Matthew Lawless

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7 Campsites You'll Have Entirely to Yourself

You’ve planned a stellar camping trip—packed all the essentials, booked the site, brought your closest pals. Then you show up and it turns out you’re sleeping in a small, crowded outdoor city, with neighbors literally a few feet and a couple nylon walls away. That’s no way to sleep beneath the …

Hiking

Nine Tips for Hiking Havasu Falls

Havasu Falls sits atop the desirable adventures for many hikers from the first time they see a picture of the aqua blue water cascading down red rock …

Hiking

27 Underrated U.S. Destinations Everyone Should Visit in Their Lifetime

If you’re traveling in the US, cities like New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago are probably on the top of your list of places to see. Outside of big …

National Parks

This Guy Built an Ultimate Lightroom Battlestation for $6,000

Hobbyist photographer and Twitter product designer Paul Stamatiou recently decided that his 2-year-old iMac was no longer up to the task of handling …

Computer Hardware

Vermont becomes first state to legalize marijuana through legislature

<b>(CNN) —</b> Vermont, the "Green Mountain State," has become the first state to legalize marijuana by passing a law in the legislature rather than by use of a ballot measure.<p>Gov. Phil Scott signed H. 511 into law "with mixed emotions" Monday night, allowing for the possession of recreational …

Cannabis

caesarstone + snarkitecture bring 'altered states' of the kitchen island experience to IDS

<b>at IDS 2018 — toronto’s premier showcase of new products and furniture — the archetypal ‘kitchen island’ has been reincarnated as an experimental</b> …

Tim Hortons

50 Modern Homes With Floor-to-Ceiling Windows - Dwell

While being inherently modern, floor-to-ceiling windows can also solve practical problems, such as allowing residents to enjoy the outside from the comfort of their homes during harsh summers or winters. Here are some outstanding modern window setups that may give you some ideas on how you can …

Architecture

These Are the Spectacular Winning Photos in the 2018 Hasselblad Masters Awards Competition

It’s always a joy to look at the winning photos in the Hasselblad Masters Awards competition because they are always so spectacular, like the image …

The secret lives of students who mine cryptocurrency in their dorm rooms

Mark was a sophomore at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, when he began mining cryptocurrencies more or less by accident.<p>In November 2016, he stumbled on NiceHash, an online marketplace for individuals to mine cryptocurrency for willing buyers. His desktop computer, boosted with a graphics card, was …

Bitcoin

My Medic’s rugged first-aid kit is a must-have for your outdoor adventures

Along with food, water, and extra layers, a well-stocked first aid kit is considered one of the 10 essentials of hiking. But more often then not, …

Camping

Going Old-School: 5 Outdoorsy Items that Channel the Days of Yore

<b>Let's kick it old school.</b> Sometimes, the best gear is classic gear. (Especially when it incorporates some new tech.)<p>Check out these five items that …

9 Reliable Fire Starters to Have in Any Survival Situation

<i>Last Updated January 2018: We’ve updated our guide to the best fire starters you can buy and added new picks and insights. Prices and links have also</i> …

The 50 Best Menswear Shops in America

Discerning Dressing<p><i>Last Updated January, 2018: This post has been updated with new picks for 2018.</i><p>Arbiters of cool — that’s what the menswear shop is …

Men's Fashion

Top Tents and Hammocks of 2017: Results from the Annual Hiker Survey

For the fourth year, The Trek has surveyed long-distance hikers on the Appalachian Trail (AT) regarding the shelter systems they use – tents, …

How to Use a LIGHT METER: Take Your Cinematography to the Next Level

Light meters are a cinematographer's best friend! Light meters can be one of the most powerful tools in a cinematographer's tool kit, allowing them …

Set a Reminder for the Biggest Space Events of the Year With Just a Click

Things may not go the way you plan in 2018. Maybe you won’t get that promotion, or stick to your New Year’s resolutions but the universe will keep …

Roar of a rocket engine, click of a camera shutter — and a far-off photographer hopes for a great shot

On an unusually clear fall afternoon at Vandenberg Air Force Base near Lompoc, Calif., Matt Hartman lugged a tripod, camera and heavily-modified plastic Home Depot bucket to the edge of a hill overlooking a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on a launch pad.<p>The photographer stood up his tripod, mounted his …

Space Exploration

Pivoting to video is the biggest trend in media — but it may not prove as lucrative as publishers hope

In 2015, BuzzFeed tasked five employees with a single objective: Craft the perfect viral Facebook video.<p>To ensure maximum share-ability, such a video had to be short — no more than 40 seconds long — and enjoyable either with or without sound as users scrolled their feeds. The team found its …

Advertising

What’s In My Bag: Michael Rubenstein’s Essential 4K Location Gear

I always shoot in 4K for a few reasons. The first reason is because every TV that's being made in the next five years is going to end up being a 4K …

The cigar-shaped asteroid Oumuamua could be an alien probe with broken engines, top astronomer suggests

Last year, the internet lit up after an astronomer suggested an ‘alien megastructure’ could be orbiting a distant star.<p>Now the stargazer behind this …

Apple will give you more cash for your dusty old Mac

Apple has increased its trade-in values for a bunch of old Mac models. Machines released in 2009 and later could now earn you up to $2,500. That’s a generous $1,000 more than the previous limit.<p>If you were thinking about treating yourself to a new Mac this Christmas, Apple just made it a whole lot …

I Can't Stop Drinking Coffee Out of This Temperature-Regulating Mug

My daily coffee routine goes something like this: I arrive at the office, drop my bag next to my desk, grab my mug, and head to the kitchen. I fill …

29 of The Most Surreal Landscapes on The Planet

Alien landscapes on Earth.<p>Earth is full of bizarre landscapes. Some are land formations moulded over thousands of years, while others are human-made …

12 amazing destinations that cost less than your average vacation

Are you an adventure hound who lives for trips that test your physical limits? Have you fantasized about glorious sunsets along a particularly secluded beach? Or maybe you just want a landscape (or seascape) that appears otherworldly.<p>The world offers so many dramatic destinations, it can be …

European Travel

How to Photograph Star Trails: Here’s a Beginner’s Guide

Here’s an 8-minute tutorial from Nature TTL and astrophotographer Matthew Saville about how to photograph star trails. Considered by some as the holy …

25 Perfect Gifts for the Adventurer

12 Guys of Christmas<p>All adventurers share one trait in common. It may not be an addiction to adrenaline, or a tendency to book spontaneous …

Love the Outdoors? The U.S. National Parks Are Hiring

Get paid to spend your days in the great outdoors.<p>Have you ever wished you could spend your workdays surrounded by awe-inspiring nature?<p>You can now …

NASA’s 24 Most Stunning Photos Of The Solar System

The Planets contains the best and most significant NASA photos of our solar system neighbors.<p>I love the Solar System, the little neighborhood of our tiny pale blue dot. I dream about how human exploration might shape it–from floating colonies on Venus to magnificent cities under the surface of Mars …

Astronomy

Staff Picks: Michael Finn, Outdoors and Fitness Writer

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> As a collective, the Gear Patrol staff is a wealth of knowledge about products. This series is our way of showcasing and sharing our …