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I just spent two weeks in the Philippines, a place The Department of State deems dangerous and warns that "U.S. citizens should continue to exercise extreme caution if travelling to certain regions and cities." Here's why it wasn't scary, and why you should plan to island-hop as soon as possible!

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Think "Maui" and you probably think geriatric tourists wearing socks with sandals. But, get away from the overpriced resorts and head into the jungle and you'll find one of Hawaii's last bastions of local culture. Which means there's local food too. Here's what to eat and how to find it.

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For an incredibly simple concept — keeping you dry — rain jackets have involved into awfully complicated products. Air flow rates, water pressure resistance, durable water repellent coatings, hard shells, soft shells... the list of technical terms goes on. Here's what they all mean, and how you can use them to find the best jacket for you.

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The foundation for comfort outdoors, a sleeping bag is probably the most essential item of camping gear. But, they now come in a lot of styles. Mummy, rectangle, quilt, synthetic, down and backed or backless. Which is right for you?

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I just visited Iceland for the first time! But, due to airport chaos, I was only there for exactly 36 hours. Here's what I learned from my short trip, camping out on ice and dunking myself in the country's steaming hot springs.

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The most important item in your outdoor wardrobe, hiking boots grant you the ability to traverse challenging terrain, work to keep your entire body comfortable and supported while carrying heavy loads and help regulate temperature and dryness. They're also a difficult purchase to get right, particularly if you're buying online. Here's how to do that.

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This image — found by Erika Engelhaupt — shows the best places to hide in case of a nuclear blast, part of a recent US government guide about what to do in case of a nuclear detonation. It's scary to see that the US is still actively considering this risk.

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We are all vulnerable to security problems from time to time — from hacked routers to data-leaking apps and everything in between. Fortunately, protecting yourself is as easy as taking a look at the default settings on your computer. Here's how you can protect yourself.

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You didn't want to settle for Apple's underpowered hardware, so you built yourself a hackintosh. A few years later it's feeling slow and you want to upgrade. Because you created the machine yourself, you don't need to shell out tons of cash for a new one. You can upgrade for a fraction of the price of your original build. But upgrading your hackintosh involves a bit of work and some new challenges — unless you take the right approach.

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Apple's OS X Mountain Lion is out, and it's just north of 20 bucks. That's cheap enough that the price alone probably isn't a barrier to upgrade — it's more about your individual needs. Here's a quick guide to see, at a glance, if you should go with Mountain Lion, or maybe sit this one out.