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

Lightweight Backpacking Chairs for Your Next Adventure

Sit comfortably without all the weight.
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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.
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.
Travel

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

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

Discovering Norway by Sea: The ‘Fast Route’ From Kirkenes to Bergen

Today, a fleet of 11 ships navigates the 11-day, round-trip journey between Kirkenes and Bergen, Norway, delivering mail, cars, equipment, food & passengers.
Outdoors

Urban to Trail: Lifestyle Apparel for the Adventurer

From underwear to outerwear and footwear to eyewear, those of us that live an adventurous lifestyle love to have a complimentary wardrobe.
Outdoors

All Aboard: Adventure at the bottom of the world!

Travel to the bottom of the world is becoming increasingly popular and seeing Antarctica by expedition ship is a unique way to experience this least accessible of the continents.
Outdoors

Feather Filled: The Best Down Jackets for 2017

A quality down jacket is worth its weight in gold
Outdoors

Trekking to Machu Picchu

Pro Tip: Be physically prepared.
Travel

Rolling Luggage for the Long Haul

Consider these bags before beginning your 2017 adventures.
Outdoors

The Wild Side of the Dominican Republic    

Looking for a mid-winter getaway but can’t fathom the notion of another all-inclusive resort, instead, consider a trip to Jarabacoa and take a walk on the wild side of the Dominican Republic.
Outdoors

Essential Gear for the Intrepid Adventure Traveler

Choosing the right gear for your next trip is essential to a great adventure.