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Videos: How to Tie Jack's Knot

In the comments section of last week’s “The Only Two Knots You Need for Fly Fishing,” reader Myron wrote, “Jack’s knot is soooooo much better than …

Fishing

If You Hate Small Talk, Use These 20 Questions As A Conversation Starter Instead

We are wired to be deep connectors; however, societal norms have taken us a few steps away from our true nature. It's much more socially acceptable to have small talk and direct our conversations to safe topics such as the weather and other people.<p>As society continues to evolve and younger …

How to Build Kitchen Sink Storage Trays

In the most of kitchens, the <b>storage space</b> under the sink is unuseful because of the dark and dingy. Often, not being sure what is there becomes a …

How to Drill Perfectly Vertical Bench Dog Holes in Your Workbench

A woodworking bench is more than just a table to lay your tools and project parts on. Used well, your bench is an all-in-one, three-dimensional …

How to Hack Your Grill to Cook the Biggest Steak Ever

It involves a bit of patience and a handful of empty tuna cans.<p>Even Fred Flintstone would be intimidated to cook the steak in front of me.<p>From above, …

16 Exercises That Will Keep You Fit After 40

Fight aging with these moves that work on mobility and balance.<p>Getting older doesn’t mean you have to work out less.<p>In fact, you should probably add <i>more</i> exercises to your repertoire as you age to help you stay spry and prevent injury. David Jack, creator of the Men's Health Muscle After 40 (MA40) …

Workouts

Classic Dry Martini

Yield1 martini<p>Preparation time5 mins<p>Ingredients<p>60ml/2 parts Plymouth Gin<br>• 20ml/0.75 parts dry vermouth<br>• 1 olive (to garnish)<br>• Lemon zest twist, or a …

The Best Strength Workout for Hikers

Hiking is a full-body fitness endeavor.<p>Scrambling over boulders, traversing near-vertical climbs, then clamoring back down requires strength, …

8 Tasty Anti-Inflammatory Slow Cooker Recipes You Should Make This Month To Lose Weight

If you wake up feeling bloated, you probably consider your day over before it even began. And if that bloat lasts longer than a day, forget about …

Cognac Shrimp Recipe

"A delicious mixture of caramelized shallots sauteed with shrimp and sun-dried tomatoes in a light and creamy cognac sauce. Serve hot with a side of …

Sharpening Angles for Kitchen Knives

Our favorite kitchen nerd, Alex of French Guy Cooking, did a video recently on knife sharpening. Along with learning how to sharpen a knife, Alex also got a lesson in how many opinions there are when it comes to knife sharpening. In addressing some of that, he created this video describing knife …

Knives

35 Incredibly Easy Dutch Oven Recipes For Camping

<b>Before we get to 35 easy Dutch oven recipes, let us just tell you a little bit about dutch ovens.</b> We LOVE them. Everything from the even heat to the …

How to Make Charcloth for Survival

Char Cloth is one of the most basic items used in bush craft survival, in which the cloth is able to be set alight with just one spark which is ideal …

DIY Backpacking Stove: An Ultralight Vortex Burner (Part 1- Background and Theory)

DIY Backpacking Stove: An Ultralight Vortex Burner for Winter Backpacking: Series Outline<p>This article (DIY Backpacking Stove: An Ultralight Vortex …

Never Stop Paddling: Best Gear for Cold Weather Canoeing

For those of us who live in snow country, there are times every winter when the restlessness to be on the water rises up like a melt-water creek. The …

Dutch Oven Cooking 101

A cast-aluminum Dutch oven like GSI's 10-inch hard-anodized model ($69.95) or the Woody Dutch Oven ($99.99) is the most versatile piece of cookware a …

The ‘Gold Standard’ Meat Sauce

When Marcella Hazan, the cookbook author who revolutionized the way Americans cook Italian food, died in September 2013, The Times asked readers to submit their favorites of her recipes. Many wrote in to sing the praises of her famous (and contentious) red sauce made with just four ingredients — …

Italian Food

The Four Knife Cuts Every Cook Should Know

The first step to great food is great knife skills. Check out more Knife Skills this way!<p>Learning how to cut properly can make the difference between seeing kitchen work as a chore and a joy. It can mean the difference between unevenly cooked dishes and poor flavor development, and excellence. …

Braised Beef Shoulder with Red Wine and Bacon

Paleron is a cut of beef from the shoulder, called chicken steak or flatiron steak here in the United States. It’s a very beefy, hardy cut for …

Oak Smoked Prime Rib - Grilled

Ingredients<p>Bone-In Prime Rib, 8 pounds or more<p>Garlic & Herb Wet Rub<p>⅔ cup - Olive Oil<br>• 1 tbsp - Worcestershire sauce<br>• 4 Cloves garlic<br>• ¼ Onion<br>• 2 tbsp - Fresh …

If you missed these 10 books in 2017, go back and read them now

Drawing on <i>Maclean’s</i> monthly book reviews over the last year, here are the 10 best works of fiction and non-fiction in 2017 as chosen by Brian …

The 12 Cocktails Of Christmas

Classic holiday tipples for the 12 days of Christmas.<p>This time of year, everyone has a list telling you the top 10 new christmas cocktails, the …

The Best Booze For Holiday Gift Giving

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The Best Scotch Under $50

<i>(illustration: Elizabeth Reyes)</i><p>You know who knows best which bottles to buy? The people who pour and sell drinks—that’s who. We asked dozens of top …

Whiskey

Stock Up on the Best Bourbon Under $50

<i>(illustration: Elizabeth Reyes)</i><p>You know who knows best which bottles to buy? The people who pour and sell drinks—that’s who. We asked dozens of top …

San Francisco

The Best Brandy and Cognac at Any Price

<i>(illustration: Elizabeth Reyes)</i><p>You know who knows best which bottles to buy? The people who pour and sell drinks—that’s who. We asked dozens of top …

Review: Double-Bladed Canoe Paddles

For an old fart traditionalist like myself, change comes hard. I was one of the last to give up my typewriter. I like the living room arrangement …

A Lightweight Approach to Big Hills – Chris Townsend's award-winning feature | The Great Outdoors

A Lightweight Approach to Big Hills – Chris Townsend’s award-winning feature<p>19th October 2017<p><b>Our Gear Editor Chris Townsend has long pioneered the</b> …

The 10 Easiest Car Camping Meals for Families on the Go

Camping with our kids has always been one of my favorite ways to go on vacation, and over the years, we have done some serious compromising when it …

Healthy Eating

5 Favorite Lakes in Algonquin Provincial Park

<b>Words and Photos by Shawn James</b><p>Algonquin Provincial Park straddles the transition zone between the northern boreal forest and the southern deciduous …