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 47 (the new 26), he still competes in multi-day adventure races and is always looking for his next great adventure!
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Outdoors

Step On Up: Burton Snowboards Announces New Boot-to-Binding Connection System

Burton Snowboards' Step On system will help deliver better board control by locking the boot directly to the binding.
Travel

Perfect Shot: 4 Best Travel Tripods For Your Next Adventure

The best travel tripods are compact, portable, and easy to use. Here are four great options for your next epic trip.
Outdoors

Take a Peek at these New Burton Jackets Before Snowboarding Season Arrives

Here's a look at the newest Burton jackets, which will be available in time for opening day on the slopes.
Travel

We’re Inclined to Check Out the World’s Best Funiculars

Funicular, an out-dated mode of transit resembling an inclined train, are an increasingly rare sight. Here are the best funiculars around the world.
Travel

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The Best Rock Climbing Places around the World

Some our favorite destinations for reaching new heights...
Outdoors

Lightweight Backpacking Chairs for Your Next Adventure

Sit comfortably without all the weight.
Outdoors

An Ounce Of Prevention: What To Pack in Your Own First Aid Kit

Knowing how to use the items in your first aid kit is just as important as having the kit itself.
Travel

Highway to Hell: Four of the World’s Most Dangerous Roads

Who doesn't love a good white-knuckle drive...
Travel

Take it on the Road: Our Favorite Travel Backpacks

Whether you are traveling to a neighboring state or around the world, travel backpacks are the most functional piece of luggage available.
Outdoors

Re-waterproofing Your Tent: Tips For Staying Dry This Season 

Sleeping in a tent during a summer rain can be a relaxing experience. However, nothing can ruin the experience more than for the tent to not be properly waterproofed prior to using or assuming that an older shelter is ready for anything…
Travel

The Most Dangerous Countries in the World: Five Places You Shouldn’t Visit

You probably shouldn't visit any of these countries...unless you're a mercenary.
Outdoors

Shed the Weight and Rise Above with the World’s Lightest Hammock

Whether you are a die-hard music festival goer or a minimalist backpacker, this ultralight hammock from Sea to Summit is sure to become a staple.
Outdoors

Take the Bite Out of Summer with these Best Insect Repellents

Whether in your own backyard or vacationing in some tropical locale, here is our breakdown of the most effective insect repellents.
Travel

Weird and Wonderful: Our Guide to Bizarre Roadside Attractions

From Cadillac Ranch to Lucy the Elephant, America's highways are lined with weird, wonderful, and bizarre roadside attractions.
Outdoors

Expose those Toes: Men’s Summer Sandals and Flip Flops

Our toes are feeling the sweet liberation from those long winter months of closed-toed shoes and boots.
Culture

24-Year-Old James Leitner is Walking 3,000 Miles Across America for Clean Drinking Water

Last month, 24-year-old James Leitner embarked on a 3,215 mile walk across the country to raise awareness about clean drinking water.
Travel

Ghost Towns: America’s Fascination with a Bygone Era

During the 1800s, towns across the United States seemingly sprung up over night with the discovery of gold. Many of them are now the Ghost Towns we know today.
Travel

Wanderlust: A Guide to Living the Van Life

If you're doing to ditch your job and responsibilities and live the Van Life, here's what you're going to need to be at least moderately comfortable.
Outdoors

Pics or It Didn’t Happen: Five Camera Bags for your Next Adventure

If you're going to drop a few g's on a fancy schmancy camera, you're going to need to protect it.
Outdoors

Four of the World’s Most Dangerous Trails for the Adrenaline Junkie

Take yourself to the edge--just not over it!
Travel

A Beginner’s Guide to Bikepacking–How to Roll and Where to Go

Simply put, bikepacking is a combination of backpacking and biking.