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7 tough lessons people often learn too late in life

Life lessons are full of wisdom because they often have to be learned the hard way. However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than …

Self-help

Four Rides to Shed Pounds and Get Faster

Coffee-Fueled<p>Robin Boyden<p><b>Why it works:</b> Before breakfast, your energy stores are only about a quarter to a third full, so your body is forced to burn primarily fat for fuel if you don’t eat.<p><b>How to do it:</b> Once or twice a week, have only black coffee (it releases stored fats into your bloodstream for …

Essential Irish Whiskeys For Your Liquor Cabinet

Gone are the days when Irish whiskey was considered the less-respected cousin of Scotch, or a cheap alternative to classier brown spirits. Over the …

The 6 "Unbreakable Laws Of Survival" You Need To Know

There are 6 survival laws that all preppers need to know. Every person has their own needs and wants. There is no “single solution” that will solve …

Survivalism

The “Economical” Knife

Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal. <i></i> <i></i> <i></i> <i></i> <i></i> 3.5/5 (70) <i>Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from Scott H.</i> …

First Look: Iconic Opinel Knife Gets Survival Upgrade

A classic French brand pivots this month with a survival knife design. We took it into the woods for a first test.<p><b>Opinel made its first knife in …

New Zealand's ONLY Mens Lifestyle Magazine

M2 July 2018 - LATEST ISSUE!<p>June 29, 2018<p>Daniel Struckman – Batch Winery On a north facing exposed ridge, on Waiheke Island, Winemaker, Daniel …

Whisky Shopping: my 10 favourite drams under £50

While the sales period is currently in full swing around here – <i>summer-style neon swimsuits and inelegant wedge sandals shamelessly colonising retail</i> …

Swimwear

The 20 Best Sci-Fi Movies of the Last 20 Years

At some point since IndieWire launched 20 years ago, the present started to catch up with the future that movies imagined for it. “Rollerball” was …

Science Fiction

12 Trendy Travel Tips for Summer '16

Traveling this summer?<p>Here are twelve easy tips for making your journey more smooth and memorable, saving you some precious holiday time that you can use on your travels!<p><b>Don't rely on outlets always being readily available</b>.<p>Most of us travelers will fall victim to this plague this summer, expecting …

The 33 Best Documentaries of All Time

<i>By: Christopher Campbell</i><p><i>Credit: Portrait Films (edited)</i><p>Documentary is not a genre, but an entire branch of moviemaking. So pitting diverse qualifying contenders against each other to determine the 33 best... well, that's difficult.<p>Have I included enough music docs (<i>Don't Look Back</i>, <i>Gimme Shelter</i>), …

Bill Clinton

How to Quit Your Job and Travel for Two Years

<i>By Terence Loose, Contributor</i><p>Years ago, on a Sunday afternoon, I sat across from my wife Gayl in a taco stand and told her that I thought we should sell our house, quit our jobs and sail to Tahiti. "Terry, we don't know how to sail," she said.<p>She had a point, but I was much more worried about the …

Personal Finance

The 151 Best Backpacking and Hiking Websites

The Internet is full of great outdoor related websites, but it isn't always easy to find them. That's why a site called Happy to Survive has compiled …

9 Knife Care Tips We Learned from a Master Bladesmith

Confession: I've never sharpened my knives. Not my two-year-old IKEA chef's knife, not my who-knows-how-old paring knife. None of 'em. But last week, I found myself on the New York City subway with a purse-full of my dullest kitchen knives and the promise that these glorified pestles they could …

Dog who fell off fishing boat in Pacific Ocean 5 weeks ago found alive by Navy

A German shepherd, presumed dead after having fallen off a fishing boat in the Pacific Ocean more than a month ago, has been found alive by Navy …

Fishing

The Peanuttiest Peanut Butter Cookie Is Here

Yes, the type of peanut butter matters. And we found the best one.<p>When I look back on my cookie-eating career—that is, my entire life—there's a huge lapse that I can't ignore any longer. I can count on only one hand the number of good peanut butter cookies I've had. The sad truth is that most …

Farewell to Jack English, A True Craftsman Who Built a Good Life in the Wilderness

‘Ventana Jack’ was a remarkable carpenter, father, husband, hunter, and fisherman who thrived in the backwoods of California. We honor his passing by …

Ergon Bc2 Backpack

The Ergon BC2 Backpack features the innovative "Flexible Link System” designed for maximal freedom of movement, ideal for activities such as …

Did Boker Just Design a Better Swiss Army Knife?

It’s hard to think of a more ubiquitous or more loved outdoor tool than the Swiss Army knife. Victorinox produces 34,000 of them each day. There’s one in the Museum of Modern Art and, odds are, there’s one in your pocket, backpack, or glove box right now. But being popular doesn’t mean they’re …

5 Knots You Need to Know How to Tie at All Times

We’re doing something different today with our Knot of the Week series and taking a look at five knots that you should know how to tie at all times. …

12 Weird Backpacking Tips from a Thru-Hiker

There’s a lot of things you can’t buy at REI that will help make your week long backpack or thru-hike a lot more enjoyable. Below are a few tips for …

op Journal

After generations of sleeping outside, you tend to pick up a few tricks. Since 1938, REI employees and members have been creating and tuning pro tips …

Camping

Our 10 Favorite Short Axes, Hatchets, and Tomahawks

<b>1. Wetterlings Cruising Axe</b><br>A graceful combination of design and function, the Cruising Axe features a hand-forged carpenter’s head and gently curved …

17 Charming Hideaways Far From Crowds in the Northeast USA

Right now, when the world seems to be getting scarier by the day, travelers long for - no, are desperate for - an escape close enough to drive to, but far from the maddening and frightening crowds. Each of these 17 getaways from Virginia to Maine revolve around a charming inn or B&B that, though …

New England

How to Start a Fire After It's Rained

It was pretty damp this past Saturday. It rained a few times off and on, and when we finally decided to practice starting a fire in such wet …

Tinder

The "Sharpie Trick," and a Guide to Sharpening Knives with a Water Stone

Learning to use a water stone is the best thing you can do for your knives, especially nice ones, but learning how can be tricky. Luckily, this (very …