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The Best Solar-Powered Backpacks You Can Buy

The Best Solar-Powered Backpacks You Can Buy

How do you keep your all-important devices charged when on the move? Just get yourself a solar-powered backpack and let the sunshine provide all the amps you need. Here are the four best options on the market right now.
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Kammok Says This Is the Ultimate Ultralight Backpacking Hammock

Kammok Says This Is the Ultimate Ultralight Backpacking Hammock

In their endless striving for lighter and lighter setups, some ounce-counting backpackers (without sore backs) have picked up hammocks as lightweights shelters that pack down small. Kammok's new Mantis is an all-in-one hammock system that could replace your backpacking tent.
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Appalachian Trail Record-Holder Joe McConaughy Talks Training, Torn Muscles, and Topping-Loaded Pizzas

Appalachian Trail Record-Holder Joe McConaughy Talks Training, Torn Muscles, and Topping-Loaded Pizzas

It takes most people six months to complete the Appalachian Trail. Joe McConaughy, aka Stringbean, did it in less than 46 days. To learn more about this record-setting achievement, we chat McConaughy about his training, his trials on the trail, and his ultimate triumph.
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You Can Literally Text from the North Pole with Somewear Global Hotspot

You Can Literally Text from the North Pole with Somewear Global Hotspot

No matter how far you choose to explore — the Rocky Mountains, the middle of the ocean, even the North Pole — Somewear Global Hotspot has you covered. It's the perfect lifeline for off-grid connectivity, promising text messaging, location sharing, weather updates, and access to emergency services.
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Trek the South Pole on Your Own Antarctic Expedition

Trek the South Pole on Your Own Antarctic Expedition

Whether it’s climbing the world’s highest peaks or swimming the entire Pacific Ocean, we humans love to test the limits of our endurance. One niche travel company allows foolhardy explorers to undertake one of the most grueling overland polar journeys on the planet. Why? Because they can.
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Backcountry Brews: Essential Beer Accessories for Your Next Camping Trip

Backcountry Brews: Essential Beer Accessories for Your Next Camping Trip

Take wilderness exploration to the next level with these beer accessories ready-made for your camping adventures, from growlers to chillers.
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This Tent Is Part Treehouse, Part SUP Board, and All Awesome

This Tent Is Part Treehouse, Part SUP Board, and All Awesome

The latest creation from Tenstile, an innovative outdoor brand best-known for tents that can be suspended from trees, is a tent capable for use in the air, on the ground, and on water. The new Tentsile Universe is now available for pre-order.
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Beyond Clothing Can Be Worn in Sub-Zero Temperatures and On Hot Dates

Beyond Clothing Can Be Worn in Sub-Zero Temperatures and On Hot Dates

No logos, legit fabrics — Beyond Clothing makes no-bull apparel for men to survive in sub-zero dangerous temperatures and still look good on a date. Learn more about their legit layering system here.
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The Return of Dave Mackey: From Ultrarunner to Leg Amputee and Back

The Return of Dave Mackey: From Ultrarunner to Leg Amputee and Back

In 2016, ultrarunner Dave Mackey made the decision to amputate is left leg below the knee — but that hasn't stopped him. We caught up with Mackey to learn more about that decision, his ultratrunning career, and what he has in store.
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If Iron Man Designed a Ski Boot, It Would Be the Dahu Écorce

If Iron Man Designed a Ski Boot, It Would Be the Dahu Écorce

Swiss ski company Dahu created a futuristic alpine ski boot with the help of former Burton executive and designer. A hinge system and inner boot allow the wearer to step out of the plastic shell and walk around.
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The Essential List of Best Gear for the Climbing Gym

The Essential List of Best Gear for the Climbing Gym

Even when it’s 0 degrees outside or raining sideways, you can still climb inside in a climbing gym. Most offer cheap single sessions, gear rentals, and classes if you need them. Here's the gear you need to start.
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Camp, Eat, and Have a Beer Underwater with the Ocean Space Habitat ‘Tent’

Camp, Eat, and Have a Beer Underwater with the Ocean Space Habitat ‘Tent’

Mankind has long sought to be able to remain underwater indefinitely like fish. But, we’re still captive to the limits of a standard oxygen tank (or two) and of human biology. One recent innovation is relying on old-school technology to take the next big leap forward in SCUBA.
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4 of the Most Challenging Day Hikes in the U.S.

4 of the Most Challenging Day Hikes in the U.S.

We’ve selected four of the hardest treks in the lower forty-eight to get your adrenaline flowing. These trails are not for the faint of heart. However, if you possess the necessary skills and are in above-average shape, they can be knocked out in one day.
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Outdoor Retailer Snow Show 2019: First Look at the Coolest Upcoming Gear

Outdoor Retailer Snow Show 2019: First Look at the Coolest Upcoming Gear

The best gear from Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2018 will rock the industry with cool new sustainable innovations like biodegradable down, insane fabric technologies, compostable coolers, unheard-of ski boot designs, and more.
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Save Up to 30 Percent Off Winter Ski Apparel from the Stio End-of-Season Sale

Save Up to 30 Percent Off Winter Ski Apparel from the Stio End-of-Season Sale

Stio designs clothing that blends comfort with fashion and right now its offering up to 30 percent off winter apparel and ski gear. From cozy jackets to stylish flannels, Stio's winter sale has plenty of cold-weather options available.
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Check Out This Guide to 71 Natural Hot Springs Across the U.S.

Check Out This Guide to 71 Natural Hot Springs Across the U.S.

When you think of natural hot springs, you likely picture a deep pool surrounded by Icelandic countryside or a Japanese snow monkey immersed in the warm waters of a Nagano spring. In fact, America is home to 1,161 known springs, and thanks to CarRentals, you can now easily find your way to 71 of those.
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What to Know Before You Harvest Roadkill for Cooking

What to Know Before You Harvest Roadkill for Cooking

Roadkill can do much more than just rot on the side of the road or fill up menus at novelty cook-offs. In fact, it can make for a delicious meal when you go about it the right way. Here's an introduction to harvesting roadkill for cooking.
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You Can Seek Wild Sharks in the Bahamas in the Name of Conservation

You Can Seek Wild Sharks in the Bahamas in the Name of Conservation

The aptly named Shark Tagging Adventure at Grand Isle Resort and Spa in The Exumas promises travelers unprecedented, up-close access to the ocean’s greatest apex predator.
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How to Ride a Horse Like a Proper Gentleman

How to Ride a Horse Like a Proper Gentleman

Rowan Tweddle, senior equestrian coach at The Equestrian School at Gleneagles, breaks down the basics of English-style riding and how to ride a horse like a gentleman.
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The North Face and BMW Team Up for Revolutionary Futurelight Camper Concept

The North Face and BMW Team Up for Revolutionary Futurelight Camper Concept

At CES 2019, BMW Group’s subsidiary, Designworks, debuted the state-of-the-art Futurelight Camper that’s unlike anything we’ve seen before. The concept features new fabric technology from The North Face, dubbed Futurelight.
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The 5 Best Places to See the Northern Lights in 2022

The 5 Best Places to See the Northern Lights in 2022

If catching the Northern Lights is still at the top of your bucket list, then now's your chance to check out one of the five best places to see the northern lights in 2022.
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Your Guide to Perfectly Portable Flask Cocktails

Your Guide to Perfectly Portable Flask Cocktails

Flask cocktails are a great way to up your game when hiking, camping, or just going to a place where you'll need a little nip.
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Waydoo Flyer Is the Personal Electric Hydrofoil You Never Knew You Needed

Waydoo Flyer Is the Personal Electric Hydrofoil You Never Knew You Needed

Surfing is cool and all, but continually paddling offshore and finding the right waves can be such a hassle. In the inimitable words of the late Billy Mays, “There’s got to be a better way!” Thankfully, there is with the Waydoo Flyer: the world’s first mostly affordable electric hydrofoil.
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5 Most Common Running Injuries: Tips for Prevention and Treatment

5 Most Common Running Injuries: Tips for Prevention and Treatment

The human machine is a complex system of bones, tendons, ligaments, and muscles, but even with the best training, this machine is subject to break down. Here are the five most common running injuries and their treatment options, according to a physical therapist and certified running coach.
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There’s No Suit Like a Snowsuit: 8 Best Snowsuits for Conquering the Cold

There’s No Suit Like a Snowsuit: 8 Best Snowsuits for Conquering the Cold

There are lots of ways to keep warm, from down jackets to long johns, but one of the best ways we know to keep all that body heat, well, in your body is to don a head-to-toe (or at least neck-to-ankle) snowsuit. Here are eight of the best to buy this season.
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Tracksmith’s ‘No Days Off’ Line Makes Running in Winter Warm

Tracksmith’s ‘No Days Off’ Line Makes Running in Winter Warm

Tracksmith dropped the 2019 No Days Off collection of cold-weather running apparel in collaboration with The Woolmark Company and it's actually making us want to run in the freezing cold.
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Nestbox Turns Your SUV Into an Off-Grid Camper in Minutes

Nestbox Turns Your SUV Into an Off-Grid Camper in Minutes

Sleeping in your car is never quite as cushy as overnighting in a decked-out RV or travel trailer. Egoé is looking to deliver that same experience to SUV owners with Nestbox, a clever camping kit “insert” that transforms a wide variety of automobiles into full-featured travel trailers in minutes.
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A 71-Year-Old Frenchman Is Crossing the Atlantic Ocean in a Giant Barrel

A 71-Year-Old Frenchman Is Crossing the Atlantic Ocean in a Giant Barrel

Jean-Jacques Savin is on a very special "cruise." Instead of sipping neon fruity drinks, conga-lining around the midnight chocolate buffet, and playing bingo on the lido deck, the 71-year-old is spending three months drifting across the Atlantic Ocean without power in a tiny barrel by himself.
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A Comprehensive Guide to Different Helle Knives and Their Uses

A Comprehensive Guide to Different Helle Knives and Their Uses

Whether you need a blade for fishing, whittling, or camping, Helle has it. The Norwegian brand helps us make an educated decision on the best knife for different activities.
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Expert Tips for Foraging Edible Plants in the Wild

Expert Tips for Foraging Edible Plants in the Wild

It's easy to identify the plants we can stomach, but it takes practice. Before trekking into the wilderness you have to become “ecosystem literate,” says Dina Falconi, a clinical herbalist and author of 'Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook.'
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Camp in Style with FIM Caravans’ Migrator Off-Road Travel Trailer

Camp in Style with FIM Caravans’ Migrator Off-Road Travel Trailer

Winter camping can be a challenge, especially if you’re “lucky” enough to live in the northern United States where the cold can last 342 days of the year. If you’re looking to take the rough out of “roughing it,” Romania-based FIM Caravans’ new Migrator travel trailer might be just what you need.
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How Downhill Ice Cross Racer Cameron Naasz Gets Ready for a Red Bull Event

How Downhill Ice Cross Racer Cameron Naasz Gets Ready for a Red Bull Event

We spoke with Cameron Naasz, reigning two-time Red Bull Crashed Ice champion and professional ice cross race, about what it's like to rush downhill on a pair of skates — and win.
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Comedian Jon Glaser on His Favorite Gear and Hilarious Show

Comedian Jon Glaser on His Favorite Gear and Hilarious Show

We chatted with comedian Jon Glaser about his favorite gear and the hilarity of his truTV show, 'Jon Glaser Loves Gear', which is exactly what it sounds like, but even funnier.
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The Innovation of 37.5 Tech According to Its Daredevil CEO

The Innovation of 37.5 Tech According to Its Daredevil CEO

While that perfect fabric doesn’t exist yet, there is something that comes close: 37.5. Jeff Bowman is the CEO of Cocona, the company behind 37.5. We chatted with Bowman over email to see how his wild lifestyle led to overseeing such an innovative brand.
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10 Tips to Get Ready for Ski Season Now and Not Pay For It Later

10 Tips to Get Ready for Ski Season Now and Not Pay For It Later

The ski season has started. Do you have your passes? Do you know where your gear is? Have your legs done anything more than walk around the office in the past six months? These tips will help you prepare so your first day at the resort isn’t all yard sales and cursing.
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Snow Peak’s New Fire Resistant Outerwear Will Save You From Sparks

Snow Peak’s New Fire Resistant Outerwear Will Save You From Sparks

Enjoy winter campfires without getting burned with Snow Peak's new collection that is fire resistant, meaning you'll never lose a jacket to a stray spark again.
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The Best Men’s Snow Boots for Everything from Style to Extreme Conditions

The Best Men’s Snow Boots for Everything from Style to Extreme Conditions

Whether you're headed for a high alpine summit in the depths of winter or you just have to shovel the damn driveway so you're not late for work, with a pair of the best snow boots for men strapped onto your feet, you'll be surefooted, warm, and maybe even stylish, depending on the pair you pick.
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After Nearly Dying, the Founder of Burton Releases His Own Personal Line of Snowboarding Gear

After Nearly Dying, the Founder of Burton Releases His Own Personal Line of Snowboarding Gear

After nearly dying from a rare disease, Jake Burton, the founder of his namesake snowboarding company, introduced a line of snowboarding gear, Mine 77, that he personally created and tested.
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Meet Donnie Vincent, a Bear Hunter Who Gives a Damn About Nature

Meet Donnie Vincent, a Bear Hunter Who Gives a Damn About Nature

Bear-hunting conservationist Donnie Vincent chats with The Manual about tracking bears, conserving nature, the sadness of a kill, and the problem trophy hunting, as well as his must-have gear and fitness routine.
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New to Nature? Start Backpacking and Camping with Rental Gear from CampCrate

New to Nature? Start Backpacking and Camping with Rental Gear from CampCrate

How do you plan for a backpacking trip in Yosemite when you have no gear? Simply rent what you need from CampCrate and ship it back when you're done. Founders Chad Lawver and Mason Gravley want to make it as easy as possible for beginners to go backpacking.
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Giveaway: Columbia’s Limited-Edition Stars Wars Parka Worn by the Crew of ‘Empire Strikes Back’

Giveaway: Columbia’s Limited-Edition Stars Wars Parka Worn by the Crew of ‘Empire Strikes Back’

Columbia Sportswear, working in close partnership with Lucasfilm Ltd., has created the Star Wars: Empire Crew Parka, a limited-edition replica of the coats that kept the 'Empire Strikes Back' crew safe and warm as they filmed on Hoth (aka Norway) — and The Manual is giving one away.
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Going off the Grid? You’ll Need These Essentials

Going off the Grid? You’ll Need These Essentials

Whether you're saying goodbye to society for a month-long campout or an indefinite plunge into the wild, going off the grid requires careful planning and preparation. If you're going off the grid, you'll need the gear on this list to make your new life safe, sustainable, and maybe even pleasurable.
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How to Fell a Tree With an Axe

How to Fell a Tree With an Axe

Whether you need to gather firewood, get rid of problem trees, or become a better outdoorsman, here's how to fell a tree with an axe.
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Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro: The Essential Gear List Recommendations

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro: The Essential Gear List Recommendations

There is no technical climbing involved, so it's accessible to nominally experienced hikers, but ascending Mount Kilimanjaro’s 19,341-foot summit demands a tolerance for high altitude, intense leg strength, and the right gear. Here's what you'll need.
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Where to Find the World’s Weirdest Winter Sports

Where to Find the World’s Weirdest Winter Sports

Sure, everyone's heard of hockey and snowboarding. But what about wok racing, snow kayaking, and ski ballet? Here's a quick rundown of the world's most unusual (and unique) winter sports.
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Colin O’Brady is Attempting to Cross Antarctica Solo, Unaided, and Unsupported

Colin O’Brady is Attempting to Cross Antarctica Solo, Unaided, and Unsupported

Colin O’Brady is attempting an impossible first: trying to be the first person ever to walk 1000 miles across Antarctica alone with no help and no food caches. British Army Captain Louis Rudd is trying to do the same thing. In a bar in Chile, they agreed to race.
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REI’s Cyber Monday Sale Includes Discounts Up to 50 Percent Off

REI’s Cyber Monday Sale Includes Discounts Up to 50 Percent Off

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Tips to Run Your Best From the Guy Who Created the Air Force’s Running Program

Tips to Run Your Best From the Guy Who Created the Air Force’s Running Program

Mark Cucuzzella wrote the manual for teaching Air Force badasses how to run. Now he's sharing his tips with The Manual, many of which are in his new book 'Run For Your Life.'
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How to Ice Fish: Everything You Need to Know Before You Go

How to Ice Fish: Everything You Need to Know Before You Go

Ice fishing can be complicated, dangerous, and also extremely relaxing. We put together the best tips, tricks, and gear to help you catch the big one.
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‘Climb’ Mount Everest All Day and Glamp All Night with 29029

‘Climb’ Mount Everest All Day and Glamp All Night with 29029

If you're willing to shell out a few bucks, you can conquer your very own Everest. All you need to do to "climb" Mount Everest is sign up for an adventure care of 29029, grab some hiking boots or trail runners, and head to Utah in August or Vermont in October.