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Emergency Gear that Should Live in Your Daypack

You’re on a day hike and you’ve packed your water, snack, map, and field guide to local ornithology. You’re all set, right? Wrong. We’re not doomsday preppers or worrywarts by any means, but shit happens when you’re in the woods. Be next-level prepared with these emergency-minded day essentials you …

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Here's how Ichiro responded when he got a text from Tom Brady: Who's Tom Brady?

The legendary baseball player didn't know who Brady was back in 2017<p>It's hard to imagine there are many people out in the world completely unaware of …

Destiny 2: Warmind - Final Review

In many ways, Warmind succeeds in bringing back the mystery of Destiny 2’s universe. There are plenty of secrets to uncover, new paths of progression …

Bethesda responds to apparent Rage 2 leak in best way possible (update)

When you don’t want to confirm or deny Rage 2 exists<p><b>Update:</b> Bethesda’s Pete Hines referenced this situation during Bethesda’s E3 press conference by stating that <i>Rage 2</i> is a game that they announced a few weeks ago “thanks to our friends at Walmart Canada, best known for their low prices and ability …

Four Ways To Think About The Ending Of ‘Infinity War’

I suppose we should begin with a spoiler warning, even though it feels unnecessary at this point. <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i> is careening toward a billion-dollar box office showing, so I imagine a large portion of you have already seen it and those who haven’t yet have made peace with it. Also, the …

7 Agonizing 2-minute Workouts That’ll Torch Every Muscle in Your Body

You can’t step foot in a gym these days without hearing rabid talk about the VersaClimber. Thanks to the excruciating full-body workout it provides, …

100 Essential Skills Every Backpacker Should Know

Before the TripMake a firestarterEasy Dryer lint and candle wax in a cardboard egg carton compartment (poke a bit of lint out of the wax for a wick). …

These before-and-after photos show how much your body can change from drinking less alcohol

The difference is remarkable.<p>Seven years ago, a Swedish Instagram influencer who goes by "Jelly Devote" went out drinking with her friends at least three times a week, suffering hangovers just as often. "I don’t know how much I drank — just that it was a lot," she says of her affinity for beer and …

Zoos are rating animals online and it's too good

Zoos are giving animals Amazon-esque species ratings, and it's honestly kind of great.<p>The trend started Friday with the Oregon Zoo in a tweet …

Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #2632 with Zingano, Arlovski, Soukhamthath, Ottow, Stamann, Milstead

Stream or download Wednesday’s episode of MMAjunkie Radio with guests [autotag]Cat Zingano[/autotag], [autotag]Andrei Arlovski[/autotag], …

Sony Launches My PlayStation, a Browser-Based Version of PSN

Finally!<p>Sony has launched a browser-based version of PSN and it's live now.<p>The news was announced on the Japanese PlayStation blog and picked up by …

I tried cutting the cord with Sling TV for a month — here's why I returned to cable

After looking at my monthly cable TV bill one day, I thought: <i>I'm paying $100 a month for cable TV, not including internet. $100 a month. And I watch about eight or so channels.</i><p><i>There must be another way to get TV without paying so much.</i><p>It was time to try out a live TV internet streaming service. …

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Some Rainbow Six Siege Operators Are Going Free Soon, Following Pricing Controversy

Rainbow Six Siege will soon be giving a number of its Operators away for free, Ubisoft has announced. Starting with the new season of DLC on March 3, all versions of the game except for the Starter Edition will include all 20 base Operators for no extra charge. In addition, all past and future …

Three-time gold medallist Shaun White reveals 'orgies, parties and horny athletes' inside the Winter Olympic athletes village

A video has resurfaced of Shaun White revealing 'orgies, parties and horny athletes' inside the Winter Olympic village.<p>Three-time Olympic gold …

20 Best Science Fiction Books Of The Decade

After much mulling and culling, we've come up with our list of the twenty best books of the decade. The list is weighted towards science fiction, but …

Dark websites: The best sites to get started with on the dark web

Dark websites aren't as easy to find as those on the regular internet so here's our pick of the best and how to access them<p>There are plenty of useful …

Eight Samsung Galaxy tricks you can't do on any other phone

Make the most of your smartphone.<p>Samsung likes to add its own flourishes to the Android operating system, which means Galaxy phones boast quite a few unique features that you won't find on standard Android devices—or iPhones for that matter. We've collected eight tips and tricks that should work on …

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The Best Scotch Whiskies Under $100

The Magazine<p>Let us take you on a journey of the world. Each issue of the Gear Patrol Magazine comes packed with adventures, guides and stories …

This Pocket PC Could Replace Your Desktop

The Ockel Sirius B runs Windows 10 and fits in any standard pocket.<p>Sometimes it’s the smallest things that can have the most significant impact. A …

How rich are the rich? If only you knew

“If poor people knew how rich rich people are, there would be riots in the streets.”<p>Actor and comedian Chris Rock made this astute statement during a …

25 Must-see Spots in North America According to a Man Who Took a 22,000-mile Road Trip

From remote surf towns to fern-covered canyons and massive glaciers, here are some of the most incredible sights the U.S. and Canada have to …

US Special Operators Will Test Sig Sauer's New Mini Assault Rifle In Combat

Evaluating Sig Sauer's MCX Rattler will help refine its existing requirements for this type of gun ahead of a larger purchase.<p>Sig Sauer<p>U.S. Special …

Here’s the Trump Tax Loophole Your Accountant Can Blow Wide Open

If exploiting a tax loophole is as much an art as a science, then the tax planning profession is poised for a creative renaissance.<p>The inspiration is …

Meet the dogs of Chernobyl – the abandoned pets that formed their own canine community

Hundreds of stray dogs have learned to survive in the woods around the exclusion zone – mainly descendants of those left behind after the nuclear disaster, when residents were banned from taking their beloved pets to safety<p>We are in the woods behind the Chernobyl plant when the dog runs at us. It …

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The 8 best cheap Android smartphones, ranked

There’s never been a better time to get cheap Android phones.<p>Despite receiving only minor upgrades each year, flagship phones continue to grow in …

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An aquarium accident may have given this crayfish the DNA to take over the world

It sounds like a bad monster movie plot: A 10-legged mutant creature that reproduces asexually, escapes from confinement in Germany, and quietly …

Do Memory Supplements Really Work?

T he signs of memory loss can be bewildering and scary: misplaced keys, a forgotten street name, that task you suddenly can’t remember. It’s no …

PlayStation 5: Thoughts On Its Potential Release, Specs, And Price [Opinion]

As industry analysts offer their take on the PlayStation 5, here's some speculation about the upcoming console.<p>The PlayStation 5 existence is for …

A Map Shows What Happens When Our World Gets Four Degrees Warmer: The Colorado River Dries Up, Antarctica Urbanizes, Polynesia Vanishes

Humanity faces few larger questions than what, exactly, to do about climate change — and, in a sense larger still, what climate change even means. …

For The First Time Ever, Astronomers Have Detected Planets Outside Our Galaxy

This is crazy!<p>In an incredible world first, astrophysicists have detected multiple planets in another galaxy, ranging from masses as small as the …