Alan Webber

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How to Connect Your Mac to Any VPN (and Automatically Reconnect)

Mac OS X has built-in support for connecting to most common types of VPNs. If you want to ensure your Mac automatically reconnected to your VPN or …

21 Totally Breathtaking Trails To Hike Before You Die

Hit the dusty road.

Rocked by the rails: Canada’s amazing train trips

Canada’s railway links the east and west coasts of this massive country, so it’s not surprising that its national rail treasure – the <i>Canadian</i> – is featured, along with the Rockies, on Canada’s $10 bill. The <i>Canadian</i>’s route, from Vancouver to Toronto, is considered by many as one of the world’s best …

Nepal's year-round trekking route

Does a low-altitude Himalayan hike that includes gin and tonics and nights in comfortable lodges offer the same rewards as a more challenging journey?<p><i>“Ukaalo</i>, <i>oraalo</i>,” said our guide, Naresh Gurung, describing the three-hour hike we’d just begun toward Three Mountain Lodge in central Nepal. He …

Gear that survived 2,650 snowy, muddy, rugged miles

When you're making historic Pacific Crest Trail trek you need gear that can keep pace<p>There's no doubt skill, experience and wilderness smarts are the …

Git from the inside out

This essay explains how Git works. It assumes you understand Git well enough to use it to version control your projects.<p>The essay focuses on the …

Watch a 2,600-Mile Hike in 2,600 Selfies

Follow filmmaker Andy Davidhazy's face through 2600 transformative miles in this selfielapse.<p>A 2,600-mile journey is captured in 2,600 selfies in filmmaker Andy Davidhazy's new video documenting his 2013 hike from Mexico to Canada. Over the course of the five-month trek along the Pacific Crest …

Your Daily Scrum is Killing Your Team

Your Daily Scrum is almost certainly killing your team, and probably not for the reasons you think.I can guess some of the problems that you’ve …

Building REST APIs Using EVE

Python is one of the most easy to read and easy to write programming languages of all time. Over the years, the popularity of Python has only …

10 of the coolest cloud programming languages

If you want to pick a portfolio of computer languages to master, look at these 10 great options that are used across the cloud computing world.<p>When …

Programming

10 Amazing Places to Hike before you Die

For all the hiking lovers out there, here’s a list of some of the most amazing and beautiful places in the world to hike. If you are not a hiker, …

Columbia River Knife and Tool 2380 Ritter RSK Mk5

Secret Apple TV remote controls: Fifteen button combos to power up your viewing!

The 3rd-generation Apple TV is no longer available from Apple, but you can still find it at third-party sellers, and it's still a solid set-top for …

Smart TV

Top 10 Distance Trails

Top 10 Distance Trails from National Geographic.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>Journeys of a Lifetime</i><p><b>The Wind River Mountains, Wyoming</b> <br>The mountains climb over 13,00 feet (4,000 meters) into the skies southwest of Dubois in Wyoming. Native American tribes hunted here, and their rock drawings and …

Hiking

The ZPacks Hexamid Solo Review

This review has been a long time coming, two years in fact. I first got hold of my Hexamid Solo in March of 2012, picking it up at a friends in …

How to Hike the Appalachian Trail

This time last year, I quit everything to attempt a six-month backpacking trip along the Appalachian Trail. I’d learned of the AT only a few years …

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

Hiking

Oppo launches premium planar headphones for audiophiles on a budget

Oppo Digital has added a new pair of planar magnetic headphones to its existing PM-1 and PM-2 models. At just over 10 oz, the company claims that the …

6 Clever Reasons Chap Stick Should Be In Your Survival Kit

Image source: ExpertPrepper<p>Every true survivalist and prepper has a survival kit at-hand, but very few will have this simple item in their kit: Chap …

Off-grid

What Knot To Do

Knot tying has always been one of those key outdoor skills that even the most experienced survivalist’s often take for granted. Any time outdoors can …

The 7 Hardest Day Hikes on the Appalachian Trail - REI Co-op Journal

When I ask you to picture the mountains that span the Appalachian Trail, what comes to mind? Massive, majestic, daunting peaks?<p>Likely not—and you'd …

An Emergency Winter Survival Shelter For The Forest

When snow falls in the forest, you have multiple winter shelter designs to choose from. One of the classic northern forest shelters is a lean-to with …

Freestanding vs. Non-Freestanding Tents

<b>What tent should you choose?</b><p>First, some definitions are in order:<p><b>Freestanding Tents:</b> Tents which use included poles to stand up. They are not …

An Army Of Knife Experts Share Tips On Choosing The Best Survival Knife

If you’re concerned about survival in the backwoods, having the tools you need when all hell breaks loose, or don’t feel comfortable heading anywhere …

7 Steps to Freedom Camping, Kiwi Style

Want to go to New Zealand? That’s cool – so does nearly everyone else in the world. The country of four million is now flooded with about 2.5 million …

No Cook Backpacking by Kim Safdy of Outdoor Herbivore

Backpackers are always looking for ways to save pack weight. Some continuously upgrade to the latest lightweight gear, while others remain solely …

The Best Backpacking Packs of 2018

<b>Updated April 2018</b><br>Our experts perused the market for our new review, including 14 of the best models. The <b>Arc'teryx Bora 63</b> remains our Editors' …

Backpacking

Backpacking Across 3 Continents On A Shoestring Budget

If you are interested in backpacking and aren’t lucky enough to have a trust fund, firstly: join the club.<p>Secondly, don’t fret. There are a few ways to fund your long-term travel.<p>1. Save a lot of money.<p>2. Become very resourceful at scrimping along the way.<p>3. Follow the lead of Kach Medina Umandap …

Personal Finance