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Here’s How to Camp for Free in the United States

When I was 19 and an idiot, I set out on a harebrained road trip from Seattle to California with no real plan other than eventually, maybe, to come …

Coffee Stain Art by Carter Asmann

Coffee and bicycles go together like whiskey and weekends, but rarely have they gone together quite like this. Carter Asmann works with pencil and …

Coffee

Who Owns Your Face?

Advertising companies, tech giants, data collectors, and the federal government, it turns out.<p>It takes a feast of facial imagery to teach a machine how to recognize an individual person.<p>This is why computer scientists so often use the faces of Hollywood celebrities in their research. Tom Hanks, for …

An Intimate Examination of Life as a Fire Lookout in Montana

The Lookout is a film from Brian Bolster that follows the solitary summers of Leif Haugen. Haugen is a lookout for the U.S. Forest Service in Northern Montana, where he patrols his section of wilderness for any sight of lightning strikes or fires from a small cabin on top of a mountain. Beyond …

Montana

An Inside Look at a Homegrown Trailer

It’s no secret that we love teardrop trailers here at Outside, especially when they are solar powered, hand-built, and adventure-friendly. Homegrown Trailers, a small company based in Seattle, makes solar teardrops that will get you off-grid while turning heads with their unique design. We caught …

RVs

Top 5 quietly brilliant MTB products

Here at <i>BikeRadar</i> we’ve tested literally thousands of mountain bike products, some are good, some…. not so good. But some products come to be known as …

The Promise of 3-D Printing Body Parts

Cheap, easy-made prosthetics could address a major need in developing nations.<p>He was barely a teenager when he was grabbed by a Sudanese guerrilla army and forced to become a child soldier. He was made to endure weeks of walking with so little food and water that some of his fellow captives died. …

Photos of 19-Year-Old Margo Hayes’s Historic Climb

Photo: Greg Mionske<p>Hayes spent seven days working the route with fellow American climbers Matty Hong and Jon Cardwell. Hong had succeeded on the route just two days prior and Jon was very close. Hayes started her ascent at around 4:25 p.m. on February 26. Applause, hoots, and hollers erupted in the …

Climbing

8 Books Every Leader Needs to Read in 2017 | Inc.com

From recent bestsellers to old-school business parables, these are the best business books to read in 2017. What would you add to this list? Leave me a comment.<p>by Adam Galinsky and Maurice Schweitzer<p>Researchers Galinsky and Schweitzer say that success isn't a one-sided path of collaboration or …

Self-improvement

Sacred Rides Getaways lets you find, or become, a mountain bike guide anywhere in the world

Ever have a little downtime on your business trip? Or need to escape the family vacation for a half day? Or do you want to test the waters as a …

Could We Protect Mars-Bound Astronauts With A Magnetic Bubble?

Could a synthetic magnetic bubble, like a mini-magnetosphere, protect a crewed mission to Mars from cosmic radiation, and would the energy cost be prohibitively high?<p>As much as some folks are keen on sending people to Mars as soon as possible, it’s become obvious that protecting any astronauts from …

Protons

Feel more fun in French? Your personality can change depending on the language you speak

In the book <i>Me Talk Pretty One Day</i>, humorist David Sedaris recounts learning to speak French as an adult under a vicious instructor. Fumbling in his attempts to master the new tongue, he feels powerless and vulnerable—almost like a different person entirely.<p>Anyone who’s taken on the challenge of …

Language Learning

How worried should we be about artificial intelligence? I asked 17 experts.

“We should take seriously the possibility that things could go radically wrong.”<p>Imagine that, in 20 or 30 years, a company creates the first artificially intelligent humanoid robot. Let’s call her “Ava.” She looks like a person, talks like a person, interacts like a person. If you were to meet Ava, …

Pinches and Jugs

Author:<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>2747<p>2.7K<p>SHARES<p>Modern climbing gyms are works of art, and the holds adorning the walls are the stars of the show. …

DIY

Stop Buying Gear and Build It Yourself Instead

Here are five places that can teach you how to build everything from a surfboard to a teardrop trailer<p>It’s easy to walk into a shop and buy gear. But what if you want to make your own outdoor toys? For those who are brave enough, plenty of workshops will help you get your hands dirty. Here are five …

Surfing

Opinel No.8 L.L.Bean Moosehead Knife

The handle on this Opinel and L.L. Bean collaborative knife ($40) is made from reclaimed maple that’s been sitting at the bottom of Maine’s Moosehead Lake since the logging boom of the early 1900s. The wood holds a standard three-inch blade made from Sandvik stainless steel.<p>Filed To: Knives / Gear

L.L.Bean

Council Tool 2# Double Bit Saddle Axe

The 5160 steel head on Council Tool’s Saddle Axe ($150) has two cutting edges: a 25-degree flat edge for shaving kindling and a 32-degree one for splitting thicker firewood. The 16-inch hickory handle slips into your backpack until you need the tool.<p>Filed To: Axes / Gear / Camping

Shaving

Taxa Outdoors Cricket Trek Trailer

The angular design of the Cricket Trek ($27,800) is eye catching, but the amenities are even more drool worthy. The trailer sleeps a family of four and comes standard with a 12-volt refrigerator, sink, hot shower, and roof rack. It's also light enough to tow with your Subaru Outback.<p>Filed To: Car …

Taxonomy

The Race to Design the World's Fastest Running Shoe

Nike and Adidas are each unveiling a new supershoe. Will they make the world's fastest runners even faster?<p>Call it the Space Race of professional running: rival superpowers Nike and Adidas have each stated their ambitions to put a man under two hours in the marathon. Nike has the Breaking2 project, …

Marathons

The Holocaust’s Great Escape

Shortly after dawn one January day in 1944, a German military truck departed the center of Vilnius, in what is today Lithuania, and rattled southwest …

The Librarian of Congress and the Greatness of Humility

The values of Dr. Carla Hayden, the first woman and the first person of color in the position, can be seen in every aspect of the institution she runs.<p>In Memorial Hall in the James Madison Building of the Library of Congress, eight quotes of Madison’s are carved into the wall and painted in gold …

How a Stick Ended Up in the Toy Hall of Fame

The photograph of Curator Man that hit all the wire services and accompanied most of the online stories is of a tall, thin, well-groomed, friendly looking fellow (the kind of guy you’d actually call a “fellow”), with short hair, prominent ears, wire-rimmed glasses, and what looks like an expensive …

Short Hair

Rethinking The Ethics Of Photoshop

Retouching is its own form of fake news. Can an oath change a problem that stretches from fashion to product design?<p>Ten years ago, a set of five oaths called the Designers Accord aimed to establish a code of ethics around sustainability in the design industry. More than 1,000 design firms and …

Meet The Longhairs, a Global Community for Guys With… Long Hair

The mission is to advocate, educate, and celebrate men with “epic flows.” (And also to sell hair ties.)<p>“It takes a few years to grow it out,” Chris Healy tells me on a call. “Once you have long hair, it’s a part of your identity.”<p>As the longtime owner of a gorgeous mane, Healy has navigated the …

Staff Picks: Our Favorite Leather Boots

Photo: Jakob Schiller<p>If you looked under the table at one of Outside’s morning news meetings, you’d notice a lot of leather boots on the feet of our male editors. Part of it has to do with style. Boots, jeans, and a flannel are sort of the office uniform. (It’s embarrassing how often we look …

Shoes

How to Make a Romantic Car-camping Meal on the Cheap

(AKA The Dirtbag's Guide to Fine Dining)<p>I invited my now wife to dinner at my place, via text, for our first date. She checked around with her friends, confirmed that I lived in my truck, and declined. What she didn't know about the dirtbag raft guide she had just rain checked is that I had honed …

Buggy

20 Hikes That Will Make You Feel Like a Badass

Hang out around the mountaineers, kayakers, backcountry skiers and rock climbers enough and hiking sounds like a pastime for the casual walker. For …

39 Fucking Awesome Gifts For Anyone Who Loves To Swear

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The Only Three Networking Emails You Need To Know How To Write

“Hi, you may not remember me, but . . . ” is a lame way to reintroduce yourself. Try this instead.<p>I’m all about being up front when you network. It’s helpful to be honest about why you’re reaching out (for example, you’re going through a job search or moving to a new city). It can combat nerves and …

15 Things I Really Wish I'd Known in My 20s | Inc.com

<i>What are the most difficult and useful things people have to learn in their 20s? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Josh Gwin, Founder - RedlineAcademy.com, Teaching 18,552 students via online</b> …

Medical School