Jon Krebs

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Five-Week Shadow: A Guide to Your Best Beard

You probably think you're the type of guy who would never put product in his beard. Here's why you should reconsider.<p>Winter Beard Ground Rules<p>(1) Stop shaving in the fall, preferably during elk season or on a steelhead float. A week's growth should get you past the awkward stage.<br>(2) If your …

Men's Fashion

How Do I Layer Properly?

How to dress for winter 101<p><i>A:</i><p>Start with the three-layer principle: up top, you'll want a form-fitting baselayer, a warm-breathable midlayer, and waterproof outerwear.<p>The logic is simple. If you're active, sweat is the enemy. Soak yourself and you're going to get cold no matter how puffy your down …

Backpacking

7 Essential Hydration Tools

Keeping hydrated, especially during short bouts of exercise, is just as important as replenishing energy with gels or bars. Here are the best bladders, bottles, and backpack for every activity.<p>Ultimate Direction AK Race Vest 2.0 ($100)<p>This lightweight vest has chest pockets for two 20-ounce bottles …

Innovation

The 10,000-Lumen, Ever-Last, TV Torch

One big problem with the outdoors, besides the bugs, is that it totally ruins TV for you. Take torches, for example.<p>While car camping recently, we …

The 10 Best Things From October 2014

Red Cross

What It's Like to Be on a Bomb-Threatened Plane

On Saturday I was lusting after a household appliance. On Sunday I just didn't want our plane to explode. Here's how that went:<p><b>Wednesday</b><p>I arrive at a Dallas hotel. Kimpton originally built this hotel. Kimpton builds hotels out of old Priuses glued together with organic chia seed paste. I wonder why …

Are Weaponized 'Crab Walker' Robots The Future Of Chinese Land Wars?

Robotics designers in the US have long gotten their inspiration from both science fiction and biology, and Chinese engineers are no different, most especially those working on walking combat robots. Dai Jinsong and other Chinese engineers of the School of Mechanical Engineering, Nanjing University …

Robotics

Why I Bought the Magna Carta

David Rubenstein, 65, the Baltimore-born co-founder of the private-equity firm the Carlyle Group, practices what he calls patriotic philanthropy. Among his efforts: buying an original 1297 Magna Carta, an Emancipation Proclamation, and a Declaration of Independence for public display.<p>David …

You Should Be Eating Yak Burgers

The animals are sturdy, low-maintenance, and their meat is more flavorful and has more protein than beef. Time to dig in.<p>In 2011, Tom Allan and his wife headed to Nepal to hike and search for yaks. The couple had purchased several of the animals to raise on a Michigan farm, and they wanted to see …

Santa Fe

Crazy Deep Sea Critters From Nautilus

Wildlife<p>National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Robert Ballard, Emerging Explorer Katy Croff Bell, and the rest of the crew and visitors aboard the ship of exploration Nautilus are once again patrolling the seas in search of whatever wonders the deep will reveal.<p>This summer they are in the …

Why Botswana Is the Most Eco-Friendly Country in Africa

If there's one African country that stands out as eco-friendly, it's Botswana. Hunting has been temporarily banned throughout the country, there are no fences, with wildlife free to roam at will, and the lodges of Botswana are all designed to have as little impact on the environment as possible. …

Bill Nye Fights Back

How a mild-mannered children’s celebrity plans to save science in America—or go down swinging.<p><i>Photographs by F. Scott Schafer</i><p>Let’s say that I am, through my actions, doomed, and that I will go to hell,” Bill Nye said. He was prepping for a Super Bowl party and making pizza dough from a recipe given …

Science

FYI: Can Praying Mantises Eat Hummingbirds?

That's one badass mantis<p>I was recently alerted to a video showing a praying mantis attacking a hummingbird. "Wait," I thought, "mantises can catch hummingbirds?" This seemed unlikely to me, due to the size difference. I searched and found several videos purporting to show a hummingbird "murdered" …

A Water-Based Wicked Wednesday Workout

A pool can be a place to play—or a spot to give your body a total-body workout in just 15 minutes. How? By using water as resistance, you can get in a session that raises your heart rate and fries your core. Plus, your body gets a needed break from the pounding of your typical land workouts. And …

Swimming

Barefoot Runner Smashes Record

Over the weekend, Andrew Snope of Savannah, Georgia, set a new world record in 24-hour barefoot running. The 28-year-old covered 136.98 miles on an indoor 400-meter track in the Alaska Dome in Anchorage, easily besting the old record of 131.43 miles set last year by Peter Wayne of New …

Marathons

Gaspé Peninsula

Rising dramatically from the Gulf of St. Lawrence, massive, sheer Percé Rock towers off the tip of <b>Quebec's</b> Gaspé Peninsula like a ship at sea. This rugged, windswept region spans 11,714 square miles and is split into five natural areas: the Coast, Land's End, the Chaleur Bay, the Valley, and the …

Dining Rooms

Protecting Asia’s Giant Salmon, one River at a Time

Changing Planet<p><i>Portland, Oregon</i> – Big news about a big fish this week, in a forgotten corner of the world. Our Russian conservation partner, Khabarovsk Wildlife Foundation, announced the creation of a new freshwater protected area (PA) in the Russian Far East, the Tugursky Nature Reserve (see Wild …

Michigan: A Grand Adventure

<b>Tour Grand Island on foot, by bike, and by kayak.</b><p><b>What Is It?</b> Grand Island, located a quick boat ride from the bustling town of Munising, boasts spectacular scenery, rich history, and countless recreational opportunities. Take advantage of all this island has to offer with a multisport weekend …

Proposed Arizona copper mine may threaten ocelot and jaguar

A lone male ocelot has become a symbol of the conflict between conservationists and federal officials over a proposal to build an open-pit copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains, just south of Tucson.<p>The discovery of the ocelot in April prompted the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reexamine its …

Wildlife

Your Next House Will Float

If you've ever wanted to live on the water, literally, keep an eye on London's Royal Docks, where 15 acres of water might soon feature 50 custom-built residences for Londoners wanting not a waterfront, but a watertop, dream home. The multipurpose event space will also include a lido (Brit-speak for …

Swimming Pools