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How to Back Up a Boat Trailer Like a Pro

Backing a boat trailer down a ramp isn’t all that hard, but like establishing proper lead in wingshooting, it takes practice.<p>The key fact to bear in …

Can You Guess the Trick to Making the Best Grilled Shrimp?

<b>Soak the skewers:</b> If using wooden skewers, soak in water while preparing the shrimp.<p><b>Make the marinade:</b> Combine the yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, and …

Our best recipes for beef and pork ribs

As prime summer grilling and smoking season arrives, you’ll need a few rib ticklin’ (sorry) recipes. Here are a few picks from the Recipe Finder to get you started.<p><i>[Easy-sipping beer cocktails for the warm nights ahead]</i><p>Coffee BBQ-Sauced St. Louis-Style Ribs, pictured above. Spare ribs trimmed of …

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Why You Don’t Want or Need an Ultralight Backpack

It’s no secret that carrying less weight is the best way to improve your comfort, performance, and endurance on the trail. And one of the most effective ways to do that is to use a lighter pack. The difference between my heaviest pack and my lightest one is a full four pounds. But which is more …

Backpacking

This Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese Sandwich Is the Ultimate Father’s Day Recipe

Father’s Day is just around the corner, but you needn’t worry if you haven’t planned a big party or picked the perfect gift. After all, they say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, and this epic pulled pork grilled cheese sandwich is sure to wow him. The pork is slowly cooked in your …

The 20 Best Gifts You Can Buy For The Grill Master

Bourbon Barrel Grill Wood<p>Add some smoky bourbon flavor to the mix. Each batch of Bourbon Grill Wood comes straight from aged Kentucky bourbon barrels …

5 Primitive Shelters That’ll Protect Survivalists From the Elements When a Collapse Takes Place

When put in a SHTF situation it can be difficult deciding on what type of shelter you should construct. The kind of shelter you need mostly depends …

VanCave

This blog recounts my experiences of building a DIY converted 2014 Ram ProMaster 3500 Extended High Roof cargo van into a camper van for use by me …

Outdoors

OutDoor 2016: Backpacks

After tents and stoves it is time to take a look at backpacks that are coming for hikers & climbers in 2017!Lets start with the <b>Arc’teryx</b> Bora AR …

Backpacking

5 Reasons to Build a Bed in Your Car

<i>photography by Erik Hedberg</i><p>If you’re a surfer, climber, or general mountain person, you likely already know that building a bed in your car opens up …

Simplemost

Next time you're trying to figure out what to make to eat, try one of these eight meals you can make in foil packets.

10 More Self-Sufficiency Skills That Can Save You a Killing

A couple years ago, we shared 10 self-sufficiency skills with you, that over time, would save you a bundle if you used them regularly. Well we’re …

Self-sufficiency

Chuck Wagon Beans

Chuck Wagon Beans, if you love beef & beans this is a good pot of beans. In the spirit of an old west “cookie” they are made with whatever you have …

BBQ

15 Camping Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

<i>Family camping trips are all about making s’mores and singing Neil Diamond’s ultra-classic “Sweet Caroline” around the campfire, right? We certainly</i> …

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101 Gardening: Fastest way to plant a raised garden bed #Organic_Gardening

CollectCollect this now for later<p>Hairstyle Tutorials 101 Gardening: #Gardening : How to Make A Raised Garden Bed<p>Gardening<p>CollectCollect this now for …

Gardening

The Best Weber Grill Ever Is Also a Smoker

8 Super Easy Meals You Can Make In Foil Packets

Food & Recipes<p>8 Easy Meals You Can Make In Foil Packets<p>Mmmm.<p>Carina Wolff ·1 year ago<p>Betty Crocker<p>When it comes to making food, nothing is more …

What Backcountry Gear Hacks Should I Know?

Six tricks for better off-the-grid travel<p><i>A:</i><p>Many of my friends are backcountry guides, first responders, and outdoor educators. Read: They spend a lot of time outside. Over the years, they’ve thought up clever hacks that both make their trips easier and can help them in an emergency. Here are six of …

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7 Mountaineering Knots to Use in Everyday Life

Check out photos about 7 Mountaineering Knots to Use in Everyday Life.<p>Clove Hitch<p>Mountaineering isn't all about toughness and endurance and being a …

Climbing

3 Indispensable Tricks For The Perfect Steak

<i>This article originally appeared in the September 2016 issue of SELF.</i><p>1. Get Your Grill (Or Grill Pan) Very Hot<p>This helps give your steak a great …

The Science of Grilling the Perfect Steak: Why Wood Smoke Matters

When it comes to rich, smoky flavor, nothing beats charcoal<p>There are plenty of ways to cook a steak, but if you want a particularly smoky, rich …

BBQ

39 Brilliant Camping Hacks To Try On Your Next Trip

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The Best Camping Grills

Putting five outdoor barbeques to the test and rediscovering the importance of cooking in the woods<p>“Never cook inside.” That was the admonishment of the previous owners of Artemis when they handed us the keys. The heat, grease, and lingering food odors weren’t worth it. In two years, they said, …

BBQ

The New Easy Way to Print Topographic Maps for Free

National Geographic's new site puts every USGS quadrangle map at your fingertips.<p>Now you've got one less excuse not to venture into the wilderness. <i>National Geographic</i> just launched a website that lets you find and print a PDF of any U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) quad map across the entire country. …

Why you should never thaw frozen steaks before cooking them

Cooking with fresh beef will always be the ultimate way to prepare a steak, but it turns out that using a frozen steak is your next-best …

Best IPAs in America

As the craft beer world has grown to support over 4000 unique breweries around the United States, no style has kept up with India Pale Ale. As of …

The Complete Guide to Fire

From the dawn of history to dusk last night, fire is mankind’s oldest and most useful tool. Learn how to harness its strength to cook, survive, and …

Building a Rustic Outdoor Shower for Informal Camp Life

Five years ago my family and I bought an undeveloped parcel of land on a beautiful lake in Ontario. After living on the land in less than luxurious conditions while the cabin was built, the time came for some of the more civilized comforts. Before buying the land my family and I were avid campers …

Rustic

How to Break Up With a Power Company

After getting fed up with her energy provider, Keya Chatterjee had her electricity shut off. That was seven years ago.<p>If one’s kitchen hints at what one values in life, it’s pretty clear what Keya Chatterjee’s priorities are. The refrigerator she picked out is not the kind that would appear in most …