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Knife Blades: Common Steels Explained

Knife-makers use dozens of steel types to create knife blades. Which one is right for you? We look at 10 common steels used by popular knife brands …

28 Underused Words You Really Need To Start Using

From absquatulate to vituperative, via Word Warriors.<p>For more underused words, visit the word warriors site.

1957 BMW 507 Roadster Series I

Yet another classic convertible willed into existence by NYC importer Max Hoffman, this 1957 BMW 507 Roadster Series I was a large departure for a …

Roadsters

Found: Japan Won’t Make New (Good) Sports Cars. So Buy an Old One

Welcome to <i>Found</i>, a series where classic goods are handpicked by <i>Gear Patrol</i>‘s writers and editors and ready for a good home.<p>Yes, Japan makes sports …

The best iPhone 6 cases and covers

The iPhone 6 remains a proven hit, but shortly after the now-aging model hit stores shelves, they also began to hit floors and sidewalks. The …

Lighting A Fire With Feathersticks

As with any fire lighting exercise, starting a fire with feathersticks can go one of two ways – it either works or it doesn’t. You end up with an …

How to Sharpen a Knife while Minimizing Mistakes and Maximizing Cutting Edge Performance

DISCLAIMER: I ask that you read the entire article and keep in mind that this is one of those discussions that rank up there with talking about …

How Much Knife Do You Really Need While Backpacking?

One of the questions that I get asked over and over again is; “what’s a good knife for backpacking?” My typical answer is an obvious but often …

Icon: 1965 Shelby Mustang GT350

The look is timeless: a muscular body with single round headlights; vents on the hood and rear quarter panels adding a touch of sinister; two bold …

Essentials Inspired by the 1970 Datsun 240Z

Click on an item to learn more.<p>For those dreaming of a vintage car collection, the Datsun 240Z is a great place to start. It looks like a Far East …

Why the Datsun 240Z Is Collectable

<b>Photography by Afshin Behnia for Petrolicious</b><p><b>The Collector is a weekly series produced in association with Gear Patrol.</b><p>Everyone knows the Datsun …

Classic Cars

Guide to Life: Treat Your Boots Like Royalty

You’ve finally done it — you beat the living shit out of your beautiful new boots. Yes, it was painful at first (the initial scuff caused a minor …

How to Choose the Perfect Headlamp: The Backpacker's Guide - The Trek

I have been thinking way too much about headlamps lately. I think a headlamp might be my favorite piece of gear. Believe it or not, my first hiking …

Camera straps are usually a straightforward affair, but every now and then a product comes along that’s worth getting excited about. Case in point: the Miggo. Ohad Cohen designed a unique strap that...

Camera straps are usually a straightforward affair, but every now and then a product comes along that’s worth getting excited about.<p>Case in point: …

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The perfect trip: Thailand’s islands

From white beaches, towering cliffs and sea gypsies to jungles and fiery food, take a voyage around some of Thailand’s most unforgettable islands.<p>From white beaches, towering cliffs and sea gypsies to jungles and fiery food, take a voyage around some of Thailand’s most unforgettable islands.<p><b>Related</b> …

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How to use a Watch as a Compass

Northern Hemisphere<p>A surprisingly simple and easy way to use your watch as a compass only requires having enough sunlight to cast a shadow from a …

Find your way using the Moon

<b>Latest News: My latest book, Wild Signs and Star Paths, is out soon!</b> <b>More info here</b><b>.</b><p>The moon is a fascinating and sometimes slippery object for the …

How To Make Fantastic Feathersticks

Feathersticks are extremely useful under certain circumstances. Yet many people who enjoy bushcraft, survival skills and outdoor life are not …

This Sleek Spiderman Spacesuit Could Take Astronauts To Mars

Dava Newman, a speaker at this year’s TEDWomen event in San Francisco, has spent more than a decade working on a sleeker, better spacesuit for Mars …

TED Talks

See This, Do That: Sight Casting to Large Rainbow Trout in an Eddy

I just returned from my trip to Kooi Noom in southern Argentina and my mind is still racing with highlight reel replays of battles fought with …

Power Up Paper Airplane Motor Makes Your Paper Airplane Flight-Ready

At some point in our idle time, we’ve all made, and thrown, a paper airplane. Perhaps we’ve experimented with the aerodynamics to try and get it to …

Anki DRIVE Uses Your iPhone 5S To Update Slot Cars

The slot car is the classic holiday gift, but it’s a little difficult not to view them as somewhat dated. And there aren’t many kids who wind up …

Tactical Holiday Stocking Made for Manly Men

Stockings are usually holiday-themed decorated with snowflakes, Santa, reindeer and all other sorts of iconic Christmas decorations. But for those …

Switch Modular Pocket Knife Lets You Pick The Tools

As I am a nerd, and a former Boy Scout, I love having multi-tools in my pockets. They’re useful for any number of reasons, of course, ranging from …

A Daredevil In A Wingsuit Buzzed The Ground

Wingsuits, as we’ve mentioned before, are just awesome. But they’re also incredibly dangerous and should only be used by experts who are trained in …

One Step Closer to Hoverboards - Scientists use Ultrasound to Levitate Small Objects (video)

Of all the grandiose technology predicted to exist by 2015 in Back to the Future II, the Hoverboard was/is the one product that I really couldn’t …