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This Super-Simple Trick for Crispy Chicken Skin Is a No Brainer You'll Use for the Rest of Time

We’ve all been there. You put hours into marinating your chicken only to end up with sad, flabby, who-wants-to-eat-this skin. Well, fret no more …

Cooking

6 simple tweaks to get the best bike fit

Whether you’re riding long distances, just getting into racing, or simply want to up the comfort and performance of your bike, making sure your bike …

Road Bikes

Fact: Dry Rubs Are Better Than Marinades

By Alex Delany<p>There. We said it.<p>We usually don’t like to use the word "dry" when talking about our food. But there are exceptions. A dry martini? Sure. Dry-aged steak? Absolutely. Dry rubs? Oh, yes. <b>We love dry rubs</b>. We prefer them to marinades almost every time. That's right: When it comes to …

BBQ

Mack Workshop Top Tube Bag review

<b>Mack Workshop's Top Tube Bag does exactly what it says on the label. It mounts easily to your frame, holds the stuff you want to access most</b> …

Bikepacking 101

Bikepacking can be an intimidating endeavor for beginners, but with the right gear it’s an awesome way to access the backcountry on two wheels. Watch to see what you’ll need before heading out on your first bikepacking trip.

25 Obscure Bushcraft Skills for Survival

Bushcraft skills uses the natural materials around to get food, build shelter, and defend yourself. As a survivalist, you should not be content with …

Bushcraft

Watch: What are the key features to look for when buying your next bike?

Next up: Watch: The difference between budget and premium clothing explained<p>5<p><b>Our top tips on shopping for a road bike costing between £1000 and</i> …

Road Bikes

The 2018 Honda Clarity real-world review: enough to challenge the Chevrolet Volt?

I’ve owned two Chevrolet Volts, an early 2011 model and, currently, a second-generation 2017 version. I have loved them both.<p>They’re sleek, …

Electric Vehicles

10 basic Android terminal commands you should know

For a lot of us, the fact that we can plug our Android phone into a computer and interact with it is a big plus. Besides the times when we've broken …

Android News

Ultralight Bikepacking Kit for Armenia + Six New Favorites

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Bikepacking

How To Tile A Bathroom Floor – A Simple Guide With Useful Tips

How you ever considered installing floor tiles in your bathroom by yourself? Yes, that’s something that you’d usually need a professional for but, as …

Home Improvement

Fatmap Is Like Google Earth (on Steroids) for Hikers

Not long ago, my girlfriend and I set out for a 20-mile mountain bike ride in the Gila National Forest, in southern New Mexico. We had plenty of food and water, but we were armed with only vague directions and a mimeographed trail map from a local bike shop. The ride is remote but …

Google Earth

Eleven Bike-Packing Essential Items for Mountain Bikers

<b>Want to escape from the world on your mountain bike? Then you’ll be needing these…</b><p>There is no feeling in the world like leaving on a bikepacking …

ARB Weatherproof Fridge Freezer

If you’re looking for a freezer that can store loads of food and withstand heavy duty treatment and still be packed with high tech features, look no …

Camper trailer blends classic teardrop style with loads of amenities

There’s even an outdoor TV<p>Like an Airstream or a vintage Volkswagen bus, teardrop trailers are an iconic part of American camping. Affordable, lightweight, and with a swoonworthy swooping shape, teardrops are a great option for people who want a few creature comforts but don’t want to spend the …

My Lip-Smacking BBQ Ribs & the Secret Spice Blend That Makes Them Sing

Some people like to meal prep; I don't. Or rather, I don't know that I have the dexterity or mental wherewithal to plan a week's worth of groceries for myself. I'm much too disorganized, much too lazy, and—living in New York City without a car—<i>much</i> too weak to carry more than a single eggplant home.<p>…

The American Revolution Was Just One Battlefront in a Huge World War

When Americans think of world wars, they picture 20th-century scenes—the blood-drenched trenches at the Battle of the Somme where a million men were …

The Essential Reading List: Dystopian

Every month in 2018, we’re offering an essential reading list by genre. Those we’ve put together so far include:<p>This month, we’re covering one of the …

15 Foil-Packet Dinner Recipes That Make Cleanup a Breeze

We’re all about a cooking technique that will help us get dinner on the table quickly with no dishes. Turns out, you’ve had the answer in your …

Cooking

You can now send texts from your PC with Android Messages

How to set start sending messages from your web browser<p>Google has announced that the latest update to its Android Messages app lets you send and …

Garmin brings music, NFC payments, onboard mapping to Fenix 5 Plus watches

And a pulse ox sensor on the Fenix 5X Plus to measure blood oxygen levels.<p>On the heels of announcing thoughtful updates to its Vivoactive 3 device, …

This Laundry Machine Will Wash & Dry Your Clothes At The Same Time

<b>* Laundry can be a hassle and a time takeover</b><b><br>* This Mini Twin Tub washes and dries clothes simultaneously</b><b><br>* It’s lightweight and easily …

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 …

How to grow fruitful tomato plants, from planting to picking

How to Grow Fruitful Tomato Plants<p>From planting to picking, here are some tips.<p>June 11, 2018<p>Growing tomatoes can feel like a daunting task, …

Watch: How to Pack Your Bike for Bikepacking

Learn how to properly balance your bike and where to put heavy gear and frequently used items with this explainer video from REI.<b>Bikepacking is</b> …

3 surprising tips for marinating meat

Some cooks swear by marinades, claiming that they flavor any cut of meat inside and out. You might be surprised to know that science is not exactly on their side! It’s been proven over and over again that marinating meat <i>does</i>add flavor and tenderness, but only to a certain degree. Before you start …

Jeep Wrangler becomes the ultimate pop-up adventure camper with new JXL conversion

Strangely, the best Jeep Wrangler camper conversion kits tend to come from Europe, where the Wrangler isn't all that popular. See also the Wrangler …

LG G7 vs. Samsung Galaxy S9+: Which should you buy?

If you haven't gotten yourself a new phone in the last year or two and you feel like you're overdue for an upgrade, you're in luck: 2018 has produced …

This $60 Home Security Camera Has Some Awesome Features You Won’t Even Find on a $300 Nest Cam

This security camera is a great alternative to the popular Nest Cam models, but it’s designed with an upgraded feature you won’t find elsewhere. Find …

Genius

The 12 gripping science fiction and fantasy novels you need to check out this May

This month’s picks include stories about AI, interstellar warfare, and a world without prisons<p>A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about Slate’s podcast <i>Slow Burn</i>, an engrossing dive into the Watergate scandal that eventually prompted President Richard Nixon to resign. The series prompted me to pick up a …