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Adventure Tech: Samsung Announces A Ruggedized Galaxy S4

It seems that Caterpillar isn't the only company that sees potential in releasing a smartphone designed for the outdoor crowd. Yesterday, Samsung …

Couple Spends Eight Years Cycling The World

If you're going to take your time touring the world you might as well do it on the back of bicycle. That seems to be the approach that Richard and …

Adventure Tech: Android Powered GPS By Garmin

Garmin, one of the leaders in consumer GPS technology, has taken the wraps off a new handheld device today that looks to be a promising new entry for …

Movie Review: <em>40 Days At Base Camp</em>

Way back in October of 2011 I told you about a new documentary that was in the works entitled <i>40 Days At Base Camp</i>. As the name implies, the film …

Woodworking

Finding Solitude Adventures

7 Trip Ideas For Those Seeking Solitude on a Grand Scale<p>Let the masses line up for Old Faithful and Half Dome. These bold adventures take you to big places with the breathing room to match.<p>Ride the Rim: Canyonlands National Park, Utah<p>The White Rim, Canyonlands. (Kevin Lange)<p>The White Rim Trail is a …

National Parks

Adventurers Set To Row The Ganges River

Earlier in the year I ran a series of videos that were told the story of a team of rowers who navigated the length of the Mississippi River in a …

India

Everest 2013: How Much Does It Cost To Climb The World's Tallest Peak?

Year in and year out, Alan Arnette always provides the best possible coverage of the Everest climbing season, constantly keep us up to date on the …

Explorer Mikael Strandberg Announces Expedition Extreme Cold

In writing this little blog of mine I've been privileged enough to make the acquaintance of a number of amazing men and women who do some incredible …

Shackleton Epic Update: Landfall!

A few weeks back I wrote a post about the Shackleton Epic expedition, a daring attempt to recreate Ernest Shackleton's open-sea crossing between …

List-Worthy

Svalbard Solo Expedition: Four Weeks Alone In The Arctic

Traditionally this is the time of the year when arctic expeditions begin to ramp up, particularly with skiers attempting to go to the North Pole. As …

Outdoors

Trail Porn

The Adventure Journal Lists 50 Things About Everest For 50th Anniversary Celebration

As I've mentioned a few times already this year, 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the first American summit of Everest by Jim Whittaker. Yesterday …

How to Keep Your Backpacking Gear Dry with Trash Compactor Bags

The first thing I do when I pack my backpack is to line the inside with a thick trash compactor garbage bag, like the kind you can buy in a …

Adventure Athletes Plan To Run Across Greenland

There may be a lack of explorers heading to the North Pole this year but that doesn't mean there won't be some big adventures in cold places this …

Deserts

How to Get a Job After a Thru-Hike

If you’ve just completed a thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail, the CDT or the PCT, or you’re planning one for next year, finding a new job after your …

Appalachian Trail

Expedition Denali on Kickstarter

In June of 2013 the first team of African-American climbers will attempt to reach the highest peak in the continental United States. The project …

35: An Ode to Joy and Life

<b>As a rule, I’m not supposed to tell you when I share things made by my friends.</b> It suggests that I’m biased, or playing favorites, or unable to be …

What are the best trekking or backpacking boots for long-term travel?

Can any backpacking boot survive a long time before this happens?<p>Long-term travel and backpacking boots don’t seem to get on very well<p>If you were …

Camping

Do You Have the Couch Potato Gene?

Maybe you can't help it if you never make it to the gym. Researchers at the University of Missouri have found that genes may play a role in motivation to exercise, at least in rats.<p>Frank Booth and Michael Roberts placed rats in cages with running wheels, and measured the amount of time the rats …

University of Missouri

Backpackers To Trek PCT For Two Important Causes

Two intrepid backpackers are about to embark on an epic journey that will take them along the entire length of the Pacific Crest Trail. Their …

Adventure Travel