Clay Abney

Clay Abney

Clay Abney is a PR guru and freelance writer living in the wild and wonderful state of West Virginia, where he spends his days trail running, mountain biking, hiking, and working when the mood strikes. At 48 (the new 28), he still competes in multi-day adventure races, loves abusing gear, and traveling to remote off the grid locations around the globe.

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6 Simple Ways To Remove Shoe Scuffs

You can surprisingly repair most scuffs and abrasions with common household items.
Outdoors

Hit the Ground Running with the Best Men’s Trail Running Shoes

A great trail running shoe is sturdy, supportive, and ready for an all-terrain experience. Here are our top picks, all tested for size.
Culture

Why Now Is the Perfect Time to Plant a Garden

The recent restrictions on travel and daily routines put a damper on so many of our lifestyles. The brakes were applied and we were forced to reassess our patterns. Many of us got to experience working from home for the first time, students…
Outdoors

7 Best EDC Knives to Keep in Your Pocket

Whether you consider yourself a present-day MacGyver or are just looking for a useful piece of gear, we've got you covered.
Culture

You Should Be Sleeping Better, Especially Right Now. Here’s How

We asked Dr. Henry W. Mahncke, Ph.D. how to get better sleep because getting by on four hours doesn't cut it.
Outdoors

Keen Gave Away 100,000 Pairs of Shoes to People Affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic

In just five days, and working virtually, Keen launched the Together We Can Help campaign that gave away 100,000 pairs of shoes to people in need