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The 8 Best Balaclavas to Buy in 2018

While popular culture portrays balaclavas as the favored accessory of bank robbers the world over, they are also the best friend of outdoor sports …

The 7 Best Backpacking Water Filters to Buy in 2018

You won’t be able to survive in the wilderness without food, shelter, and water. And even if a stream or lake is nearby, water sources in nature can …

Backpacking

The 10 Best Camping Accessories to Buy in 2018

Looking to head out and explore the wilderness? Sure, you might already have the perfect new tent, and you’re dialed in with a top sleeping bag and …

Keep warm and cozy this winter with the best base layers

Base layers are truly the unsung heroes of outdoor apparel. Although tucked away under layers of fancy Gore-Tex and Primaloft, these hidden soldiers …

Backpacking

How to Photograph a Moonrise and Moonset

Want to learn how to predict and photograph a moonrise or moonset? Here’s a helpful 5-minute video on just that by photographer Matthew Saville of …

12 Once-in-a-Lifetime Camping Sites

More than 700 miles of trails wind through Montana’s crystalline lakes, jagged mountain peaks, and ancient glaciers. Go now, before they vanish …

Summer Climbs 2017: Weather Stalls Teams on K2 and Broad Peak

The best laid plans of mice and men... are often stymied by weather conditions. At least, that seems to be the case when it comes to mountaineering. …

Best Hiking Pants Tips to Gain on Money and Quality – AGreekAdventure - Adventure Travel Blog

Following our expert articles on hiking advisory (here and here), we thought to provide you with a more specialized one, exclusively related to… …

Backpacking

Why this Windows laptop is one of the best values in tech right now

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from</i> …

Consumer Tech

Mount Everest: The Incredible Cost of Climbing the World’s Highest Mountain

Since 1953, when Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay successfully reached the summit of Mount Everest, explorers and adventurers from around the …

Mountaineering

Best affordable Android smartphones you can buy [February 2017]

There are new smartphones hitting the market constantly, but which is the best to pick up when you’re trying to save a buck or two? We’re expecting some great new releases over the coming months, but for now, let’s go over the best affordable Android smartphones you can go pick up today…<p>We’re …

13 of the World's Most Mesmerizing Colorful Lakes

These naturally bold beauties are like something out of a dream.<p>These naturally bold beauties are like something out of a dream.

Two-week traveller: choose your Central Asia adventure

Once the realm of Silk Road merchants and Great Game spies, the Heavenly Mountains and Black Sand deserts of the 'Stans, as the five countries of Central Asia are affectionately known, have historically been the stuff of epic overland trips taking many months and much bureaucracy.<p>With the region’s …

Travel

How to speak Aussie? Abbreviate everything

ABBREVIATING EVERYTHING isn’t laziness. It just gives Strayans more time to play footy or have a bevvy on a Sundee arvo. Check it!

How to Properly Clean Your Lenses, Filters, Mirror and Sensor

If you're like me, the thought of touching, let alone fully cleaning your precious glass or even worse, your sensor, strikes fear into your heart. …

Particles

Testing

21 Photos That Will Make You Want To Visit Cuba

These changes will make it easier for Americans to travel to Cuba, and that's great news for Americans, because Cuba is full of gorgeous beaches, historic architecture, and incredible natural landscapes teeming with wildlife.

Cuba

Canon Launches 5 New PowerShot Cameras with a Focus on Connectivity

Canon has refreshed its PowerShot compact camera line with five new cameras. Three SX series cameras feature wireless connectivity, while two ELPH …

Cameras

Toshiba Unveils the World’s First SD Card with Built-In NFC: Preview Contents with Your Phone

Toshiba has announced the world’s first SDHC card that has near field communication (NFC) baked right in. The technology allows you to see what’s on …

10 Keys to Being a Good Photographer

Human Journey<p><b>Training:</b><p>Although photography is considered an art, and many people are born with the skills and talent to achieve good photographs, training in any field is essential. As David Griffin, the Director of Photography at National Geographic said in a speech in Washington, <i>nowadays everyone</i> …

Meet the world's cheapest smartphone

Microsoft has unveiled the cheapest smartphone in the world.<p>Microsoft (MSFT) is launching the Nokia 215 for just $29. The technology company calls the 215 the "most affordable Internet-ready phone."<p>This follows on the heels of Nokia's $20 cell phone, released last year. But unlike the Nokia 105 …

Mobile Technology

Australia Bushfires Worst In 30 Years

Bushfires in South Australia have been burning for roughly four days.<p>Over 400 firefighters, 80 fire trucks and 14 aircrafts are currently working to …

Grand Canyon Looks Like a Winter Wonderland After Snowstorm

A New Year’s snowstorm transformed the Grand Canyon’s South Rim into a picture-perfect winter wonderland.<p>According to a post on the Grand Canyon …

National Parks

6 Designer Tricks to a More Comfortable Home

Designers share their tricks.<p>From being able to kick back with an ottoman to keeping a throw in every room, we asked five decorators to share how they make a house feel more cozy.

One Of These 21 Movies Will Probably Win Best Picture At The 2015 Oscars

<i>Welcome to For Your Consideration, HuffPost Entertainment's breakdown of all things Oscar. Between now and Feb. 22, 2015, entertainment managing editor Christopher Rosen and entertainment editor Matthew Jacobs will pore over awards season and discuss which films will make the most noise at the 87th</i> …

Golden Globes

13 DIY Decor Solutions That Will Make Your Life Easier

The 19 Most Popular Compact System and Mirrorless Cameras with Our Readers

Earlier in the week we revealed the DSLRs that were best selling among our readers over the last few months. While DSLRs are still the most popular …

Cameras

Dave Hahn Talks Effort, Focus and Five Years of First Ascent

World-renowned Everest guide Dave Hahn has summited the world’s tallest peak more times than any non-Sherpa. He’s summited Everest 15 times, climbed …

National Geographic Travel

Festivals and events in Tasmania in 2015

The stellar rise of Tasmania comes as no surprise to ex-resident and Lonely Planet author, Charles Rawlings-Way. Here he tells shares his top tips for what to see and do in the very-happening Tasmania in 2015.<p>In decades past, the good burghers of Hobart often referred to their home town – the …

Australia