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How to Catch a Fish With Your Bare Hands

Catching a fish with your bare hands sounds like the sort of story you’d hear around a campfire, a tall tale to be sure. But, hand fishing works and lots of people do it. You may have heard of noodling for catfish, but other types of fish can be caught with just your hands too, and in fact, hand fishing is common enough that some areas have specific fishing regulations dedicated to it.  Far more than an incredible party trick, learning to fish with your bare hands is an invaluable survival skil...
Tags: Outdoors, Life, Fishing, Manly Skills, Ted Slampyak, Amazon Illustrated


Best Cyber Monday deals 2020: When is it and what can we expect?

Cyber Monday is set to be bigger than ever this year and we have all the details you need to know to be ready.
Tags: Deals, Outdoors, Mobile, Gaming, Wearables, Photography, Music, Trends, Computing, Home Theater, Virtual Reality, Smart Home, Cyber Monday 2020


How to Poop in Nature

We’ve all been there. Inevitably, as soon as you’re too far away from a rest area, port-o-potty, or public restroom—provided they’re even open in the first place—you have to go. And when you gotta go, you gotta go.Read more...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Camping, Hiking, Poop, Emergency, Lifehacks, Survival


The best headlamps

With the right headlamp, you can safely hike at night, find your way around a nighttime campsite, take your dog for a walk at dusk, or work on that prized '69 Mustang hands-free.When shopping for a headlamp, you'll want a durable option that offers a comfortable fit, variable brightness settings, and enough battery life to avoid going dim after a few hours of use. Our top pick, the BioLite Headlamp 330, is a balanced and comfortable headlamp featuring a sweat-wicking headband and a light enough ...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Outdoors, Camping, Hiking, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Backpacking, AAA, Steven John, Owen Burke, Ledlenser, Camping Essentials, Rick Stella, Insider Picks 2020


Paris Trash Cans

You are probably scratching your head and possibly saying the following things about the above blog title, photo, and post below. 1. Has Richard lost his mind, flipped his wig, gone insane, lost his marbles, gone off his rocker, gone mad, gone bonkers, went mental, or went bananas? Poor thing, the lockdown really must have gotten to him.   2. Why is Eye Prefer Paris posting about trash cans? Is that the only thing going on in Paris right now?   3. I know Richard has posted wacky th...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Instagram, Paris, Richard, Gardens, Parks, Richard Nahem


Best Prime Day drone deals 2020: What to expect

We’re expecting some extraordinary deals on drones that you can take advantage of even before Prime Day hits.
Tags: Deals, Outdoors, Photography, Trends, Drone, Emerging Tech, Drone Deals, Prime Day 2020


The best men's hiking boots

Lacing up the right pair of hiking boots goes a long way toward making sure hikes are comfortable, no matter if you're out on a multi-day backpacking trip or just hitting the trail for few hours at a time.The best hiking boots offer a long-lasting, comfortable fit, provide stability across diverse terrain, and are able to be quickly broken in. Our top pick, the Asolo TPS 520 GV hiking boots, gives you the support, water-resistance, and comfort you need to conquer any trail or mountain.Choosing t...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Outdoors, Oregon, Hiking, Trends, Columbia Sportswear, Features, Colombia, United States, Buying Guide, Columbia, Gtx, Merrell, Grand Teton, Gore Tex


29 last-minute outdoor gifts from REI — for everyone from skiers and snowboarders, to campers and hikers

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. REI For the outdoor-adventure-minded, there's no place like REI.A veritable wonderland of all things outdoors from camping stoves to stand-up paddleboards and sleeping bags, it's our go-to for a one-stop-shop before setting out into the wilds.Below, we've rounded up some of our favorites from within and without the co-op, and if it's an experience that they're after, REI has you covered there, too....
Tags: Reviews, Outdoors, Gift Guide, Fitness, Trends, Features, Gifts, Patagonia, Aeropress, Macy, Leatherman, Thule, Arbor, Appalachian Trail, Owen Burke, REI Co


The 14 most popular tiny homes you can rent in the US this fall, according to Glamping Hub

This could be your fall getaway this year. Courtesy Glamping Hub As states continue to reopen, Americans are beginning to travel again, opting for socially distanced getaways close to home. Business Insider teamed up with Glamping Hub, an online marketplace for luxury outdoor accommodations, to identify their most popular tiny house rentals in the US. Glamping Hub defines a tiny house as a living space that has elements of a traditional house, but is small enough to encourage guests to con...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Autumn, Fall, Utah, New York, Texas, Design, Camping, Colorado, Life, US, Trends, Features, Nature, Road Trips


The best wild bird feeders

Bird-watching is a fun, rewarding, and beautiful pastime. To get those feathered visitors flocking to your yard, you'll need to choose the right bird feeder for the type of bird you want to attract.We did the research to gather this selection of the best bird feeders, whether you're hoping to attract hummingbirds, want to see orioles, can't get enough finches, or are just hoping for the widest variety of birds possible.Your morning cup of coffee, a few minutes gazing out the window, and a backya...
Tags: Reviews, Yard, Outdoors, Garden, Trends, Buying Guide, Bird, North America, Anna, Baltimore, Borneo, Cirque Du Soleil, Central and South America, Bullock, West What, Insider Picks 2020


GoPro’s Hero9 Black to see big changes, report suggests

The next iteration of GoPro's Hero action camera could be coming any day now
Tags: Outdoors, Photography, News, Trends, Gopro, Action Cameras, Breaking Twitter, Hero 9 Black


GoPro’s Hero 9 Black to include big changes, report suggests

The leak of apparent packaging for GoPro’s Hero 9 Black suggests that a slew of exciting changes are coming to the next iteration of the popular action camera.
Tags: Outdoors, Photography, News, Trends, Gopro, Action Cameras, Black, Breaking Twitter, Hero 9 Black


GoPro’s Hero9 Black to include big changes, report suggests

The next iteration of GoPro's Hero action camera could be coming any day now
Tags: Outdoors, Photography, News, Trends, Gopro, Action Cameras, Breaking Twitter, Hero 9 Black


Rodin In His Garden At Musée Rodin

Dear Subscribers, Sorry about the error yesterday, when you received the blog Rodin In His Garden At Musée Rodin and it was about Panier de Sens. Here's the correct article for the Rodin In His Garden At Musée Rodin. Enjoy!  I can’t remember the last time I visited the Rodin Museum, so when I read there was a new exhibition, I returned. It was late morning on Saturday, when I visited. Once there, I forgot how beautiful and serene it was, an oasis of calm and order.   Rodin In His Garde...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Facebook, Instagram, France, Paris, John, Calais, Gardens, Parks, Rodin, Musee Rodin, Maison Objet, Victor Hugo, John Baxter, Rodin Museum


How to Survive a Shark Attack

Sharks don’t really like the taste of people, but their poor vision and the splashing of beachgoers can lead to sharks confusing you for something they’d otherwise want to eat. Here’s what you should do if you see a fin slicing through the water and the theme from Jaws starts playing.Read more...
Tags: Outdoors, Animals, Summer, Lifehacks, Swimming, Sharks, Beaches, Animal Attacks, Survival Skills


2019 – A Year of Travel In 100 Color Photographs

Every year I post 100 of my favorite photos from the year’s travels.  Ordinarily, this post comes around the New Year. For 2018 I was a full year delayed due to issues with WordPress. I’m extremely delayed in getting this post (photos from 2019) written, but had an extensive backlog to work through and have been delayed with work and travels. Now, fully caught up, I’m happy to pull together 100 of my favorite color shots from 2019 to share with you.  This year’s post includes photos from Geo...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Asia, Europe, Landscape, Instagram, Colorado, Scotland, China, US, Georgia, Sony, Oman, Desert, Norway, Northern Lights


The best snow shovels

Shoveling snow might not be much fun, but it need not be a loathsome burden, either. All you need is a great snow shovel to help you get the job done. The DMOS Alpha Shovel is our top pick because its serrated blade easily cuts into and lifts large blocks of snow and because the shovel disassembles and packs down small enough to fit in the trunk, in a closet, or even in a backpack. If you're looking to move a ton of snow as quickly as possible, check out our guide to the best snow blowers. Sho...
Tags: Reviews, Home, Outdoors, Snow, Trends, Features, Car, Buying Guide, Joe, Steven John, Shovel, Insider Picks 2020, Insider Picks Guides, Best Guides, Guide Update, Outdoors (Reviews


The best patio umbrellas

Whether you want to add some style to your outdoor patio or need the extra shade, you'll want the right patio umbrella for your space and budget.The FiberBuilt 9-Foot Terrace Tilt Umbrella uses an octagon-shaped canopy and push-button tilt to cover lots of space, and it can easily fit into a bistro table or stand.The perfect patio umbrella should not just make your outdoor space more livable, it should also add a little beauty.Whether you need a sturdy table umbrella to keep you and your guests ...
Tags: Reviews, Home, Outdoors, California, US, Trends, Features, Brooklyn, Buying Guide, Abba, Deck, Don, Hampton Bay, California Umbrella, Insider Picks 2020, Insider Picks Guides


The best sun protection clothing brands

Athleta Let's face it, sometimes sunscreen isn't enough, especially since dangerous UV rays can penetrate your clothing.  Instead of risking it, avoid future sun damage by wearing garments made specifically with UPF protection that are designed to protect against harsh UV rays. Our top pick for clothing brands that sell the best sun protection clothing is L.L.Bean because the company produces well-made, on-trend basics with built-in protection you can wear every day.  During the warmer mo...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Outdoors, Style, Clothing, Trends, Features, Athleta, Kylie, Lilly Pulitzer, Makaha, Ultraviolet Protection Factor UPF, Coolibar, UPF, Kylie Joyner, Rick Stella


Best Prime Day Drone Deals 2020: What to expect

We’re expecting some extraordinary deals on drones that you can take advantage of even before Prime Day hits.
Tags: Deals, Outdoors, Photography, Trends, Drone, Emerging Tech, Drone Deals, Prime Day 2020


These cult-favorite outdoor sandals are the only reason my feet survived a 3-day music festival

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Teva In the 1980s, a former river guide created Teva, a Velcro-strapped sport sandal, so his flip-flops could stay on his feet through rugged conditions. Today, you won't find them just in the canyons of Arizona. Everyone from avid hikers to casual city recreationalists love these practical sandals for their comfort, durability, and support. The Universal Sandal is the brand's best-seller, but we t...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Outdoors, Shoes, San Francisco, Trends, Georgia, Arizona, Women's Shoes, Manhattan, Shop, Grand Canyon, Footwear, Sandals, Bay, Golden Gate Park


These are the best cheap grill deals for September 2020

If you are looking for a new outdoor grill, we have rounded up some fantastic grill deals for you.
Tags: Deals, Outdoors, Trends, Grill, SAH, Commerce 2020, Grill Deals


How to Make Your Own Natural Bug Spray

It’s infuriating how a tiny little vampiric insect can ruin one’s experiences in the outdoors — whether a hike through the woods or a backyard BBQ. To ward off ‘squitos and other annoying bugs, folks typically reach for a store-bought can of repellent and spray themselves in a cloud of it. That can certainly do the trick, but you can also avail yourself to more organic alternatives. Homemade insect repellents drawn from the environment have existed for thousands of years, and can be whipped ...
Tags: Amazon, Outdoors, Life, Manly Skills, Rosemary Clove Cedarwood


Google Maps’ tab for saved places given a useful boost

Three new features for Google Maps "saved places" tab make it much more useful
Tags: Outdoors, Mobile, Maps, News, Trends, Google Maps, Saved Places


These are the best cheap pressure washer deals for September 2020

We've rounded up all the best pressure washer deals so you never have to pay full price again.
Tags: Deals, Outdoors, Trends, Smart Home, Pressure Washer, SAH, Commerce 2020, Pressure Washer Deals


The gear you need to start camping with your truck

When outfitting a truck for camping, choose gear that's light, versatile, and durable enough to stand up to rough terrain.Keep it simple, too — If you're trying to get away, don't go overboard in bringing what you need and remember the less you have, the easier it is to pack up and clean at the end of your trip.We tested gear from brands like Camp Chef, Roofnest, and Yakima to find the best truck camping gear fit for everything from weekends spent at the campground to multi-day overlanding trips...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Outdoors, Camping, Trends, Features, River, Buying Guide, South America, Kia, Usgs, Yeti, Garmin, Falcon, Tents, Camping Gear


How to Effectively Use Bear Spray

Earlier this month, 71-year-old Donald Zimmerman was jogging near Pillar Mountain outside of Kodiak, Alaska. He was surrounded by berry bushes that were just starting to fill out, and he knew that encountering bears was a possibility, which is exactly why he carried bear spray. He saw the bear out of the corner of his eye just before the attack. Zimmerman was mauled before he had a chance to pull the spray out, but during a brief break from the violence, he managed to uncap his spray and deploy...
Tags: Outdoors, Life, Survival, ZIMMERMAN, Kodiak Alaska, Manly Skills, Ted Slampyak, Amazon Illustrated, Donald Zimmerman, Pillar Mountain


The best cheap GoPro alternatives that won’t leave you broke for September 2020

Hot weather is here. A good action camera is a perfect way to record your adventures
Tags: Deals, Outdoors, Photography, Trends, Action Cams, Action Cameras, Outdoor Cameras, Wearable Cameras, GoPro alternatives, WP Commerce, Commerce-alternatives


The best backpack coolers

Backpack coolers are a convenient and comfortable way to carry cold food and drinks with you when you're camping, hiking, or wandering about the wilderness.They're more than just a cooler with straps, too, as most are designed to ease the strain on your back while even remaining comfortable (no matter the contents) on longer hikes.Our top pick, the Yeti Hopper Backflip 24, sets a high standard of quality for backpack coolers with a durable, insulated, and leakproof design and a comfortable load ...
Tags: Reviews, Outdoors, Trends, Features, Backpack, Buying Guide, Shell, Yeti, Hopper, Don, YKK, Duraflex, Hydro Flask, Cooler, Rick Stella, Insider Picks 2020


The best canteens

Even in a world filled with hydration belts, collapsible water bottles, and backpack water bladders, you can't go wrong with a proper canteen.A canteen offers a high level of durability, ease of use, and reliable convenience no matter if you're just out for a day hike or on a longer backpacking trip.Our top pick, the Pinty G.I. Army Stainless Steel canteen, features a lightweight design, rugged construction, and a companion steel cup that can be used to cook food or boil water. When it comes to ...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Amazon, Outdoors, Camping, Hiking, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Rothco, Laken, Steven John, Pinty, Rick Stella, Insider Picks 2020, Insider Picks Guides