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Ditch Your Radio, GPS, and Flashlight — Just Bring the Fogo ‘Ultimate Adventure Gadget’

Safety has a cost. GPS, flashlights, and radios are heavy on a hike, but you may wish you had them if you get lost. Enter the Fogo which a single …

Camping

The Chrome Extensions We Can't Live Without

Nearly two-thirds of internet users turn to Chrome for their browsing needs, but far fewer take full advantage of its available extensions, the …

Top 10 Truck Camper Articles of 2017

3 Shares<p>Share Email Comments<p>After 1.3 million unique visitors, 2.6 million visits, and 4.9 million page views in 2017, here are the Top 10 most read …

Life, and the holidays, on the road in an Airstream trailer | Toronto Star

After ditching a conventional work-a-day life, 40-something professional organizer/ life coach/adventurer Ramona Creel has been living — and …

San Francisco

Restored 1972 Airstream is a vintage camping dream

The trailer boasts custom-made cabinets, furniture, and artwork<p>The iconic Airstream trailer offers a lot to travelers, like a trademark sleek aluminum exterior, lots of space to spread out, and classic interior styling perfect for Instagram. But while we love many of Airstream’s newest models, …

RVs

Dave Chappelle Doubles Down

If you haven’t seen either of Dave Chappelle’s two new Netflix specials—<i>Equanimity</i> and <i>The Bird Revelation</i>,both released on New Year’s Eve—there’s a …

Stand Up Comedian

60 Books We Can't Wait To Read In 2018

As 2018 approaches, there’s a lot to look forward to: the end of a hellish 2017, the Winter Olympics, “The Bachelor: Winter Games,” 2017 being over, midterm elections, and 2017 finally drawing to a close.<p>More than anything, though, we’re eagerly anticipating the flood of new 2018 books ― and the …

Books

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Climbing

The Grand Tor: How to Go Anonymous Online

Fifteen years have passed since a couple of MIT grads and a Navy-funded researcher first built The Onion Router, or Tor, a wild experiment in …

Privacy

How to Create an Anonymous Email Account

It's not easy to be anonymous on the internet. Here's how you can stay hidden even on email.<p>This story originally appeared on PCMag<p>Not long ago, the sharing economy seemed to take over. Privacy was dead, and no one cared. But that was a pre-Snowden era. Now, for some, the need to go truly anonymous …

Privacy

These are the best gadgets of 2017

While 2017 saw a lot of serious news, it was a relatively quiet year for gadgets. There weren’t many entirely new categories of technology that consumers adopted compared to recent years, like wearables, virtual reality, or smart speakers. But there was a lot of refining. 2017 saw the release of …

Sick of Meditation? Try This Powerful Mindfulness Practice Used by Top CEOs and Athletes | Inc.com

There's no doubt that the modern work environment is a hotbed of stress.<p>With nonstop emails, constant pings on Slack, and a slew of endless meetings, we rarely have enough time to do our best work, if any real work at all. We're overworked, overwhelmed, and vulnerable to burnout.<p>We all crave a …

Meditation

15,000 Scientists From 184 Countries Are Warning Humankind We Are Screwed

Human impacts on the environment are putting our future at risk, they say.<p>More than 15,000 scientists from 184 countries warn the evidence is clear: Current and future human health and wellbeing are at serious risk from climate change, deforestation, loss of access to freshwater, species …

Climate Change

88 very British phrases that will confuse anybody who didn't grow up in the UK

Every language has a few phrases that don't always translate well — and the British English has some absolute corkers.<p>The team at the Business Insider UK office have compiled a list of the best British slang and idioms that define the weird and wonderful British dialect we grew up with.<p>From our …

Language

How Russia Harvested American Rage to Reshape U.S. Politics

YouTube videos of police beatings on American streets. A widely circulated internet hoax about Muslim men in Michigan collecting welfare for multiple wives. A local news story about two veterans brutally mugged on a freezing winter night.<p>All of these were recorded, posted or written by Americans. …

Social Media

Your Cable Company’s Worst Enemy Is Under $50 on Amazon

According to <i>Boy Genius Report</i>, if you’re using a cable modem provided by your ISP, they’re charging you anywhere between $8-$10 a month. Find out how …

Toyota Just Made the Most Badass Minivan

Combining the practicality of a cargo van with the design elements of a sporty SUV, the Tj Crusier concept previews a funky family car.<p>With the FJ Crusier being out of production, Toyota is looking for new ways to twist the SUV genre into new dimensions. Named Tj Cruiser after "toolbox" and "joy," …

Converted Sprinter van is a cozy tiny home on wheels

It cost $23,000 to build<p>Adventure vans and campers are a hot commodity these days, with some motorhomes costing over a million dollars. Of course, pricey models that spin or unfold at a push of the button are likely not an option for most of us, so more and more #vanlife wannabes are going the DIY …

Six Charts That Help Explain the Republican Tax Plan

The proposal lowers rates for individuals and corporations but leaves key elements up to Congress.

The best speaker booster apps for iOS and Android

There are plenty of tricks and tips online to increase the volume on your phone without downloading an extra app, but what if those tricks aren’t …

Apps

Starbucks Introduces Cold-Press Espresso But What Is It? | MyRecipes

The newest coffee from Starbucks is cool. Literally. Starting today, the Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Seattle will be serving cold-pressed espresso, …

Coffee

The 10 dishes you cannot leave Britain without eating

<b>British cuisine is rarely lauded but old-fashioned dishes, such as syrup pudding and scotch eggs, have exploded in popularlity in the last decade. Here, Diana Henry serves up Britain on a plate, choosing ten dishes that have become part of our way of life.</b><p>1. Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding<p>The …

The Best Stoves for Car Camping

I love cooking on camp stoves. I did it for years as a raft guide, and later my wife and I courted around the two-burner that lived in my truck. Each summer, I still try to get out and cook in the woods at least a couple times.<p>Back in the day, everyone’s go-to was a Coleman Classic. Nowadays, …

Time I

Video: The Japan Long Haul – Bicycle Touring From Tokyo to Hokkaido

<i>Here at CyclingTips we’re big fans of Alee Denham and his site CyclingAbout. He’s been on and documented some amazing adventures in recent years,</i> …

Bicycle Touring

Here’s What’s in Pro Backpacker Andrew Skurka’s Pack

Andrew Skurka surely has one of the world’s best jobs: He’s essentially a professional backpacker. Or adventurer, maybe. When he’s not writing books …

How to fall off a bicycle without injuring yourself

Even by cycling standards, the footage is hard to watch.<p>During stage nine of this year's Tour de France, yellow-jersey hopeful Richie Porte lost control of his bicycle during a high-speed descent of Mont du Chat, careering across the tarmac at around 47mph and smashing into solid banking by the …

Tour de France 2017 live stream: Time, TV schedule, and route for Stage 10

The Tour de France continues on Tuesday with Stage 10, and here’s how you can watch.<p>Another day, another sprinter-focused stage for the Tour de France. A plane ride and a rest day leads to Stage 10 on Tuesday, beginning from Périgueux and ending 178 kilometers later in the town of …

Road Cycling

Recipe: The Only Pad Thai Recipe You’ll Ever Need

“There are kind of two types of cookbooks out there,” chef Jet Tila, frequent Food Network contestant, host, and judge says. “There is the ‘Yo, slap a bunch of this on this, pow, bang, zoom,’” the succession of onomatopoeias suggesting a set of haphazard, 15-minute recipes. “And then there’s the …

Onions

Do cats purr when humans aren't around?

Why do cats purr? Humans tend to think that purring is a sign of happiness in a cat – and indeed it can be – but there are other reasons why our …

How to prepare for your first bikepacking expedition

Among the many emerging trends in the outdoor and adventure sports world, one of the more interesting to witness is the growth in the number of …

Bikepacking