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How Animals Kill People: By the Numbers

There are a lot of different ways animals can kill you, whether it’s through a bite, a sting, or a kick. Every six years or thereabouts, the scientific journal <i>Wilderness and Environmental Medicine</i> publishes a study breaking down direct fatal encounters between human and beast. This January, the …

Shark Attacks

Everything You Need to Know About Wool

We love wool here at <i>Outside</i>. There must be hundreds of times that I’ve touted the unparalleled odor-mitigating and moisture-wicking qualities of this wonder material. I stand by the endorsement: For all their capabilities, man-made synthetics are merely trying to mimic what wool does naturally. And …

Backpacking

4 hidden Mac tweaks to speed up your computer

Take macOS to the next level.<p>It happens to the best of machines—after a few years of use, it just doesn't run as smoothly or quickly as it used to. Luckily, a few tweaks under the hood can rev up the performance of your MacBook, iMac, or Mac Mini. (Not an Apple aficionado? Check out the <i>Popular</i> …

Operating Systems

Off-Roading to the Summit in a Tacoma, Tundra, and 4Runner

Tackling Arizona, Utah, and Colorado’s Trails in Toyota’s Beefy Rides<p>It was 6 a.m. when the alarm went off. The 40-degree weather and rain from the Colorado Rockies led to a rude awakening. My clothes were wet; my sleeping bag had soaked up all the water that had leaked into my tent, and the cold …

How to Trick Out the Ultimate Tacoma

Remote Controls

9 Trips in 34 Years Down the Grand Canyon, All in One Book

Grand Canyon
Gear & Gadgets

What Gear Should I Splurge On?

I can’t tell the difference between a $1,000 suit and the $200 one I bought for my wedding. But I can tell you how awful it is to be stuck with a lousy pair of hiking boots or a flaccid sleeping pad. Some stuff—like the ten products below—is worth investing real money in. In my next column, I’ll …

Backpacking

These Excellent Animations Show Exactly How Turbochargers and Superchargers Work

Even if you're an engineer, you'll appreciate these visual explainers.<p>With forced induction quickly becoming the norm on today's cars, it's important to understand how it all works. Turbo- and superchargers are fairly simple devices in principle, but a good visual is sometimes the best way to show …

Max Bill Wristwatch

Max Bill WristwatchThe Junghans by Max Bill is a simple styled wristwatch with a very elegant uniqueness. This watch sports a stylish stainless steel …

Watches

How To Hack Your Camera

Hacking cameras to capture infrared light<p>Most photographers rely on the light that humans can see, known as the visible spectrum. But photojournalist Steven Saphore thinks they could do a lot more with the light our eyes can’t detect. By hacking cameras, he says, photographers can take pictures in …

Demonstration

How Do I Layer for a Backpacking Trip?

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 sound …

Backpacking

How to Build a Badass DIY Camper Van

If you have enough money, it’s easy to buy an incredible adventure rig. (Just check out some of our favorites, most of which cost upwards of six figures.)<p>Building a camper van, on the other hand, is trickier but a helluva lot more affordable. You can either go the cheap, bare-bones route or opt for …

RVs

7 Chef Secrets For The Best Burgers

Few things in life are as satisfying as an amazing burger — juicy, meaty, and with just the right toppings (foie gras, truffle, bacon, eggs, what …

Cooking

American Craftsmen: Randall Made Knives

These handcrafted, American-made knives are built for a lifetime of use in the field, but handsome enough to put in a museum.<p>For the world's best knife-makers, there's a tendency to want it all. A great knife not only has to perform reliably in the field, it should look and feel like a …

Knives

The strange afterlife of Einstein's brain

<b>Einstein's death 60 years ago was just the start of a strange journey for the most prized part of his anatomy, his brain. Stored in jars and on slides, it is still inspiring awe and scholarly research.</b><p>At 01:15 in the morning of 18 April 1955, Albert Einstein - theoretical physicist, peace …

Albert Einstein

Everything You Need To Know About Whiskey Right Now

Forget the so-called whiskey shortage. There's still plenty of good whiskey out there to drink. Here's where to find it.<p>We may be approaching Peak Whiskey. As with anything so fashionable, though, there's suddenly a great deal of bullshit to wade through. The pufferyhas to do with things you can …

Whiskey

3 Point-And-Shoot Cameras That Deliver Pro Quality Photos

The brains of a DSLR, in the sleek body of a mirrorless camera<p>You’ve mastered the art of Instagram, and you’re ready to swap your smartphone camera for something more serious. Five years ago, that meant choosing between the quality of a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera or the low cost of a …

Cameras
Hiking

G. Wiseman Handmade Pocket Knife

G. Wiseman Pocket KnifeThis <b>pocket knife</b> just screams manliness, just look at it. Gene Wiseman of Oklahoma hands crafts this piece of functional art …

Crafting

Kevin Love: Overrated, Underrated, or Properly Rated?

Evaluating the career of LeBron’s shiny new sidekick<p>How did Kevin Love become part of LeBron’s “I’m Coming Home” package to Cleveland even before …

The Man Who Plotted To Poison The World's Greatest Wine

He lived in a bunker. He had a drill, some syringelike devices—and a pistol by his side. This is his story.<p><i>Excerpted with permission from</i> Shadows in the Vineyard: The True Story of the Plot to Poison the World's Greatest Wine <i>by Maximillian Potter, to be published on July 29 by Twelve, an imprint of</i> …

Hung Up

Yosemite celebrates 150th anniversary | CNN Travel

Get to know Your Clay Pomade

. . . And paste, and cream, and even gel. A scientifical look at the stuff you've been putting in your hair.<p><i>From the June/July 2014 issue.</i><p><b>Before you worry about</b> your hair products, you should understand your hair. Each hair shaft is covered in interlocking layers that form the cuticle. The more …

Hair

The Day We Set the Colorado River Free

On Friday, March 28, 2014, I did something that has been impossible for most of the past 50 years and, by the time you read this, will be again. As photographer Pete McBride snapped photos of me, and two French documentary filmmakers shot footage of him, and an unidentified blue helicopter circled …

Mississippi River

Why Men Love War

"Like all lust, for as long as it lasts it dominates everything else." Read this legendary story again for Memorial Day.<p><i>Originally published in the November 1984 issue</i><p><b>I last saw Hiers</b> in a rice paddy in Vietnam. He was nineteen then--my wonderfully skilled and maddeningly insubordinate radio …

Turn-On

Why Jerry Seinfeld Doesn't Buy the 'Burden of Celebrity'

The legendary comedian talks celebrity stand-up, his full head of hair, the new season of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, and why our dads wouldn't have considered turning down a job.<p><i>Sunday breakfast at a café on the Upper West Side. After a couple minutes of small talk about the silliness of</i> …

Comedy