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How To Build A Proper First Aid Kit

There are benefits to buying a ready-made first-aid kit: it’s cheaper, and you’ll have everything you’re likely to need in a small convenient package. But building out your own kit allows you to tailor the contents to whatever activity you’re embarking on and ditch items you probably won’t use. …

First Aid

The 50 Best American-Made Style Brands

Dress Local<p><i>Last Updated July, 2018: This post has been updated with new picks for 2018.</i><p>Made in America. Those three words carry weight, now more than …

Los Angeles

Tested: Assos Trail Collection

Assos turns off road<p>In the restaurant industry there’s McDonald’s, and then there are the decadent New York Steakhouses and seven-course French …

Cycling

A Week In Foot-Shaped Shoes Made Me A Convert

I am not a runner, but I do log dozens of miles every week on hiking trails and can’t think of a better weekend than one that involves a backpack full of camping gear. And I have a new favorite shoe for that: the Altra Lone Peak 4, which is more comfortable and has better grip than anything else …

Backpacking

Rose Coast House

Placed among the wild roses of St. Andrews By-the-Sea, the Rose Coast House is a New Brunswick retreat overlooking Passamaquoddy Bay. The home takes …

Architecture

How to Improve a Clay Soil Lawn

Step 1<p>Test the soil. A soil test determines the fertility of the soil by measuring the amount of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and other nutrients …

Home Improvement

34 Clever Handy Hints for Your Woodworking Projects

These incredible tips from The Family Handyman readers and editors will help you complete your woodworking projects faster and better than ever …

Woodworking

House MC 448

Located just outside Tahoe National Forest, a series of interlocking gabled volumes form House MC 448. The farmhouse-inspired residence is clad in a …

Exercises For Lower Back Pain | The Zone

<b>By Myprotein Writer Christopher Tack:</b> Lead clinician and owner of All Powers Rehabilitation & Conditioning Combat Sports Physiotherapy service, and …

How to Set Your Mountain Bike Seat Height... And Why It's So Important

In terms of bike fit, seat height is easily the most basic and perhaps the most important measurement to get right. With the correct seat height, …

Gear Review: Lowa Aerox GTX Lo Surround Hiking Shoes

My family aims for a big, international, multi-generational trip every couple of years. Leveraging frequent flier miles and squeezing into Airbnbs, …

6 Essential Yoga Poses for Cyclists

These simple poses will help stretch out your muscles and focus your breath for a better ride.<p>It probably goes without saying that you’d rather be riding than cross-training. But working out off the bike has some serious benefits, and one of the best activities you can do is yoga. Since being in a …

Everything You Need to Know About Bike Fit

A proper bike fit (DIY or pro) can make you more comfortable and even faster on the bike<p>So you just bought a bike. Or you’re about to. And now you find out that maybe you should pay even more money to make sure it fits. Sounds like a lot, but don’t dismiss the idea: A bike fit is designed to ensure …

The Perfect Summertime Riding Kit

Showers Pass, Pearl Izumi and Assos powers combine!<p>We sample lots of apparel. Every spring, the season's new styles start showing up at the …

7 Core Moves for Killer Climbing

Build a rock solid platform to keep your power high when the road gets steep.<p><b>The following is excerpted from Climb!by Selene Yeager—your guide to train for, conquer, and ultimately fall in love with hills. You can purchase a copy here, then go crush some elevation.</b><p>You can have legs as strong as …

Workouts

The Best Strength Workout for Hikers

Hiking is a full-body fitness endeavor.<p>Scrambling over boulders, traversing near-vertical climbs, then clamoring back down requires strength, …

Exercise

AASQ #36: What’s leaking from my tire? Plus Stan’s tire sealant Q&A

<i>We know, there’s no such thing as a stupid question. But there are some questions you might not want to ask your local shop or riding buddies. AASQ</i> …

Mountain Biking

Colorado fourteeners: seriously everything you need to know before you go

They’re Colorado’s most iconic peaks, and if you haven’t already climbed one, it’s probably on your to-do list — after all, hiking 14,000-foot peaks, …

Hiking

The Best Sleeping Pads, According to You

This week, we scanned Amazon's bestseller list for the highest-rated sleeping pads, then pulled the best, most authoritative reviews for each.<p><b>Teton Sports Camp Pad ($65)</b><p>“I'm currently stationed in Afghanistan. I’m pretty well off overall, and my room came with a mattress but it was horrible. We get …

Seven Things You Need to Sleep Better at Camp

Getting a good night’s sleep while camping can be a real pain in the ass. The first time I camped solo, I spent most of the night tossing and turning in a cold, uncomfortable backpacking hammock, trying my best to tune out the sounds of nature. The next day, I was bleary-eyed and groggy.<p>Thankfully, …

Walton Goggins’s L.A. Home Is an Always-Changing Collage of Stuff

He’s made a career out of playing singular weirdos on-screen for Tarantino and Spielberg. Turns out his design philosophy plays by its own strange and wonderful rules, too.<p>Walton Goggins loves to talk to strangers. “It is one of the greatest joys of my life: meeting somebody I don't know, having a …

Walton Goggins

8 Foam Rolling Moves to Release Tight Spots From Head to Toe

Active recovery days can be key to reaching your fitness goals. The trainer who designed our New Year's Challenge, Bianca Vesco, created a workout …

How to Build the Ultimate Overland Adventure Vehicle—For Less Than $10,000

Despite what glossy magazines (including us!) might say, you don’t need to spend a fortune to go on amazing, long-distance off-road adventures. As proof, we built a vehicle that’s as capable as anything out there and that’s peerlessly reliable—for less than $10,000.<p>Overlanding is sort of like …

How to Do a Proper Lunge

“Lunges are one of the hardest single-leg strengthening exercises out there,” says Erica Suter, a Baltimore-based strength and conditioning coach. But difficulty aside, she says, they’re paramount for endurance athletes, from runners and hikers to cyclists and climbers. That’s because lunges …

How to Find the Right Bike Size

Whether you're new to cycling or simply buying a bike online, here's how to get the right fit<p>Nowadays almost everything can be bought online—and bikes are no exception. But the convenience of having your new bike delivered directly to your home comes with one main drawback: Unless you already had a …

Deals of the Week

<i>Welcome to Deals of Note, where Gear Patrol captures all the best deals of the day. You can also follow all our deal posts in the Deals section.</i> …

Work With Wet Workbench Tops

After reading hundreds (thousands?) of historical woodworking texts I have noticed a mantra for making furniture: Use wood that is well-seasoned.It’s …

Play Hard: 9 Vacations that Will Keep You Moving

Forget dragging yourself to workouts in dingy hotel basement gyms. These oft overlooked destinations for the adventure-minded are a blank canvas …

Boots

The 8 Best Yoga Poses for Men

If you think yoga isn’t for you, look to basketball stars Blake Griffin and Dirk Nowitzki. They’re just a couple of the big names that trained with …

How to Build An Injury-Proof Knee

It’s time to stop blaming your knee pain on running, especially if it’s why your only exercise is a circuit between the couch and the fridge. Recent …