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7 Ways to Mosquito-proof Your Summer Camping Trip

When it comes to summer travel, camping is the ultimate escape for city dwellers seeking reprieve from traffic and crowded tourist spots. Plus, there …

Here's What It Takes to Hike the John Muir Trail

A few months ago, I summed up the lessons from a study of mountain hikers in the Austrian Alps. In a nutshell, people tend to fall when they’re descending, even in good weather and good trail conditions, and especially when they’re male. That’s useful to know (even if some of those risk factors are …

40 Bougie Products On Amazon That Are Surprisingly Inexpensive

Have you ever walked into a particularly bougie boutique, sniffed a delicious-but-ever-so-delicately-scented candle, and then turned it over to …

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8 Epic Long Distance Hikes Around The World

1. Appalachian Trail<p>First, one that you’ve all probably heard of: The Appalachian Trail. The AT is a classic American walk in the woods, stretching …

A sky-high luxury tent

The tent’s porch has clear plastic sides so guests can enjoy a sense of being outdoors – “like in a conservatory” – even on rainy or windy days.<p>You …

Columbia Solar Shield Neck Gaiter

Whether you're hiking, fishing, camping, climbing, cycling or even spring skiing, the UPF protective Columbia Solar Shield helps protect your face …

Wind Chill Factors To Drop Well Below Zero Tonight

Negative-27 degrees? Yes, in Massachusetts it's going to be dangerously cold tonight.<p>The wind chill factors will soon drop to double digits below …

Winter Appalachian Trail Thru Hike - Day 2 (20 miles)

Last night I went to bed on blood mountain shelter. It was surrounded by clouds and I was fully expecting my sleeping bag to be saturated in the …

Hiking

The 18 best trips for 2018

2017 was the year of traveling fearlessly. In a world so often portrayed as risky, dangerous, the reality is that when you actually get out there, …

Waist Warriors: The 12 Best Tactical Belts for Outdoor Adventures

<b>* Military standards and law enforcement design</b> <b><br>* Practical for hiking, cycling and traveling</b> <b><br>* Read below for our 12 best picks</b><p>Military or tactical …

Born free: readers' photos on the theme of wild

For last week’s photography assignment in the Observer New Review we asked you to share your photos on the theme of wild via GuardianWitness. Here’s a selection of our favourites<p>Share your photos on this week’s theme group by clicking the button below

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6 Video Games Released In The year 2007 That Changed Gaming Industry Forever

Check out the best games released in the year 2006. In this series, I compile some of the greatest games released in last 17 years. We have started …

10 Amazing PS4 Exclusives Games You Should Play Right Now

2017 isn’t over yet, but here are GameCross’ top 10 PS4 exclusives of 2017.<p>Let us know what you think in the comments below!<p>Advertisements

How to Get Started Thru-Hiking FAQ

Are you ready to take your hiking life to the next level? Do you daydream about the trail, wishing you could be out in the wilderness for days, weeks …

Life on the Trail - Continued

Where are you now?<p>This morning I am sitting at a computer at the Econolodge in Harper Ferry, WV. Over the past five days I hiked almost 100 miles. …

Tutorial: Dead-reckoning navigation | Basic but oft-used skill

Dead-reckoning is the simplest navigation skill. It’s much easier to learn than reading a map, or operating a compass, GPS, or altimeter watch.Yet I …

Hiking

Yeti vs. OtterBox Cooler Test: Which Holds Ice Longer?

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Backpacking in a Hurricane

I backpacked the northermost section of Vermont’s Long Trail during Hurricane Ike in 2008. I didn’t realize that I was hiking through a hurricane at …

Titanium Frame 'EXO' Pack A Top Choice For Hunting

Fly rods, bows, tripods, and of course, meat. What’s the best backpack for carrying hunters’ gear? For me, the EXO Mountain Gear 3500 gets high marks.<p>…

Should We Warn Hikers About Dangerous Trails?

Living in a mountain town, where many pursue high-risk, high-reward activities, one can become oddly accustomed to untimely death. But in Aspen, Colorado, this summer, an unusual number of fatalities on 14ers in the surrounding Elk Mountains has sparked debate among local officials. Who, exactly, …

A little fear goes a long way on solo backcountry adventures

<i>This is an installment of Cautionary Tales, an ongoing series about lessons learned the hard way in the Alaska outdoors.</i><p>"How the hell did I end up …

12 awesome backpacking hacks for your next trip [INFOGRAPHIC]

Do you have a backpacking adventure coming up soon? Going out into the wild is always fun and refreshing, but some issues can make the trip a little …

The Case for Camping Alone (Sometimes)

For the last week, I camped alone in the high mountains of Colorado. It might sound weird or misanthropic to go camping solo, but I’d prescribe it every time over antidepressants or a shrink.<p>My wife, Jen, had to return to Santa Fe for physical therapy following a second surgery on her infernal …

How to Spot the Perfect Campsite

Head into the mountains or forests and pitch your tent in an ideal location. These tips will help you find that perfect camp spot.<p><b>Sometimes it’s the</b> …

The Do's and Dont's of Hiking Etiquette

Hike your own Hike—commonly referenced as HYOH—is a mantra that is impossible to avoid if you’re reading anything about a thru-hike. With a meaning …

What to Pack for Your Next Bookish Backpacking Trip

Headlamp:<p>It’s all well and good to bring a book with you on your camping trip but reading by the light of the moon is going to be pretty darn …

Camping

These Incredible Geodomes in Patagonia Look Like the Escape We Could All Use Right Now

If you're looking for tranquility and an unforgettable travel experience, say hello to EcoCamp Patagonia. Situated in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park in Chile, this sustainable hotel features cozy geodomes powered by green technology.<p>EcoCamp Patagonia doesn't only offer unique …

Apricoat Insulated Multi-pocket Jacket

Price: $129+ | Pledge | LinkThe Apricoat is an affordable multi-pocket jacket for adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts. It has 16 waterproof pockets, …

7 Surprising Traits of True Geniuses

The truth behind the recipients of the so-called Genius Award has much to teach us about our own brilliance.<p>Over the past few years, I've had the rare opportunity to interview and get to know a wide range of MacArthur Fellows, nearly 70 in total. Chances are you're more familiar with the fellowship …

Cities: Skylines is building a PlayStation 4 release

Cities: Skylines already made the transition from PC to Xbox One. Now PlayStation 4 owners can create their own massive metropolises thanks to the next move that publisher Paradox Interactive has in mind for its city-management sim.<p>Paradox announced today that Cities: Skylines is coming to the …

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