Winter Hiking, Hydration, and Insulated Water Bottle Jackets

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Drinking plenty of water can be difficult when your face is covered with a winter balaclava, so prehydration is key. Whenever you go hiking, it’s important to stay properly hydrated. This is especially important for winter hiking, when even mild dehydration can cloud your judgment and reduce your energy level. In winter, water loss occurs … Continue reading Winter Hiking, Hydration, and Insulated Water Bottle Jackets

In Praise of the DNF

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 Instead of “Did Not Finish,” think “Did Not F-Up.” Here’s how to know when to throw in the towel—and how to get back on the horse. A Did Not Finish (DNF) isn’t the goal for any racer, but pulling the cord early isn’t always a bad thing. In some rare cases, wear it as a … Continue reading In Praise of the DNF

Drive Anywhere, Sleep Anywhere: Top Vehicles From Overland Expo

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Custom 4x4s, factory-made adventure vehicles, modified sleep systems: Overland Expo East displays the cutting edge and creative state of off-road vehicles. For a second year, from Sept. 29–Oct 1, Overland Expo East was held on the gorgeous Biltmore Estate grounds in Asheville, N.C. The event serves as center stage for the current state of the overland world, … Continue reading Drive Anywhere, Sleep Anywhere: Top Vehicles From Overland Expo

Best Women’s Flannels 2017: A Shirt for Every Budget

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Flannels are the unofficial cold-weather uniform of the outdoors. Suit up with picks that span the gamut, from performance to fashion. Nothing says fall like a flannel. Crisp nights by the campfire, brisk mornings chopping wood, and chilly days in town all pair perfectly with the warm and stylish shoulder-season staple. Today’s flannel evolved from … Continue reading Best Women’s Flannels 2017: A Shirt for Every Budget

ULA Photon Daypack Review

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The ULA Photon is a 35L frameless ultralight-style daypack. The ULA Photon is a 35L frameless ultralight-style daypack that weighs between 22-27 ounces, depending on how the pack is configured and whether you keep all of the optional components.  It’s basically a lower volume version of ULA’s CDT ultralight backpack (54L) ideal for day hikes, hut-to-hut … Continue reading ULA Photon Daypack Review