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How to Organize a Garage Jammed with Gear

Next time you can’t find your headlamp before car camping, imagine gearing up for a 500-mile ice paddle to the South Pole or a 750-mile ski traverse across the Arctic. Professional expedition guide Eric Larsen leads these kinds of trips every year, and the sheer volume of gear he needs to make it …

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Ticks & Lyme Disease: Avoid Infection With 16 Facts

Prevent, identify, and treat Lyme disease as the summer season kicks off. Here’s how.<p><b>There are plenty of misconceptions surrounding Lyme disease</b> and …

There’s an Awesome Way to Eat Avocados You Probably Haven’t Tried

Photo: Shutterstock.<p><b>Buying and consuming avocados requires way more effort than it should.</b> Buy them too hard, and you have to wait a week to slice …

How a 50-year-old junkie replaced meth addiction with ultra-running

But the 50-year-old has been there and done that, and she’s now replaced alcoholism and a destructive meth habit with a passion for extreme …

North Carolina

Modular Camping: Flexible Pod Tents Connect & Subdivide

[ By WebUrbanist in Boutique & Art Hotels & Travel. ]Looking as much like a kind of outer space habitat system as a campground compound, an assembled …

Urbanism

A Pro’s Guide to Water Treatment in the Wild

Outdoor survivalists often teach the rough rule of three’s: humans can only survive three minutes without oxygen, three hours without proper shelter …

12 Reasons Why Vancouver Is the Place to Be

<i>Why is Vancouver considered as one of the best cities in the world despite being one of the most expensive?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook,</i> …

Western Canada

Training And Racing With Whole Foods

<i>Even if we eat whole foods in our daily diets, consuming processed bars and gels on race day moves away from that practice.</i><p>Many runners and …

The Writers Workbench: Solar Chargers

As I've often mentioned, I inexplicably and somewhat irrationally love portable power banks. The best I can ever explain is the efficient elegance of their design, so many features built in to increase their portability - and usability. That gets ratcheted up a notch when you throw in solar …

Gear & Gadgets

A New Tiny House Documentary Digs into the Nitty-Gritty of Small Living

After a recent episode of <i>Portlandia</i> epically skewered the tiny house movement, it may be time again to look at the micro living phenomenon in earnest. Indeed, <i>Small is Beautiful</i>, a new documentary from Australian filmmaker <b>Jeremy Beasley</b> cuts deep into the lives of four tiny house dwellers in …

6 Reasons Not to Get an Electric Knife Sharpener

I don’t know about you, but every year around November, I seem to get completely swamped with thinly veiled spam suggesting I <i>need</i> to try this “brand …

Learn How To Make Glow-In-The-Dark Table With Photoluminescent Resin

If you happened to see one of these Glow Tables at a friend’s house, you would automatically assume it was something fancy and overpriced, perhaps …

Woodworking

I Moved Into a Tiny House With My Children -- Here Are 5 Life-Changing Lessons We Learned

If ever I find myself in an awkward social situation, I feel confident knowing I can revert to one very surprising fact about my life that will enliven the conversation – I once lived in a tiny house with my two young children.<p>When revealed, most are shocked by my confession, because, “Why would …

Minimalism

15 Essential Camping Gear and Gadgets For You - Part 4.

Collection of "Essential Camping Gear and Gadgets For You" from all over the world to make your camping more enjoyable and fun.<p><b>Scrubba Wash Bag</b>: The …

14 Fascinating X-Rays That Will Change The Way You Look At The Human Body

Normal things like kissing and handshakes suddenly look really creepy. Artwork by Hugh Turvey, artist in residence at the British Institute of Radiology. These pieces were made using X-ray equipment, shadow photography techniques, hand colorization, and other manipulations.

The Best Backpacking Food

Extended time in the backcountry often equates to a dry diet. Learning how to cook well in the wilderness is an art that doesn't come quickly but can …

Backpacking

U.S. ranks 33rd best place for mothers and children

Norway is the most hospitable country in the world for mothers, followed by Finland and Iceland, according to the annual State of the World's Mothers report, released Monday night.<p>The United States ranks 33rd out of 179 surveyed countries for the well-being of its mothers and children, below Spain …

This Horchata Recipe Is A Fresh Take On An Old Favorite

If you've ever been tempted to make your own horchata, you know that there are countless recipes and techniques that each use different ingredients and slightly different flavor profiles. Some call for white rice, others use barley or seeds, like sesame; some use water, others use milk; several add …

The Tricks To Never, Ever Lose Your Luggage Again

Nothing squashes a vacation dream like lost luggage. And if you don't want your suitcase to end up in the purgatory of forgotten airplane goods, it's best to employ a few hacks while you're packing.<p>The pros at travel product purveyor Squeeze Pod, for example, suggest taking photos of your luggage …

Lube, penis envy and boob control: 12 things women need to know before running a marathon

London Marathon 2015 is taking place on Sunday. So for any women frantically preparing, here are some essential insights from experienced marathon runner Helen Coffey<p>My two marathon-running experiences couldn’t have been more different.<p>Paris 2013 dawned a bright, clear day; the crowd was cheering, …

Outside Edges: The 10 Best Camping Knives | HiConsumption

Survival knives are fine if you’re stuck in the wilderness, naked and afraid. Tactical knives will do the job if you’ve been air dropped behind enemy …

Running a Boston Marathon 7.5 Months Pregnant

Amy Keil ran the Boston Marathon 7.5 months pregnant Monday. But is that safe? Yes, actually. In her case, it’s probably totally fine.<p>All over the …

Shapewear comes with health risks if worn for too long

From Spanx Power Panties shorts, to Reebok CrossFit compression tops, Lululemon running tights for men and modern-made corsets, there is a huge market for clothes that squish, squeeze and sculpt. For some people, shimmying into shapewear is worth it for the figure-enhancing powers of Spandex, an …

Why I Downgraded Gear To Upgrade My Photography

Nineteen years ago I got my first real camera, a Canon EOS Rebel X. This 35mm film camera for me was something I had been lusting after for years, …

9 Showering Mistakes That Can Actually Hurt You

<b>SPECIAL FROM</b> <i>Grandparents.com</i><p>Showering. You do it several times a week, if not every day, but all that soaping, lathering, rinsing, and luxuriating may be doing your skin a serious disservice.<p>“The biggest problem we see for older patients is dry skin and itching, and that progresses to eczema,” says …

Skin Care

Learn her secrets! How one house cleaner uses only 3 products

Imagine you could replace every bottle of cleaning product cluttering up the space under your sink with only three things.<p>It may seem too good to be true, but cleaning expert Jan M. Dougherty has done just that — and she's sharing her secrets with TODAY.<p>"I've run my business for 10 years, cleaning …

Audio Mixing

Busted! 5 things we are getting wrong about cleaning

Frustrated with cleaning your house from top to bottom and feeling like it still isn’t sparkling? You may have fallen victim to some cleaning myths.<p>We asked home cleaning expert Jan M. Dougherty, author of "The Lost Art of Housecleaning,” to bust five common cleaning myths, so you can stop wasting …

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