Ray Diffee

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Building Backpacking Skills Novice to Pro: The +1 Method

The Challenge of Backpacking<p>Like most hobbies, backpacking requires a diverse set of skills and equipment. But unlike other activities, getting in …

How to Choose the Best Camping Stove For You

The best camping stove really depends on how you camp. Are you a group campsite junkie that cooks gourmet game hen for your family and friends, or a …

Camp Archives | REI Co-op Journal

Aer Parris//June 19, 2018<p>At nearly 2,​190 miles long, the Appalachian Trail (AT) passes through 14 states, eight national forests, six national park …

Spicy Chicken-Tortilla Chip Casserole

Now Playing<p>Fried Rice Pineapple Boat 01:38<p>Who needs bowls when you can serve fried rice in scooped-out pineapples?<p>Now Playing<p>Giant S'more for a Crowd …

Outdoor Brands That Guarantee Their Gear for Life

Duct-taped holes in down jackets, busted-out toes in hiking boots, crampon-slashed pant cuffs—wear and tear can feel like a badge of honor in its own …

Backpacking

Saving Money on Hiking Gear and Supplies

There’s nothing quite like going out for a hike to melt away your stress while getting in some solid exercise. That being said, hiking can be quite …

10 Genius Hacks For Camping With Kids

It's sounds so idyllic, right? Traipsing through the wilderness with your little explorers, seeing their precious faces light up with wonder at the size of the redwood trees and delight over the magic of a perfectly roasted marshmallow. It's true — there are few better ways to encourage kids to …

Hacking

Deep South Barbecue Ribs Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350°F. Pat both sides of slabs dry with paper towels. Using a sharp knife, remove thin membrane from back of each …

37 Awesome Survival/Prepping Hacks

July 1, 2013 by Melanie Swick | 31 Comments<p>Many people think that if they just have this one tool, or the right gun, or a super-secret hide out, they …

Today's Workout 75: The dumbbell circuit for cannonball shoulders

<b>Duration</b> 30-45<p><b>Exercises</b> 3<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>If you've been noticing a lack of progress lately, what you've been doing in the gym probably isn't working …

Use This Dad’s ‘X Plan’ And Your Teen Will Always Have A Way Out Of A Bad Situation

This dad devised an ingenious code to help kids escape sticky social situations<p>Peer pressure puts kids in tough spots. Often, young people are forced …

Parenting

Every Man Should Read These Life-Changing Books

Don’t take life learning and personal growth for granted. Some of these books are guaranteed to expand your mind, provoke your thoughts, and even …

12 Backpacking Hacks for Your Next Trip! [Infographic]

Whether you’re backpacking down the Grand Canyon or braving the cold in Yosemite, some of these backpacking hacks can help make your trip easier – or …

12 Lesser Known National Parks in America to fall in love with

For every well-known national park there are numerous lesser known national parks that are just as breath-taking and beautiful. Check out some of our …

The Best Telescopes To Get Started in Stargazing

So you've decided to look for Saturn. What scope should you buy?<p>If you've ever tried to take up astronomy but given up out of frustration, or gotten overwhelmed before you've even started, you're not alone. As with many hobbies, getting off on the right start is all-important, and can make the …

9 Incredible Hidden Locations in U.S. National Parks Where You Can Avoid the Crowds

Travel to the stunning locations in America’s most popular national parks most tourists never get to see.<p>Enjoying the splendor of some of America’s …

5 Indispensable Shop Tools You Can Make Yourself

On Jeremy Fielding’s YouTube channel, he runs through five work-a-day shop tools that he made himself. These stands, filters, jigs and guides save time, space, and make the work go easier and safer. Here is the video tour of the tools followed by each of them broken out and explained.<p>5-in-1 …

The Easy Way to Make Unicorn Food at Home

The brightly hued food trend has reached peak Unicorn power. Forget about the exotic ingredients and make your food rainbow-bright with the help of a …

All-in-One-Skillet Dinners

Learn how the ultimate kitchen-to-table vessel can be used to turn out comforting, all-in-one dinners.<p>Cast-Iron Skillet Quick Cassoulet<p>This …

Cooking

Build a Portable Spray Paint Booth for Your Workshop

If you do a lot of spray painting, this clever box design keeps over-spray from ruining your stuff, helps you avoid nasty paint fumes, and is as easy …

DIY

Fried Chicken with Crunch

An unconventional secret to perfectly crispy fried chicken<p>You have to hand it to Todd Ginsberg, a Jewish guy from New Jersey who moved south and decided he could reinvent fried chicken. He only makes it Friday nights at <b>the General Muir</b> in Atlanta, a smart mashup of a New York deli and a …

Guy Fieri's Texas chili recipe is so rich and flavorful, you'll never turn back

Guy Fieri knows his chili. The <i>Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives</i> host is pretty much always eating something meat covered on Food Network, and when it comes …

Recipes

How To Properly Clean Your Grill - Quiet Corner

With summer all around us, we are at the height of grilling season. Outdoor cooking is a huge part of Americana and most homes have their own grill …

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

<i>Everyone’s favorite comforting beef stew made easily in the crockpot! The meat is SO TENDER and the stew is rich, chunky and hearty!</i> We had another …

Cooking

This is the ultimate road trip to West Texas' best destinations

Texas lends itself well to adventure. And, when it comes to the ultimate road trip, there’s no better terrain to traverse than West Texas. In fact, …

Five Things to Do in Hot Springs National Park

<i>This article originally appeared on Travel + Leisure</i><p>If you want to branch out from the typical vacation ports of call—pricey Aspen, say, or a sleepy …

7 Survival Skills You Should Know

Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal.The seven survival skills mentioned below are the most basic ones that you should be mastering …

10 Must-have apps that every hiker shouldn’t live without

Share103<p>Tweet<p>Share24<p>+11<p>Shares 128<p>When we start planning long hikes, we always think of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan saying, “To live will be an awfully …

15 Apps and Games Every iPad Owner Should Download

Got a new iPad? Start your app collection with these award-winning picks!<p>The Apple iPad family has the best tablets in the business. We've hand-picked several great apps and games that look great on a large screen.

The 5 most important exercises for men over 40

<b>Duration</b> 45<p><b>Exercises</b> 5<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Getting—or staying—in shape after 40 hinges on one primary thing: Mastering basic range of motion and body …