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Top 10 Best DSLR Camera Backpacks In 2018 Reviews

Ready for the trip? You can’t say it’s ready as long as your camera and its essential accessories are properly packed. Nowadays, photographs are very …

Backpacking

The 4 Best Hiking Socks of 2018

They're the unsung heroes of your hikes. Keep your feet dry, comfortable, and blister-free with the best hiking socks of 2018.<b>Smartwool</b><b></b> PHD Outdoor …

Trail Running

How to actually get work done on an iPad

Apple is touting its updated iPad as an education-focused device, once again pushing the idea that the iPad can replace a laptop (or Chromebook, in the case of classrooms). That's unlikely, but with the right tools, it <i>can</i> be a workable substitute in a pinch.<p>It takes more than a few classroom apps …

Apps

Side gig opportunities: 27 businesses you can start for less than $1,000

Want to make some extra cash without investing a lot at the outset? Start a side hustle.<p>Think about what skills you have and how you can do it with low overhead — it's often possible to get started with less than $1,000.<p>First, "Ask yourself, 'What's my passion?'" says career and life coach Deborah …

Small Business

Why Can’t Getting a Gun Be Like Getting a Driver’s License? A Conversation With NRA TV’s Colion Noir

In the 24 hours it takes for this column to be written, edited, copy edited and uploaded to <i>The Root</i> and to end up on your phone, about 318 people …

Guns

Things I wish I'd Known Before Traveling to India

From the essentials to pack before travelling to local etiquette, we reveal everything you need to know if you’re planning a trip to …

Taj Mahal

These horrifying ‘human zoos’ delighted American audiences at the turn of the 20th century

‘Specimens’ were acquired from Africa, Asia, and the Americas by deceptive human traffickers<p>More than 20 million people attended the 1904 World’s …

South Carolina

These Productivity Tools Are Essential If You Work From Home Or Remotely

Switch from nine-to-fiver to off-site employee, freelancer or entrepreneur like a professional amateur with this starter kit.<p>In the last year I …

Productivity

Compact Carry: 15 Best Packable Bags

No matter where we wander around the world, we try to do our best to get out of our comfort zone – whether that means wandering into unfamiliar parts …

Backpacking

The 12 Best Hiking Boots and Shoes of 2018

From fleet-footed trail runners to midcuts that bash through the worst scree with ease, these 12 pairs can handle any conditions nature dreams …

Backpacking

Flash Gordon’s PCT 2018 Gear List

Let’s get right to the gear.<br>You can check out my LighterPack list here.<br>Base Weight = 13.28 poundsA few points before we dive in.<br>–I am hiking with my …

Backpacking

The Top Best Offline Maps, Hiking Apps and Survival Guides

Preparing for a long road trip? Or going to hike a mountain trail?. It doesn’t matter whether you’re an absolute beginner or an expert in navigation …

10 forbidden places that no one is allowed to visit

Andaman and Nicobar

This cheap 3D-printed home is a start for the 1 billion who lack shelter

Printed by Vulcans on planet Earth<p>Food, water, and shelter are basic human needs, but 1.2 billion people in the world live without adequate housing, according to a report by the World Resources Institute’s Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. Today at SXSW, an Austin-based startup will unveil its …

3D Printing

10 Best Budget Backpacking Tents under $250

It seems like backpacking tents are getting more and more expensive, especially ultralight tents made with specialty fabrics. But take heart. There …

Giggles’ Gear Modifications and Tips for a Thru-Hike That Starts Tomorrow or Is Still in Your Dreams

Everyone has their own way of doing things on a thru-hike, whether it is how they attach their umbrella to their pack, when they take a break for …

Hiking

5 Tips for Staying Dry on Your Next Backpacking Trip

Spring is a wonderful time of year: Leaves are growing back on trees, wildflowers bloom in the mountains, birds start chirping again, and backpacking …

What I’ve Sent Home, What’s Been Added

The gear I started hiking the Appalachian Trail and adjustments along the wayThe post What I’ve Sent Home, What’s Been Added appeared first on The …

Camping

Editors' Choice 2014: The Best Backpacking Gear of the Year

The Best Backpacking Gear of the YearKelty TN 2Cowboy camping is fun—the bazillion stars overhead, that sense of complete integration with …

Regulate Weapons Like We Do in the Military, Says an Army Officer

For the list of previous entries in this series, please see the index at the end of the post. But: if you’re revving up to send me a note explaining what kind of ammunition the AR-15 uses, and how it is similar to (and different from) the military’s M-16 (and so on), please first at least look at …

Guns

21 amazing World Heritage Sites you've probably never heard of

Tarptent Notch Li Review (First Looks)

This Tarptent Notch Li Review presents the benefits of Dyneema Composite Fabrics (DCF) for ultralight backpacking shelters, assesses its …

Backpacking

'This is all stolen': Canadian man offers to share his land with First Nations

Joel Holmberg was appalled by vitriol against indigenous people. So he invited them to live on his property, rent-free<p>Joel Holmberg had been batting the idea around for years. But the final decision came last month, as he scrolled through the online vitriol that erupted after a white farmer was …

Canada

How to Buy Your First Backpacking Stove

A good backpacking stove will be your dinner date for hundreds of meals. Here’s how to pick the right one.The time has come. You’re tired of using …

A Wrenching Dilemma

He wanted me to see the boxes. They were piled six or seven high, and there were so many stacks on the shelves it was hard to take them in all at once. The other aisles of the Virginia Beach Police Department’s evidence storage unit were filled with guns and knives, hard drives and cash piles — …

Crime

Top 10 Best Hiking Backpacks for 2018

A nice quality hiking pack is essential to a good experience on the trail. Stowing all your equipment in an effective and organized manner can really …

The Anti-Trump Recoil Goes Too Far

The overheated reaction to comments by Jeff Sessions dramatizes the need for a backlash that restores moderation—not one that swings the pendulum to the opposite extreme.<p>In the winter of 1858, Abraham Lincoln answered an admirer seeking advice on the study of law. Where should a beginner start? …

Political Science

The 60 greatest cruise journeys on Earth

What does cruising mean to you? A luxurious ship that visits several of Europe’s cultural capitals? A fun-packed family holiday? A voyage to New York?<p>I see a languorous sail through the island-speckled Dalmatian coast, with swimming in sheltered bays and a fish supper out on deck. I recall the calm …

Has Istanbul lost its charm?

It has been 30 years since I was last in Istanbul and I found it hard to get my head around a city that I’m sure I remember as being more ancient and mysterious, more a bridge between East and West. It’s now modern, a lot of it still under construction.<p>Walking down the jam-packed shopping street, …

10 core exercises that are better for your back (and body) than crunches

These exercises protect your back and neck, and target more of your abdominal muscles than crunches alone.<p>The abdominals are a pain point for many gym goers. We habitually grab a mat, get down on our backs and start crunching away with the goal of finally carving out those elusive six-pack abs. But …

Workouts