “is at war” with the Islamic State following the attacks in Paris, in a continuation of its “#OpISIS” campaign.<p>One major Anonymous twitter account, @GroupAnon, announced …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Top 8: Great Multi-Tools For Outdoors, EDC Tasks

Multi-tools are a backbone piece of outdoors gear, something so useful everyone needs at least one.<p><b>A pliers, a blade, files, drivers, and more… the</b> …

Multi-tools

Knowing how to survive the first 72 hours after disaster will be critical

(Bugout.news) Many experts will note that the first 72 hours following a natural or man-made disaster will likely be the most chaotic, because it …

Personal Hygiene

This Paracord Grenade Is Loaded With Survival Tools

If you ever get worried about being lost in the woods, or you want to survive the zombie apocalypse, then you really need to get your hands on the …

Improve Any Backpack With This Product

Do you have a great backpack at home that you absolutely love but it doesn’t offer you the support you need to carry heavier loads? If so then don’t …

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op Journal

After generations of sleeping outside, you tend to pick up a few tricks. Since 1938, REI employees and members have been creating and tuning pro tips …

Camping

How to Make a Bow and Arrow By Hand

Learn to make a Native American longbow by hand and become a DIY archer.<p>Michael Spink of Spink Wooden Bows in Pocahontas, Arkansas, was on a turkey hunt one day more than a decade ago when his compound bow failed him. After that, he began to craft his own wooden bows by hand.<p>Want to become a DIY …

These Shoes Are Made For Urban and Outdoor Adventure

If you’re in the market for a pair of shoes that are versatile enough to both hike a trail and be worn to dinner with friends, than you’ll want to …