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29 Must-See Photos of National Parks Around the World

Much like if you were actually there in person, you can spend days wandering around these awe-inspiring, nature-laden photos taken in these national …

8 handy items all outdoor adventurers should have

1/<p>A Scrubba Bag for washing clothes<p>A packable "washing machine," the Scrubba is a lightweight, compactable bag that claims to launder your clothes as …

Greg Jackson's top 10 books to make you a better person

Don’t be put off! Works by WG Sebald, Roberto Bolaño and Wallace Shawn and others can help us to see ourselves more clearly and understand life better<p>“If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the conscious design of doing me good, I should run for my life,” wrote Thoreau, …

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10-Week Training Program for Hikers

It seems like it's always "that time of year," the time of year to get in shape. Whether it's your New Year's resolution, your pre-summer push, or …

These Motivating Quotes Will Help Start Your Day off Right

Motivating yourself can be tough, especially when you’re running on coffee, late nights, and early mornings — as most business owners do.<p>But there’s …

50 thoughts that can motivate you to do anything

When you're thinking about implementing that new idea, or starting that new company or beginning that new regimen — this is the new year, after all — it's easy to talk yourself into procrastinating.<p>Or worse, avoiding your goal altogether.<p><b>Related: 5 Motivation Blocks Hurting Your Success, and How to</b> …

A Beginner’s Guide To Trekking And Climbing The Best Trails On The Planet

One foot in front of the other. You trudge. The frozen snow cracks under your boots. The air gradually thins. Up.<p>One foot in front of the other, that’s the key. The peripheral edema causes your hands to swell in your gloves. Your cheeks start to redden. Up. Up.<p>One foot in front of the…<i>where were …

Hiking

37 Wise Quotes That Will Inspire Your Happiness and Success

When you feel uninspired, take a few minutes to read the words of some very inspiring people.<p>We all want to be happy and successful, but no matter how positive we try to be, sometimes events can overtake us--bringing us down. When you feel uninspired, take a few minutes to read the words of some …

41 Happiness And Motivational Booster Dale Carnegie Quotes

Dale Harbison Carnegie (Born on November 24, 1888, Died on November 1, 1955) was an American lecturer writer and a famous Self-Improvement course …

3 Easy Steps To Navigating The Backcountry

There's nothing quite like heading off the grid for a few days of exploring in the wilderness. Some people seem to have an 'internal compass' or a …

Maps

Yosemite Country: Must-Dos Outside the Park

For outdoor enthusiasts and history buffs, Tuolumne County offers plenty of adventure just outside Yosemite National Park.<p>About four million people visit Yosemite National Park each year—and over half of them take their trips between June and September (a mere glimpse of the unreal, glacier-cut …

10 Essential Skills for the Outdoorsperson

With the weather warming and spring-summer camping/hiking/paddling season coming up, it's time to brush up on your backcountry skills and ensure …

15 Survival Gadgets For Your Next Outdoor Adventure

You've never wanted to go outside more than now.

Outdoors

Best Lightweight Backpacking Gear 2018 - Top Picks

Firesleeve | Waterproof Lighter

Firesleeve upgrades any standard Bic lighter to a grippy, waterproof, floatable lighter with a gas lock to keep fingers safe. The thin, unobtrusive …

How Do I Layer for a Backpacking Trip?

<i>A:</i><p>I have a simple formula for what to wear during backpacking season (typically spring through fall): three layers up top, two on my legs, and one for my feet. This system regulates temperature extremely well and prepares me for just about any kind of weather I’ll encounter. And while it might …

10 Tips To Help Lighten Your Backpack

A heavy backpack can make a backpacking trip no fun at all. Here are a few tips to lighten your load and maximize the fun on your next outing: 1. …

10 Methods: Making Coffee In The Great Outdoors

Black, rich, and caffeine-fortified, a cup of coffee — or a whole pot — is a requisite and highly-regarded ritual in the outdoors.<p><b>Coffee was meant to</b> …

3 Circuit Workouts to Prepare You for Hiking Season

With the winter season almost behind us, it's time to start thinking about spring and summer hiking and backpacking adventures. Whether you're …

Dream Backpacking Gear List

Here is all the best backpacking gear we have reviewed in one place. What is in our ultimate backpacking set up where all we want are the best …

Hiking Safety Tips

How to Stay Safe While Hiking in the Wilderness<p>Hiking is a favorite pastime among survivalists and outdoorsman. There’s nothing quite like spending …

Hiking

The 151 Best Backpacking and Hiking Websites

The Internet is full of great outdoor related websites, but it isn't always easy to find them. That's why a site called Happy to Survive has compiled …

10 Best Backpacking Trips in U.S. Parks

Adventure<p>This year the National Park Service (NPS) celebrates its 100th birthday. Over the past century, the agency has protected and managed a system that has grown to now include 59 parks in 27 states and ranges from famed summer-vacation destination icons like Yellowstone and Yosemite to the …

National Parks

6 tips for high-altitude trekking

High-altitude hiking can be a daunting prospect for first-timers. These expert tips offer some practical advice<p>1. Acclimatise …

What I'd do Differently as a New Traveller

Hindsight is a wonderful thing isn't it? Everything is so abundantly clear and simple when you have the opportunity to reflect on something with the benefit of experience. It's obvious what you did well but it's also equally obvious what you did poorly. With its unique set of challenges, the …

Travelers

How to survive (and enjoy) the busy season at the national parks | Adventure Sports Network

Relax--you’ll have a great time at the national parks, even in peak season. Photo: Courtesy of Brandon Scherzberg<p>Last year, a record-breaking 305 …

10 Indoor DIY Projects to Get Ready for Outdoor Camping Season

Spring is here, and soon summer. And with them comes all sorts of reasons to get outside and explore. So, take advantageof these last few weeks by …