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Essential Survival Tools

We cover lots of gear every week. We feature the coolest stuff in this weekly column, every Friday. The theme this week: survival.<p>Exotac Nanostriker Fire Starter ($26)<p>Don't get caught in the woods without a fire starter. The Nanostriker clips onto a key ring and the replaceable ferrocerium rod …

Complete Guide to Living the Van Life

Title<p>Lifestyle Manual<p>Info<p>There are many things to consider before buying a van and after you hit the road. This guide should provide some insight on …

vanlife

17 Camping Gear Fails You Never Want to Make Again

We've all done some stupid stuff while camping. Let's learn from our mistakes.<p><b>Not bringing warm enough clothes:</b> This is the number one mistake I see. Inevitably, someone has failed to realized that the mountains are colder than the city or that the desert can be, too. Or, they think, “45 degrees? I …

Perfect your running technique: 11 key components

Considering the importance the run has on the overall time and performance in a triathlon, it’s surprising that it’s often the most overlooked …

What Should I Carry in My Backpacking Repair Kit?

<i>A:</i><p>The best part of backpacking is getting away. But when you’re deep in the wilderness, you’ll need to be prepared if your gear fails. For a list of repair tools, I turned to my friend Sam Theule, who spent more than a year hiking the Pacific Crest, Appalachian, and Continental Divide trails. Here …

Work Every Part of Your Body With This Dumbbell Exercise Chart

Dumbbells are the unsung workhorse of the exercise world. They’re great in a home gym, and you can always grab a few even at a busy fitness center. …

Workouts

The Right Fixed Blade Knife Will Keep You Alive in the Wilderness

On September 19, 1827, a fight broke out on a Mississippi River sandbar. What started as a formal duel between two notable Louisiana families ended …

Seven Useful Microsoft Excel Features You May Not Be Using

Microsoft Excel is packed with useful data management features that don’t see a lot of use, like pivot tables, index and match, and conditional …

12-Minute Daily Yoga Sessions Could Help Improve Your Bone Health

Osteoporosis is the most common cause for a broken bone among the elderly. If you’re concerned about your bone health, there’s good news: practicing …

Set Up and Get to Know Your New Mac

You’ve taken your requisite Apple product unboxing video and boasted about your brand new Mac on Facebook, but now it’s time to get down to business. …

Operating Systems

Fire-Starting Tips for Warming the Hearth

Eagle Scouts aren’t the only ones who need to know how to build a campfire. It’s a necessary art form for all those looking to explore the wild. …

15 Essential Jazz Albums to Know (and Own)

Joe Locke is a renowned jazz vibraphone player who has recorded with everyone from Grover Washington Jr. and Kenny Barron to the Münster Symphony …

Soul Music

Paracord Grenade And Paracord Bracelet Set By The Camping Trail. Over 21 Ft Of Paracord And 17 Pieces Make This Great Survival Gear To Carry.

This fits your .<p>to make sure this fits.<p>COMPACT SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT- both the survival grenade and parachute bracelet are small easy to carry items, …

How Do I Turn My Car Into a True Adventure Rig?

Like the rest of you, I constantly daydream about buying a Sprinter van. Alas, it’s not in the budget, but that’s okay: There’s a less expensive way to turn a normal car into an adventuremobile. All you need are a few smart add-ons. We used $3,300 worth of gear to trick out my wife’s Honda Element …

This Is the $30 Bottle That Was Just Named the Best Whisky in the World

Today, whisk(e)y writer Jim Murray, the most well-known name in the judging of brown spirits, announced the winning whiskies among those judged for …

myFICO's Home Buying Educator Walks You Through the Mortgage Process

There’s so much that goes into buying a new home, the whole process can be intimidating. MyFICO offers a resource that helps you navigate the waters, …

Personal Finance

The Lone Star Smokeshow: 6 Must-Eats on the Texas BBQ Trail

Behold the BBQ.

How to Rip a DVD to Your Computer

Say you have a movie on DVD, but you want to watch it on your phone, tablet, somewhere else. You can “rip” that DVD—or turn it into a movie file on …

Car Camping Done Right

The rice was starting to stick to the pot. I lowered the flame on the blowtorch-like burner and rummaged for something to give it a stir. It had been …

Every iOS Setting You Should Check When You Get a New Phone

Once upon a time, iOS “just worked” out of the box. But over the years, Apple’s introduced all kinds of features to iOS that most of us don’t want to …

The 14 Best Coolers for Summer Adventures in 2018

<i>This guide to the best rugged coolers of summer 2018 provides 14 awesome coolers to keep your beer and food cold and also offers tips and advice to</i> …

An Easy, Effective Hip Flexor Stretch You Can Do Anywhere

<b>As a physical therapist I see lots of pains, aches, injuries, and muscle imbalances each and every day.</b> One of the top five most common things I see …

Yoga

15 Healthy Foods That are Easy on Your Wallet - Consumer Reports

<b>Refried beans</b><p>Plain or spiced up with a little salsa, they make a quick side, a taco filling, or a hearty dip for veggie or tortilla chips. Their …

Healthy Eating

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

8 Barbell Moves to Burn Fat and Build Muscle

Joseph Arangio

The Best Hiking Boots of 2018

<i>Last updated June 2018: This guide to the best hiking boots of 2018 provides information on ten hiking boots and eight hiking shoes, and offers tips</i> …

Backpacking

10 Forgotten National Parks

America’s most popular National Parks are the Great Smoky Mountains, the Grand Canyon and Yosemite, collectively drawing over 17.5 million visitors …

The 15 Best Campgrounds in the West

Setting up camp in the Cascades

T Nation | The Secret of Loaded Carries

The Game Changer<p>Tapping into the right movement can radically change your body.<p>Find that missing ingredient and you'll build more muscle <i>faster</i>, drop …

Workouts

Hobo Roll

Posted in Bags and Gear<p>The Hobo Roll is not your standard stuff sack. With 5 internal compartments and 2 compression straps to condense your cargo, …