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Cold Weather Water Treatment and Purification

Near freezing temperatures complicate water treatment and purification because filters break when they freeze, batteries are prone to failure, and …

Weather

How to Survive a Plane Crash: 10 Tips That Could Save Your Life | The Art of Manliness

We often think that plane crashes are catastrophic and unsurvivable events. Thanks to movies and 24/7 news channels, the enduring image of a plane …

New Dad Survival Guide: The Skillset You Need to be Successful | The Art of Manliness

When my daughter Scout recently passed the 3-months-old mark, I found myself reflecting on how smoothly adding her into the family has gone. Every …

Podcast: 100 Tactical Skills Every Man Should Know | The Art of Manliness

A little over a year ago, our fearless and talented illustrator Ted Slampyak sent me an email telling me that he wouldn’t be able to do as many …

10 Ways to Simplify Your Budget

60 Percent Solution. There are many ways to structure your budget, but the simplest I’ve found is the 60% solution. Basically, this budget asks you …

Personal Finance

GPSFileDepot – Free Garmin GPS Maps

GPSFileDepot Home Page – Free GPS Topo Maps for Garmin GPS ReceiversIf you own a Garmin GPS receiver, you can save yourself a chunk of change by …

How to Slow Down and Speed Up Time | The Art of Manliness

As we now approach the sunset of the summer season, take a look back on the last few months. Does it seem like your summer lasted forever, that it …

Etiquette of Wearing Sunglasses | The Art of Manliness

Sunglasses. They’re a small accessory that evoke a bunch of questions as to how and when you should wear them, and how you should stash ’em. To …

Men's Fashion

Core Clothing for 3 Season Hiking and Backpacking

Hiking Up the Tuckerman Ravine Trail, Mt Washington (New Hampshire)New Jersey – New York Border, Appalachian TrailLeaving Torridon – ScotlandAndrew …

Via Negativa: Addition by Subtraction | The Art of Manliness

It’s a new year and people all over the world are making resolutions on how they’re going to improve themselves. Usually these goals consist of doing …

Self-improvement

Time Management Tips | How to Live on 24 Hours Per Day | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: As you look back on the year that has just past, do you feel as though you spent another 12 months merely existing instead of truly</i> …

A Millennial’s Guide to the Nineties

From Whitewater to Troopergate, here’s everything you don’t remember about the Clintons.<p>Hey! Remember the ’90s? If you’re like me (a millennial), you were probably too hopped up on Capri Sun and Go-Gurt to retain more than bits and pieces. Well, Important Things were happening. And judging by how …

The Power of Ritual: The Creation of Sacred Time and Space in a Profane World | The Art of Manliness

Earlier this week we explored the nature of ritual and posited that its current scarcity may be at the root of the restlessness, apathy, alienation, …

Backpacking Gear Gift Guide: 50 Gifts Under $50

Tis the season where we need to start thinking about holiday gifts for our hiking and backpacking friends and family. It’s tough to find great gifts …

Caltopo: A Great Online Mapping and Planning Tool for Hikers

I started using Caltopo.com to plan and document all of my hikes and backpacking trips about a year ago after my friend Matt (Matt’s Hikes) …

A Primer on Flashlights: Every Man Should Carry a Torch | The Art of Manliness

From helping you find your way back to your campsite, to allowing you to find a missing widget under the bed, to providing illumination when the …

Vintage Motivational Posters From the 20s and 30s | The Art of Manliness

Today’s business motivational posters — symbolized most prominently by “Sucessories” — are the butt of many a joke. But back in your grandpa’s day, …

OODA Loop: A Comprehensive Guide | The Art of Manliness

John Boyd is described by some as the greatest military strategist in history that no one knows. He began his military career as a fighter pilot in …

How To Spot A Bad Boss -- Before You Accept The Job Offer

I’ve worked for some pretty bad bosses during my career. Some were managers who became my boss after I was already working in the job, but others were toxic bosses that I should have spotted before I even accepted the job offer.<p>Here are 10 ways to spot a bad boss – before you take the job:<p><i>1.</i> …

Eight Traps Top Investors Avoid

What is it that separates a top investor from an average investor? Is it that the top investor is inherently smarter? Does the top investor follow financial news more closely than the average investor? Does the top investor have a better understanding of industry jargon that just goes over the head …

I Don't Let the Weather Determine When I Hike

I saw someone write “I don’t let the weather determine when I hike” on a hiking message board recently, and it’s got to be one of the stupidest …

The Hitchiker's Guide to the White Mountain National Forest

It can be incredibly difficult to get around the White Mountains without a car, and while the Appalachian Mountain Club has a hiker shuttle in the …

The Randolph Paths Guidebook and Waterproof Map

I’ve been exploring many of the trails in the White Mountains North Country this summer, including those maintained by the Randolph Mountain Club …

Navigating with an Altimeter

If you’re a hiker or a backpacker, an altimeter can be a powerful navigation aid when used in conjunction with a map and compass.<p>Altimeters aren’t …

Hiking into the Past with Historic Maps

When I plan hikes in the White Mountains, especially off-trail hikes, I try to research the history of the area that I’ll be hiking in before my …

Bushcraft 101 or How to Bring Even Less Survival Gear on Wilderness Adventures

A lot of us pride ourselves on having a lightweight backpacking gear list coupled and the advanced hiking skills that make it possible to replace …

Backpacking

World War II Fitness Test | The Art of Manliness

Have men these days “gone soft?” Is our generation less manly than past generations? Are we less tough than our grandfathers?<p>I see guys debate these …

Book Collecting: How to Start Collecting Books | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Nate Pedersen.</i><p>Earlier this year we covered the joys and basic how-tos of starting a collection. It’s truly …

Perfect Push Ups Workout Guide: 35+ Exercises | The Art of Manliness

The humble push-up. Used by militaries all over the world to get their soldiers in fighting condition and middle school P.E. teachers to punish punk …