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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11 Best Pocket Knives for Everyday Carry

Whether you consider yourself a present-day MacGyver or are just looking for a useful piece of gear, we've got you covered.
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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.
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The Best Water Shoes and Hiking Sandals for Your Most Adventurous Summer Yet

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10 Day Hike Essentials to Take Every Time You Hit the Trail

f you are missing anything from this checklist, each item can be purchased for $50 or less.
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Our favorite, all-around travel pants are suitable for every environment and activity, from finding comfort on the plane to finding adventure outdoors.
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Everything You Need to Know About Van Life (and Some Cool Gear to Take Along for Ride)

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