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15 Podcasts You Should Be Listening to Every Week

A list of podcasts that will educate, inspire, and empower you to be the best you can be.<p>A growth mindset is one of the qualities that separates successful people from others. When you believe you are always learning and growing, you are free to take action, make mistakes, and evolve. Successful …

Self-improvement

Eight Chinese Tech Tycoons Have Lost a Combined $33 Billion This Year

Tencent Holdings Ltd.’s first profit drop in at least a decade came as a shock to investors, but founder Ma Huateng is far from the only Chinese tech …

Technology

Wars of Words – Ten Must-Read Memoirs from the First World War

<b>By</b> <b>Mark Carmichael</b><p><b>THE GREAT WAR</b> was conflict like no other in history. It extinguished the lives of millions, toppled empires and changed the world in …

Military History

The Specialized Echelon II Is a Killer Road Helmet for the Money

It’s nearly as ventilative and comfortable as helmets that cost twice as much.<p><b>Price:</b> $70<b><br>Weight:</b> 308g (M)<b><br>Type:</b> Road<b><br>The right helmet for:</b> The person who bikes everywhere and needs a comfortable helmet to keep up.<p>The Specialized Echelon II is the company’s cheapest road helmet (the “Road” designation …

According to Design Experts, These Are the Best Outdoor Products of the Year

The winners of the Red Dot Best Product Design Award for 2018 are finally here. In case you aren’t familiar, the Red Dot Awards are an international …

The Best Women’s Backpacking Packs

Most hikers need a middle-ground backpack, one in the 40-to-60-liter range that can manage loads for one- to five-day trips. For this test, we looked at 18 leading packs, some slightly smaller and some larger, and have written about nine, below. The Osprey Ariel AG 55 stood out as the best …

One of the Best Hiking Boots of the Year Just Got an Update

Earlier this year we reviewed over 20 pairs of hiking boots to find out which were the absolute best. We logged plenty of miles on-trail and off, …

The 9 best sleeping bags:

“Yes, I slept in my 0-degree bag in my 70-degree living room, happier than in my bed.”

Pacific Crest Trail Hikers' Must-Have Gear

By the time northbound through-hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail reach my hometown of Ashland, Oregon, they’ve traveled the entire length of California and have logged just over 1,700 miles. Needless to say, anyone making it this far has their backpacking kit dialed. So I decided to track down half …

Fatmap Is Like Google Earth (on Steroids) for Hikers

Not long ago, my girlfriend and I set out for a 20-mile mountain bike ride in the Gila National Forest, in southern New Mexico. We had plenty of food and water, but we were armed with only vague directions and a mimeographed trail map from a local bike shop. The ride is remote but …

Tehachapi Sawmill House

Utilizing off-grid systems and sustainable materials, the Tehachapi Sawmill House is a refreshing approach to desert living. The home is modeled …

My 300-Mile Tested Gear List

Ole Man from the AT Lodge told us that we’ll learn everything we need to know for our thru-hike while in the 100-Mile Wilderness. I’m 300 miles into …

Rock Climbing Isn't As Scary As It Looks & Could Be Your Next Hobby

I first started climbing in 2013, wearing an old pair of someone else's shoes, scrabbling across damp Massachusetts rock, with a belayer who only …

2 Important Workouts to Boost Your Cycling Speed

<b>Spin for about 30 minutes to warm up.</b><p><b>8-minute hard effort:</b> Ride as hard as you can maintain for a full eight minutes. Use whatever gear you want, as …

Peep the Stunning Winners of the Audubon Society’s Photo Contest

The great gray owl stares into the camera with its brilliant yellow eyes. The bird balances skillfully on a delicate branch, its wings splayed out …

Secrets to Smoother Drywall

Dead-flat walls aren’t just about taping; they start with careful planning, smart staging, and solid installation strategies.<p>Homeowners aren’t likely …

Daily Growing Tips and Advice: The Most Common Tomato Problems You'll Have

Tomatoes can be tough...but if you know how to prevent and control the few BIG issues you'll run into when growing these juicy veggies, your success …

How to Get the Most Out of Your Router

01 of 10<p>The router is a mainstay power tool of the modern wood shop. Many woodworkers will have two or three different routers of varying horsepower …

The 5 Best Exercises at the Gym, According to Personal Trainers

Don’t hit the weight room again until these are on your to-do list.<p>Maybe you're new to working out. Maybe you've been working out for so long that you just realized you've been doing the <i>same six exercises</i> for the last three years. Or perhaps you were recently engaged in some next-level TRX workout …

Workouts

The Ultimate DIY Bug-Out Bag

From certain angles, it looks like we’re hanging over the precipice. Climate change–fueled disasters like monster hurricanes, megafires, and 100-year droughts are becoming ever more frequent. A solar superstorm could wipe out the grid, the New Madrid fault might go at any moment, and, of course, …

30 Woodworking Accounts You Should Follow on Instagram

I confess, I'm a shop rat. It doesn't matter what craft—shoemaking, blacksmithing, coffee roasting, even those little watch repair caves with the …

The Best Thru-Hiking and Backpacking Packs of 2018

The pack you choose says a lot about your hiking style. Are you an ultralight fastpacker? Do you carry everything but the kitchen sink? Most likely …

8 Great Benefits Of Cycling

1 The feel-good factor<p>Many types of exercise are helpful for boosting the feel-good hormones, endorphins, and cycling is one of the best. Cycling …

Tested: Riding sunglasses

The already-thin line between riding sunglasses and casual sunglasses has only further blurred in recent years. Just look at any pair ofRead the full …

What to Splurge on (and Avoid) When Buying Gear

No, you don’t need the most blinged-out, expensive gear to enjoy time outdoors. But if you buy poorly built garbage, it could fail on you mid-trip, mid-run, mid-whatever, which at best is extremely annoying and, at worst, life-threatening. Over the years, I’ve gleaned tips from designers, outdoor …

So You Want to Read Comedic Fantasy: Here’s Where to Start

The Tales of Pell<p><i>Iron Druid Chronicles</i> author Kevin Hearne and <i>Star Wars: Phasma</i> author Delilah S. Dawson’s <i>Kill the Farm Boy</i> is a take-no-prisoners …

Going lighter: 6 tips to help you pack light in the Scottish Highlands | The Great Outdoors

21st June 2018<p><b>Have you been struggling under the load of your pack? Not sure where to start in your quest to shed weight? Here are some essential</b> …

10 pieces of camping gear on sale to make summer way more fun

The sun rising earlier and shining brighter than usual, the blistering heat, the relentless pit stains, and the influx of wedding invitations you …

Day 3 at OutDoor: rucksack innovations, lightweight tents, and ridiculously light sleeping mats | The Great Outdoors

21st June 2018<p><b>Day 3 at OutDoor produced yet more packs but also some good-looking camping gear to put in them</b><p>Lowe Alpine has a new version of the …

Selecting the Proper Woodworking Screws for Any Project

When it comes to fasteners, Particle Board screws rule as king in the woodworking realm. Typically, these fastening devices are used to connect one …