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6 Types of Knots Every Outdoorsman Should Know

Whether you’re tying your tent’s rainfly down in a nasty storm, lashing your kayak to a well-used roof rack, or making some on-the-trail gear …

Handy

The Most Effective Tick Repellents for Humans (and Dogs), According to Science

The desire to keep ticks at bay feels especially urgent this year. There’s the news that the number of insect-borne diseases in the United States has …

This LED Light Gear Belongs In Your Emergency Kit

Get a headlamp, a lantern, and a flashlight—all for under $30.<p>If you’ve ever been stuck without power, then you know that a reliable flashlight is a …

TekFire LED Fuel-Free Lighter

It can start fires anywhere, regardless of wind, rain, or altitude. And it doesn't have a flame. Instead, the TekFire Fuel-Free Lighter uses a …

Here's How to Download and Delete Your Facebook Data

Facebook just announced that managing your data will soon get even easier. In the meantime, here's a step-by-step guide to finding and erasing it.<p>Recent news of a massive data breach has made some Facebook users wonder: What does Facebook know about me, and how can I control it?<p>In 2013, a …

How to ‘poison’ your data before you delete Facebook

Over the past few weeks, we’ve learned a lot about Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, and how Facebook uses your data. The revelations have pushed many …

Check out this tiny Navy SEAL survival kit

If there's one group in the military that's trained to survive in the most horrible conditions known to man, it's the U.S. Navy SEALs.<p>From the icy Arctic to humid jungles, SEALs are prepared for any kind of fight against the enemy at a moment's notice.<p>Sometimes, missions don't go as planned, so …

This Tiny Tow-Behind That Sleeps Three Is The Ultimate Summer Camping Upgrade

The Little Guy MyPod weighs only 630 pounds and tows behind even the smallest of cars.<p>When it comes to family camping, there are two schools of …

Kayaking

Hydrapak Expedition 8L Bottle

The award-winning HydraPak Expedition 8L holds more than 2 gallons of water, and when empty, packs down to nearly nothing at all. When you´re setting …

Water

Universal Socket

The Universal Socket is every handy-man’s must have, its a set of 54 individual hardened steel springs that retract automatically thus adjusting to …

Woodworking

Don’t Die in the Woods Survival Tent

Price: $17 | BuyThis compact and lightweight pouch belongs in every outdoor travel kit. It packs an emergency 2-person tent made from tear-resistant, …

One-pound backpack becomes a bivy tent in 30 seconds

The 1-lb (450-g) BivyPack was dreamt up by Flannery after more than a decade of non-stop travel, and is actually a more compact, lighter and refined …

Backpacking

The Papermaker

Gangolf Ulbricht is one of the last papermakers left in Europe. From his basement studio in Berlin, Ulbricht hand-crafts artisan tree-free paper …

Documentaries

Sony Xperia Ear Duo Earphones

Hear both your music and your surroundings with Sony Xperia Ear Duo Earphones. They have a unique open-ear design with a "Spatial Acoustic Conductor" …

Earphones

The To-Do List Method That Finally Got My Life In Order

Who knew graph paper could make such a difference?<p>You’ve probably heard by now about the life-changing magic of a functional to-do list. <i>You’ll be</i> …

Productivity

Work Sharp x Ken Onion Knife & Tool Sharpener

Wherever you carry a blade, it needs to be sharp. So keep it in top form with the Work Sharp x Ken Onion Knife & Tool Sharpener. Hall of Fame knife …

Hall of Fame

Jeri-Rigg Anchor Strap

Jeri-Rigg is a tie-down/anchor strap that you can wrap around all sorts of objects to create an anchor point with a 3000-pound working load strength! …

Luggage

16 DIY Outdoor Furniture Pieces

Outdoor Photographers: Nat Geo Made a Website to Easily Print Detailed Maps for Free

For outdoor and adventure photographers, knowing your terrain and location is essential for a safe journey. With that in mind, National Geographic …

Outdoors

While You’re Away, Larry Alert Keeps Your Gear Safe & Secure

Posted in Gear<p>If you get paranoid when leaving your stuff behind—bike, car, surfboard, campsite—just have Larry watch it. Larry Alert is an on-the-go …

This Apple Watch clone has GPS and 45 days of battery life for $99

Amazfit’s Bip provides up to a month and a half of smarts on a single charge<p>One of the biggest complaints with smartwatches is the need to recharge them as often as a smartphone. The best smartwatches you can get typically don’t last longer than two days, and most require daily charging. The new …

Nike Air Pegasus AT

Inspired by the legendary running shoe, the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus A/T is an advancement away from the origins of this classic runner. Now designed …

Elon Musk just sold $5 million worth of flamethrowers

Apparently, there's a large market for flamethrowers with tunnel boring company branding out there. We know because Elon Musk's Boring Company has …

Henty Enduro Backpack

The Henty Enduro Backpack is a new item for trail lovers, either on bicycle or motorcycle, it’s a minimal backpack that aims to enhance your …

Heat up those winter camping trips with the Euro Blackcan heated sleeping pad

For many outdoor lovers, camping is a year-round activity. Even with snow on the ground, campers will pack their winter gear for a frosty adventure. …

Camping

MyKee 2.0 Titanium Keychain Multi-Tool

Fans of everyday carry strive to constantly pare-down their gear without sacrificing functionality – which can sometimes be a herculean task. …

Multi-tools

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SOG Sync II Pocket Multitool Now Available For $80

Multitool, knife and camping gear manufacturer SOG has launched a new edition of their popular SYNC multitool aptly named the SOG SYNC II which is …

Multi-tools