Sleeping Bag - Space Cowboy
21 Feb 2018

How To Choose The Right Sleeping Bag

When overnighting in the wild backcountry, many of the factors contributing to our comfort and safety are beyond our control. For example, we have no say when a curious bear might decide to pay our campsite a visit, when a storm might blow in, when a mosquito might sneak through

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Patagonia Cover Photo
06 Feb 2018

Brand Spotlight: Patagonia – Setting The Example for The Outdoor Industry

In a world where our leaders appear to be getting progressively more unconscientious, it is a source of great comfort to know that not all our planet’s major players are cut from the same cloth. In the high echelons of the planet’s multinationals and positions of power, thankfully, there remain

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Nature's remedy to stress, depression and anxiety
18 Dec 2017

Nature’s Hidden Answer To Stress, Anxiety and Depression

Per the World Health Organization, depression is now the world’s most widespread illness impacting over 300 million people of all ages. This does not include the increasing amount of those experiencing some form of stress, and anxiety disorders. Cases of stress, depression and anxiety are currently at an all-time high.

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Backpacker's trail recipes, oatmeal
17 Dec 2017

Ten Backcountry Recipes That Will Keep You Energized and Eating Well on the Trail

Despite the rigorous demands of our sport and the amount of energy we expend doing it, many trekkers and hikers tend to have a fairly lax approach to nutrition when on the trail. Compared to other sporting enthusiasts – cyclists, long-distance runners, and weightlifters, for example – we tend to

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sherpaadventuregear
11 Nov 2017

Brand Spotlight: Sherpa Adventure Gear

With so many big-name and not-so-big-name outdoor brands on the market these days, all producing relatively similar goods, choosing where to spend your hard-earned cash can prove to be fairly problematic, especially for the less decisive among us. In terms of quality, value for money, durability and performance, the options

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Hiking Cinque Terre, Italy
19 Jul 2017

Seven of the Most Amazing Hiking Destinations in Italy

Choosing a hiking destination in Italy can be like choosing a ‘coffee’ bar in Amsterdam, a castle to visit in Scotland or a sauna in Sweden – with so many options, it can all get a little bit overwhelming and you’re likely not to be disappointed with your choice! Luckily,

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avalanchesafety
28 Jun 2017

Seven Must-Learn Mountaineering Skills Before Attempting Your First Summit

Viewing the summit-shots of successful mountaineers, we could be forgiven for thinking there’s not much to the art of mountaineering other than healthy levels of strength, stamina, fitness, courage and, of course, a good beard. Above, however, we have chosen our words very carefully, for mountaineering is indeed an ‘art’

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Lost beginner climber
01 Jun 2017

Nine Common Beginner Climbing and Mountaineering Mistakes To Avoid

Whatever pursuits we turn our hands to in life, as beginners the chances of making mistakes are exceedingly high. Climbing and mountaineering are no exception to this rule, only the potential consequences of our errors in either of these high-risk activities are considerably more severe than in most others. While

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ImogenePass
15 Dec 2016

The 5 Most Extreme Off-Road Paths in Western America

If you’re an avid off-roader, you know it is not easy finding quality trails to take your four wheel drive on the weekends. Across the United States, we have a plethora of terrain to choose from making it a haven for off road connoisseurs alike. The West Coast of the

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20 Nov 2016

Watch School Bus Filled With Children Escape Near Disaster

“Safe” is not a word you’d use to describe most Russian drivers. YouTube is absolutely filled with frightening Russian driver videos, showing everything from road rage, to epic accidents. So it’s not really surprising that a Russian school bus driver would attempt to cross a washed out bridge during a

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