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How to Make a Paracord Bullwhip - a full length tutorial by Nick Schrader

The 8 Best Headlamps for Any Adventure

Keeping your hands free while lighting the trail on your next outdoor adventure is a must. And while that flashlight duct taped to your head might be …

How Do I Layer for a Backpacking Trip?

<i>A:</i><p>I have a simple formula for what to wear during backpacking season (typically spring through fall): three layers up top, two on my legs, and one for my feet. This system regulates temperature extremely well and prepares me for just about any kind of weather I’ll encounter. And while it might …

Backpacking

Forget fingerprints, soon you may be able to sign-in with your heartbeat

The search for the most complex and unique sign-in method continues and at Birmingham State University in New York, a team of researchers are looking into utilizing the heartbeat.<p>Most wearable devices already track heart-rate, so from there the device only needs to convert the beat into a unique …

How to Pick The Best Camera for Travel

One of the most popular questions I’m asked by readers of this blog, both here and on our social media channels like Facebook & Instagram, is what …

Staff Picks 2016: Our Favorite Backpacking Gear of the Year

View our staff picks for the best backpacking gear of the year - recommendations from our editors and guides for hiking and backpacking gear.The post …

Know these winter clothing basics before you embark on your next winter adventure.

Posted on December 19, 2016 by liveandletwander<p>There is an abundance of gear out there for any outdoor adventure. When it comes to deciding which …

Backpacking

7 Filters for Making Clean Drinking Water in a Snap

When high-quality H2O is a must, turn to these tools.<p>Whether you're backpacking through remote locations, visiting a foreign country, or surviving the apocalypse, having access to clean drinking water is vital for staying healthy.<p>Even when water looks clean, it can be rife with bacteria, …

Camping

What Essentials Do I Need in My First-Aid Kit?

<i>A:</i><p>Gareth Tate—my friend, co-adventurer, and cameraman for the Gear Guy videos—started teaching Wilderness First Responder courses for the NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute almost a decade ago. We took a look inside his personal first-aid kit to compile a list of the essentials you need in …

First Aid

Sleeping Pads: The Mother of All Reviews

A few years ago I embarked on a multi-month project to evaluate several sleeping pads for <i>Overland Journal’s</i> 2013 Gear Issue. Although that doesn’t …

Backpacking

7 Ways To Get Fit For Hiking In Just 10 Minutes A Day

2.2K<p>SHARES<p>Can I really get fit for hiking in just 10 minutes a day?<p>If you're just starting out, absolutely! You can develop strength, flexibility, …

How to Get in Shape for Hiking

13.7K<p>SHARES<p>Couch potato is a lifestyle choice. Make a different one: Start training, stop complaining, and yadda yadda yadda, you’re a trail-eating …

Hiking

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The page you are looking for is either unavailable or no longer on our website. Please click here to return to the home page. If you were attempting …

Customer Service

How to Properly Clean Your Water Bottles and Reservoirs

I have a garage full of water bottles and reservoirs. I do my best to keep them mold-free, but recently I started wondering if there’s a proper cleaning technique for each. To find out, I hopped on the phone with representatives of several top hydration brands. Here’s what they said.<p>Plastic Water …

Stainless Steel

The Art of Sleeping Warm at Night

Have you even spent a cold night in your sleeping bag because the temperature dropped lower than you expected? Here are a few tips and tricks you can …

Bushcraft: Making A Heavy Adventure Sport Ultralight

Bushcrafters Love “Classic” (aka Heavy) Gear: Brian Trubshaw Wants To Change That Text and photos by Brian Trubshaw I started my outdoor life with …

25 Habits of Highly Effective Hikers

8<p>SHARES<p>Some people just have more fun. They get out every weekend, enjoy extraordinary summer adventures, and they make it all seem so easy. Their …

Backpacking

Loki Portable Camping Stove

Usually when you think campfire, what comes to mind is a pit on the ground surrounded by stones. It’s a tried and true method, but if you’re looking …

Camping

Portable micro wind turbine prototype weighs 2 lbs and packs down to the size of an umbrella

<b>Lightweight, collapsible, and quick to deploy, this little wind generator might be a viable off-grid portable power source in places where solar</b> …

Best hikes in Zion National Park

Best Trails in Zion National Park<p>This list of the best trails in Zion is the opinion of the site authors Bo Beck and Tanya Milligan. Also note that …

How to Choose a Backpacking Stove and Pot

A lot of backpackers own multiple pots, stoves, and windscreens, because like other backpacking gear, there’s often no perfect combination of …

Best packaged meals to take on your next backpacking adventure | Adventure Sports Network

For a long, long time, your options for pre-packaged backpacking meals were mainly salt-filled envelopes of chili mac and stroganoff … No …

Survival Shelters | Yost Survival Skills | Bushcraft and Outdoor Skills

Wilderness Survival Shelters<p>The most important survival skill once you have water is building survival shelters. When you were a kid, you probably …

Create Videos in Minutes with Mysimpleshow

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.<p><b>Videos are becoming such important tools for teachers,</b> but one thing that stops many of us from …

<em>Outside</em> Gives Us the Best New Gear for Under $50

The 2016 Summer Outdoor Retailer show may be long over at this point, but there are still things to be said about what we saw there. Case in point,</i> …

First Look: Upcoming 2017 Outdoors Gear

The twice-annual Outdoor Retailer trade show, held next week in Utah, is a mecca of gear. Thousands of brands debut products for the coming year. …

The best portable solar battery charger

<i>By Mark Smirniotis</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here.</i><p>After considering 70 models and testing portable solar battery chargers for over 30 hours, we think the Anker PowerPort Solar Lite is the one to get if you …

Gear & Gadgets

With the Right Camping Stove, You Can Eat Like a King in the Backcountry

Let’s get one thing straight: there is no “perfect” stove. Most work <i>just well enough</i> to provide a meal in an unfamiliar place. The trick to buying …

My Gear List Philosophy

<b>Climate/Weather forecast</b><p>Expected<p>Mid 50-60’s during the day, low 40’s at night w/possible frost on Saturday and Sunday night<br>• Rain expected Saturday …