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Google’s parental control software, Family Link, launches to public

Family Link, Google’s parental control software for Android devices, is now exiting its beta testing period and is now generally available to anyone in the U.S. without the need for an invitation. The software, which lets parents manage apps, set screen time limits and device bedtimes, can be used …

31 Best Bike Gadgets and Accessories for Design-Minded Riders

Whether you’re a casual rider, a daily commuter, or a pro cyclist, having the right gear for the journey can make a huge difference.<p>Looking for a …

Seated Exercises for Older Adults

Britain's 15 best wild camping spots

12 Ways To Build A Survival Tent

When it comes to survival in an emergency situation, everything revolves around the “holy trinity”: water, food, and shelter. The rest are …

Bushcraft

The 9 Pieces of Gear Any Beginner Backpacker Needs

Buying your first backpacking setup can be cost prohibitive and overwhelming—but it doesn’t have to be.<p>This will likely be the first time you are completely in charge of carrying your means to clean water, food, and shelter on your back, and there is an entire industry dedicated to making that …

How To Sharpen Your Fixed-Blade Knife

“A sharp knife is a safe knife” — these aren’t just words to live by if you go hunting, camping or fishing on a regular basis. In a dire survival …

How to Backpack in the Rain and Stay Reasonably Happy

One of the most important skills of long distance backpacking is learning how to take care of yourself if you have to hike in sustained rain. Foot …

21 Inspiring Quotes That Will Motivate Your Adventurous Pursuits

There’s something about quotes that we all find irresistible. Maybe it’s that they tend to come from ordinary people who have gone on to do …

Motivation

The Right Fixed Blade Knife Will Keep You Alive in the Wilderness

On September 19, 1827, a fight broke out on a Mississippi River sandbar. What started as a formal duel between two notable Louisiana families ended …

Stainless Steel

Mountain Man Scrambled Skillet Breakfast Recipe

PER SERVING *<p><b>Calories</b>370Calories from Fat300<p><b>% DAILY VALUE*</b><p>Total Fat33g51%<p>Saturated Fat10g50%<p>Trans Fat<p>Cholesterol115mg38%<p>Sodium820mg34%<p>Potassium280mg8%<p>…

15 Easy Foil Packet Meals Perfect for Campfire Cooking

Remember when camping food meant a hot dog on a stick and some beans heated up in their can? That was pretty yum back then, but we’ve matured and so have our taste buds. Here at the grown-up table, we’re turning campfire food up a notch, proving beyond all doubt that you can eat just as deliciously …

How to Build the Ultimate Bikepacking Rig

There’s no one right way to bikepack. I’ve seen everything from dirtbags on antique, rigid mountain bikes with hand-sewn packs and sleep kits to yuppies aboard state-of-the-art carbon bikes loaded with the full complement of new gear—and all of them were having a good time. No matter what your …

Super Survival Kit: 18 Essential Items for Backcountry Hunters

Go off the grid, and things can get ugly pronto. You need a kit that’s easy to carry and packed with everything you need to weather a three-day blow …

Fire-Starting Tips for Warming the Hearth

Eagle Scouts aren’t the only ones who need to know how to build a campfire. It’s a necessary art form for all those looking to explore the wild. …

40 Campfire Meals to Keep You Well-Fed in the Great Outdoors

Head to the great outdoors and eat in style with 40 recipes destined for campfire greatness.<p><b>Eating (very) well in the great outdoors</b> isn't hard. Pack up a cooler (or two) with all the fixings for chilaquiles, bacon-wrapped trout, skillet peach crisp, and yes, a proper cocktail—we're going camping.

Cooking

How to Convert a Cargo Van Into the Ultimate Camper

Just because you’re living in a van doesn’t mean it has to <i>feel like you’re living in a van</i>. With thoughtful design and the right equipment, a cargo …

8 handy items all outdoor adventurers should have

1/<p>A Scrubba Bag for washing clothes<p>A packable "washing machine," the Scrubba is a lightweight, compactable bag that claims to launder your clothes as …

Chloe x Halle, YouTube stars and Beyoncé protégés​, perform 'Drop' and reveal what's next

Chloe and Halle Bailey, known by their legion of fans as Chloe X Halle, first found YouTube fame by covering Beyoncé. Now, the Atlanta-born sister …

Overnight Bushcraft Camp Tutorial

Want to get started with bushcraft? Not sure where to start? This video will teach you what bushcraft is and how to build an overnight bushcraft camp.<p>…

Bushcraft

Survival Skills: Build Your Own Trauma Kit

Trauma kits are meant to deal with major injuries and keep someone alive until medical care can be reached. Hopefully you never need one, but the …

How to Survive With Just the Clothes on Your Back

Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal.There are some cases where we don't have our Bug Out bags with us at the moment. There are times …

Batteries

Building a Get-Home Bag | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Creek Stewart, Senior Instructor at the Willow Haven Outdoor School for Survival, Preparedness & …

How To Survive In The Woods

If you happen to find yourself stranded in the woods, for whatever reason, know that making it out in one piece will require more than patience and …

Birdwatching

20 Easy Camping Recipes Anyone Can Make

Camping is awesome. I mean seriously right?! You get to go out into nature, away from the burdens, rings, reminders, keyboards and everything else in …

The Lowdown on the Triple Crown of Hiking

Want to know who's the best of the best—or, perhaps, the most persistent—in the hiking world? Look no further than the Triple Crown of long distance …

8 Coolest Ways People Are Using Drones

Until fairly recently, drones were not mainstream. Only a select few people had them or understood their potential. Today, this is no longer the …

Andy Rubin explains his $300M bet on the future of hardware

Andy Rubin, the creator of Android — arguably the widest distributed operating system in the world — left Google a few years back to start a hardware incubator with a $300 million fund called Playground.<p>Since then, he’s been pretty busy trying to envision the future of hardware. And that doesn’t …