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When Scientists “Discover” What Indigenous People Have Known For Centuries

Our knowledge of what animals do when humans aren’t around has steadily increased over the last 50 years. For example, we know now that animals use …

Forget New Year’s Resolutions that never Work: Try This Instead

The stark truth is that a whopping 80 per cent of New Year’s resolutions fail by February. What is the biggest reason for that? It may lie in the …

Heart Rates

The Annual Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hiker Survey (2017)

Hello and welcome to the results of the 2017 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-hiker Survey! I've officially closed the books on the fifth year of this …

Hiking

How to Use a Lacrosse Ball for Recovery

Five ways this handy little object is a massaging marvel.<p>Last night, I was rolling out with a lacrosse ball, like I do for about 10 minutes every evening, when I realized that this $5 object has become one of my most important training tools. I don't cross paths with lacrosse players much, so I had …

Exercise

Limbing And Sectioning Trees With An Axe

After you have felled a tree, living or dead, regardless of what the end use is, there are typically two main processing jobs you will need to …

How to Ethically Volunteer Anywhere in the World

<i>I’m frequently asked about volunteering overseas, and unfortunately I don’t know much about it. So today, I’m turning the blog over to friend and</i> …

The Maze Moderate

This loop encompasses parts of the North View, Maze, and Window Rock trails. It’s a fantastic route that winds through large boulder formations, …

Hiking

How To Buy Your First Longboard

Tip-time with master tipster Justin Quintal<p>North of the equator, summertime is near. And if you aren't flying south, there is only one time-tested …

Aquatic Sports

The 30 Most Intriguing Musicians of 2017

The contemporary pop music world can sound mighty bland. Only a few of the musicians featured here are famous, but each has the potential to shake up …

Inspiring Talks By Paddlers You Need To Watch

A great deal of inspiration in the paddling world is visual. We watch kayakers descend precipitous waterfalls and challenging whitewater sections …

Saddle Comfort for Cyclists: The Best Bicycle Touring Seats

<b>Is your saddle comfortable?</b>Over the years, I’ve experimented with, sold and met people with all kinds of different saddles. Unfortunately there is no …

Bicycle Touring

Why you should not delete images on your memory card using your camera

As many of you know, I spent many years of my life as Director of Marketing at Lexar dealing with the ins and outs of the memory card business. And …

Cameras

Beat the Winter Blues: 6 of the Best Kayaking Films of All Time

For many paddlers, the bitter cold and frozen waters of winter herald the end of the boating season. But don’t swap that paddle for a shovel just …

Kayaking

How to Prepare for a Bikepacking Race

Many riders will never find themselves inching up to the starting line for a race. Fewer still will decide that the 45-minute race on local trails is …

Bikepacking

Tyre volume: Which is fastest for XC?

Tyre width is a hotly contested topic both on the road and trail, and the industry seems to be following the ‘wider is better’ mantra.• Which is faster …

Mountain Biking

7 Easy Ways to Winterize Your Bike

Neither snow, nor rain, nor gloom of night will stay you from completion of your winter rides<p>In Steamboat Springs, Colorado, winter hits hard: getting over the nearby mountain pass to get into town becomes nearly impossible for trucks, and cars are banned from making the trek without chains. But …

Home Depot

John Marsteller's Cross-Country Adventure -- Part III

John Marsteller made a bunch of fun videos during his cross-country ride and we’re sharing them. Here's the final installment, Part III, where John …

Adventure Cycling

Bikepacking Repair Kit

Below are a number of items that should be considered in your bikepacking repair kit. When bikepacking, you are typically further away from help. …

Bikepacking

How to set up mountain bike suspension - MBR

Everything you need to know about how to set up mountain bike suspension<p>Not many riders know how to set up mountain bike suspension. We all have it …

Rides: Anders Thygesen’s Aleut-style Iqyax

Anders Thygesen is a paddler who’s won multiple lotteries. First, he lives in Norway, with its serpentine coastline, soaring fjords, and pristine …

Coastlines

Global warming won’t just change the weather—it could trigger massive earthquakes and volcanoes

Bill McGuire is not optimistic about humanity’s future. In his book, <i>Waking the Giant: How a changing climate triggers earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes</i>, he explains why.<p>By his estimation, carbon dioxide emissions from human activity since industrialization began have changed the trajectory of …

Climate Change

Hyperlite Mountain Gear 3400 Southwest Backpack Review

The Hyperlite Mountain Gear 3400 Southwest Pack is a rugged multi-day cuben fiber backpack.The Hyperlite Mountain Gear 3400 (55L) Southwest Backpack …

Backpacking

10 epic long-distance walks around the world

From the Highlands to the Himalayas, these hikes take in some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes. They’re not for the faint-hearted, but keen trekkers will love the challenges posed by each More great walks: Europe | UK | best kit<p>Makalu Base Camp, Nepal<p>The trek to the base of the fifth …

Hiking

Baja Is the Beach Camping Destination You’ve Been Looking For

Last Wednesday, I bought a truck. Friday morning, I loaded it up with camping gear, my dog, and a girl, and drove to Baja. By lunchtime, we had a beach all to ourselves. Baja isn’t scary or difficult. It’s the easy, uncrowded beach camping experience you’ve been looking for.<p>I’ve lived about 145 …

RVs

The Rock Cycle: Learn The Types Of Rocks & Minerals

<i>The Rock Cycle</i> is Earth’s great recycling process where igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks can all be derived from and form one another. Analogous to recycling a Coke can, where an old can will be used to produce a new can, the rock cycle is ever changing the rocks and minerals that make …

Geology

10 of the Most Romantic Rides in the US

You don't need a bicycle built for two to have a romantic, statestide cycling adventure

Hiking

Melting Greenland ice changing ocean circulation, Earth's gravitational field

The melting of the Greenland ice sheet due to climate change is having an impact on ocean circulation and rising sea levels, according to new studies …

Global Warming

California Coast in Peril - Why you should care a whole lot about a raging Coastal Commission controversy

Years and years from now, when our children look at photos of pristine Central and Northern California beaches from the ’00s, turn to us and ask,</i> …

California