A disturbing new report shows that 1.3 million square miles of the Earth’s wilderness has been lost since the 1990s—an area half the size of Australia. The researchers say this “catastrophic loss” highlights the need for an international agreement to protect our planet’s invaluable forests.
An exhaustive attempt by researchers to find a single untouched space on planet Earth has yielded no results. Sorry, folks, everything is ruined now.
There’s no such thing as useless knowledge—only knowledge that relies on very specific situations. Which is why, in the event of a horrible Mad Max future, you might want to learn how to make a bow and arrow using no modern tools whatsoever.
West Virginia is probably best known for coal mines, followed closely by pepperoni rolls. You know aspect of the state doesn’t get nearly enough attention? Its absolutely breathtaking scenery.
It’s never happened to me but after watching Coyote Peterson show people what it’s like to get quilled by a porcupine, I can tell you that it hurts like freaking hell. Dozens of those little daggers spiked themselves into his hand and a few were lodged pretty damn deep. Coyote Peterson got himself quilled for Brave…
Eustace Conway is a naturalist, author and appears on the History Channel’s “Mountain Men.” He was also the subject of the book “The Last American Man,” so his thoughts on manhood in modern day America may be relevant.
If you really want to get away from it all, head to Washington State. There, on a trail along the Hoh River, in the rain forest of Olympic National Park, only 40 miles from Seattle, it’s what one scientist has deemed the quietest place in the contiguous United States.
Nicholas Roemmelt’s photography is enough to make any person whose day job involves a computer and a desk question his or her life choices. In addition to shooting just plain stunning photos of nature, he sometimes makes us extra envious of his adventures by adding himself or his wife to a jaw-droppingly beautiful…
Bear spray? Who needs it! A map? Eat shit! A cellphone? LOL, what's the worst that could happen. Well, the worst that could happen is you get eaten by a bear you stupid, stupid, stupid campers. This is the premise for Backcountry — and we can't wait to see it.
This article will save your life. A basic paper map is the simplest, most reliable and most effective way to find your location and navigate somewhere else. But, in the age of GPS and Google Maps, many people have forgotten how to use one. Here's how to never get lost again.
Does a person poop in the woods? Not if they don't have to. Get it wrong and it can be messy, painful, unhealthy and embarrassing. Here's how to get outdoor bowel movements right.
Staying hydrated is essential while camping, hiking or just spending time outside. Here's how to find the best water sources, then ensure their water is safe to drink.
When you hear the word "wilderness," usually you imagine vast expanses of untouched nature, full of beautiful plants and untamed animals. But according to historian William Cronon, you've got the wrong idea.
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.…
Backpacking gear was my original obsession with technology. For even the most minor update to my kit, I read dozens of reviews, talk to my expert comrades, and then finally try it out myself.
Over Thanksgiving 2006, James Kim, a CNET editor, disappeared along with his wife, Kati, and their two young daughters in the snowy Oregon wilderness. Kati and her two children survived; James did not. She recently recounted her experience for the first time to 20/20, detailing the family's encounter with bears and…
A Wired writer wanted to test just how effectively the Spot GPS Messenger could save his life. So, in the dark of night, he walked for 8 aimless hours into Tahoe National Forest. Then he pressed Spot's emergency button.
Why, it's none other than a collection of cameras and recording devices for a guy who volunteered to go into the Yukon wilderness with as little survival equipment as possible.
As we mourn the death of C|Net journalist James Kim, we want to do whatever we can to prevent such tragedies. There are lots of ways to improve your odds when you get lost in the wilderness, stranded in your car, or are somehow thrust out of this comfy cocoon in which most of us are living. So we put together a list…