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The 13 Best Places to Backpack in Northern California

With backpacking season just around the corner, we've pulled together some of our favorite multi-day backpacking treks throughout the state for your …

Harrison Ford Digitally Inserted Into ‘Solo’ Trailer

YouTuber Mitch Sterling very cleverly remixed footage of an agile cat deftly leaping off a wall in order avoid the other felines in an alley with the …

5 Unexpected Essentials For Hiking Big Miles

Thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail is a feat in itself. Hiking the 2,560-mile trail and remaining dedicated to picking up every single piece of …

Backpacking

How to Grow More in Less Space with a Vertical Garden

Interior decorators know the classic design tip: when working with a small space, look up!Using empty wall space in creative ways can make all the …

'Well, you gotta have a home': Inside the private lives of van dwellers

Maurice Bilovus, 67, has been living in a vehicle every summer for the past six years. During the winter, he escapes to Mexico where he says the …

RVs

A contemporary take on the tiny house

Jonker's home was designed for her by small living specialists Walden and built by Dimka Wentzel of Tiny-House.nl. The home comprises a total …

Made.com competition offers emerging designers opportunity to realise and sell their products

<b>Dezeen promotion:</b> online brand Made.com is inviting budding designers to submit furniture and homeware designs for compact urban dwellings to its …

DIY 4x4 Drinking Water Tank, Pump, Filter and Treat

Overland vehicles require a way to carry drinking water, preferably a minimum of 10 gallons, or more. Ideally, for International Overland Travel, …

I transformed my Jeep into a moving house to travel Africa for 2 years — here's what it was like to build

A few years ago I drove a Jeep from Alaska to Argentina. I learned a lot on that trip about where I want to go and what kind of vehicle I want to live in.<p>After years of saving and planning, I bought a 2007 four-door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon to turn into a house on wheels to drive around …

Adventures in Van Life: Five New Products for Summer

Plan on living the sweet Van Life this summer? We've got some new products that will make that easier to accomoplish than ever before.

I Draw Thousands Of Tiny Dots To Create These Wild Illustrations

My name is Thiago Bianchini and I am an illustrator and graphic designer. Two years ago I started creating this series of illustrations using …

Graphic Design

17 Camping Gear Fails You Never Want to Make Again

We've all done some stupid stuff while camping. Let's learn from our mistakes.<p><b>Not bringing warm enough clothes:</b> This is the number one mistake I see. Inevitably, someone has failed to realized that the mountains are colder than the city or that the desert can be, too. Or, they think, “45 degrees? I …

DIY - Self Watering Tomato Buckets - Quiet Corner

“You can never have too many tomato plants, but what happens when you run out of room in the garden. Tomatoes are probably the most versatile plant …

Olympic National Park is 1,400 sq miles of primeval beauty

Some tips for visiting Olympic National Park: -The Pacific Northwest is known for its mild, often-rainy, and grey weather. Olympic's Hoh Rainforest …

The 10 Most Deserted National Parks in America

There's more attention than ever to national parks, and travelers everywhere are reserving campsites and plotting adventurous itineraries to these …

Unsent: A Climbing FAQ for Non-Climbers

Author:<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>38364<p>38.4K<p>SHARES<p><i>Unsent /un-sent/ 1. To have failed so badly on a route you had previously climbed that you negate</i> …

Three Adventures off the Coast of Los Angeles for $150 or Less

When most people think of Los Angeles, a sprawling metropolis littered with palm trees and star-studded sidewalks comes to mind. However, look beyond the glitz and glam and you may discover Catalina, an island teeming with opportunities for adventure—located just 26 miles from southern California’s …

This guy saw his Microsoft coworkers struggle to manage their money, and it gave him the idea for a $150 million app

It was toward the end of the 2000s. Microsoft was making them all a lot of money.<p>But not all of their Microsoft colleagues were great at navigating the complicated world of stock-option vesting schedules, 401(k)s, and all the other stuff that goes into turning money into even more money.<p>That …

Essential Equipment for Timelapse Photography

<i>This is part 3 of a series on</i> <i>timelapse photography.</i><p>Let’s review some of the most important gear you can use with timelapse photography. This is the …

Reflections on 5 Months of Travel: Time to Hang Up the Backpack

Last year, after my friend Scott passed away, I decided it was time to stop trying to plan a big multi-month trip and actually do it. His death made …

Mesmerizing Animated GIFs

L’artiste David Szakaly, aka Davidope, est le directeur créatif et le fondateur de l’atelier de design <i>Fredlig</i>. Bilingue et biculturel, entre …

15 Pour Over Coffee Stands That All You Coffee Snobs Need To Be Aware Of

Since pour over coffee is a popular choice for coffee drinkers these days, we thought we should put together a list of interesting and/or just …

Van Life Part 2 with Cyrus Sutton

CYRUS SUTTON'S VAN LIFE - PART 2<p>Photos, Videos and words by Cyrus Sutton<p>My Sprinter was a dream to drive but the living quarters were a problem. …

What to Pack When Biking Across America

National Geographic Travel photographer Tyler Metcalfe recently quit his job and sold his possessions. Now he’s setting off on the American Bike Project—an epic solo adventure of cross-country cycling that will take him 4,228 miles across the United States.<p>When talking to people about my trip, the …

Bikepacking

Houses made from cardboard? Really? It's true, and these people are making them

Would you believe us if we told you that this little home, named the <i>Wikkelhouse</i>, was actually made out of cardboard? That’s exactly what the Dutch …

Learn the Japanese Art of Crafting Perfect, Shiny Spheres of Dirt

Making balls of dirt may seem easy, but it took Bruce Gardner over thirty tries before he mastered the technique.<p>Anyone’s who’s spent even five minutes as a human child knows the joy of playing with dirt. We’ve all formed shapes out of mud or natural clay, but few of us have managed to make …

'Population Zero,' debuting at film festival, explores the Zone of Death

The premise of "Population Zero," which premieres Monday at the Newport Beach Film Festival, is salacious.<p>A lone gunman, in seemingly random fashion, kills three friends camping in a remote area of Yellowstone National Park in 2009. Then, in another ostensibly odd act, the shooter, Dwayne Nelson, …

Michael Keaton goes for Oscar gold as the man behind McDonald's in 'The Founder' trailer

Mac and Dick MacDonald were the owners of McDonald's, and thanks to Kroc, the brothers' restaurant turned into a global giant.<p>"The Founder," based on true events, follows Kroc (Michael Keaton) as he convinces brothers Mac (John Carroll Lynch) and Dick (Nick Offerman) that they should franchise …

Marin’s Nicasio Might Be Our Favorite New Bike

It’s a versatile, affordable, attractive ride that even comes with a real head badge<p>Most often, new-bike buzz is buzziest around the fanciest stuff in a company’s product line: the halo products with prices that creep well into decent-used-car territory. Marin’s Nicasio—coming for 2017—defies that …

How to Make a Wooden Speaker For Your Phone

This DIY speaker makes an attractive and rugged dance party companion.<p>Your iPhone's dinky speaker will suffice for speakerphone calls and listening to podcasts while you cook, but it's hardly adequate for properly enjoying music. Bluetooth portable speakers are a great solution, sure. But for …

Woodworking