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Benjamin Buckingham

Benjamin Buckingham

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Ben lives in Portland, Oregon where he works as a freelance writer and outdoor guide.

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This is how to avoid getting sick while camping

Getting sick is never fun, but it's particularly unfortunate when you're out camping. Take note of these basic tips to stay safe and well in the outdoors.
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Your guide to the pescatarian diet for healthier living

Are you thinking of changing your diet? If a healthier you is on the to-do list this year, you might consider the pescatarian diet.
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11 best climbing documentaries to get you pumped for your next adventure

Whether you’re waiting to visit your local crag or are looking to travel to a remote climbing destination, these docs are sure to fill you with inspiration.
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How to dye your beard at home in 3 simple steps

We've put together a number of tips to help you put the color back in your facial hair, making dying your beard simple and easy.
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Make winter sports stress-free: Visit these phenomenal all-inclusive ski resorts

All-inclusive holidays are a great way to reduce stress. Just arrive safe in the knowledge that passes, ski rentals, and everything else is taken care of.
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The best snowshoes for winter trail exploration

These snowshoes are some of our favorites and make an impact when out in the snow.
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The 10 best sweet treats for your Valentine’s Day celebration

These Valentine's Day dessert recipes taste great and are perfect for sharing with others.
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Plan a great Valentine’s Day dinner (we’ve got recipes for every skill level)

These Valentine's Day dinner recipes are great whether you're flying solo or hosting a party.
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Orlando travel guide: It’s more than just Disney

Orlando has a whole lot more to offer than just theme parks. Here's everything you need to know about the popular tourist destination.
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Hit the slopes with the whole family at these top resorts

Heading to the slopes with the whole family this winter? Hit up one of these resorts for a great time for everyone.

10 Best Hiking Socks for Men To Buy in 2022

The best hiking socks for men are all you need to ensure a comfortable fit both on and off the trail.
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Here’s What You Need To Know About Night Hiking

While hiking in broad daylight is a lot of fun, doing it after sunset brings a uniquely engaging experience with the skies, the cosmos, and the wilderness.
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How To Clean Your Oven Using 4 Different Methods

Clean baked-on food and grease out of your oven with one of these easy methods.
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How To Clean a Keurig for Better-Tasting Coffee

Cleaning your Keurig every few months results in better-tasting coffee. We'll show you how to clean your Keurig as great-tasting coffee is just a wash away.
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How To Clean Your Microwave With These Cleaning Hacks

Remove stuck-on food and stubborn odors from your microwave with these five easy methods.
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South Florida Travel Guide: Where to Stay, What to Eat, and More

Miami is great, but sometimes you want to travel without the hustle and bustle. Fort Lauderdale is one of the best South Florida cities to eat, shop, and relax.
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Basic Cooking Techniques You Need to Know (With Videos)

These basic cooking techniques will help you prepare delicious food easier. Once you learn basics, you can build on that to really showcase your meals.
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Barcelona Travel Guide: Where to Stay, What to Eat, and More

Barcelona offers plenty of beachline, beautiful architecture, great food, and has something to offer everyone. Get lost exploring this amazing city.
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These Are the Best Men’s Work Boots for Cold Weather

Whether you work construction, forestry, or just need tough boots for everyday use, these boots will stand up to plenty of wear and tear.
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Miami Travel Guide: Where to Stay, What to Eat, and More

Miami is more than beautiful beaches and warm weather. Year round it's one of the top travel destinations and this is why.
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Get the Best Men’s Winter Vest to Stay Warm and Fashionable

With winter in full swing, it's time to up your layering game! A vest is a great way to add style and warmth to your wardrobe.
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The Best Men’s Cable Knit Sweaters For Winter

Cable knit sweaters are a stylish and warm addition to every man's wardrobe.
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Florida Vacation Travel Guide: How to Plan a Great Getaway

The Sunshine State has a spot for everyone. Learn about some of the best places to visit in this Florida vacation travel guide.
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The 6 Best Small Two-Person Tents of 2022

Whether you want to reduce your overall pack size or simply free up space for more additional outdoor comforts, these tents will do the trick.
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Does the Egg Diet Work and Can You Lose Weight From It?

There are so many diets out there and some seem strange while others don't. The egg diet is a thing but is it effective and safe? Find out here.
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The Best Ski Socks to Hit the Slopes With This Season

These wool-blend cushioned socks are great for winter sports.
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This is How To Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

A lot of people can get discouraged when they slip up on their New Year's Resolutions. Try these tips to keep on track even if you slip up.
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How to Cross Country Ski (Complete with Video)

These tips and tricks will teach you how to cross country ski will help you learn how to ski and improve your skills.

New Year, New You. The Best Push Pull Workouts You Can Do

These are the best push pull workouts to help you focus on specific body parts during your workout. It's a great place to start for more powerful workouts.
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Can’t Sleep? Here Are the Best Podcasts for Sleep

Drift off to sleep with one of these peaceful, meditative podcasts.
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The 9 Best Air Fryers for Healthier Fried Food

With air fryer ovens getting more advanced, choosing the best one is becoming a little challenging. So we rounded up the best air fryers to have in 2022.
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The Best Snow Boots for Every Winter Activity

Whether you're headed for a high alpine summit in the depths of winter or you just have to shovel the driveway, you need a pair of snow boots.
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The Best Homemade Cookie Recipes To Make This Year

Whether you're traveling to be with family or staying put for the holidays these cookies will bring you joy.
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The 10 Best Cookie Brands to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

There's nothing like a good ol' cookie. There's also nothing like baking cookies at the holidays either. That's why you need to grab these now.
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The Beginner’s Guide on How to Meal Prep

Meal prepping is time-consuming and sometimes overwhelming. Learn the basics on how to meal prep and build from there.
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This is Why Coffee Can Make You Sleepy

Learn how to consume caffeine in a healthy way with the least impact on your sleep.
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The 7 Best Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

We’ve gathered these deliciously simple Thanksgiving dessert recipes for a delicious feast, from pie to cobbler to an easy no-bake recipe.
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How to Smoke a Turkey for Your Thanksgiving Feast

A lot can go wrong when it comes to smoking a turkey. We've gathered some tips from the experts at Charleston, South Carolina's Swig & Swine to help you out.
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The 9 Best Small Coffee Makers for Home Use and Travel

Small coffee makers save space, are great for traveling, and come in a variety of styles.
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Best Thanksgiving Side Dishes

The Manual has collected the best Thanksgiving side dishes sure to please your family and friends this year.
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How Exactly Do You Brine a Turkey?

Elevate your Thanksgiving turkey and turn it into a meat dish worth craving rather than simply enduring. We've compiled here some tips from professional chefs.
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How To Carve a Turkey Like an Award-Winning Chef

Hosting Thanksgiving? Worried about butchering the poor bird? Don't fret — we asked a chef to explain how to carve a turkey properly.
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What Size Cooler Do I Need For My Trip?

Read on to learn what size cooler you need for all of your adventures.
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How To Buy Cross-Country Skis for Your Winter Escapades

Study our buying guide on cross-country skis well, so you'll be more than prepared to take whatever the frigid terrain throws at you.
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A Beginner’s Guide to Fly Tying

We've compiled everything you need to know to get into fly tying for fishing.
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How To Leave No Trace While Recreating Outdoors

Learn how to apply Leave no Trace princples to your next outdoor adventure
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The 10 Best Tactical Backpacks You Need for a Rugged Commute or Adventure

Boasting a military-grade look, these best tactical backpacks bring durability and functionality wherever you go, making them the king of all backpacks.
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The 7 Best Budget Backpacking Tents in 2022

Just because they’re budget tents doesn’t mean they’re not high quality.
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The Absolute Best Trail Cameras To Buy Now

Whether it's for safety purposes or storing memories of your adventures, you can never go wrong with trail cameras. Here's a list of what to buy right now.