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Guns made of meteorite: Price tag $1 million

In the market for a gun that is out of this world? Then the Big Bang pistol may just be for you … provided you’ve got very, very deep pockets.<p>Parts of the 4.5 billion-year-old Gibeon meteorite that landed in sub-Saharan Africa in prehistoric times have been transformed into guns and pistol grips by …

The Top 5 Deer Hunting Stories of 2015 — The Hunting page

Telling deer stories is like breathing air to most sportsmen. Even if we’ve heard it before, the excitement of the moment and the enthusiasm of the …

Hunting

Smart ski vest can detect when you’re falling, deploy airbags before you hit the ground

The protective ski apparel made famous by the likes of James Bond is no longer just fiction. A French company called In&motion has created a smart …

The Weekender: GoPro's best of 2015, surfing wipeouts, Jackson Hole, more

<i>Each Friday in The Weekender we take a look at the best videos from the week that was—like a terrifying big-wave wipeout reel or a core snowboarding</i> …

Skiing Without Snow: A College Student’s Gnarly Guide

Students

Video: Snowboarder Xavier De Le Rue Paramotors into the Alaskan Wilderness

Extreme mountain snowboarder Xavier De Le Rue is well known for going to great lengths to reach some of the most remote areas of the world. In this …

Extreme Sports

New smart gun technology may help with gun safety in the US

The debate on guns is one of the most divisive in the country, and President Barack Obama's recent executive action has only deepened the rift between two sides that often seem to be speaking past one another. But on one aspect of the argument, everyone seem aligned -- gun safety is important. And …

Gunfight Friday: .375 vs .30-30

We haven’t done lever actions in a while, so it’s time to revive the Winchester vs. Marlin argument. This time, though, you get to argue about lever …

Timex Tide Temp Compass Watch Review

A watch is a watch, right? For the most part. The difference between a $100 watch and a $5,000 watch is negligible. Both will tell the time …

Glen Lake Tower / Balance Associates, Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> High on a wooded hilltop above a lake in Michigan, the Tower House is the result of an inspiring …

Ski Harder, Drive Longer and Climb Higher with the Best Winter Gloves for Men

The cold can be debilitating for skiers, winter cyclists, mountaineers, truck drivers, handymen and après-ski beer drinkers. Situated farthest from …

Tour Architect Peter Marino’s Rocky Mountain Ski Retreat

High up in the Rockies, architect Peter Marino confidently crafts his ultimate ski getaway<p>Peter Marino didn't become Peter Marino by shying away from bold gestures. In countless homes and retail stores for some of the world’s most discerning clients, the habitually provocative Manhattan architect …

Skiing

LSR113 / Ayutt and Associates design

“We are not saying that This house is 100 percent Thai, But at least it’s a try” LSR113 is situated on Bangna road, Samuthprakarn, Thailand, on the …

Renovated Isle of Wight Home is clad in beautiful maintenance-free Kebony softwood

After a near-death experience, a couple living in England decided to build a unique family home for themselves, their family and friends. The …

First Deer

But in that split second of clarity that a rifleman experiences after pulling the trigger, I saw the buck’s rear end drop a little. I insisted that I …

Hunting

The 10 Best Places to Hunt in the Most Miserable Conditions

Good hunting and brutal weather go hand in hand, or rather glove in glove. W.L. Gore & Associates, the makers of waterproof/breathable hunting …

How This Startup Helps Predict The Best Times To Go Hunting And Fishing

Sportsman Tracker, a Grand Rapids-based startup, wants to help hunters and fishers find the best locations and times to achieve results. To determine the best times to fish and hunt, Sportsman Tracker observes weather and moon patterns, which influences movement. Sportsman Tracker has apps …

After Freeing Bald Eagle From Trap, Brothers Snap the Selfie of a Lifetime

When Michael and Neil Fletcher went for a hunt in the woods of Chelmsford, Ontario, last week, they had no idea they were about to stumble onto the selfie opportunity of a lifetime.<p>According to the Sudbury Star, the brothers were looking to hunt a few grouse, but when they walked deeper into the …

Gift Guide 2015: What to Buy Hunters for the Holidays

If you have a hard-core hunter on your gift list, I’m betting you are feeling a little bit of despair right now. What do you get someone who already …

Gift Guides

What You Need To Know To Create A Successful App On A Shoestring

According to Statista.com, as of June 2015, 1.5 million mobile apps were available from the Apple App store, with an estimated 100 billion downloads since July 2008.<p>Clearly that’s a lot of new apps launching every month. In fact, it seems to me that everyone I know and speak to (including myself) …