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The 4 Best Hiking Socks of 2018

They're the unsung heroes of your hikes. Keep your feet dry, comfortable, and blister-free with the best hiking socks of 2018.<b>Smartwool</b><b></b> PHD Outdoor …

Backpacking

Trekking Poles: Why You Need Them and What to Buy

Decrease injury and increase speed. It’s time you started hiking with trekking poles.<b>I get it. Trekking poles can seem unnecessary</b> and, dare I say …

Backpacking

The Things I Carry, My 2018 AT Gear List

I put together a list of my 2018 gear list. The items are separated into categories and there are brief descriptions and rationales for my …

Backpacking

This Is How Generation Z Will Bypass College

Coming soon(er) to a workplace near you is Generation Z after participating in these education alternatives.<p>School originated to train obedient factory workers but hasn't evolved much since then.<p>Coursera and the University of Phoenix paved the way for people to digitally learn from a distance. …

Generation Z

The Ultimate Hiking Socks for Long Trails and Everyday Exploration

Nobody makes socks like Bombas. In fact, socks shouldn't be this much better than the rest of the game. Seriously, when it comes to comfort and style …

Hiking

All New Trail Base™ Water Filter Kit ǀ MSR Gear

Trail BaseTM<p>Water Filter Kit<p>Gravity Filter +<br>Trail Filter in One<p>Shop Trail BaseTM<p>Demand Versatility<p>Watch the Video ►<p>HAVE IT ALL<p>Yes, you can have …

Top 10 Best Sleeping Bags for Backpacking for 2018

When you’re on the trail for days at a time your sleeping bag is your lifeline to good rest. Along with your sleeping pad, it’s perhaps the most …

L.L.Bean’s New Sleeping Bag Uses Insulation Originally Developed for NASA

L.L.Bean’s latest sleeping bag, the Ultralight, is (as its very straightforward name suggests) built for lightweight hiking and camping. The …

Steve Jobs's Advice on the Only 4 Times You Should Say No Is Brilliant | Inc.com

In the frantic pace of life to do more and be more, we hardly think about the importance of <i>focus.</i><p>That's why, for those free-spirited, creative thinkers and entrepreneurs chasing after their dreams, this prophetic quote by Steve Jobs 21 years ago hits the nail on the head even more so today. Here's …

Time Management

Brown University is doing away with student loans

Amid America’s colossal student debt problem, an Ivy League school is providing an example of how institutions can help.<p>Beginning next school year, Brown University will eliminate all student loans in its undergraduate financial aid packages, replacing them with scholarships. Following a $30 …

College & University

Bizarre, Enormous 16th-Century Map Assembled for First Time

The largest known world map of its time—made of 60 individual sheets—can finally be seen as the mapmaker intended.<p>This colorful and intricately detailed map from 1587 is more than nine feet by nine feet when fully assembled. For the last 430 years, its 60 individual sheets were bound together as an …

10 Tips to Lighten Your Backpack

A heavy backpack can make a backpacking trip no fun at all. Here are a few tips to lighten your load and maximize the fun on your next outing:<p>1. …

The Top 52 Hiker Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

1. BURYING YOUR RESERVOIR<p>Few flubs are more irritating than a leaky water bladder that soaks your pack on the drive to the trailhead. It happens when …

Good news: Bose makes a great sound bar you can actually afford

The name “Bose” is synonymous with two things: great sound and sky-high prices. The sky-high prices are well worth it if you want to truly be …

Tech Trends

$15 lightweight, stackable backpacking cookware

This is the lowest price I've seen for this super popular, cheap 10 piece camping cook set.<p>The pot and pan, with lids, neatly stack. Netly stack into …

Iceland switches on first true “negative emissions” plant that sucks in CO2 and turns it into stone

In a world first, a plant has managed to truly reduce our CO2 emissions by sucking it out of the air and injecting it into the ground<p>Some of us don’t …

10 of The Best Cold Weather Warm Sleeping Bags

The shorter days and colder nights means camping at this time of year can be seriously chilly, so when it comes to sleeping in a tent, you’ll need a …

Jetboil Genesis Base Camp System - Mountain Life

The Jetboil Genesis Base Camp System is the world’s first basecamp system providing a complete cooking solution in an easy-to-carry travel bag. …

Slip-on shell adds warmth and weatherproofing to your hammock

There's a lot to love about laying in a hammock, but exposure to the elements mightn't always be one of them. We have seen a few clever solutions …

Mosquitoes

Over 50,000 digitized pieces of vinyl can now be listened to on Internet Archive

Get familiar with the Great 78 Project<p>New York’s ARChive of Contemporary Music (ARC) has been preserving audiovisual materials since 1985, and a little over a year ago, it partnered with the Internet Archive to bring its Great 78 Project to the public. Along with audiovisual digitization vendor …

Genealogy

A Classic Canadian Canoe-Maker Passes the Torch

By Conor Mihell<p><b>According to Hugh Stewart, a “cultural custodian” is someone who is passionate about preserving the traditions and values of the past.</b> …

Canoeing

Pack of the Future? Check Out the Sierra Designs Flex Capacitor

If you’re in the market for a new backpack and you value things like comfort, ease of use, versatility, and Back to the Future puns, then the Sierra …

Onkyo’s new stereo receiver offers unique HDMI switching

The Onkyo TX-8270 is the most feature-packed stereo receiver the Audiophiliac has ever tested!<p>I've long been an advocate of stereo home theater, but there was one stumbling block: stereo receivers and integrated amplifiers lacked video switching of any kind. For years I've asked manufacturers about …

Audiophile

The Best Camping Pillows of 2017

<b>Updated May 2017</b><br>Camping season is every season, and we updated this review for the Spring with the addition of a new popular pillow, the <b>Exped REM</b>. It …

Pyyros takes modular approach to survival multitools

Pyrros starts with the base model, which packs a 1,000-lumen flashlight, 3,400-mAh lithium-ion battery, USB charger and stainless-steel hammer cap in …

Breitling

Welcome to the golden age of camp cooking

<b>Forget powdered soup and freeze-dried food. It's more like a backcountry banquet these days.</b><p>Take a peek at Mountain Equipment Co-op’s ‘camp kitchen’ …

Trailtopia

<b>Simply Great Food in convenient packaging</b><p><b>for Backpacking, Camping, Canoeing, Climbing or Cycling</b><p>Trailtopia is a team of family, friends and fellow …

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Painting furniture lets you cheaply and easily repurpose a piece or update secondhand finds. However, not all products will give you the durable finish you need, especially when it comes to a table -- which may undergo more wear and tear than any other piece of furniture in your home. Creating a …

Coats

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …