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The Best Place to Camp in Each of the 50 States

Ready, set, camp.<p>Numerous studies have found benefits to spending time in the outdoors: better concentration, elevated mood, even faster healing and …

Camping

5 Knots Every Hiker and Backpacker Should Know

Increase Your Backcountry Skills by Learning These Knots<p>The right knot can be a life saver when you run into the unexpected in the backcountry. So if …

How to Make Camp Bread While Actually Camping

<b>Think about being able to say to your</b> camping counterparts, “Do you want freshly baked bread tonight?”<p>This will certainly win you points.<p>Of course, …

Charles Darwin letter repudiating the Bible heads to auction

In November 1880, Charles Darwin received a request from a young barrister named FA McDermott. “If I am to have the pleasure of reading your books,” McDermott wrote, “I must feel that at the end I shall not have lost my faith in the New Testament. My reason in writing to you therefore is to ask you …

Faith

What Outdoor Gear Can I Find at the Army Surplus Store?

Outfit your base camp—for less than $160<p><i>A:</i><p>Army surplus stores have always been a good place to find camp basics like first-aid kits and water bottles. More recently, they’ve also become a great place to buy steeply discounted gear from Gore-Tex and Polartec, both of which supply apparel to troops. …

Camping

A Kayaker's Camping Checklist

Some of my most memorable kayaking trips were those solo overnights or weekend adventures where I packed up the boat with camping gear and pushed off …

Side Dishes

Forget Dark Energy: MIT Physicists Have Finally Cracked Overhand Knots

Topology meets shoelaces.<p>A big rock climbing fall is called a whipper. A climber may be protected from "hitting the deck" by a rope, but there are many routine occasions in which the rope accumulates slack. Any slack translates directly to a corresponding amount of freefall for the wayward climber. …