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The 100 Skills That Every Backpacker Should Know

This is the time of year when backpackers everywhere are preparing to set out on an epic summer trip. It could be just a weekend escape to their …

Backpacking

Five $20 wines good enough for a millionaire like Steven Mnuchin

Exceptional   Excellent   Very Good<p>If you’re willing to spend about $20 on a bottle of wine, as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was when he recently visited Jared Kushner, you can find some beauties. Here are five, including three delicious pinot noirs, from Oregon and Northern California.<p>—<p>GREAT …

Wine

10 Mosquito Repelling Plants to Keep You Safe this Summer

Did you know that only the female mosquito bites? Let that sink in for a second. As much as we all get…

Gardening

How to download Google Maps areas for offline navigation on Android, iOS

In case you are unable to get online for some reason, you can be prepared for that eventuality beforehand by downloading Google Maps area to navigate …

Google Maps

The Perfect Rib Eye Marinade Recipe

"This is the perfect marinade for tender rib eye steak."<p>Ingredients<p>1 (12 ounce) bottle red wine vinegar<p>1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce<p>1 tablespoon …

The Happy Camper: S.O.L All Season Blanket Review

<b>I just picked up the new S.O.L (Survive Outdoors Longer) All Season Blanket</b><b>.</b> It’s definitely going to come in handy for all my upcoming foul-weather …

Two great sandwiches unite in this bacon, egg and grilled cheese

If the truest definition for the word ‘brunch’ is a cross between breakfast and lunch, this sandwich might be the ultimate brunch dish, combining one …

This could be the ‘simplest diet in the world’ — here’s how it works

It has been dubbed as the “simplest diet in the world,” and nutrition experts say the Scandi Sense Diet really deserves this title.<p>Story continues …

Six Best Folding Knives for Outdoorsmen

Phil Bourjaily kindly sent me an e-mail from a blogger who demanded a post on the best folding knives, and said that the best cheap folding knife is …

5 rookie mistakes to avoid when cooking steak

There’s nothing quite like a juicy cut of beef to celebrate a birthday, holiday or the end of a long week, and a pepper-crusted ribeye or tender flank steak does just the trick. But if you’re among the home cooks who are hesitant to make steak, have no fear. Many folks who feel quite comfortable in …

Bears, belugas and ill-fated explorers: A journey through the Canadian Arctic

At 8.30am on day five of our cruise, the voice of our expedition leader, Boris Wise, came over the tannoy: “The captain is waiting for the fog to burn off. Otherwise you end up like someone called Franklin. Heard of him?”<p>Sir John Franklin’s expedition of 1845 was the greatest disaster of Arctic …

Scorpions' 'Wind of Change': The Oral History of 1990's Epic Power Ballad

In the 1980s and very early Nineties, every hard-rock and metal act worth their leathers scored big with a power ballad or two. But only Germany's …

Music

A Brief History of Cooking With Fire

For most of human history, over an open fire was the one and only way to cook a meal. People started cooking in this fashion nearly two million years ago, according to anthropologist Richard Wrangham, author of <i>Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human</i><i>—</i>probably, early on, by simply tossing a raw hunk …

BBQ

50 Plus Grilling Recipes for Labor Day Weekend | Cooking Chat

<i>Our 50 Plus Grilling Recipes for Labor Day Weekend will get you ready to enjoy the final days of summer! With the help of some great fellow bloggers,</i> …

National Parks Road Trip: Alaska

Experience an unforgettable road trip through three of Alaska's national parks.<p><b>Gateway Airport:</b> Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport<p>Using Anchorage as a hub, these out-and-back drives lead to three huge national parks and some of the world’s most expansive and spectacular wilderness …

National Parks

Rocky Mountain National Park

<b>Location: Colorado<br>Established: January 26, 1915<br>Size: 265,873 acres</b><p>Nowhere else in the United States can a visitor see so much alpine country with such ease. A mere two-hour drive from Denver, Trail Ridge Road takes visitors into the heart of Rocky Mountain National Park, traversing a ridge above …

National Parks

SAS documentary gives rare glimpse inside Australia's secretive and elite military unit

An official documentary on Australia's elite Special Air Service regiment will be launched today, offering a rare glimpse inside the secretive …

What to Bring Car Camping | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: We got the lowdown on car camping gear from the camping experts at Huckberry. Managing Editor Zach Pina</i><p>has provided a list of his …

Top 10 Summer Experiences in Norway

Explore the Arctic tundra, island-hop around scenic archipelagos, cruise majestic fjords, and hike magnificent landscapes under a never setting midnight sun. These experiences and more make up ten ways to enjoy the very best of summer in Norway.<p><b>Ride cable cars to see the midnight sun</b><p>Experience …

European Travel

Lost Weather Balloon GoPro Found 2 Years Later with Grand Canyon ‘Money Shot’

Back in 2013, five friends in Arizona decided to capture some photos and video from the edge of space by sending a GoPro up on a weather balloon. The …

Grand Canyon

National Geographic Magazine

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Extreme Sports

I Turned My Grandma’s Old Van Into A Mobile Home So I Could Travel Across North America

You don’t need to plan an elaborate vacation to end up at a beautiful destination. Simply pack up your car, drive for a few hours and I guarantee you …

How Pro Surfer Shawn Dollar Stayed Calm – and Alive – During the 'Terrifying' Accident That Broke His Neck in 4 Places

Big-wave pro surfer Shawn Dollar is thankful he’s alive. A turbulent collision with a car-size boulder broke his neck in four places while he was …

Extreme Sports

Commercial development causing a 'crisis' in national parks, says CPAWS

A new report suggests there’s a crisis in Canada’s national parks, calling on Canadians to stand up against commercial developments such as an …

National Parks

My Ultralight is More Ultralight Than Yours

<b>“Toothpaste?” I said to my girlfriend</b> as we ran our own orbits around the rainbow-colored pile of gear in our cramped apartment, pre-packing for a …

The “five-second rule”—a scientist evaluates whether your eating habits could make you sick

When you drop a piece of food on the floor, is it really OK to eat if you pick up within five seconds? This urban food myth contends that if food spends just a few seconds on the floor, dirt and germs won’t have much of a chance to contaminate it. Research in my lab has focused on how food and food …

Microbiology

Graphic video fuels calls to end grizzly bear hunt in B.C.

In the video, the grizzly bear is first shot as it wanders along a hillside, its easy pace suggesting its obliviousness to nearby threats.<p>"You missed him," says a voice off-camera. "Or you shot through him. Shoot him again."<p>A few more shots ring out. The bear turns in fevered circles, kicking up …

The Guide to Cocktails: Winter Whiskeys

5 whiskey drinks to take you through the colder months ahead.<p>We adjust our lifestyles to adapt to the inevitable change of seasons, preparing ourselves while looking forward to what’s to come. The first signs of autumn have already begun to creep into the days, bringing with it cooler weather and …

Bitters