John Kammerer

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Editors’ Choice 2018: The Best Backpacking Gear of The Year

A lightweight backpack, custom-molded boots, and the best lip balm we've ever tried: meet our favorite gear of the season.Good gear gets the job …

Out of shape? You can probably blame bad habits. But it's never too late to build better ones

Tomorrow is a new day, but you probably know a lot about it already: what you’ll have for breakfast, the route you’ll take to your office, which website you’ll visit first. None of us has the mental energy to think about everything we do, so we spend a lot of time on autopilot, following patterns …

USC

Lightweight Backpacking in the Winter: Gear and Techniques from the Arctic

Lightweight backpacking in the winter requires more intentionality with respect to gear selection and skill set, but with great rewards.The post …

Backpacking

Editors' Choice Awards: The Best Backpacking Gear of 2017

After thousands of hours of testing and a five-day trek through Colombia, this backpacking gear has earned a place in our pack.<i>View the 11 images of</i> …

Best Ultralight Backpacks of 2017

The Gear Institute’s Backpacking expert conducted a thorough test of the top ultralight overnight backpacks of 2017. Here are the products that …

How to Clean and Store Your Gear — Washington Trails Association

Fall is a great time to take stock of your hiking and camping gear, especially if you don't plan on hiking quite as much in the winter season. Before …

The Ultimate San Francisco Bucket List: 49 Amazing Adventures To Do in 2016

When a year comes to a close, it’s almost inevitably accompanied by reflection: what you did, where you went, and which adventures you checked off …

Hiking

This Man Hiked 2,660 Miles. Here is His Packing Advice.

In 2013, Andy Davidhazy made a spontaneous decision: in three weeks, he was going to hike all 2,660 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, a trek that …

9 TEDx presentations that completely changed my life

I'm a big fan of TED. I've walked away with a better understanding of the human psyche, a better business acumen, and some truly astounding takeaways about the future of science and technology.<p>But just as impressive are the independently organized TEDx presentations, which, while following TED's …

Thought Leadership

6 TED Talks that will show you how to pack your life in a backpack and live your dream (Videos)

<b>BY: EDITORS</b><p>Collapsing your life into a backpack is equal parts pragmatism and symbolism. While choosing to simplify seems like the most …

How to Turn a Bad Day Around

Let’s face it. Life can be full of frustrations—an argument with your teenager over breakfast, a missed train, or even just a spilled coffee can make you wish you could crawl back into bed. How can you change your mood when you’ve started your day off on the wrong foot? How do you stop annoyances …

Sarah Marquis walks the Kimberley: 'I love to be alone in the bush because I’m not alone in the bush'

In 23 years of trekking, the Swiss explorer and survivalist says her three-month walk in Western Australia was her most physically and emotionally demanding<p>More than a hundred kilometres from the nearest person, Sarah Marquis heard approaching footsteps. In the tall spear grass, which grows as high …

Australia

GoLite Poncho Tarp

Two of my favorite places to hike are along the Appalachian Trail (AT), and in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP). The thing is, both of …