Hike 2600 miles through the United States in six minutes

From Mexico and all the way up to Canada with something called the United States of America in between. One man, Tyler Fox, decided to hike the Pacific Crest Trail and make his way completely through the US. That would be a 2,600 mile hike through California, Oregon and Washington. Here's what he saw. » 1/28/14 10:03pm 1/28/14 10:03pm

The Best Gifts For Getting Lost In the Woods

When shopping for that special someone who loves the great outdoors, it's easy to be overwhelmed. There are so many companies and so many items with so many different features that it's hard to know where to start. That's why we thought we'd kickstart this party with some of our favorite camping gear. We hope H.D.… » 12/13/13 3:40pm 12/13/13 3:40pm

Strap This Vibrating Compass To Your Ankle and Always Know True North

As you battle your way into the great outdoors on a hike or camping excursion, you need both hands free for pushing away branches, or fighting off wildlife—not handling a compass. So to guarantee you're still headed in the right direction, this vibrating compass will always keep you aware of true north, without… » 2/27/13 8:44am 2/27/13 8:44am

Retractable Spikes Let These Boots Tackle Any Terrain

Like having a set of snow chains on your feet, nothing makes traversing winter's icy conditions easier than metal spikes on the bottom of your boots. But indoors, they can really tear up the floors and carpeting. So Germany's Meindl has created the perfect compromise: spiked boots with a geared mechanism to retract… » 2/11/13 11:13am 2/11/13 11:13am

Cheap, DIY Ice Chains for Your Boots Will Save Your Ass With Traction

There's nothing quite like a nice hike through a snowy wonderland in the dead of winter. There's also nothing quite like busting your ass on the ice when you do it. Boot chains can help keep you upright, but there's no need to shell out for a pair when you can just whip up your own for a lot less. » 1/21/13 2:40pm 1/21/13 2:40pm

This Super Sherpa Climbed Everest 21 Times. Here's His Eco Gadget Bag.

Last week, Apa Sherpa made it to the summit of Mount Everest for a record-breaking 21st time. This "Super Sherpa", who now lives in Utah, has climbed for the past several years with the Eco Everest Expedition, a team with a "leave no trace" outdoor ethic dedicated to cleaning up Everest. The group has brought down… » 5/17/11 8:37pm 5/17/11 8:37pm

Walking Stick With Suspension, Flashlight and Flashing Signal is…

Were I an old geezer right now, my gadget-cravings would no doubt include this multifunction walking stick. It's adjustable, has in-built suspension, an LED flashlight, flashing signals and an alarm and is one bad-ass walking assistance device. Ok, so it's probably designed mainly for hikers and other outdoorsy-types,… » 8/18/08 8:44am 8/18/08 8:44am