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Here’s our favorite gear from Outdoor Retailer 2016 | Adventure Sports Network

Every summer, more than 30,000 people flock to Salt Lake City, Utah, to attend Outdoor Retailer, the outdoor industry’s largest gathering of the year.<p>…

Salt Lake City

Ask a Thru-Hiker: How Do I Get Get Food on the Trail?

Learn the three ways long-distance trekkers get their grub.<p>0<p>SHARES<p>Stop just dreaming about a thru-hike; make it real! Our online Thru-Hiking 101 …

<em>Outside</em> Presents Gear of the Year for Summer 2016

With the warm summer months now upon us it is time for everyone to head outside and hit the trail, go camping, climbing, cycling, or take part in …

Mountain Biking

This Old Cargo Van Has Been Transformed Into The Ultimate Living Space

When the going gets tough and you want to get the hell out of dodge, a weekend retreat or getaway can be the perfect remedy. In fact, some fall in …

These 10 apps will enhance your hiking life | Adventure Sports Network

Hiking apps: They’re not just for tracking anymore. Photo: Courtesy of The Outbound<p>When you search for hiking apps, the top results always seem to be …

National Parks

BEST JOB EVER: This airline wants to pay people to travel for free and put it all on Snapchat

The Icelandic budget airline will pay for its selected "SnapTravelers" to visit four of its 28 destinations— which include Barcelona, Copenhagen, Warsaw, San Francisco, and more — over three months, from June to August.<p>Flights, hotels, and activities will all be covered by WOW Air, Travel + Leisure …

Social Media

I Turned My Grandma’s Old Van Into A Mobile Home So I Could Travel Across North America

You don’t need to plan an elaborate vacation to end up at a beautiful destination. Simply pack up your car, drive for a few hours and I guarantee you …

7 Places to Ride Before You Die

Excerpted from The Cyclist's Bucket List, these bike trips will stoke your imagination and vacation planning

Cycling

7 Great Shows to Binge-Watch During the Dog Days of Summer

You have just enough time to catch up before Season 2.<p>We’re in an unusually dead time, TV-wise. With most networks letting go of the traditional September–May schedule, we’ve quickly grown used to new television shows coming at us almost every week of the year—except for now, in the dog days of …

TV

Liquid Sunshine: How to Make Your Favorite Beach Cocktails [INFOGRAPHIC]

<b>Ever wanted to know what’s really in your favorite beach cocktails?</b><p>Not to worry, because this infographic designed by Sea Side Reservations is the …

Lens Hoods: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

Phil Steele recently released a good video on the topic of Lens Hoods that I thought readers might enjoy. It covers everything from the why, when, …

Daily Deals: Free Games You Can Play This Weekend, PS4 Sale, LG HDTV Deal

A couple free games for the weekend.<p>Want more deals? Join the IGN Deals Newsletter.<p>Today's Big Deals<p><b>The Witcher 2 is Free With Gold on Xbox 360</b><p>The …

IPad Air

NASA Samples Turn Into 'Space Music' on '80UA' EP

Check out four dance tracks solely using samples uploaded to NASA SoundCloud library<p>Two months ago, NASA compiled decades' worth of sound samples and …

Photo Invasion: Cartoons Completely Change the Stories in these Instagram Photos

<b>Ever wanted to iron out the wrinkles in an old Tibetan man’s forehead?</b> If by some strange coincidence, you have, then you have a kindred spirit in …

The Mongolian Warrior Workout

Use this cutting-edge routine to build an unstoppable body<p>Mongol Warriors were perhaps the most feared and vicious warriors in the history of the world. Back in the 13th Century, they were literally unstoppable (as documented in trailer above for <i>Marco Polo</i>, the newest original series now streaming …

Workouts

What to Do When There is Dust Inside Your Camera?

If it’s the first time for you to see dust inside your camera or your lens, you need to relax and understand something – it’s normal. Let's face it. …

Cameras

The best TV shows of 2014 (part 2)

Welcome to part two of <i>The A.V. Club</i>’s best TV shows of 2014 countdown. Part one ran yesterday; what follows are the top 10 shows of the year.<p>It was …

TV

Homies Help Homies: Adventure Time Nesting Dolls

This is a set of Adventure Time character nesting dolls available from ThinkGeek ($25). Pretty cute, right? You know, I got a set of traditional …

31 Intricately Carved Crayon Sculptures of Your Favorite Characters from Star Wars, South Park and More

<b>There’s a new way to use crayons for art, and it isn’t for drawing.</b> Hoang Tran carves tiny wax figurines into the heads crayons. The sculptures often …

8-Bit Abstract Representations of Classic Images

Some pictures are so recognizable they can even be identified in the most abstract of forms. Artist Adam Lister proves this by reconstructing a set …

5 South Korean Ceramic Artists at Work, Showing Focus and Skills

<b>Who knew watching a ceramic artist at work could be so mesmerizing?</b> The American Museum of Ceramic Art posted a video that showcases five South …

Artist Creates Lifelike Paintings Using Ice Cream

<b>Everybody has a favorite flavor of ice cream.</b> But for Baghdadi artist Othman Toma, ice cream is more than just a cold, delicious treat, it is also …

Vibrant Watercolors of Crystals and Stones Combine the Soft and Hard in One Painting

<b>Vienna-based artist and illustrator Karina Eibatova takes two opposites and unites them in her paintings.</b> In a series called “Mineral Admiration,” …

3D Colorful Sculpture Illustrations Made Entirely Out of Cut Paper

<b>Paper artist, illustrator and graphic designer Yulia Brodskaya chose paper over computer.</b> While working as a graphic designer, Brodskaya discovered …

Vibrant Pattern Illustrations for the 2014 US Open Tennis Championship

<b>IBM is an official partner of the 2014 US Open tennis championship and this year, they decided to get creative with the games.</b> IBM teamed up with …

How to Make the Best of Low Light Using Slow Shutter Speed: 6 Stunning Effects

Photographing in low light is often accomplished using a long shutter speed. To be able to use faster shutter speeds, you need lenses with wider …

Shutter Speed

Five new albums to try this week: Kiesza, Wu-Tang Clan and more

From AC/DC’s return to Slim Twig’s mysterious pop, stream new releases here and let us know what you’ll be listening to<p>Wu-Tang Clan – A Better Tomorrow (Warner)<p><b>Why you should listen:</b> Originally pegged for a July 2013 release to mark 20 years of Wu-Tang, internal bickering between rappers Raekwon …

3 Fat Destroying Finishers That You Can Do Every Workout

<b>FINISHER ONE: The Fat Assault</b><p><b>Equipment needed:</b> AirAssault Bike<p><b>How to do it:</b>Sprint for 15 seconds and rest for 15 seconds. Repeat 10 total times.<p><b>Why it’s great</b>: The AirAssault is a stationary bike without a motor. It only has a fan in its front wheel that provides wind resistance. The harder you …

DIY Copper Laptop Table

Today we have another amazing tutorial from my contributor, Brittany! She is constantly coming up with great projects on her blog, britta...