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The Ultralight Hummingbird Hammock (7oz)

Travel the World With a Backpack | The Art of Manliness

All images taken by Dave Danzeiser.<p><i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post by David Danzeiser.</i><p>I hung up the phone with the travel agent. I had just …

Backpacking

Survival Gear Review: Valkyrie War Cord Survival Frag

I’ve only met one survivalist who said he didn’t like paracord gear and I’m pretty sure he was lying. Paracord is one of the staple items that have …

10 Great Outdoor Adventure Books For Hikers

Tom Ryan’s inspiring tale of how he and his miniature schnauzer companion, the “Little Buddha” Atticus M. Finch, attempted to scale all forty-eight …

How To Shut Off the Gas in an Emergency

A gas leak can occur from an earthquake, construction accident, or faulty appliance. Here's what you need to know to turn off the gas when that …

Emergency Preparedness: Survival Fishing Techniques

Fishing can be a very rewarding pastime, but it can also be a life-saver in a survival situation, as fish are a great and healthy source of protein. …

Fishing

Bushcraft Wilderness Survival

Bushcraft

Rhino Laces

Rhino Laces are known as "The only unbreakable laces on the planet”, the creators state that they cannot be burned, cut, chopped, sawed, destroyed, …

Fighting

Jake Gyllenhaal Gets Amazingly Ripped (and Shirtless) for New Movie

Is that you, Jake?<p>First, Jake Gyllenhaal went lean and mean, losing nearly 30 lbs. to play an unhinged videographer in <i>Nightcrawler</i>, now in theaters. …

Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Stray Dog Found In The Jungle Treks Miles With Adventure Team To His Forever Home

Sometimes new friends are met in the unlikeliest of places, even in the middle of the jungle.<p>Earlier this month, a team of extreme athletes completing a grueling race through the Ecuadorian Amazon came across a dirty, stray dog that began following them through the rain forest. The teammates, who …

Book Review: Patriot Dawn – The Resistance Rises

Well this is my first book review so bear with me as there is a lot of ground to cover. If you do not know who Max Velocity is, you probably need to, …

Books

Reading With Mad Max: 7 of the Finest Apocalyptic Novels

<i>By Ethan Reid for Off the Shelf</i><p><i>The Walking Dead</i>. <i>28 Days Later</i>. <i>The Hunger Games</i>. As readers, we are drawn to apocalyptic stories for many reasons, like the constant chatter about global warming or our melting ice caps. The endgame is part of our social consciousness, as it should be. But it's also …

Books

Actor Ken Takakura, master of the yakuza role, dies aged 83

Ken Takakura, who became an icon in his native Japan for his portrayal of brooding, dignified and hard-hitting heroes, has died aged 83 from lymphoma.<p>He was known to western audiences in 80s and 90s Hollywood films including Mr Baseball, in which Tom Selleck plays a baseball player transferring to …

How To Build A 14×14 Solar Cabin For Under $2000

Off-the-grid living is gaining more and more adepts, who find sometimes easy but other times creative ways of living a sustainable life and producing …

Off-grid

Camping Gear

Camp chairs are awesome, since they let you enjoy somewhat comfortable seating while slumming it out in the middle of nowhere. Problem is, the darn …

Cancer Patient Dies After Being Granted Final Wish To See Her Favourite Horse One Last Time

An elderly cancer patient has died just hours after she was granted her final wish to be reunited with her favourite horse as she laid in her …

Ex-SEAL says he fired final bin Laden shot

Former Navy SEAL Robert O'Neill said in an interview with The Washington Post that he was the one who fired the final shot to kill Osama bin Laden in 2011.<p>The 38-year-old Montanan also said that other SEAL team members were involved in the raid, including Matt Bissonnette, who detailed the group's …

Terminally Ill Woman Brittany Maynard Has Ended Her Own Life

Brittany Maynard, who became the public face of the controversial right-to-die movement over the last few weeks, ended her own life Saturday at her …

Data Protection

Inside Brittany Maynard's Vibrant Life

Even as a child, Brittany Maynard showed how determined she could be.<p>“Everything she tried I would say, ‘I wouldn t do well with this,’ but that …

Time I

6 Survival Uses for Cattails

Cattails can be found virtually anywhere in the wilderness where there is a water source. They can be found growing along streams, rivers, lakes and …

Bread

Titanium Wharn-clip Knife | By Vargo

Another great addition to your everyday carry. Crafted from a single piece of Japanese titanium alloy, the Wharn-Clip Knife by Vargo is 1.5 times …

Titanium

Zip Into A 'Cocoon' Hammock

A new hammock recently funded on Kickstarter has features that make the hanging abode more friendly to long nights in cool weather.<p>The Adventurers …

The 25 Golden Rules of Running

Time-tested, universally accepted axioms of the sport.<p>In most cases, these rules started out as a lightbulb over one runner’s head. After a while, that runner told a few running buddies (probably during a long run), word spread, and before you know it, coaches were testing it, sports scientists …

The Unstoppable Noah Galloway: From War to One-Armed Push-Ups on 'Ellen' | Men's Health

It might seem like an honor for him to get this opportunity, but really, the bigger honor is for us. Noah was one of those stand-up Americans who watched the towers fall on 9/11 and dropped what he was doing—the start of his education at the University of Alabama-Birmingham—and joined 101st …

People Pets

America’s newest heroes are not talking about their latest daring mission.<p>In part, it’s because they are members of the Secret Service, so much of their work is, well, secret.<p>But also, they are dogs.<p>Meet Hurricane and Jordan, the two members of the Secret Service K-9 unit who swiftly felled the …

The Quick Fix: Overnight Oats

Instructions Per 250 ml Mason jar.<p>In a small bowl combine 1/2 cup rolled oats (not instant) and a scant 1/2 cup milk – the ratio should be 1:1 but you can use almond milk or soy milk (even juice) if you prefer.<p>Stir in 1 tablespoon vanilla yogurt, 1 teaspoon liquid honey (or maple syrup), 3 …

Naked and Afraid: What It's Really Like

<i>Editor's Note: Ed Stafford is the Guinness World Record-holding first man to walk the Amazon. He was European Adventurer of the Year 2011. Following</i> …