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The Switcher Diaries: A Switcher's Guide To Windows 8.1

As a Mac user, it can be jarring switching back to Windows. Even just for a day, or in my case, a week. Here are all the problems I’ve run into so far, and ways to fix them to make your life as a switcher easier.


Video Shows How Lock Picking Works Using A Cutaway Lock

We have seen drawings and animations before, but this video is great at teaching how to pick a conventional door lock. It can’t get clearer than this cutaway mechanism. Now go practice and learn to be a good thief/spy/detective/dude in some thriller movie/policeman without scruples.


How To Find The Perfect Hiking Boot

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.


How To Drive Off-Road

Driving a truck off-road is the second most fun thing you’ll ever do. After riding a motorcycle off-road, of course. Here’s how you can start doing it, even if you don’t currently drive the world’s most capable vehicle.


So You Want To Be An Adventure Photographer...

So you like photography and go on some pretty cool adventures too? Then adventure photography might be for you. We’ll teach you everything you need to know to get started.


How To Photograph The Northern Lights

One of nature’s most incredible phenomena are the aurora borealis, more commonly known as the Northern Lights. We’ve been photographing them in Icelandm and we’re going to show you how to shoot them yourself.


How To Ride A Big, Heavy Motorcycle Off-Road

There’s no better way to see the world than from two wheels. But, the adventure motorcycles made to do just that are so big and heavy, riding them off the road becomes its own, separate and difficult to master skill. Here’s how to do it.


So You Want To Ride Your Motorcycle Around The World

Want to go the long way round? Or just find some forest trails and go motorcycle camping? This is where you get started.


How To Sharpen Any Knife

A sharp knife isn’t just sharper, it’s a safer, more efficient, more precise tool. And, like most people, your knives are probably dull. Here’s how to fix that quickly, easily and cheaply.


How To Cook Breakfast Over A Campfire Like A Pro

Forget instant oatmeal, in the outdoors you should be eating like a king. Here’s how to cook the breakfast of bearded champions: bacon, eggs and fried potatoes over a campfire.


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