Brandon Swanson

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Mini Multi-Tools Are Tough, Tiny Toolboxes

Carrying a full-sized multi-tool every day might work if you’re a forest ranger, a tradesman or a full-time fly fisherman, but for the rest of us who …

Gerber Apocalypse Deterrence Kit | HiConsumption

Posted in Gear<p>Notice the key word in that title up top: <i>deterrence</i>. Because as Dan Patrick once said (when he was cool), <i>“You can’t stop the zombie</i> …

8 Quick Home Upgrades You'll Wish You Installed Sooner

It doesn't take a lot of money or time to make a big difference. Consider these simple home improvements, which you won't believe you ever lived without.<p>It doesn't take a lot of money or time to make a big difference. Consider these simple home improvements, which you won't believe you ever lived …

5 Great Coffee Blogs

"Me" blogs may have had their real moment in the middle of the last decade, but a new wave of specialized and thematic online projects focus less on the mundane details of a barista's daily drudgery and more on particular aspects of the coffee-loving life. From fashion-through-a-coffee-filter to a …

Photo Essay: MotoGP at the Circuit of the Americas

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Stuttgart Stardom: 10 Legendary Porsches

They're ones for the history books.

The Evolution Of Major League Baseball Was A Hot Mess

This infographic traces 100 teams through 140 years of professional baseball and the sport’s evolution was anything but logical.<p>Today, there are 30 teams in Major League Baseball. 15 belong to the American League, and 15 to the National League. With the exception of the designated hitter, baseball …

10 of the best travel quotes of all time

By Paul Johnson on Apr 17, 2013 in Featured, Travel Miscellany<p>If you ever needed inspiration to travel, then hopefully these quotes will offer just …

Seven Things I Wish I Had Known Before Getting Married

This month, my husband and I celebrated our twelfth wedding anniversary. A dozen years is both a long and a short time to be married, depending on …

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Hiking the John Muir Trail: Going Out to Go In

“I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” ~ John Muir<p>Drawing wild-eyed wanderers and scruffy-haired men from around the world, the 211-mile John Muir Trail has a reputation of immeasurable proportions. Making its way …

How to Choose the Perfect Survival Knife: 6 Features to Look For | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Creek Stewart of Willow Haven Outdoor.</i><p>I don’t remember my first kiss or even who it was with. I can barely …

How to Restore an Old, Rusty Ax

Earlier this month, I attended an Axe Restoration Workshop at Best Made Company's retail location in lower Manhattan. In six hours, I learned about …

Sixty Uses For a Bandana - Preparing for shtf

Bandanas can have many uses in a survival situation, so keep a few in your bug out bag. Here are sixty uses for a bandana, leave a comment if you …

HOUSE*TWEAKING

Wow! The sliding barn door in our bedroom has caused quite a raucous. 104 comments??!! Yowsas.<p>Wanna know how we, I mean, Handy Hubby did it? Good. …

Why This Outdoor Space Is Just As Cool As You Think It Is

For the last several months I've had the image above saved on my computer. When I first came across it, I had one of those, "I want to go to there" …

Outdoor Spaces

Build DIY Floating Shelves With Ana White

We could not be more thrilled to introduce Ana from Ana-White.com who’s swinging by with an amazing build-it-yourself project for anyone who’s ever …

Off Piste: A Ride Across America, Part 1 of 5

Earlier this fall we hit the road to see our great nation from a less common vantage point—the seat of a motorcycle. With a couple of friends in tow, we loaded up three new 2013 bikes with little more than essential camping gear and a few sacks of coffee, setting sail from Brooklyn, with Los …

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Off Piste: A Ride Across America, Part 2 of 5

Just one month ago we kicked off from the streets of Brooklyn with 3,700 miles ahead of us. Ten days later we arrived by motorcycle in Los Angeles with some sore arses and a few new stories to tell. Yesterday we introduced the bikes and bags that kept us on route, and today we continue with the …

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Off Piste: A Ride Across America, Part 3 of 5

As we continue on with the week-long coverage of our recent cross-country motorcycle trip, we introduce a wealth of camping gear used during the 10-day journey. When not riding—or looking in the mirror to ensure we had that "motorcycle guy" look just right—a good majority of our down-time was spent …

Camping

35 Easy-to-Find Sources of Tinder

May 17, 2013 by Melanie Swick | 4 Comments<p>The ability to start a fire can mean the difference between life or death, but even in the best of …

The Greatest Formula 1 Magazine You've Never Heard Of

Formula 1 is a glamorous (and famously insular) international traveling circus, so much so that when American photographer Joshua Paul decided to hop on board to document the racing, he felt lucky when, with the assistance of Road & Track magazine, he was granted access to shoot a single race: the …

22 Absolutely Essential Diagrams You Need For Camping

From survival to s'mores, here's everything you need to know to ensure a flawless camping trip.

Camping

Moby1 Xtr Expedition Trailer

The XTR by Moby1 is the ultimate adventure trailer. Each trailer is hand crafted and made with the highest quality components available and offers …

All Terrain Camping Trailer by Campa USA | HiConsumption

Designed specifically for those of you that are looking to experience everything the great outdoors has to offer without sacrificing some of the …

Our Test to Find the Best Drill Press

A drill press provides power and accuracy you can't get drilling by hand. We tested five full-size bench-top machines, each with a minimum swing of 12 inches (the diameter of the circle into which it can drill a center hole).