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Outdoor Book Recommendations for 2018

Winter and the new year are upon us. For some, that means New Year's resolutions and spending some time on the slopes. Others are preparing to …

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The Ten Essentials

Packing the Ten Essentials whenever you step into the backcountry, even on day hikes, is a good habit. True, on a routine trip you may use only a few …

Camping

The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your Havasupai Adventure

An oasis in the desert. A place for you to witness the Grand Canyon walls surrounding you while listening to the sound of rushing water outside your …

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 Happy Camper: Top Outdoorsy YouTube Channels

<b>Christmas holidays are here and it’s time to sip on egg nog and binge-watch your favourite outdoorsy YouTube channels.</b><p>Here are a few I’ve put on my …

Camping

“Hike Your Own Hike”: What does it mean?

Cauliflower en Croute

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 450°F. Trim base of cauliflower so it stands flat on a foil-lined baking sheet. Mix oil, Dijon, garlic, salt, and …

Food

Tomato Cucumber Feta Salad - I'm Bored, Let's Go...

Ingredients<p>1 pint colorful small tomatoes, sliced in half<br>• ½ english cucumber, diced<br>• 15 Kalamata olives, sliced in half<br>• 1 C. feta cheese, diced from a …

Cold Cucumber Soup

Lighter than light and completely refreshing, this creamy no-cook cucumber soup makes a splendid side dish for summertime meals. The cool, mellow …

Stir-Fried Cucumbers With Spicy Ground Pork Recipe

Cucumbers might make you think of salads and pickles, but they're excellent as the main ingredient in stir fries as well. Exposed to the wok's intense heat, they become silky smooth with a juicy, meaty bite. In this easy recipe, they're paired with spicy ground pork.<p>Why It Works<p>Salting the …

Soysauce

Sichuan Shirataki Sesame Noodle Salad With Cucumber, Sichuan Peppercorn, Chili Oil, and Peanuts (Vegan) Recipe

Slick shirataki noodles are perfect for cold noodle salads, where their slippery texture helps keep each strand separate while simultaneously picking up plenty of flavor from a sauce of Sichuan peppercorn and chili-infused oil, black vinegar, garlic, soy sauce, and peanuts.<p><b>Why this recipe …

Food & Dining

Spicy Peanut Noodle Salad With Cucumbers, Red Peppers, and Basil (Vegan) Recipe

I still have a soft spot for cold peanut noodles. These days, I make them with far fewer noodles and many more vegetables. Indeed, it's now more of a vegetable salad with a few noodles added in for textural contrast. A handful of fresh herbs rounds out the flavors.<p><b>Note:</b> Fresh Chinese wheat noodles …

The Ultimate Greek Salad Recipe

Just like a Caprese salad, a good Greek salad must be made only at the height of summer, when tomatoes are at their peak. To those tomatoes are added crisp and refreshing cucumbers, briny black olives, and just a bit of onion, here quickly pickled to tame its pungency and add pops of acidity to …

10 Things to Do with a Cucumber

Sure, they're awesome in a salad, but what else can you do with cukes? Try one of these 10 cucumber recipe ideas; they’re cool as a…well, you …

10 Ways To Handle a Clingy Kid

This week's <b>early childhood development</b> question for Dr. B comes from Wendy of The Pickles. Her super-needy four-year-old Angie wants to be around mom …

Lamb and Rice Stuffed Eggplant

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 400°F. Cut each eggplant in half lengthwise through stem. Cut eggplant flesh lengthwise in 3/4-inch intervals, …

Lemon Juice

The Best Cheese for Backpackers

From Gouda to good old string cheese, we tested 20 types to find the trail-worthiest.<p>3.2K<p>SHARES<p><b>Hard cheese</b><p><b>Best for</b> Extended trips, hot weather, …

Cast Iron Skillet

Bucatini with Lemony Carbonara

4 servings<p>Lemon makes the perfect foil for carbonara’s salty richness. You may never go back.<p>March 2017Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon olive oil<p>6 ounces guanciale (salt-cured pork jowl), pancetta (Italian bacon), or slab bacon, thinly sliced, cut crosswise into ½-inch pieces<p>2 shallots, finely chopped<p>4 …

Italian Food

What's your ikigai? Lifestyle manifesto breaks down life's big question into 4 simple answers

According to Japanese culture, everyone has an ikigai. It might take time and effort to find it, or it may come easily, but I have it and you do, …

Ikigai

7 Things You Need to Know About Havasupai Falls

<b>Supai Village is at the Bottom of a Remote Part of The Middle of Nowhere</b><br>There are no hotels or services 68 miles outside the rim, so you’ll want to …

Hiking

10 Mac storage tips to help you free up extra hard drive space

Is your Mac out of storage space, or getting dangerously close? If so, there are lots of things you can do to free up some much-need disk space. In many cases, you don’t even have to remove personal files and media. From finding and removing duplicate photo libraries to learning how to better …

Operating Systems

SEARCH - ABC's of Monsoon Planting

<i>Article written by by Melissa Kruse-Peeples, NS/S Conservation Program Manager and Sheryl Joy, Seed Distribution Coordinator.</i><p>The summer rainy season …

Gardening

Gather These Twenty-Five Documents You Need Before You Die

Do your loved ones a favor and organize these important documents so in case something happens to you they can easily make financial decisions and …

The 10 Best Places to Eat Pizza in Metro Phoenix

Forno 301<br>301 West Roosevelt Street<br>480-787-5654<br>If you want to feel as if you just stumbled across a small Italian café in downtown Phoenix, spend some …

Pie

6 Red Flags That Make Recruiters Pass On Your Resume

Fix the things that are stopping you from landing job interviews.<p>The good news: Most jobseekers vastly underestimate how much power their resume has in shaping the hiring process. How you’re perceived, how difficult of an interview process you have, and yes, how big of an initial offer you get are …

Employment

Responsive Breakpoints Generator

Responsive websites, even the most modern ones, often struggle with selecting image resolutions that best match the various user devices. They …

When Large Isn’t Large Enough: Designing With Hero Images

When users come to your page, they’ll feel some kind of reaction. Whether it’s positive or negative, that reaction is determined in large part by …

Web Design

A Quick Guide to Improved Gardening with Companion Planting

When planning your garden, it is important to choose plants that grow well together. These friendly pairings will turn your garden into a diverse and …