Steven John

Steven John

Steven John is a writer and journalist living just outside New York City, by way of 12 years in Los Angeles, by way of growing up in D.C. (Also there was that stint in Boston.) He can occasionally be found climbing mountains, is sometimes spotted in a canoe, and is most often found home with his wife, son, and as of March 2018, daughter. His writing can be found spread across the web and his novels can be found here: www.StevenJohnBooks.com
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Fashion & Style

Giveaway: Columbia’s ‘Star Wars’ Luke Skywalker Echo Base Jacket

It's as cold as Hoth outside — you need a Luke Skywalker Echo Base Jacket.
Outdoors

Pac Back Trio: The Camping Air Mat that’s also a Chair (and a Pillow)

The Pac Back Trio serves more than on purpose on a camping or backpacking trip.
Auto

Fast Forward: Were These Really the Cars of the Future?

'Fast Forward' give us a unique look at the automobile trends and predictions of generations past.
Auto

What It’s Like to Drive a Ferrari as a Four-Seat Family Car

Did you know that the family-friendly GTC4Lusso T can fit a car seat and groceries? And it only costs $300,000.
Auto

How to Winterize a Car Like a Pro (With Advice from a Pro)

Before you ask your auto to keep you safe and warm this season, take some time to learn how winterize a car.
Outdoors

How to Split Wood Like a Lumberjack (With or Without an Axe)

Learning how to split wood — with or without an axe — will help you build roaring fires for years to come.
Food & Drink

Tasty 2-Ingredient Side Dishes

These side dishes are perfect on the Thanksgiving table (or on any other day of the year).
Outdoors

A Brief and Shining History of the Coleman Brand

We're big admirers of the Coleman brand because we know first hand the outdoors products work. But how did Coleman become a household name?
Food & Drink

How to Eat Your Fill During a Fancy Dinner at the James Beard House

If you're going to dine at the James Beard House, plan to come hungry and pace yourself. The courses seem endless and the wine flows freely.
Outdoors

‘Below Zero’ Book Review: Behold the Beauty of Life Lived in the Cold

The new 'Below Zero' book from Gestalten filled with photography and reflections by and about those intrepid souls who spend their lives where snow and ice hold sway.
Living

Why We Have the (Objectively Terrible) Daylight Saving Time

Much like the appendix, the paper ballot, and the cable box, Daylight Saving Time is a concept grounded in reason but no longer of much practical use to anyone.
Outdoors

These are the Best Winter Hiking Boots for Men

Cold weather calls for winter hiking boots. We picked these options for their warmth, water-resistance, support, and traction.
Outdoors

Boy Meets Woods: Our First Father-Son Camping Trip

Just after my son turned four, and two days before I turned 35, we went on our first father-son camping trip. Here's what you can learn from our experience.
Fashion & Style

Tsubo Kenson Sneakers Should Be Your New Go-To Casual Shoes

We loved wearing Tsubo Kenson Mid Sneakers — and you will too.
Culture

Discover the Art and History of Ink in ‘Vintage Tattoo Flash: Volume II’

Seen on skin, tattoo flash is merely ink in the eyes of most viewers. Seen in the pages of 'Vintage Tattoo Flash: Volume II,' it is art.
Culture

Famous Last Words from the Most Badass Men of History

There are countless lists of famous last words, but we're not concerned with profundity. Here are the goddamned manliest things a man ever said before he kicked off.
Auto

See 70 Years of Ferrari History on Display in New York City this Weekend

If you're in NYC this Columbus Day weekend, explore seven decades worth of Ferrari history and cars.
Outdoors

Give Yourself a Hand: How to Choose (and Use) the Best Trekking Poles

Hiking without the best trekking poles is like hiking without the best whiskey. You just don't do it.
Travel

East Coast Hikes to Ruins, Ghost Towns, and Other Abandoned Splendor

The beauty of nature and the sometimes eerie, sometimes enchanting, and always intriguing vestiges of faded history can be found on these East Coast hikes.
Culture

Backbone Smart Posture Brace Helps You Sit Up Straighter

How do you achieve proper posture in your adult years?
Outdoors

Sven Can See is a Clever Anti-Fog Solution for Glasses and Goggles

One application of this anti-fog spray will keep your glasses, goggles, or mask clear for eight hours or more.