My existence hinges on three things, each interconnected: Food, laziness, and websites that bring food to me. Today, the third has been rendered null. Thus begins the domino effect that leads to me wasting away to death. And I didn’t even get to try that new sushi place down the street.
Down has the highest warmth-to-weight and warmth-to-packed size ratio of any widely available material. And quality items made from it can last for decades. If you take care of them. Here’s how.
Well, are you? Here’s a comprehensive guide to staying warm, staying dry and staying active when it’s cold outside. We’ll show you the best ways to do that, but also the affordable ways.
Down is the most effective commonly-available insulator for outdoors apparel. But, it’s also expensive, loses its ability to insulate when wet (if untreated) and — there’s no way around this — is horribly cruel to most of the ducks and geese who donate their underfeathers. Now, there may be a real alternative:…
Down is the most effective, commonly available insulator known to man. So long as you keep it dry. But, new hydrophobic down coatings promise to retain its warmth when wet. We tested that claim by cutting a hole in a frozen lake and jumping through it.
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?
Thanks to its shoe-style, zipper-free design, this new Backcountry Bed Duo from Sierra Designs packs bed-level comfort for two into a bag that's small and light enough to actually fit in a backpack. If you want to cuddle outside, this is the bag for you. Sadly, it's not as good as it could be.
The Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Down Jacket is the lightest fully featured down jacket in the world at 7 oz. It's incredibly warm and packs down smaller and lighter than four Clif Bars.
Planning a fast and light cold weather adventure? The Mountain Hardwear Mtn Speed 32 employs a new type of nylon to become the lightest sleeping bag capable of keeping you warm in freezing weather.
Downforeveryoneorjustme.com is the site we all use to figure out if sites are actually down or not. But right now, that site appears to be down. I think? Is it really down? Or is it just me? I can't tell.
A two-person sleeping bag that packs down no heavier or larger than a single one-person bag? The Nemo Tango Duo Slim 30's innovative backless design enables it to achieve that. Here's how. http://indefinitelywild.gizmodo.com/so-you-want-to...
If you thought the Internet freaked out for a little bit and every site you went to was down, you're not alone. Major websites were down: CNN, Huffington Post, ESPN, Gawker, The Washington Post, BuzzFeed, etc. were all broken. Why? Because of a glitch with Facebook.
According to users and various reports, Facebook is currently down in the US of A. As in it's not working. As in it won't even load. In fact, Facebook hasn't been working for over an hour. How in the world is the world surviving?
Twitter is having big time problems in some places right now. Out in California, I can't even get the website to load or the desktop app to show any tweets. It's completely, utterly borked. But out in New York, no one seems to be having any problems. And Twitter on my phone works! What's the deal?
Wikipedia went down for a couple of hours yesterday. The reason? Some dumb ass managed to sever the fiber cables connecting the site's servers in Florida.
Google is reporting that there's a widespread outage of its Talk IM service. The company explains that it's "aware of a problem with Google Talk affecting a majority of users".
Gmail went down for a period of an hour or more today, affecting two percent of users worldwide. Google just confirmed that it has now resolved the issue, and everything should be back to normal.
For some people, weather means nothing; they have to get outside and into nature no matter what. Here's the thing, though: without the right gear, they will die out there. Here's some of the sweetest cold-weather camp gear around.
The best battery is one that lasts forever. The runner-up is one that charges because you're using the device it powers. And Australian researches are trying to make the latter a more mainstream reality.