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16 Out-Of-This-World Hiking Spots In Virginia That Will Leave You In Awe

After the longest winter in the history of mankind (or maybe that’s just me), spring is finally here! And that means it’s time to get out the hiking …

Hiking

Senate Approves Bill Allowing Veterans to Receive Medical Marijuana

For months Congress has battled with the Trump administration over providing medical marijuana to military veterans in states where it's legal. But …

Cannabis

The Perfect Gear for Summer Backpacking In The Sierra

There isn't a more magical time in the Sierra than the summer.<p>After an early start and a handful of hours fighting through low scrub, we reached the …

Backpacking

6 Types of Knots Every Outdoorsman Should Know

Whether you’re tying your tent’s rainfly down in a nasty storm, lashing your kayak to a well-used roof rack, or making some on-the-trail gear …

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). …

Backpacking

Aide Ousted From White House Re-emerges at Justice Dept.

WASHINGTON — A former American intelligence official who came under intense scrutiny during a stint at the White House last year is returning to government as the national security adviser to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, according to a person familiar with the decision.<p>The official, Ezra …

Donald Trump

This black fighter pilot broke all kinds of records. He doesn’t even have a Wikipedia page

Meet Clarence D. Lester, the forgotten Tuskegee Airman from Chicago<p>On July 18th, 1944, Lieutenant Clarence D. “Lucky” Lester was, once again, about …

A Weird Marijuana Syndrome Can Only Be Treated by Quitting and Hot Showers

Doctors are only now learning about this mysterious illness.<p>Marijuana is enjoying an unprecedented level of acceptance in the United States, but …

Cannabis

Marijuana linked to 'unbearable' sickness across US as use grows following legalisation

By the time Thomas Hodorowski made the connection between his marijuana habit and the bouts of pain and vomiting that left him incapacitated every …

Special Report: How a secret Russian airlift helps Syria's Assad

MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) - In a corner of the departures area at Rostov airport in southern Russia, a group of about 130 men, many of them carrying overstuffed military-style rucksacks, lined up at four check-in desks beneath screens that showed no flight number or destination.<p>When a Reuters reporter …

Top 20 Best Gifts for Outdoorsmen for 2018

Looking for the perfect gift for an outdoorsman in your life? No matter the occasion, we’ve put together an awesome list of thoughtful gifts that any …

Camping

These little-known Japanese American soldiers rescued concentration camp prisoners

But many of the the 442nd Regimental Combat Team’s families were interned in the U.S.<p>In the midst of liberating the Dachau concentration camp, in …

Pearl Harbor

Australia & China on Pacific Ocean collision course & no one’s talking about it

Australia has ramped up anti-Chinese rhetoric, challenging Beijing over its growing influence in the Pacific. Trump’s pick for ambassador to …

Syria War: What the mainstream media isn’t telling you about Eastern Ghouta

As Syrian government forces battle Jaysh al-Islam to retake Eastern Ghouta, Western media outlets have totally ignored the atrocities of the …

Axe-throwing facilities continue to spread across NC cities

NORTH CAROLINA - Axe-throwing facilities continue to increase in popularity!<p>One in particular, Urban Axes, which was established in 2016, is coming …

How the Marine Corps' favorite battle cry got its start — aboard a Navy submarine

Walk onto any Marine Corps base and you'll hear all sorts of celebratory grunts, like "<i>ERRR</i>," and "<i>Yut,</i>" echoing throughout the well-trimmed grounds. However, one grunt stands out the most amongst Marines from the day they enter boot camp until the day they die — "<i>oo-rah</i>."<p>Although the military has …

Don’t Die in the Woods Survival Tent

Price: $17 | BuyThis compact and lightweight pouch belongs in every outdoor travel kit. It packs an emergency 2-person tent made from tear-resistant, …

A-10 pilot manages to 'belly land' his plane after gun malfunctions, canopy blows off, and landing gear fails

During a training exercise where A-10 pilots practice dropping inert bombs and ripping the planes' massive gun, DeVries' gun malfunctioned. Moments later, his canopy blew off his plane as he flew along at 375 miles an hour, according to a US Air National Guard write up of the event.<p>The incredible …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

A sailor in transition is rocked by President Trump's anti-transgender tweets

On Friday morning, two days after President Trump tweeted that transgender Americans would no longer be allowed to serve their country in the military, I met up with a Navy petty officer at a Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf here in Mission Valley.<p>The sailor is a 28-year-old transgender woman who wore jeans …

West Virginia & Maryland: Must-See Day Hikes on the AT

With only 17.5 miles of the AT in West Virginia and 40 miles in Maryland, these two states are known for being the smallest on the trail. Their small …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

Battle of Passchendaele centenary: Photos show the horrors of the First World War

The Battle of Passchendaele, one of the longest, bloodiest and most controversial battles of World War One, began 100 years ago. Also known as the …

100 Best Gifts For Hikers

The season of gift giving is fast approaching and we know it can be hard to choose the perfect, meaningful present for your loved ones. It is …

Hue: One Battle Really Did Turn the Vietnam War

Even as Gen. William Westmoreland boasted that the U.S. had victory in sight in Vietnam, the North Vietnamese proved that claim hollow at the crucial …

Bismarck Tried to End Socialism’s Grip—By Offering Government Healthcare

It was 1881, and German chancellor Otto von Bismarck had a serious socialist problem. He’d passed the Anti-Socialist Law of 1878, which banned Social …

The 20 Best Places to Camp in National Parks

Some of the finest places to lay your head are inside our national parks.<p>Summer is upon us and that means it's time to get outside, feel the sun on our noggin, breathe deep of the fresh air and enjoy all all that Mother Nature has given our great nation. And there's nowhere better to experience the …