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A Basic Guide To Cheap Outdoors Gear For Broke Adventurers

On a budget but still want to be comfortable and safe on your outdoors adventures? Here’s a guide to what you need to spend money on, what you don’t and how to find effective clothing, tools, boots, bags and whatnot on a budget.


Visit Thailand, Climb Rocks

After adventuring in some of the world’s harshest environments, we went to Thailand to thaw out and drink from coconuts. We wouldn’t be laying on beaches though. We were there to experience some of the best sport climbing in the world.


BioLite's New Lanterns Are A Tiny Powergrid For Your Campsite 

The ingenious twig-burning folks at BioLite have done it again. Their latest, the NanoGrid, is a combo battery pack and lighting system for the outdoors. Now you can charge your gadgets and light up your campsite with the power of a single wood stove.


So You Want To Be An Adventure Photographer: Everything You Need To Know

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.


Adventure Tested: Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Review

With additional armour and unique, physical buttons, the waterproof Samsung Galaxy S5 Active targets outdoorsy users. Well, I’m outdoorsy, so I took it outside and beat it up. Does it work?


Gigantic Wooden Dice Fill Your Yard With Yahtzee

Like giant Koi in a pond who’ve grown larger than their goldfish siblings trapped in a bowl, this set of six over-sized wooden dice is designed to be tossed around in your spacious backyard. They say everything is better when it’s super-sized, right? So playing with Yahtzee with five of these dice might actually come close to being actually fun.


What It Feels Like To Crawl Into A -34°C Sleeping Bag In The Himalayas

Need to sleep outside somewhere that you could literally freeze to death in under an hour? Turns out they make sleeping bags designed to make that not just possible, but even comfortable. Here’s what they feel like.


Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Outdoor Sleeping Pads

As important for keeping you warm at night as a sleeping bag and the difference between a good night’s sleep and no sleep at all, sleeping pads are one of the most important things you can take with you outdoors. And, the latest generation is better than ever. Here’s everything we learned about them while conducting an exhaustive comparison test.


Walking On The Alien World From Interstellar

You probably recognise Iceland’s Vatnajökull glacier from countless movies and TV shows including Game of Thrones, Batman Begins, and most recently Christopher Nolan’s upcoming science-fiction epic, Interstellar. We went hiking on it.


An Instant Portable Campfire Saves You From Chopping Firewood

Camping is supposed to be about relaxing and enjoying the great outdoors, not spending your time chopping up logs just so you can keep a fire burning. So if you can spare a can of propane, you can now just bring a portable campfire with you — or at least a close facsimile thereof.


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